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Game Design Deep Dive: Bringing Arizona Sunshine to the PSVR Aim 1
by Trevor Blom [01.04.18]
Trevor Blom, technical lead at Vertigo Games details the development challenges of introducing an entire campaign mode focused around the PlayStation VR Aim controller for Arizona Sunshine.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Video, Deep Dive

Come check out these awesome VR talks at GDC 2018  
by Staff [01.03.18]
This March the†Game Developers Conference will once again†feature a curated selection of great stuff for virtual reality developers†under the aegis of VRDC†@ GDC, and you won't want to miss it!
VR, Programming, VRDC, GDC

Blog: Introducing the hidden object genre to VR 1
by Gamasutra Community [01.02.18]
Cut the Rope developer ZeptoLab explains how it brought the classic 'hidden object' genre to virtual reality with its debut VR title, Where's Om Nom?.
VR, Design

Where next for the video game power fantasy? 14
by Simon Parkin [01.02.18]
With VR tech becoming common, game devs can immerse & embody players in fantasy worlds like never before. What does that intimacy mean for that most common of game design tropes, the power fantasy?
VR, Console/PC, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Best Wolpaw Of The Year  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.01.18]
This week's Video Game Deep Cuts highlights include innumerable 'best of the year' countdowns - from VR games to mobile titles to, uh, Eric Wolpaw's vegan juice cuts, and loads more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious

Level Design Deep Dive: Making an I Expect You To Die VR puzzle level on a budget  
by Shawn Patton [01.01.18]
"The expensive part of creating levels was iteration time. Finding the puzzle difficulty balance while keeping things interesting requires lots of tweaking. Could we do it with a smaller team on a tighter timeline?"
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Deep Dive

Game devs around the world share their New Year's resolutions 1
by Staff [12.29.17]
2018 is nearly upon us, so what are game devs planning for the year ahead? To make games, of course, but also lots of other interesting things -- read on to find out what!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: How to build audio for VR games  
by Gamasutra Community [12.27.17]
What's the difference working with Virtual Reality compared to flat-screen games except for Binaural positioning? This article shares insights on creating audio for VR Games.
VR, Audio

Reminder: Submit your game to the Unity 3D Game Art Challenge at GDC 2018  
by Staff [12.27.17]
GDC and Unity have partnered to curate/host a 3D art contest for games using Unity, and†the 12 winners will†be showcased at GDC 2018! The deadline to enter is this Sunday, December 31st!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: That HQ Donut County Trivia  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.24.17]
This installment of Video Game Deep Cuts includes a look at indie standout Donut County, the potential dystopia behind HQ Trivia, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Best of 2017: Gamasutra's top games, devs, events and trends  
by Staff [12.22.17]
We bid farewell to the year that was with this celebration of the top game developers, trends, events, and games that defined 2017 and stand poised to shape the industry for years to come.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The challenges of narrative design in AR  
by Gamasutra Community [12.21.17]
The story of a tiny mobile studio's ambitious second game: bringing an AR horror experience to iOS, and the design challenges that were met along the way.
VR, Design

Get your first look at Magic Leap's mixed reality headset 9
by Chris Kerr [12.20.17]
After years of speculation, the mixed reality startup has given us our first look at some tangible tech by revealing the Magic Leap One headset.
VR

Gamasutra's Best of 2017: Phill Cameron's top 10 games  
by Phill Cameron [12.19.17]
Gamasutra UK editor Phill Cameron breaks down his top 10 games of 2017.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design

Call for blogs: We want to know your top games of 2017  
by Staff [12.19.17]
We want to know which games left an impression on you this year and excelled in terms of art, design, and technical achievement.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: A practical game dev guide for doing ethical playtesting  
by Staff [12.18.17]
At GDC 2017 Concrdia University's Mia Consalvo delivers a fascinating talk about the need for (and demands of) ethical playtesting standards in game development.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Gamasutra's Best of 2017: Kris Graft's top 10 games 2
by Kris Graft [12.18.17]
A common thread running through a lot of my picks, now that Iíve had time to reflect, is that the best games teach me how to speak with them.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Ubiquity6 is hiring an AR Unity Architect  
by Staff [12.18.17]
Ubiquity6 is looking to hire a Unity veteran with the ability to design clean, simple abstractions for complex game infrastructure.
VR, Programming, Recruitment

Blog: The importance of virtual reality headphone tech
by Gamasutra Community [12.18.17]
How does headphone technology impact a virtual reality experience? Video game music composer Winifred Phillips discusses three headphone models targeting the VR marketplace to find out.
VR, Audio

5 trends that defined the game industry in 2017  
by Kris Graft [12.18.17]
2017 in the video game industry was essentially†a game of†Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Here are the trends that defined a year of fighting over a chicken dinner.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing