Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 4, 2021
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Report: PlayStation is slowly closing down its first-party SIE Japan Studio  
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.21]
SIE Japan Studio has seen its share of departures in months past, but a recent staff exodus seems to indicate that PlayStation may be close to closing down the 28 year old game development studio.

Learn about Obsidian's storytelling process from Carrie Patel at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [02.25.21]
Obsidian Entertainment narrative designer and game director Carrie Patel is doing an AMA session at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Last call to sign up for GDC Masterclass!  
by Staff [02.25.21]
It's your last chance to register for GDC Masterclass. Don't delay!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Lessons from Warframe's community management  
by Staff [02.25.21]
In this 2018 GDC session, Digital Extremes' Rebecca Ford explains how the Warframe team has worked in tandem with the community team to make strategic decisions.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Mobile studio BebopBee nets $2 million to boost live ops and user acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [02.25.21]
California-based mobile studio BebopBee has secured $2 million in funding to drive user acquisition and build out its live ops.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Octopath Traveler surpasses 2.5 million digital sales and shipments  
by Chris Kerr [02.25.21]
Octopath Traveler has topped 2.5 million digital sales and shipments in under three years.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo is halting original 3DS and 3DS XL repairs in Japan  
by Chris Kerr [02.25.21]
The original Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL are about to become endangered species in Japan.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Creating traditional sprites with Unity's new 2D animation package  
by Gamasutra Community [02.25.21]
Diving into Unity's new 2D animation package and finding a lot to love for the creation of sprite-based 2D games.
Art, Design

Ongoing Fallout 4 DLC lawsuit could impact Microsoft's takeover of Bethesda 1
by Chris Kerr [02.25.21]
Bethesda has been dealing with a lawsuit over its handling of Fallout 4's downloadable content that could impact Microsoft's takeover of the company.

Blog: Companions and creating player bonds 2
by Gamasutra Community [02.25.21]
A short look at companion characters in non-linear games: How can we make them shine with limited spotlight? What are the key ingredients that make us feel so attached to these characters?

Get a job: Join Sucker Punch as a Producer  
by Staff [02.24.21]
The Producer will work with the production team and team leads across all areas of the project to manage the development process.
Console/PC, Recruitment

Report: Some CD Projekt devs unable to work after ransomware attack  
by Bryant Francis [02.24.21]
A report in Bloomberg News indicates that the cyber attack on CD Projekt Red earlier this month has left its developers unable to work on updates to Cyberpunk 2077
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Semiconductor shortage hitting console production to be investigated by White House  
by Bryant Francis [02.24.21]
President Biden is planning to file an executive order later today investigating the supply shortage of semiconductors that's hit automakers and console developers alike.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Join a free talk + Q&A on leadership in game production with Grant Shonkwiler 1
by Kris Graft [02.24.21]
We welcome expert producer Grant Shonkwiler, formerly producer on triple-A shooters at id Software and Epic Games and now consultant at Shonkventures to talk about leadership in game development and answer your questions live.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Webinar

Deep dive: how Steam followers and wishlists relate  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.24.21]
How do Steam followers (the folks who follow news on your Steam page) related to your pre-release Steam wishlists? We have full survey results here for your delectation.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Luna, Amazon's cloud gaming service, is no longer invite-only on some devices  
by Alissa McAloon [02.24.21]
Amazon has lowered the barrier of entry for folks hoping to try out its cloud based game service Luna, at least for those hoping to give it a go through a Fire TV device.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Blog: My full time indie developer life - Year 4 2
by Gamasutra Community [02.24.21]
Welcome to the fourth edition of my annual blog post. As is now tradition, I'll be charting my life as a full time indie developer in a bid to draw lessons from my successes and failures.

BioWare cancels plans for Anthem rework, shifts focus to Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2
by Alissa McAloon [02.24.21]
EA and BioWare have called off its Anthem 2.0 project, canceling plans for what was meant to be a revitalizing rework of BioWare's failed 2019 online shooter Anthem.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Steam's new controller reporting lets devs know how their games are played  
by Chris Kerr [02.24.21]
Valve has rolled out a new Steamworks update that shows developers what percentage of their playerbase uses controllers and more.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Introducing GDC Showcase's Platinum Sponsors: Connect to your audience with the power of Facebook 2
by Staff [02.24.21]
Check out the great content that Facebook is offering for developers at GDC Showcase.
Console/PC, Design, GDC