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Gamasutra is becoming Game Developer
by Kris Graft [08.23.21]
The time has come to respectfully lay to rest the name Gamasutra, a title that's been around for nearly 25 years and has become known as a leading resource and reference for game development and industry knowledge.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Runtime curve generation with the help of scriptable objects  
by Gamasutra Community [08.23.21]
This tutorial will show you the concepts that will help you define a general shape and then construct such paths dynamically from code with the arbitrary origin and target positions.
Programming, Production

Report: Love Island dev Fusebox accused of creating toxic workplace  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
Love Island: The Game and Matchmaker developer Fusebox Games has been accused of creating a toxic workplace culture by including problematic content despite staff protests.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Using Passwordless Authentication for safe and convenient login (Spons.)  
by Xsolla [08.23.21]
As password leaks in the games industry become increasingly common, it's never been more important to secure your players' data. Here's what developers need to know about Passwordless Authentication.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Whitepaper

Stunlock Studios and Riot devs form new PC game studio Box Dragon  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
A group of former Stunlock Studios and Riot developers have formed a new studio called Box Dragon.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite won't have co-op or Forge Mode at launch  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite won’t feature co-op or a Forge Mode level editor right away when it launches.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Seismic Squirrel is hiring a Tactical Systems Designer (Remote)  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
The team at Seismic Squirrel is looking to hire a Tactical Systems Designer for a remote position.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Nearly a decade later, 38 Studios employees start getting their final paychecks 3
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
According to a report, employees former employees of 38 Studios have begun to receive the last paycheck from Curt Schilling's doomed RPG studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bungie sues trio of Destiny 2 cheatmakers  
by Alissa McAloon [08.20.21]
Bungie is taking legal aim at several of the companies responsible for the creation or distribution of Destiny 2 cheats.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Epic claims that Google offered preferential treatment to keep devs on Play Store 1
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
In a new legal filing, Epic Games says that Google developed a program to keep high-earning game developers on the Google Play store by offering back-alley incentives in a program called 'Google Hug.'
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A taxonomy of fishing mini-games 11
by Davide Aversa [08.19.21]
Davide Aversa breaks down different methods for designing fishing mini-games in this 2018 blog.
Console/PC, Design

Roblox faces criticism for 'exploiting' young game developers  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
A Roblox corporation rep declined to directly comment on a YouTube video alleging that the company's business model 'exploits' young game developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a job: rideOS is hiring a Simulation Software Engineer  
by Staff [08.19.21]
rideOS is looking to hire a Simulation Software Engineer to drive the development of the company's internal simulation platform.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Frostpunk 2 devs call out key reseller for listing game before price is set  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
11 Bit Studios has called out key reseller Kinguin for listing copies of Frostpunk 2 for pre-order before the game's price has been set.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get certified in Agile Leadership in the Fall 2021 GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [08.19.21]
Clinton Keith returns for September's GDC Masterclass certification course!
Console/PC, Production, GDC

TinyBuild to 'acquihire' Rawmen developer Animal for up to $10.2 million  
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.21]
TinyBuild has penned a deal that will bring the entire Animal studio onboard and boost its own development prowess through the part cash, part shares deal.

Splitgate extends beta indefinitely as game crosses 10 million downloads  
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.21]
Splitgate's recent popularity seems to have encouraged its dev team to leave the game in open beta and gradually roll out fixes and improvements throughout the foreseeable future.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Mini Metro 9
by Peter Curry [08.18.21]
If you've played Mini Motorways, you'll enjoy this postmortem of Dinosaur Polo Club's first transit title Mini Metro.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Starbreeze profits dip as it doubles down on new Payday projects  
by Bryant Francis [08.18.21]
Starbreeze's second-quarter investor’s report indicates that the publisher is still grappling with losses, even though sales are up.

Get a job: Deep Silver Volition is hiring a Senior Environment Artist  
by Staff [08.18.21]
Volition is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to help us build the world for the next Saints Row title.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment