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Video Game Deep Cuts: Gone for Days, Leaked ROMs for Fortnites  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.29.19]
This week's roundup includes a look at Days Gone, a unique story of an Atari arcade game 'leaked', Fortnite's unpalatable dev crunch, parallax in games, Mortal Kombat 11's grindy glories, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Thanks for helping to make GDC 2019 a more sustainable show!  
by Staff [04.25.19]
Now that GDC 2019 is in the books, organizers want to shout out everyone who helped make this premier conference a more sustainable event by participating in on-site sustainability efforts.
Serious, GDC

Video: Laralyn McWilliams on staying optimistic and creative in game dev  
by Staff [04.02.19]
At GDC 2019 veteran game dev Laralyn McWilliams gives a stirring, concise talk about practical ways to stay upbeat and fulfilled during a career in the ever-changing game industry.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Video, Vault

Labor organizers share insight and tips on unionizing the game industry 2
by Alex Wawro [03.22.19]
“I don't think it’s much to ask, in an industry that’s three times the size of Hollywood, to get a meaningful return on the risk you’re taking and the opportunity you’re creating."
Indie, Serious, GDC

Building an inclusive studio culture begins with retention  
by Emma Kidwell [03.20.19]
Several developers discuss how game studios can shift their culture to be more welcoming and supportive of underrepresented employees.
Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Games for Change debuts new accelerator program for 'social impact' games  
by Alex Wawro [03.19.19]
New York-base nonprofit Games for Change announced today that it's partnered with financial backers to launch the Games for Change Accelerator to support devs making things with 'social impact'.
Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC 2019 is committed to being a sustainable, environmentally-friendly event  
by Staff [03.14.19]
Ahead of the big show next week, GDC organizers share what they've been doing to try and make it a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly event!
Serious, GDC

Please consider being a part of the GDC 2019 Sock Drive!  
by Staff [03.11.19]
Want to help? It’s easy: Bring a new pair of socks to GDC and drop it in a donation bin! A good pair of socks is a small, significant gift that addresses a huge need in the homeless community.
Serious, GDC

Top creators share real talk about making very personal games at GDC 2019  
by Staff [03.04.19]
At GDC 2019 some of the most interesting game makers working today will discuss why they create very personal games, and share practical advice about designing games that speak to deeper issues.
Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

PSA: 1 week left to register for childcare services at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [02.11.19]
Hey devs, just a quick heads-up today that if you're thinking of bringing children with you while you attend GDC 2019, the advance deadline to register for the program is next Monday, February 18th!
Serious, GDC

Fair Play Alliance expands Fair Play Summit for GDC 2019  
by Staff [02.06.19]
The Fair Play Alliance, a cross-industry initiative focused on fostering fair play in online games, has announced it will return for Game Developers Conference 2019 with an all-day Fair Play Summit!
Social/Online, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC partners with Indie Giving to support local San Francisco homeless charities  
by Staff [02.01.19]
GDC 2019 organizers are excited to continue their partnership with the Indie Giving charity effort by donating 30 GDC 2019 Indie Games Summit tickets - contribute now to get your pass!
Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

PSA: Just over 24 hours left to register early for GDC at a discount!  
by Staff [01.29.19]
Early registration for the 2019 Game Developers Conference ends tomorrow (Wednesday, January 30th) at 11:59 PM Pacific, so sign up now to save hundreds on your pass!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Tiny House Anthem Metro Exodus  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.27.19]
This week's highlights include creators building tiny houses in The Sims, impressions of BioWare's much anticipated Anthem, & a whole bunch of new games to check out - from the Resident Evil 2 reboot to FutureGrind through Metro Exodus.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Come see this fantastic lineup of films at the 2019 GDC Film Festival!  
by Staff [01.23.19]
Across the three days a wide range of documentaries and other filmed material based around the video game medium will be screened, some for the very first time -- so don't miss it!
Console/PC, Serious, GDC

Hey parents, now's the time to register for childcare at GDC 2019  
by Staff [01.09.19]
The KiddieCorp team charges an affordable hourly rate for their services and snacks and beverages will be provided, but meals do need to be supplied by parents each day!
Serious, GDC

Unity opens $25k contest for in-dev games with meaningful impact  
by Emma Kidwell [01.07.19]
Unity has announced its first annual Unity for Humanity contest, where one developer will be awarded $25,000 in funding to help bring their project to fruition. 
Console/PC, Serious, Design

Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward evacuated after bomb threat 1
by Emma Kidwell [12.13.18]
Infinity Ward, the Los Angeles-based developer behind multiple Call of Duty games, evacuated employees today following a bomb threat.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Applications are now open for GDC 2019's low-income free pass program!  
by Staff [12.13.18]
Game Developers Conference organizers have once again donated a number of complimentary GDC 2019 passes that will be given away (via lottery) as part of a special low-income GDC pass program!
Serious, GDC

Unity offers guidelines for what it considers ethical AI design 1
by Alex Wawro [11.28.18]
While these are just Unity's suggestions, they may help jumpstart some useful conversations within game development teams about how and why advanced AI tools and applications are used. 
Serious, Programming