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Taking the citybuilding genre to the skies in Airborne Kingdom  
by Bryant Francis [10.28.20]
Zach Mumbach and Ben Wander break down the design decisions for their studio's upcoming game Airborne Kingdom.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Unity teams up with Lego to teach game development fundamentals  
by Alissa McAloon [10.27.20]
A new Unity Microgame aims to introduce fledgling game makers to the building blocks needed to make their own short games.
Console/PC, Video

Video: A better way of depicting war in games  
by Staff [10.27.20]
In this 2018 GDC session Bohemia Interactive's Andrew Barron discusses his experience making game-based training simulators for military use to help developers better understand the realities of war.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: How Jagex has evolved to change with the times over 16 years  
by Staff [10.26.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Jagex's Conor Crowley discusses the adaptations Jagex has made to processes, team structures and tools that have allowed RuneScape to survive and thrive for over 16 years.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Microsoft explains how the Xbox Series S and X will shape up on day one 1
by Chris Kerr [10.26.20]
Microsoft has put together an in-depth preview revealing what owners should expect when they boot up the next-gen machines on day one.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: How internal game jams can help art teams.  
by Staff [10.23.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Riot Games' Peet Cooper goes over his experiences and some invaluable lessons he has learned from doing internal game jams like Riot's Thunderdome.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: The lighting technology of Detroit: Become Human  
by Staff [10.22.20]
At GDC 2018, Quantic Dream's Guillaume Caurant discussed the technology behind the lighting of Detroit: Become Human.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Video: The developers of Ghostrunner discuss the making a cyberpunk platformer  
by Staff [10.21.20]
Check out this conversation with the folks behind the upcoming cyberpunk platformer Ghostrunner.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Learn how Supergiant brought Hades' hand-painted characters to life  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.20]
Hades developer Supergiant Games has put together a video to showcase how it turned hand-painted character art into the full character models players see in-game.
Art, Video

Video: The origins of Starlink: Battle for Atlas  
by Staff [10.20.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Ubisoft's Matthew Rose share how a small team approached a mandate to innovate by employing game jam techniques and rapid prototyping to build Starlink: Battle for Atlas.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Q&A: Designing for seasons in bumbling platform royale Fall Guys  
by Chris Kerr [10.20.20]
"With Fall Guys, one thing that’s fun is that we actually want inconsistent difficulty between stages -- we want players to have that 'oh shit' moment when Slime Climb turns up."
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

Video: Why your game community is now a marketing asset  
by Staff [10.16.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, PlayBrain's Mike Sheetal explains how Frictionless Marketing is turning community teams into the core of the marketing department. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: How Criterion Games improved its studio leadership  
by Staff [10.15.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Criterion Games' Steve Cuss breaks down how the studio began to rethink the concept of leadership, how that helped producers better support the developers who rely on them.
Console/PC, Production, Video

The PlayStation 5 user interface is an instant hub that prioritizes gameplay  
by Chris Kerr [10.15.20]
Sony has finally shown off the PlayStation 5 user interface in a new State of Play video, detailing a range of functions that make use of the console's new SSD.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

Video: An accessibility Q&A with EA's Karen Stevens  
by Staff [10.14.20]
In this 2020 GDC Summer AMA, EA Sports' Karen Stevens discusses game development best practices, workplace best practices, and how supporting those with disabilities leads to better products for all.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: Bridging the gap between UX and game design  
by Staff [10.13.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Epic Games' Jim Brown discusses the intersection between game design and UX on games like Fortnite.
Console/PC, Video

Unity launches Game Growth Program to help indie mobile devs flourish  
by Chris Kerr [10.13.20]
Engine maker Unity is looking to support indie developers on mobile with the launch of a new Game Growth Program.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: Tips for building diverse teams  
by Staff [10.12.20]
In this 2020 GDC Summer AMA, Revelation Interactive's Carl Varnado leads a discussion on representation in games and discusses how developers can create safe spaces for people who make games.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Video: Game art remastered - From Crash, to Kerrigan, to Corley Motors  
by Staff [10.09.20]
In this 2018 GDC panel, Yujin Kiem, Cory Turner & Brian Sousa share their insights, experiences, and eventual success of remastering Crash Bandicoot, StarCraft, and Full Throttle.
Art, Video, Vault, GDC

How Arthurian tragedy drives the design of Pendragon  
by Bryant Francis [10.09.20]
Inkle's Jon Ingold and Tom Kail discuss the influence of Arthurian legend on the studio's new strategy narrative game Pendragon.
Console/PC, Design, Video