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Updates » Production
GDC 2019 wants your best Production & Team Management talks!  
by Staff [08.03.18]
GDC 2019 organizers seek experienced producers who have shipped games or managed live games to share their best techniques or experiences which helps them produce better games or build better teams!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production

Blog: My love-hate relationship with the conception phase  
by Gamasutra Community [08.03.18]
As any production phases can be very, very demanding and stressful, but the most creative and painful period for me is the conception phase. For me, it's a dream and a nightmare.
Design, Production

RPG Maker and the value of the video game construction set  
by John Harris [08.03.18]
Looking for a new game-making tool? Writer John Harris celebrates the value and history of video game construction sets, and offers a guide to using one like RPG Maker FES to prototype your own ideas.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Lightfield Hyper Edition Q&A: A look back at development  
by Thomas Faust [08.02.18]
Lost in the Garden cofounder Simon Wallner chats about how things have gone for the Aussie indie team after they launched a special Hyper Edition of their trippy sci-fi racer Lightfield.
Indie, Design, Production, Video

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Ska Studios' Salt & Sanctuary  
by Staff [08.02.18]
Ska Studios' Michelle and James Silva speak at GDC 2017 about their journey to releasing Salt & Sanctuary, a 2.5D Souls-like that was self-published across multiple platforms.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production

Tencent and Activision bringing Call of Duty to mobile in China  
by Chris Kerr [08.02.18]
The new mobile offering will be a free-to-play affair that promises to deliver the complete Call of Duty experience in an all-new package.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Capcom, FoxNext, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [08.01.18]
Developers like FoxNext, Roblox, Capcom, Deck Nine, and more are looking to fill multiple positions across several different disciplines.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Failbetter Games' Sunless Sea 7
by Alexis Kennedy [08.01.18]
Failbetter Games co-founder Alexis Kennedy offers a look behind the scenes at what went right (and wrong) during development of the studio's darkly comedic roguelike game Sunless Sea.
Console/PC, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Blog: Introduction to Unity serialization and game data 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.01.18]
The main objective of this blog post to learn about Unity serialization and game data, so let's get started!
Programming, Design, Production

Blog: Integrating player psychology into level design 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.01.18]
Why do we feel safe in some spaces but anxious in others? This article examines how Metal Gear Solid V integrates player psychology into its level design.
Design, Production

How player criticism helped make Dead Cells the game it is today  
by Samuel Horti [08.01.18]
"Big indie titles had failed at this type of thing...it wasn't something we were confident in," explains dev Sebastien Benard in this candid chat about forging Dead Cells in the fires of Early Access.
Indie, Design, Production

The Sinclair ZX Vega+ is finally being shipped to Indiegogo backers  
by Emma Kidwell [07.31.18]
A version of the Sinclair ZX Vega+ console dubbed the 'Blankety Blank' has started to ship to backers, but it seems they aren't impressed with the product.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

SimCity 2000 remake removed by EA for using copyrighted assets 12
by Emma Kidwell [07.31.18]
Electronic Arts filed a DMCA takedown request against the fan-created version of Sim City 2000, titled OpenSC2K, after pointing out the developer behind the remake used stolen art assets.
Console/PC, Production

How we built King of Dragon Pass successor Six Ages for iOS 4
by Gamasutra Community [07.31.18]
A postmortem about creating Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind -- the spiritual successor to the cult classic King of Dragon Pass -- as a tiny indie studio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production

Video: How to maintain productivity as a solo developer  
by Staff [07.30.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, developer Jason Rohrer presents the techniques he's used over the past 12 years, working alone, in order to ship 18 games.
Indie, Design, Production, Video

Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has rejoined Valve 1
by Chris Kerr [07.30.18]
The veteran scribe exited the studio in June last year, rounding off a spate of high-profile departures that included Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw and Left 4 Dead wordsmith Erik Wolpaw. 
Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Slay The Totally Accurate Spire  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.29.18]
This week's highlights include juicy math(s) in Slay The Spire, the creation of Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, and loads more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Watch the CEO of Rival Games explain Thief of Thieves' unique episodic structure  
by Bryant Francis [07.27.18]
We talked to the CEO of Thief of Thieves developer Rival Games to learn more about making (and releasing) the stylish comic book adaptation.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

How a Gears of War dev built the chill Shape of the World on the side 4
by Samuel Horti [07.27.18]
“In VFX, maybe I’ll be developing the blood," says The Coalition dev Stu Maxwell. "In Shape of the World, I’ve had to do everything...it’s been really educational having that breadth of discipline.”
Indie, Design, Production

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Disbelief, Roblox, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [07.26.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Production, Recruitment