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DeltaDNA and Earplay partner to bring analytics to voice-based games and apps  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.20]
DeltaDNA has partnered with interactive audio company Earplay to bring its analytics platform to voice-based games and apps on Amazon and Google devices. 

Chat with Zachtronics' Matthew Burns about the making of Eliza at 4PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [02.26.20]
Chat with the lead developer of Eliza starting at 4PM EST on the GDC Twitch channel!
Console/PC, Design, Video

Blog: My full-time indie developer life - Year 3 3
by Gamasutra Community [02.26.20]
My name is Kevin Giguère and I am the founder and sole member of Dragon Slumber. 2019 was my third year as a full-time independent game developer, and I wanted to chronicle my experiences.
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Obituary: Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.20]
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, game programmer and creator of the famous Konami Code, has passed away at the age of 61.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer: Game streaming won't hinder home consoles  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.20]
Xbox boss Phil Spencer doesn't think the emergence of game streaming platforms like the company's own Project xCloud will spell the end for home consoles.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A critical analysis of The Outer Wilds  
by Gamasutra Community [02.26.20]
No Code programmer Andrew Haining explores the nature of The Outer Wilds open world design in this critical analysis.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Pathfinding for three playable characters simultaneously in Path of Giants  
by Andrew Farrell [02.26.20]
Andrew Farrell with indie developer Journey Bound Games goes into detail about how his studio implemented pathfinding in their impressive debut game, Path of Giants.
Indie, Design

Get a job: Double Fine Productions is hiring a Multiplayer Programmer  
by Staff [02.25.20]
Double Fine has an immediate opening for a full time, permanent Multiplayer Network Programmer for its San Francisco development studio.
Programming, Recruitment

EA bans pro FIFA player from all EA games for threatening messages and behavior 1
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.20]
EA cited behavior that included post "abusive and threatening messages and videos about EA employees and competitive players" as reason for the upgraded ban.

Facebook acquires Asgard's Wrath dev Sanzaru Games  
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.20]
Facebook has acquired Asgard’s Wrath developer Sanzaru Games, brining the studio into its Oculus Studios brand.

Two of Riot Games' next few projects are being developed with Unity 1
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.20]
Riot Games built the engine powering its flagship game League of Legends from scratch, but is turning to Unity for its next few titles.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: The Resident Evil 4 postmortem 8
by Staff [02.25.20]
In this reprint from the October 2005 issue of Game Developer magazine, Resident Evil 4 developer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
Art, Design

ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Geeky Panda Studios' Ready? Set. Haiya!  
by Joel Couture [02.25.20]
Ready? Set. Haiya! has players striking a martial arts dummy in just the right places, attacking in rhythm-based combat to beat their opponents.
Video, alt ctrl gdc

Drew McCoy departs Apex Legends developer Respawn after 10 years  
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.20]
Drew McCoy, one of Respawn's founding developers, has announced his departure from the studio.

Road to the IGF: Ludopium's Vectronom  
by Joel Couture [02.25.20]
Vectronom takes the player onto an ever-moving, puzzling dance floor, tasking them with navigating its shifting path to the beat of electronic tunes.
Audio, Video, IGF

Learn about the future of mental health in the game industry at GDC!  
by Staff [02.25.20]
Mental health in the game industry is a key concern, and at GDC 2020 next month Take This executive director Eve Crevoshay will show you how mental health advocacy can improve the industry for all!
Serious, GDC

New legal counsel seeking 'institutional reform' in Riot Games' discrimination lawsuit 4
by Chris Kerr [02.25.20]
The long-running gender discrimination lawsuit against Riot Games looks set to continue after the plaintiffs involved hired a new legal counsel and withdrew their motion for a $10 million settlement. 

Designing the offbeat comedy of Crows Crows Crows' Accounting +  
by Jack Yarwood [02.25.20]
William Pugh, the game designer known for his work on The Stanley Parable and Accounting +, explains his approach to humor in games, and the importance of preserving the joy in ones' work.
Indie, Design, Video

Get a job: Digital Extremes is hiring a FX Artist  
by Staff [02.24.20]
Digital Extremes is looking for an intermediate or senior FX artist to join its team in Ontario.
Art, Recruitment

Activision subpoenas Reddit in hopes of tracking down Call of Duty leaker  
by Alissa McAloon [02.24.20]
Activision is taking legal aim at the online leakers circulating images and details of a rumored battle royale mode headed to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.