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Video: How devs can apply the 5 domains of play to develop empathy 2
by Staff [07.13.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Ubisoft's Jason VandenBerghe takes a crack at refining his five domains of play theory to better account for the realities of game design.
Console/PC, Design, Video

The Banner Saga 3 developers discuss making a proper grand finale  
by Bryant Francis [07.12.18]
We chatted with the developers of The Banner Saga 3 about what they've learned making the series, and what they'll be taking with them when they move on.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: The benefits of community-based development  
by Staff [07.12.18]
In this GDC 2018 session, Stray Fawn Studio's Philomena Schwab discusses why building a community around a game in development is a great way to connect with people early on.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Nintendo showcases DIY games made with Labo's Toy-Con Garage  
by Alissa McAloon [07.12.18]
The contest highlights creative crafts and DIY games created using cardboard and Labo’s programmable Toy-Con Garage mode.
Console/PC, Video

Chat with The Banner Saga 3's developers at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [07.12.18]
We're talking to some of the developers behind The Banner Saga 3 today at 3PM EDT! Join us and ask your questions.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: The cooperative studio structure of KO_OP  
by Staff [07.11.18]
In this GDC 2018 session, KO_OP's Saleem Dabbous discusses the reasons behind the structure of KO_OP, going over how the structure lays out a different vision for game development.
Indie, Production, Video

Watch our chat with the developers of Scythe: Digital Edition  
by Bryant Francis [07.11.18]
We talked to the developers behind Scythe: Digital Edition about converting a tabletop game to digital format.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Chat with the developers of Scythe: Digital Edition at 12PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [07.11.18]
We're talking to the developers behind the PC version of the board game Scythe today at 12PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Designing a 'demake' in 2018: The making of PS1 love letter OK/NORMAL 1
by Joel Couture [07.11.18]
The nightmares of the '90s are alive in the work of devs like Toni Kortelahti (aka 98DEMAKE), who chats with Gamasutra about using historical techniques to make his PS1 demake game OK/NORMAL.
Indie, Art, Video

Video: How the animation in Moss creates an emotional experience 1
by Staff [07.10.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Polyarc's Richard Lico goes over the methods he uses to create honest performances for Moss's mouse protagonist, Quill, and the player.
VR, Design, Video

Video: How Plague Inc successfully jumped from mobile to Steam  
by Staff [07.09.18]
At GDC 2015, Ndemic Creations' founder James Vaughan showcases the many challenges Ndemic faced in bringing its hit mobile strategy game Plague Inc to Steam.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Video, Vault

Video: The unique development challenges of Mark of the Ninja  
by Staff [07.06.18]
In this GDC 2013 talk, Klei's Jeff Agala and Jamie Cheng discuss Mark of the Ninja's unique development challenges.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

The Semblance devs explain their platform-altering design process  
by Bryant Francis [07.06.18]
The developers behind Semblance sit down to share some insight on making smart puzzles and prickly platformers.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Chat with developers of Semblance at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [07.06.18]
We're talking to the South African dev team that cooked up Semblance starting at 3PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: How to write modular characters for system-driven games  
by Staff [07.05.18]
Kitfox Games' Tanya X. Short goes over the ways that modular thinking can help storytelling through using examples from Moon Hunters and The Shrouded Isle.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Google reveals how DeepMind AI learned to play Quake III Arena like a pro  
by Alex Wawro [07.03.18]
A team of Google DeepMind researchers have trained AI agents to 'act independently, yet learn to interact and cooperate with other agents' by letting them play CTF in (what else?) Quake III Arena.
Social/Online, Programming, Video

Video: How looking at sales data can help devs understand Steam  
by Staff [07.03.18]
In this 2018 GDC session, No More Robots' Mike Rose helps developers get realistic about how well PC games are truly selling by using deep sales data and an understanding of the Steam Marketplace.
Video

Video: How visual novels cultivate a strong sense of narrative  
by Staff [07.02.18]
In this GDC 2013 session, Spike Chunsoft's Kotaro Uchikoshi discusses the definitions of the visual novel genre and how among other games, it has by far the strongest sense of narrative.
Console/PC, Design, Video

The designer of Six Ages & King of Dragon Pass on the power of systemic stories  
by Bryant Francis [06.29.18]
We talked to the lead designer of Six Ages and King of Dragon Pass about the unique form of systemic storytelling he's developed.
Console/PC, Design, Video

We're talking with Six Ages developer David Dunham at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [06.29.18]
Chat with the lead developer of Six Ages, the follow-up to iOS cult hit King of Dragon Pass, at 3PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video