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Blog: Cloudpunk creator Marko Dieckmann talks cyberpunk, voxel art, and indie development  
by Gamasutra Community [08.27.20]
I caught up with its Cloudpunk creator Marko Dieckmann to discuss the neon-noir title and the struggles it took to create it.
Design, Production

343 Industries appoints Halo veterans to ensure Infinite launches in 2021  
by Chris Kerr [08.27.20]
Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has brought in franchise veterans Joseph Staten and Pierre Hintze to help ensure the title launches in 2021.
Console/PC, Production

Blog: The meta-responsibilities of a game writer 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.26.20]
An exploration of the other types of value game writers bring to video game production, including how they give repetition weight and create discourse through choice and character
Design, Production

How did Fall Guys get it so right?  
by Staff [08.25.20]
I’m going to estimate that the 'real' Fall Guys owner numbers are north of 5 million on Steam alone. So what’s going on here, and what can we learn from it?
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A game design deep dive into Rocket League's rocket jumps 8
by Staff [08.24.20]
Psyonix founder Dave Hagewood explains how Rocket League's "rocket boost" mechanic started as a simple nitro button and wound up becoming a critical part of the game's acrobatic high-level play.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Game Discoverabilityland: Tim Epic vs. Tim Apple (also non-Tim news!) 1
by Simon Carless [08.20.20]
Tim tim tim? Tim tim tim tim. Tim tim tim tim tim tim. Tim tim, tim tim tim tim tim tim. Tim tim tim tim tim. Tim tim tim! Tim tim tim tim tim, tim tim tim tim tim tim.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Paradox & Hardsuit Labs fire two creative leads on Bloodlines 2  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.20]
After a series of delays, Hardsuit Labs & Paradox Interactive have announced the firing of two creative leads of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 for reasons unknown.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios is going fully remote  
by Chris Kerr [08.19.20]
Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread developer Bossa Studios is going fully remote after adjusting its workplace setup during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Take-Two Interactive acquires mobile studio Playdots for $192 million  
by Chris Kerr [08.18.20]
Founded in 2013, Playdots is the developer behind Dots, Two Dots, and Dots & Co., which have amassed over 100 million downloads combined. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Postmortem: A look back at the 5-year development of Eastshade 6
by Gamasutra Community [08.18.20]
A look back at the 5-year development of Eastshade, the open-world adventure where you play as a traveling painter.
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Quad mesh simplification in the Frostbite engine  
by Staff [08.17.20]
In this 2020 GDC virtual talk Electronic Arts' Ashton Mason breaks down how the company uses Frostbite to procedurally produce quality level of detail for in-game models.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Video, Vault

What should a game publishing agreement look like? (& more!)  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.14.20]
Lots happening again this time out. So let’s get it going with an excellent data set from the rather good (but I’m biased) GDC Summer virtual event that took place last week.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Advice on studio culture, game design, and much more from GDC Summer  
by Alissa McAloon [08.14.20]
Miss GDC Summer last week? Catch up on some of the expert advice from the show in this series of Gamasutra features on everything from monetization and game design to production and studio culture cultivation.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Mortal Kombat's John Tobias on the creation and evolution of a franchise  
by Gamasutra Community [08.14.20]
John "Saibot" Tobias talks to Arcade Perfect author David L. Craddock about creating the lore and visual style that defined early entries in the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

PUBG Corp invests $10 million into 1Up Ventures to support indies  
by Chris Kerr [08.14.20]
PUBG Corporation has sunk $10 million into venture fund 1Up Ventures to help "foster the next generation of game developers."
Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Playtesting Overwatch  
by Staff [08.13.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Blizzard Entertaiment's Rowan Hamilton discusses how a "playtesting first" approach helped shape the production process for the studio's multiplayer hit Overwatch.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production, Video, Vault

THQ parent company Embracer has purchased Metro dev 4A Games and others  
by Chris Kerr [08.13.20]
THQ Nordic parent company Embracer Group has announced a spate of acquisitions, including a number of game studios.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC reveals upcoming virtual program, 2021 event lineup 1
by Staff [08.12.20]
Game Developers Conference 2021 will be a hybrid physical/virtual event taking place online and at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in July next year.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Game Discoverability Now: How big is your game's Discord? (Not this big!)  
by Simon Carless [08.10.20]
Some of the trends in the biggest/most active video game Discord servers are super interesting, and here's a look at what I learned from checking this out. (Plus, a bunch more info on discoverability!)
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono is departing Capcom 2
by Chris Kerr [08.10.20]
The veteran producer joined Capcom as a sound programmer and composer in the early '90s, cutting his teeth on arcade titles like Street Fighter Alpha and Saturday Night Slam Masters.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing