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Roblox developers behind Adopt Me form new studio Uplift Games  
by Chris Kerr [05.11.21]
Uplift has been created by the team behind Adopt Me, a popular Roblox title that has amassed over 22 billion visits and 60 million monthly active players.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Niantic wants more developers to take its new Lightship AR dev kit for a spin  
by Chris Kerr [05.11.21]
Pokemon Go maker Niantic is offering developers broader access to its newly rebranded Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Paradox CEO wants publisher to 'do better' after disappointing quarter  
by Chris Kerr [05.11.21]
"Sometimes there are periods with fewer and smaller game and expansion releases - but we can do better than this and our ambitions are higher."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Improving the 'About This Game' section on your Steam page 2
by Gamasutra Community [05.11.21]
Have you ever stumbled across a Steam Store page, scrolled down to the 'About This Game' section, and found a real mess? Here's how to avoid that with your own project.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Implementing bounty hunting in Mafia III  
by Gamasutra Community [05.11.21]
Hangar 13 gameplay programmer Ravi Teja explains the intricacies of the 'Bounty Hunting: Bodies in Trunks' feature in Mafia III.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Resident Evil Village tops 3 million shipments in under a week  
by Chris Kerr [05.11.21]
The latest entry in the horror franchise launched on May 7, 2021, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and PC.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.10.21]
We look at Steam tag trends, the latest in the Apple/Epic and Valve antitrust lawsuits, and, well, lots more about game platforms and discovery.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: HakJak Studios is hiring a Unity Generalist/Senior Developer  
by Staff [05.10.21]
HakJak Studios, a small team based out of Boise, Idaho, USA, builds ridiculous physics games and is looking for an experienced, well-rounded Unity developer to join its team!
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Balancing storytelling and player choice in Prey 1
by Staff [05.10.21]
Lead designer Ricardo Bare gives a detailed (and spoiler-heavy) breakdown of the narrative design of Arkane Studio's emergent sim Prey.
Console/PC, Design

Devs take to Twitter to encourage pay transparency across the game industry  
by Alissa McAloon [05.10.21]
Game developers revived the #GameDevPaidMe hashtag on Twitter over the weekend, reigniting important conversations in the process.
Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

In-house Ubisoft games are now branded Ubisoft Originals  
by Alissa McAloon [05.10.21]
The new addition was spotted in the title card for a new free-to-play game, which reads Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland A Ubisoft Orginal.
Business/Marketing

Sony expects PlayStation 5 shortages to continue into 2022 1
by Alissa McAloon [05.10.21]
The launch of the current console generation has been plagued by scarcity. PlayStation expects that to continue throughout 2021 and into 2022.
Console/PC

New to GDC? Let's get you caught up  
by Staff [05.10.21]
If you're new to Game Developers Conference, no worries! Get caught up on the history of the event before this year's all-digital show.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Capcom attributes record profits to 'continued success' of game division  
by Chris Kerr [05.10.21]
Capcom said its video game business "drove results" after reporting record profits for the fourth consecutive year. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Tribeca has announced its inaugural Tribeca Games Official Selection  
by Chris Kerr [05.10.21]
Earlier this year, it was revealed that video games would be joining the Festival as Official Selections for the very first time.
Business/Marketing

Supercell ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages over free-to-play patent infringements 5
by Chris Kerr [05.10.21]
Clash of Clans developer Supercell has been ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages to Japanese media company Gree, Inc. in a high-profile patent trial.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Harmonix as a remote Senior Software Developer  
by Staff [05.07.21]
Harmonix is seeking a senior generalist software engineer to join one of the teams developing creative and unique game titles.
Programming, Recruitment

Apple wants Microsoft exec's testimony cut from Epic Games v. Apple case 2
by Alissa McAloon [05.07.21]
Lori Wright, VP of Xbox business development, was one of the first experts to take the stand in this week's Epic Games v. Apple trial. Apple, however, is now asking her testimony be struck from the record.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: The making of Resident Evil 4 8
by Staff [05.07.21]
Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Check out the many incredible Roundtables at GDC 2021  
by Staff [05.07.21]
At the all-digital GDC 2021 (running July 19th – 23rd) you can take part in a number of excellent Roundtables hosted by industry experts.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC