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Video: Cultivating female talent in big-budget studios  
by Staff [09.03.20]
In this GDC Summer session Avalanche's Victoria Setian discusses how to increase the number of women in your talent pool and support their growth into leadership roles via research-backed programs.
Serious, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

PSA: Know and abide by your Code of Conduct at GDC Summer!  
by Staff [08.03.20]
Updated to reflect the unique nature of the all-digital GDC Summer happening this week, the Code of Conduct serves as our strict line in the sand of what will not be tolerated. Please read it!
Serious, GDC

Learn to build a workplace culture of belonging and be a better ally at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.28.20]
GDC organizers are happy to announce GDC Summer attendees will have access to comprehensive workshops designed to help you be a better ally and support a diverse workplace culture.
Serious, GDC

There's a new initiative to create a game industry code of ethics 8
by Alex Wawro [07.14.20]
A group of game industry professionals and academics launched a new collaborative initiative today aimed at collectively codifying and improving ethics in games.
Serious

GDC renews commitments to supporting game developers in marginalized communities
by Staff [06.15.20]
Black lives matter, and GDC organizers stand with the protesters publicly demanding restorative justice. Here's what we're doing to expand our ongoing diversity & inclusion initiatives.
Serious, GDC

Game devs show up to support Black Lives Matter and Black game devs
by Alex Wawro [06.01.20]
UPDATE: Amid ongoing protests across the US sparked by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, folks in the game industry are showing support for Black Lives Matter and Black communities.
Console/PC, Serious

An extensive look at Maxis' short stint in serious simulation games  
by Alissa McAloon [05.21.20]
If you've got time for a long read about a beloved game maker's foray into for-hire simulation games for the likes of Chevron and the EPA, The Obscuritory has you covered.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Ghost Of Id's Pro Skater  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.16.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Game X Change keeps stores open, gives staff bogus advice for facing COVID-19  
by Alex Wawro [04.02.20]
As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Kotaku reports U.S. game retailer Game X Change is keeping its stores open and giving its employees bogus advice on how to avoid getting sick.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

Video: Learning from 2 case studies of LGBTQ+ representation in games 1
by Staff [04.02.20]
In this 2020 GDC virtual talk, game writer and narrative designer Tori Schafer explains her design process for creating complex and interesting LGBT+ characters.
Console/PC, Serious, Video, Vault

Video: How Gearbox baked accessibility features into Borderlands 3 1
by Staff [04.01.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk, Gearbox Software's Andre Bair discusses how accessibility features were embedded into the design of Borderlands 3 at an early stage in development.
Console/PC, Serious, Design, Video, Vault

Free press advocates unveil new library of censored works -- in Minecraft  
by Alex Wawro [03.13.20]
"The library is filled with...articles that were censored...these articles are now available again within Minecraft – hidden from government surveillance technology inside a computer game."
Social/Online, Serious, Business/Marketing, Video

Learn about the future of mental health in the game industry at GDC!  
by Staff [02.25.20]
Mental health in the game industry is a key concern, and at GDC 2020 next month Take This executive director Eve Crevoshay will show you how mental health advocacy can improve the industry for all!
Serious, GDC

Discuss and advocate for change in the game industry at GDC 2020!  
by Staff [02.21.20]
Today GDC organizers highlight some notable opportunities GDC 2020 attendees will have to learn about, discuss, and work towards meaningful change in the industry.
Serious, GDC

GDC 2020: Plans for a successful and safe event  
by Staff [02.20.20]
GDC is happening next month in San Francisco, and today organizers want to quickly update you on what enhanced on-site measures are being taken to ensure everyone has a safe and successful event!
Serious, GDC

PSA: Now's the time to book your GDC 2020 accommodations!  
by Staff [02.14.20]
Hey game makers, if you're expecting to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, please make sure to book your travel and accommodations sooner rather than later!
Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Reminder: Now's the time to register for GDC 2020 childcare!  
by Staff [02.13.20]
Just a quick reminder that if you're coming to GDC 2020 next month and you want to take advantage of the on-site childcare service, the advance deadline to register is this Monday, February 17th!
Serious, GDC

Come to GDC for an inside look at a secret game that helped win WWII  
by Staff [02.12.20]
The story of how young women designed a game to help the Allies win WWII is remarkably well-told in Simon Parkin's new book, and now he's coming to GDC to share rare insights into the game's design!
Serious, Design, History, GDC

PSA: Tomorrow's your last day to get your early registration discount for GDC 2020!  
by Staff [01.28.20]
Early registration for the 2020 Game Developers Conference ends Wednesday, January 29th at 11:59 PM Pacific, so take the opportunity to save money on your pass by registering now at a discounted rate!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: Eternal Doom, Temtem Touryst  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.24.20]
The latest highlights include a look at new titles including Doom Eternal, Temtem & The Touryst, as well as pieces about Destiny historians, comedy in games, the state of video games in China, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing