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Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.09.18]
This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a looks at the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Star Trek Timelines dev Disruptor Beam is looking for a Game Director  
by Staff [12.06.18]
In this role you’ll be helping to align the team with its publisher and keep the content train running on time, while looking for new opportunities for growth.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Recruitment

Using a 'real entity as enemies' got Afghanistan '11 pulled from the App Store 1
by Alissa McAloon [12.06.18]
Developer Slitherine's strategy game Afghanistan '11 has been pulled from the iOS App Store, a rejection that comes more than a year after the game first launched on the platform. 
Smartphone/Tablet

Google's cross-platform mobile app dev kit Flutter hits v. 1.0  
by Emma Kidwell [12.04.18]
Google has released version 1.0 of its open-source, cross-platform app building toolkit Flutter, with plans to bring the platform to the web as well. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

PUBG Mobile grabs Best Game in 2018 Google Play Awards  
by Alissa McAloon [12.04.18]
Google Play has announced its Best Apps of 2018, a list that includes a good number of mobile games released on Android this year.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

GDC 2019's new Game Discoverability Day will help you get your game noticed!  
by Staff [12.04.18]
Next year's Game Developers Conference will debut a special Game Discoverability Day, a full day of talks discussing practical case studies and strategies for devs to get their games noticed.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Apple names Donut County and Gorogoa best iOS games of 2018  
by Chris Kerr [12.04.18]
Sumptuous hand-drawn puzzler Gorogoa and quirky town-gobbler Donut County are Apple's favourite iOS games of 2018.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Mobile studio Playtika acquires Wooga to bolster its casual games offerings  
by Alissa McAloon [12.03.18]
Playtika, Israel-based mobile game developer behind social casino games like Poker Heat and Slotomania, has acquired June's Journey developer Wooga and its 180 employee-strong team.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Layoffs at Jam City as mobile studio 'reallocates resources'  
by Chris Kerr [12.03.18]
An unknown number of staff have been laid off at Jam City after the mobile developer reallocated recourses to better "support the goals" of its global business.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: It's Spooky, It's Idle  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.03.18]
This week's highlights include a fascinating documentary on fighting game stalwarts Team Spooky, a hyper-analytical look at the top idle game mechanics, & lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Rovio acquires Eve: War of Ascension dev PlayRaven  
by Chris Kerr [11.30.18]
PlayRaven is focused on creating strategy games for mobile, and has recently been collaborating with CCP Games on the upcoming free-to-play mobile MMO, Eve: War of Ascension
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Opinion: 'Winter is coming' for the video game biz 7
by Joost van Dreunen [11.28.18]
In this opinion piece, SuperData Research founder Joost Van Dreunen looks at the state of the game industry in late 2018 & predicts a markedly darker future for the game industry.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Designing morality in games 24
by Staff [11.28.18]
In this timeless feature, Gamasutra sits down with Bethesda's Emil Pagliarulo and (then) 2K Marin's Jordan Thomas to discuss the importance of building challenging, satisfying ethical gameplay.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Jam City opens new studio in Canada for Bingo Pop acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [11.28.18]
The Bingo Pop dev team will join Jam City and continue to manage game operations from the company's new Toronto studio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

FTC agrees to investigate loot box monetization schemes in games  
by Alex Wawro [11.27.18]
Federal Trade Commission chairman Joseph Simons today agreed to begin an investigation into 'loot box' monetization schemes in video games and whether they take advantage of young players.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Fortnite just passed 200 million registered users  
by Chris Kerr [11.27.18]
That's a notable 60 percent increase on the 125 million registered users Epic reported back in June, and highlights how the battle royale effort continues to build momentum. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Hex Me With This Underworld Battlefield  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.25.18]
This week's highlights include impressions of more late-breaking notable games of this holiday season, from Let's Go Pikachu through Battlefield V to Underworld Ascendant and beyond.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Diablo Immortal exists because 'China really wants it', says Blizzard dev 4
by Emma Kidwell [11.21.18]
Kotaku recently published a piece examining the history of the Diablo franchise and what Diablo Immortal means for the company.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production

Get a job: Game Changer is hiring a remote Mobile Game Programmer  
by Staff [11.20.18]
Game Changer is looking for a dev to design, implement, and maintain software in a game development environment.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Learn to design and run better free-to-play games at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [11.20.18]
From Angry Birds to The Sims, the devs of a bunch of successful F2P games will take the stage at GDC 2019 next March to share what they know about succeeding in an ever-shifting market.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC