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GDC 2021's Core Concepts submissions are closing today  
by Staff [01.11.21]
Today is the last day to submit your talk for GDC 2021's Core Concepts section. Get your submissions in before time runs out!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Riot and Bungie file lawsuit against Destiny 2 and Valorant cheat-maker  
by Chris Kerr [01.11.21]
Riot Games and Bungie have filed a joint lawsuit against the operator and creator behind a number of cheats and hacks for Valorant and Destiny 2
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Making Chestnut Grove (a game set in the pandemic) during the pandemic 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.11.21]
I’m Philip, a hobby indie game dev, and this my story of how I got started with Unity, created my first game in roughly six months, and how the world-wide pandemic influenced me and my design.
Programming, Design, Production

Justin Roiland to become Squanch Games CEO following departure of Tanya Watson  
by Chris Kerr [01.11.21]
Squanch Games CEO Tanya Watson is departing the Trover Saves the Universe developer after four years at the helm.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

The English translation of Ask Iwata will arrive in April this year  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.21]
Ask Iwata, a book containing words of wisdom from former Nintendo CEO and president, Satoru Iwata, will be released in English for the first time in April this year. 
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sucker Punch needs a Producer  
by Staff [01.07.21]
Sucker Punch is looking for a Producer with a passion for video games.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Last call: Submissions for GDC 2021 Core Concepts close on Monday  
by Staff [01.07.21]
Submissions for GDC 2021 Core Concepts talks are closing on January 11th at 11:59PM PST.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Tencent and Alibaba may get blacklisted by the Trump administration  
by Chris Kerr [01.07.21]
The outgoing Trump administration could blacklist Chinese tech and game companies Alibaba and Tencent, potentially preventing American investors from trading their stocks on home soil.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Nvidia's takeover of Arm is being investigated by UK competition authorities  
by Chris Kerr [01.07.21]
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) intends to investigate Nvidia's recent $40 million acquisition of chip maker ARM.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Postmortem: How Allods Team ported MMO Skyforge to Nintendo Switch  
by Dmitry Lisichkin [01.06.21]
Following the successful port of Warface to the Switch, MY.GAMES’ studio Allods Team tried its hand at porting the MMO Skyforge. Some things went really well, and others were more difficult.
Console/PC, Production

Blog: How I wasted time and money developing a game that earned $30 5
by Gamasutra Community [01.05.21]
My postmortem analysis of Drunk Shotgun, a hardcore indie game you've probably never heard of.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A Survive Another Night development postmortem  
by Gamasutra Community [01.05.21]
A postmortem about developing my game Survive Another Night for the 2020 Epic MegaJam.
Production, Business/Marketing

Nintendo acquires Luigi's Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games 1
by Chris Kerr [01.05.21]
The Canadian studio has previously collaborated with Nintendo on a number of high-profile franchises including Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Strikers, and Punch-Out
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Gamasutra's Best of 2020: The top 10 game developers of the year 3
by Staff [01.05.21]
Selecting 10 studios for our top game developers list is difficult every year, but this year was one of the toughest to narrow down.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Quantifying the Xmas day video game sales bump  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.04.21]
What does Xmas Day mean for game sales nowadays? Does unwrapping game consoles under the Christmas tree mean that digital game sales shoot up over the holidays? We examine the evidence.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Bloodborne producer Teruyuki Toriyama departs SIE Japan Studio  
by Chris Kerr [01.04.21]
The veteran producer announced his departure on Twitter over the holidays, and left the Tokyo-based first-party studio at the end of December 2020.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Steam's end of year bonanza gets 'experimental'  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.30.20]
It’s good to see that Valve is trying new things to deepen discovery. Alongside the Winter Sale this year, they’ve unveiled faceted browsing, a new way to explore sales on Steam.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Gamasutra's Best of 2020: The top 10 games of the year  
by Staff [12.28.20]
Here are 10 games that offered some escapism, some human connection, a joyful retreat from the turmoil we faced and continue to face.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

What makes for a good game publishing contract? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.27.20]
Raw Fury (Kingdom, Backbone) has made public its full publishing agreement, including revenue % - as has Whitethorn Digital. What are they like, and what should we take away? Opinions within...
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

5 GDC talks you can watch over the holiday break  
by Staff [12.23.20]
Want to get in some game development education over the holidays? Here are five talks that will help you make better games going into 2021.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC