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Get a job: Klang Games is hiring an AI Engineer  
by Staff [07.09.20]
Klang is looking for an AI Engineer (f/m/x) who enjoys a collaborative and creative work environment to join us in one of the most exciting cities on the planet!
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: An oral ('Sporal'?) history on the development of Maxis' Spore  
by Staff [07.09.20]
Former team members look back on the triumphs and challenges in developing one of the most ambitious games of all time.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

8,000 games have been pulled from the App Store in China over missing ISBNs  
by Alissa McAloon [07.09.20]
Apple is bringing its App Store policies in-line with Chinese regulation by requiring paid and in-app purchase-bearing games to receive government approval to appear on its storefront.
Smartphone/Tablet

Ex-Game Informer EIC Andy McNamara joins EA 1
by Alissa McAloon [07.09.20]
Longtime Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara has joined up with Electronic Arts as the company's new director of comms strategy.
Business/Marketing

Video: Emergent storytelling techniques in The Sims  
by Staff [07.09.20]
In this GDC 2018 session game dev Matt Brown examines the various techniques employed across all four generations of The Sims to empower player-driven and emergent storytelling.
Console/PC, Design, Video, Vault

Sony invests $250 million in Epic Games 3
by Alissa McAloon [07.09.20]
Sony has made a multimillion dollar investment into Fortnite and Unreal Engine maker Epic Games, grabbing itself a minority stake in the company for the price of $250 million.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Get a sneak peek at the platform you'll be using to attend GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.09.20]
This year GDC organizers have partnered with events platform Swapcard to provide an accessible and easy-to-use virtual GDC Summer experience; here's what you can expect when you log in next month!
GDC

GDC Summer's Session Viewer is live and ready for you to start planning your GDC!  
by Staff [07.09.20]
We're one month away from GDC Summer, and now's the time for you to start planning out what you're going to see and do so you can get the most out of your time!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Analyst: Mobile games generated 1 billion downloads each week in Q2 2020  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
According to the latest figures from market intelligence company App Annie, during the first week of Q2 2020 mobile games were downloaded a record 1.2 billion times worldwide. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Learn what it takes to catch cheaters in online games in a free webinar  
by Irdeto [07.09.20]
Join in on this free webinar to learn about modern threats to multiplayer games and how Denuvo Anti-Cheat addresses those threats without requiring modification of the game's source code.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Webinar

Finnish mobile studio Traplight nets $9 million to support Battle Legion  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
Finnish mobile studio Traplight has netted $9 million in funding after launching its latest title, Battle Legion
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Remedy as a Technical Director  
by Staff [07.08.20]
As the Technical Director, you will be part of the project's core leadership team and own and drive all technical areas and aspects of the project from vision to execution.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Report: Xbox 'encouraging' publishers to keep cross-gen game upgrades free 1
by Alissa McAloon [07.08.20]
Xbox is reportedly asking publishers with cross-gen games in the mix not to charge players to upgrade the Xbox One version to the Xbox Series X version.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: A deep dive into the 'old school' save system of Alien: Isolation 15
by Staff [07.08.20]
How going "old-school" with game saves -- they're manual! -- created a sorely-needed sense of tension in Creative Assembly's first-person horror-shooter Alien: Isolation.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

VGDC: Em Reed's 'All Time Greats' article/video picks  
by Simon Carless [07.08.20]
Writer & cultural commentator Em Reed contributes some really interesting links that straddle history, art, academia and culture adeptly.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: A microtransaction design primer for game devs  
by Staff [07.08.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk ArenaNet's Crystin Cox shares her experience leading microtransaction design efforts for games like Guild Wars 2 and MapleStory to help you design high-quality microtransactions.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

GDC Summer's Community Channel offers fun activities to unwind with peers  
by Staff [07.08.20]
Much of GDC's appeal comes from serendipitous run-ins you have with peers, so organizers are lining up community-focused activities (from music to yoga to mixology) for you to enjoy during GDC Summer!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Core is paying devs per DAU in a bid to kickstart the creation platform's economy  
by Alissa McAloon [07.08.20]
Core developer Manticore has earmarked $1 million for a Creator Payouts Pilot Program, money that will then be paid out to devs that create and publish games within its games-as-a-platform ecosystem.
Console/PC, Indie

Attend GDC Summer to learn how a newbie solo dev landed a game on Xbox Game Pass  
by Staff [07.08.20]
It's not easy to get your game noticed, but at GDC Summer next month you'll have a front-row seat to the story of how a solo, newbie dev managed to land their game on Xbox's popular Game Pass service!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Infinity Ward has removed the controversial 'OK' gesture from Modern Warfare 6
by Chris Kerr [07.08.20]
Infinity Ward has pulled the controversial 'OK' gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing