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Blog: An indie postmortem of Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan 2
by Gamasutra Community [10.23.19]
As co-owner and head of marketing on Sydney Hunter, I share my experience developing this game, and how it went from going from an NES game to modern platforms.
Design, Production

Game Design Deep Dive: The creative camaraderie behind Wilmot's Warehouse 1
by Richard Hogg [10.23.19]
In this deep dive, Wilmot's Warehouse designer and artist Richard Hogg serves up a meandering and delightfully insightful look at how the emergent puzzler came to be. 
Console/PC, Design, Production

Video: How to lead a healthier, more effective game dev team  
by Staff [10.22.19]
In this 2019 GDC session, CheckPoint's Jennifer Hazel discusses different models of workplace psychology and how understanding them can help game devs build healthier, more effective working habits.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Syberia publisher Anuman Interactive has rebranded as Microids  
by Chris Kerr [10.22.19]
Syberia publisher Anuman Interactive is changing its name to Microids, and has opened a new office in Japan.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Fortnite's End In Jedi's Order 2
by Gamasutra Staff [10.19.19]
This week's highlights include the end (and resurrection) of Fortnite, an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, plus games from Manifold Garden to Killer Queen Black & Disco Elysium.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Get a job: Insomniac Games, Deep Silver Volition, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.18.19]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Downscaling, upscaling, same-scaling: Porting to Switch and under-powered consoles 2
by Andrew King [10.18.19]
We chatted with some of the top porting houses and the author of Arcade Perfect to find out the current state of porting games to Nintendo's immensely popular Switch.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Production

Blog: My three year journey to create Don't Give Up 5
by Chris Kerr [10.17.19]
I spent three years making my first commercial game, a 7-hour RPG that told a very charming and personal story. In this blog, I reflect on my efforts from start to finish.
Programming, Design, Production

Blog: A UI development diagram for Unity  
by Gamasutra Community [10.17.19]
What to do when you lose hope with Unity UI? Dozens of projects with Unity UI in mobile and console platforms taught me what I will share with you in just a few minutes.
Design, Production

Blog: A postmortem of our js13kGames entry 1
by Gamasutra Community [10.16.19]
I made a game for js13k, in which you have to deliver a 13kb browser game. I talk about how I designed around this limitation in my entry Backflipped.
Design, Production

Registration is now open for GDC 2020!  
by Staff [10.16.19]
Sign up now to attend GDC 2020 at a discount price and gain access to the global game development community for a week of unmatched education, inspiration and networking in San Francisco!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Riot will use League of Legends as springboard for deluge of new games  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.19]
League of Legends maker Riot Games will be upping the ante in the next couple of years, as it looks to compete in key genres and platforms with a deluge of new titles.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Paradox takes Stellaris: Galaxy Command offline over stolen Halo 4 artwork 1
by Chris Kerr [10.16.19]
The mobile spin-off only launched in beta form yesterday, but within hours some Reddit users noticed a piece of artwork that seemed to feature iconic vehicles and a location from the Halo franchise.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Production

Ukie releasing advice pack to help UK games industry prepare for no-deal Brexit  
by Chris Kerr [10.15.19]
Ukie is preparing an advice pack for game companies in the UK to help them prepare for the consequences of a potential no-deal Brexit on October 31.
Production, Business/Marketing

Divinity: Fallen Heroes placed on indefinite hold by developer Larian Studios  
by Chris Kerr [10.15.19]
Divinity: Fallen Heroes has been placed on hold by developer Larian Studios just months before its scheduled November release.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Ghost Story Games is looking for a Cinematic Narrative Scripter  
by Staff [10.14.19]
In this role, you are responsible for fully implementing both systemic and scripted narrative events. You work across several disciplines to create engaging cinematics.
Production, Recruitment

Blog: The simple difficulty of bringing Frostpunk to consoles 3
by Gamasutra Community [10.14.19]
Here's one short tale about how UX design theory can get you out of a hole when bringing a survival-city builder designed for a mouse and keyboard to consoles.
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Hearthstone Boycotts, Concrete Genie, Indie Sales 1
by Gamasutra Staff [10.11.19]
This week's highlights include fallout from Blizzard's 'Hong Kong censorship' controversy, new titles including Concrete Genie, Neo Cab, and John Wick Hex, plus the reality of indie game sales.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: 10 video game production lessons learned the hard way 11
by Staff [10.11.19]
In this classic 2012 feature, an experienced producer shares the secrets he's learned from years of seeing devs fail to learn from the mistakes they've made on projects in the past.
Production, Business/Marketing

Esports-focused mobile dev Meta Games nets $2 million in funding  
by Chris Kerr [10.11.19]
Esports-focused mobile game developer Meta Games has secured a $2 million investment to finish production on its upcoming title, Rivals Esports Manager.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing