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Get tips and inspiration to build the next generation of mobile games at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.07.20]
At GDC Summer next month attendees will get expert analysis of the mobile game market (including how the pandemic has shaped it) and tips on how to take advantage of it from N3twork chief Neil Young.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Integrating 'the nobility of work' into Hardspace: Shipbreaker  
by Bryant Francis [07.07.20]
To its developers, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is more than a sci-fi shipcutting sim, it's a chance to explore the value of work while tearing spaceships apart with your bare hands.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Join Yacht Club Games as a Mid to Senior Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [07.06.20]
We are on the lookout to hire a capable mid to senior level gameplay programmer with a desire to build great gameplay experiences in a small, team-centered environment.
Indie, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The Team Fortress 2 guide to keeping your game alive 3
by Staff [07.06.20]
Even 8 years after publication, and now 13 after the game's release, game developers can learn a lot from listening to these tips on sustaining online games from Valve's Robin Walker.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

Analyst: Pokemon Go revenue still on the rise despite global pandemic  
by Alissa McAloon [07.06.20]
Sensor Tower's latest Pokemon Go revenue estimates surmise that the game has just exited a record breaking start to 2020 and surpassed $3.6 billion lifetime revenue.
Smartphone/Tablet

Report: Microsoft eyeing purchase of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 1
by Alissa McAloon [07.06.20]
Microsoft is reportedly eyeing Warner Bros' (also reportedly) up-for-sale Interactive Entertainment branch as a potential acquisition opportunity, at least according to sources familiar with the situation.
Console/PC

Video: Tips and tools for finding inspiration when you're stuck  
by Staff [07.06.20]
In this 2018 GDC session ustwo games' Lauren Cason shares methods and word games that you can use to kickstart inspiration and get ideas flowing when you find yourself stuck in your own projects.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Get a lesson in procedural destruction from the Control devs at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.06.20]
Next month GDC Summer attendees will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Remedy achieved the procedurally destructible environments of Control's Oldest House.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Microsoft will host an Xbox Games Showcase on July 23  
by Chris Kerr [07.06.20]
Details as to what exactly will be shown at the digital event are scarce, although it'll likely feature a range of Xbox Series X titles, including some new reveals.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Dragon Quest Builders and SaGa developers join Type-Moon Studio BB  
by Chris Kerr [07.06.20]
Type-Moon Studio BB, an offshoot of Fate/Grand Order developer Type-Moon formed in August 2019, has made some notable hires.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Beland resigns after harassment and assault allegations 3
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
Ubisoft vice president of editorial Maxime Beland has resigned from his role after being accused of sexual harassment and assault.
Business/Marketing

Animoca Brands raises $4.1 million ahead of proposed initial public offering  
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
Mobile developer Animoca Brands has raised $4.1 million in funding to support a proposed initial public offering.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Game Discoverabilityland: The Season Of Discovery  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.03.20]
The newest roundup on game discovery includes news on Xbox Summer Games Fest, PlayStation Indies, Apple Arcade/iOS news, and lots more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

EVO co-founder/CEO Joey Cuellar removed after sexual abuse allegations  
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
EVO 2020 has been canceled after a number of sexual harassment claims were made against organization co-founder Joey 'MrWizard' Cuellar, who has since been removed from his role as CEO. 
Business/Marketing

Understanding how to implement a prototype (or 'template') system in The Machinery  
by Niklas Gray [07.03.20]
In The Machinery, we call our templates prototypes and in this blog post, I’ll describe how our prototype system works and try to explain why we made the choices we did.
Programming

Blog: The subtle manipulation of mobile games 12
by Gamasutra Community [07.03.20]
Freemium and mobile games make use of a lot of unfortunately shady practices to get people to pay and play, and I want to talk about some of the less overt examples in today's post.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Take-Two Interactive's NBA 2K21 will cost $10 more on next-gen consoles 3
by Alissa McAloon [07.02.20]
It's too early to tell if this new MSRP is an outlier or a next-generation norm.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Futureplay is hiring a Senior Game Animator  
by Staff [07.02.20]
The ideal candidate is a detail oriented, versatile artist who shows excellent drawing skills and can employ a variety of styles and techniques.
Art, Recruitment

'Change starts today' says Ubisoft CEO, after years of allegations arise  
by Bryant Francis [07.02.20]
Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot has announced a series of changes after years-worth of allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse emerged.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Zynga acquires Toon Blast developer Peak for $1.85 billion  
by Alissa McAloon [07.02.20]
Zynga has closed a $1.85 billion deal to acquire mobile game developer Peak. 
Smartphone/Tablet