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Blog: Breaking down the key systems of You Will Be Found  
by Gamasutra Community [07.12.21]
In this article I provide a technical breakdown of some key systems in You Will Be Found, including client-server link, client and server side balancing, and some visual effects.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Get a job: Genvid Technologies is hiring a Senior UX Designer  
by Staff [07.09.21]
The Senior UX designer, acting as the first dedicated subject matter expert in UX, will be pivotal in shaping the framework of the Genvid user experience.
Art, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Level Design Analysis - Oxenfurt level in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.09.21]
Level Design breakdown of one of the most iconic levels of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Oxenfurt. Methods and production processes for recreating a level inside UE4.
Console/PC

Epic Games v. Apple is back on in Australia as Apple loses appeal  
by Alissa McAloon [07.09.21]
Following an appeal, Epic Games has been given a green light to continue its lawsuit against iPhone-maker Apple in Australia.
Smartphone/Tablet

Are these really the 'ugly truths' for indie publishers? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [07.09.21]
A look at some controversial views on indie publishers, the latest public contract in the game publisher space, and lots more besides.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't miss the GDC Podcast broadcasting LIVE at this year's show!  
by Staff [07.09.21]
Catch 5 days of live GDC Podcast episodes at the all-digital GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Ubisoft worried 'inappropriate' behavior could hurt staff hiring and retention 6
by Chris Kerr [07.09.21]
Ubisoft has indicated the "occurrence of inappropriate behaviour by employees" has become a very real risk to the company.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Here are the winners of the 11th annual BAFTA Young Game Designers competition  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.21]
BAFTA has announced the winners of its 11th annual Young Game Designers competition, which aims to spotlight and celebrate some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Roblox partners with Sony Music to fill the metaverse with musicians  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.21]
Roblox has signed a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to bring more musicians into the metaverse.
Console/PC, Audio, Production, Business/Marketing

SciPlay Corporation has acquired Finnish mobile studio Koukoi Games  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.21]
Digital game publisher SciPlay Corporation has acquired Finnish mobile studio Koukoi Games for an undisclosed fee.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Creating a visual language that makes sense of the madness in Call of the Sea  
by Joel Couture [07.09.21]
"...we conceived the visual style as a key element to translate the emotions and feelings Norah is having on the Island. It reflects her admiration, fascination, and the discovery she is going through."
Video, IGF

Get a job: Join the Xbox team as a Sr. Software Engineer (Performance Tooling)  
by Staff [07.08.21]
The PIX team is hiring experienced graphics programmers and GPU engineers.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: 6 ways to make your game more appealing to speedrunners 1
by Staff [07.08.21]
Take a look at these tips from the Spelunky, Shovel Knight, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Axiom Verge devs on making speedrunable games.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Blog: Initial thoughts on Rational Design 2
by Gamasutra Community [07.08.21]
The idea of Rational Design, born more than 10 years within the walls of Ubisoft, is still living and breathing. Here, Alexis Jolis-Desautels provides some initial thoughts on why the idea is more relevant now than ever
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Sponsored Content
Learn how data-driven personalization can drive player engagement in this free webinar  
by Staff [07.08.21]
Sponsored: Personalization is critical to driving player engagement, but this comes with real-time performance and scalability challenges. Learn how to address those concerns in this free webinar.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Tencent rolls out facial recognition tech to enforce late-night gaming curfews 1
by Bryant Francis [07.08.21]
Chinese publisher Tencent wants to enforce China's gaming session restrictions for younger players with new technology: facial recognition.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

36 states take legal aim at Google, argue its Play Store practices violate antitrust law 3
by Alissa McAloon [07.08.21]
Attorneys general from 36 states have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of antitrust behavior through its dealings with Android devices and its own Google Play Store.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Make time for the Sponsored Developer Summits at GDC 2021  
by Staff [07.08.21]
Don't miss out on all the great Sponsored Developer Summits you can check out at the all-digital GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The relaxing, open-world puzzle design of A Monster's Expedition  
by Joel Couture [07.08.21]
"The way that the music is calming, and even quiets down as you pause to think about a tricky puzzle, really lends itself to a sort of “puzzle-solving meditation” style of play..."
Console/PC, Indie, Video, IGF

Codemasters CEO and CFO step down following EA acquisition  
by Alissa McAloon [07.07.21]
Dirt dev Codemasters is losing its executive leadership following its acquisition by EA earlier this year.
Console/PC