Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 23, 2018
arrowPress Releases
  • Editor-In-Chief:
    Kris Graft
  • Editor:
    Alex Wawro
  • Contributors:
    Chris Kerr
    Alissa McAloon
    Emma Kidwell
    Bryant Francis
    Katherine Cross
  • Advertising:
    Libby Kruse






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Updates » Serious
Overwatch devs aim to combat toxicity with a dedicated 'strike team' 4
by Alex Wawro [11.06.17]
In a new interview with Kotaku, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explains why Blizzard now has a dedicated "strike team" focused on combating toxicity in the game -- and what they plan to do.
Social/Online, Serious

Video: A game dev's guide to staying satisfied and mentally healthy  
by Staff [11.03.17]
At GDC 2017, psychiatric care professional Dr. Jennifer Hazel and Framed game dev Joshua Boggs  explored the issue and offered some tips on how to remain well while working in games.
Console/PC, Indie, Serious, Video, Vault

PSA: This is your last week to submit talks for the GDC 2018 Tutorials!  
by Staff [10.31.17]
The deadline to pitch talks for the Board Game Design Day closes Wednesday, November 1, while the deadline for the Level Design Workshop the Tools Workshop, or eSports day close Friday, November 3.  
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Andromeda dev chalks up some of the game's problems to a lack of diversity 24
by Alex Wawro [10.20.17]
"This is what happens when, I think, you have a homogeneous leadership," veteran dev Manveer Heir (formerly of BioWare) told Waypoint. "The leadership of Mass Effect: Andromeda was all white men."
Console/PC, Indie, Serious

Two charities unite to help hospitalized disabled kids play games 4
by Alex Wawro [10.18.17]
This week the charitable organizations AbleGamers and Gamers Outreach announced a partnership that will see them working together to provide more accessible video games to hospitalized children.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Registration is now open for GDC 2018!  
by Staff [10.18.17]
This will be the 32st edition of GDC, the world's largest and longest-running event for game developers, and you can register right now by visiting the official GDC 2018 website!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

EA closing Visceral Games and overhauling its Star Wars game 3
by Alissa McAloon [10.17.17]
Update Electronic Arts is closing down the studio and handing its Star Wars project to EA Vancouver to shift it from a linear adventure to a 'broad experience.'
Serious

Epic Games sues alleged Fortnite cheaters over EULA violations 4
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.17]
One of the two had been previously banned as many as nine times.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Serious

Telltale's Batman seemingly shows real image of assassinated ambassador  
by Alissa McAloon [10.06.17]
Update An image used in-game to depict the aftermath of a bank robbery shares an unsettlingly strong resemblance to a photo of the late Andrei Karlov.
Serious, Art

Connecting educators with the unique teaching ability of games  
by Joel Couture [10.03.17]
Santeri Koivisto, CEO of TeacherGaming, looks to connect teachers with the educational value in games like Kerbal Space Program, Epistory, and Democracy 3.
Console/PC, Indie, Serious, Design, Business/Marketing

New deal brings the voice actors' union strike to a (tentative) end 3
by Alex Wawro [09.25.17]
On Saturday both sides reached a deal that brings the strike to a (tentative) end, though it does not include the royalty payments voice actors were pushing for.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Nex Shadow Of The Outsider  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.24.17]
Some of this week's longform article/video highlights include pieces on Nex Machina's intense gameplay, Shadow Of War's Nemesis system, & the latest Dishonored game's choices.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Hackers hijack Final Fantasy Brave Exivus dev Gumi's website with ransom demand  
by Alissa McAloon [09.22.17]
The group briefly replaced Gumi’s website with a ransom demand and distributed roughly $40 worth of in-game currency to Final Fantasy Brave Exivus players.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Video: Applying game design principles to be a better leader  
by Staff [09.21.17]
At GDC 2017, Happy Brain Science's Scott Crabtree took the stage to share his perspective on how you can apply game design lessons to your work as a game dev leader.
Serious, Design, Video, Vault

In the wake of CSGO Lotto, FTC takes to Twitter to clarify its disclosure policy  
by Alex Wawro [09.20.17]
In a live Twitter Q&A inspired by its recent case against YouTubers who stealthily promoted their own CS:GO gambling site, the FTC lays out how devs and influencers should handle disclosure.
Serious, Business/Marketing

PSA: Pitch your talks now for the GDC 2018 Educators Summit! 1
by Staff [09.14.17]
Next March, GDC 2018 will again have a Summit of talks dedicated specifically to game education, this time with a new name: the GDC Educators Summit! Make sure to pitch your talks for the Summit now!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GDC

Video: A game professor's guide to working in academia  
by Staff [09.12.17]
Developer-turned-academic Ian Schreiber takes the stage at GDC 2017 to deliver a primer on what to expect when considered a career in academia, including a breakdown of career paths and requirements.
Serious, Student/Education, Video, Vault

PAX Report: Rep. Jayapal speaks on players and political consciousness
by Katherine Cross [09.08.17]
"You have this enormous voice as a community, and we need it. We are at a crossroads on so many levels and issues, really the very soul of our country."
Serious, Business/Marketing, Video

Games For Change expands its student game dev contest to L.A.  
by Alex Wawro [09.01.17]
A new partnership with the Annenberg Foundation will help Games For Change include L.A. in its upcoming student game dev challenge, which aims to inspire kids to make games about real-world issues.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Layoffs loom at Radiant Worlds after SkySaga development halts 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.22.17]
With development stalled, Radiant Worlds was unable to renew its contract with its publisher, cutting the studio off from its only income source and putting every position within the development house in jeopardy.
Serious, Business/Marketing