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Get a job: Sony PlayStation is hiring a Lead Character Rigger  
by Staff [09.18.19]
We are looking for a Rigging Lead to join our sunny San Diego, CA development team.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Yves Maitre appointed CEO of HTC as Cher Wang steps down  
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.19]
HTC CEO Cher Wang has stepped down as CEO of HTC Vive-maker HTC, though she will remain in her role as chairwoman of the HTC board following her departure.
VR

Watch two of GreedFall's developers discuss their new colonial RPG  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.19]
Learn some of the design and development secrets behind Spiders' new action RPG GreedFall in this discussion from the GDC Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Reggie Fils-Aime joins New York Videogame Critics Circle board  
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.19]
Former Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé has signed on with the New York Video Game Critics Circle Board of Directors.
Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Writing Firewatch, and capturing the beauty of being alone 3
by Roy Graham [09.18.19]
"People go to Wyoming because they're captivated by the beauty and the aloneness. Growing up there creates a certain feeling inside you that you don't really get rid of for the rest of your life."
Indie, Art, Design

Blog: The long slow death of an indie studio 4
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.19]
I run a studio called Super Icon Ltd, which I formed back in 2012. This is its story from the beginning through to now, the end.
Production

Video: A cautionary tale in community crisis management  
by Staff [09.18.19]
In this GDC 2017 talk EA's Emma Siu explores how to handle difficult circumstances in community management, how it can inspire trust and commitment, and how something amazing can arise from chaos!
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Esports tournament platform XY Gaming raises $2.5 million  
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.19]
XY Gaming has raised $2.5 million to bolster its cash-prize driven esports platform of the same name.
Console/PC, Social/Online

IGF 2020 Inspiration: Zachtronics' award-winning Opus Magnum!  
by Staff [09.18.19]
The deadline to submit your game to the Independent Games Festival for award consideration is less than two weeks away (September 30th) so don't delay!
Indie, Design, IGF

Top AR/VR companies sign on to sponsor XRDC in San Francisco  
by Staff [09.18.19]
Meet with representatives of Viveport, Elara Systems, and more sponsors of XRDC when it kicks off in San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion next month!
VR, Business/Marketing, XRDC

Pitch your best talk for the GDC 2020 Online Game Technology Summit!  
by Staff [09.18.19]
This is your chance to speak at the Online Game Technology Summit, a new Summit debuting at GDC 2020 that's all about the technical challenges of designing, launching, and running online games!
Social/Online, Design, GDC

Dragon Age: Origins lead writer David Gaider has formed a new studio in Australia  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
Former Bioware scribe David Gaider has established an Australian studio called Summerfall Studios alongside fellow writer and narrative designer Liam Esler.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Why not just use thumbsticks? 6
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.19]
When advocating for better game controls, I'm often asked 'why not just use thumbsticks? Why fix what's not broken?' It's amazing how easy to forget that a tiny joystick makes for a terrible mouse, and that developers bend over backwards to hide it.
Design

Keywords expands game audio services with TV+Synchron Berlin acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
Keywords Studios has added to its audio service line with the acquisition of German voice-over studio TV+Synchron Berlin (TVS) for €3.7million in cash and ordinary shares.
Audio, Business/Marketing

Twitch acquires IGDB to bolster search and discoverability capabilities  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
Streaming outfit Twitch has acquired IGDB (also known as the Internet Games Database) to bolster its search capabilities and help users more easily find the right content.
Business/Marketing

Blog: Historians play Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour 1
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.
Design, Business/Marketing

Chat with the developers behind GreedFall at 11AM EST  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.19]
Drop by the GDC Twitch channel for a conversation about the development of GreedFall starting at 11AM EST.
Console/PC, Design, Video

How do people find your game on Switch?: A discoverability run-down  
by Simon Carless [09.18.19]
"Switch versions are still selling better than Steam or other console versions. But sometimes nowadays I believe that’s ‘not enough copies on Switch vs. REALLY not enough copies outside of Switch.'"
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Hyperkinetic Studios is hiring a Level Designer  
by Staff [09.17.19]
Our ideal designer will be responsible for executing level design tasks as assigned by the Lead Level Designer to help ensure the highest level of quality on our projects.
Design, Recruitment

Football Manager 2020 studio swaps to recyclable packaging, wants others to do the same  
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.19]
The standard edition of Football Manager 2020 will feature almost entirely recyclable packaging, including plant-based inks and a box made from 100 percent recycled fibers.
Console/PC