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Video: Think you're ready to pitch a publisher? You're not, and here's why  
by Staff [08.20.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Finji's Rebekah Saltsman explains how Finji builds and uses pitch documents, key art and game play videos to help developers improve their pitches to publishers.
Business/Marketing, Indie, Video, Vault

Xbox Game Studios-published Ori and the Blind Forest headed to Switch  
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.19]
Update Ori and the Blind Forest is headed to the Nintendo Switch later this year, a move that brings the Xbox Game Studios-published title to a non-Microsoft platform for the first time.
Console/PC, Indie

Steam's 'Follower' counts: A discoverability gem hidden in plain sight  
by Gamasutra Community [08.16.19]
GDC's Simon Carless zeroes in on one particular part of game discoverability: one particular hidden gem of a statistic - Steam's follower counts.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie

Don't Miss: A look back at the development of Ori and the Blind Forest 5
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.19]
The CEO of Moon Studios pours his heart out in a lengthy postmortem of what went right -- and wrong -- during the 4-year development of Super Metroid-inspired Ori & The Blind Forest.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dicey Dungeons Gets Rad, Patreon Follows  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.18.19]
This week's roundup includes looks at standout new titles including Dicey Dungeons and Rad, an analysis of Patreon as incremental funding, & lots more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: Great game audio choreography for battle design  
by Staff [08.16.19]
In this 2017 GDC session, veteran voice director Khris Brown discusses how to approach to improving fight mechanic audio design while the player is in the heat of battle.
Audio, Console/PC, Indie, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: How enemy AI works in Dicey Dungeons 4
by Terry Cavanagh [08.15.19]
A detailed write up how the new Enemy AI works in my game, Dicey Dungeons! I tried to write it in a "popular science" style that's hopefully of interest to everyone, not just programmers.
Design, Programming, Indie

Superhot Team aims to support 'weird but smart' devs with new indie fund  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.19]
"We want to help enable a few more properly independent studios exist in the world," says the team. "Weird but smart money to weird but smart developers."
Business/Marketing, Indie



Game stores: you need more real-time charts!  
by Simon Carless [08.20.19]
Why don't all video game stores have prominent, detailed real-time charts showcasing new & trending games using actual sales, versus obfuscating them under 'featured' titles or complex menu navigation?
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Indie Smartphone/Tablet

Are Video Games Glorifying Alcoholism? 1
by Jori Hamilton [08.20.19]
Over 65 percent of American adults play video games. Since this population is primarily adults, it's to be expected that many have adult themes, such as drinking, drug use, and sex. Do video games glorify substance abuse and alcoholism?
Business/Marketing Design Programming Console/PC Indie VR

Using mystery as the core of marketing.  
by Alejandro Maldonado [08.19.19]
Yume Nikki is a very good game, but the mystery surrounding the developer, Kikiyama, was definitely of great importance for all the commercial movements around it.
Business/Marketing Indie

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dicey Dungeons Gets Rad, Patreon Follows  
by Simon Carless [08.18.19]
This week's roundup includes looks at standout new titles including Dicey Dungeons and Rad, an analysis of Patreon as incremental funding, and lots more.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

What Does it Mean to Be a Sustainable Game Studio?  
by Josh Bycer [08.16.19]
The Recent announcement of the closure of Defiant Development frames today's post talking about one of the hardest aspects of being in the game industry -- figuring out how to stay afloat in the industry.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


iGotcha Studios — Stockholm, Sweden
[08.20.19]
Senior Game Designer


Red Lens Games, Inc. — Redmond, Washington, United States
[08.20.19]
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer

iGotcha Studios — Stockholm, Sweden
[08.19.19]
Mid - Senior Producer


HB Studios — Lunenburg/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
[08.19.19]
Experienced Software Engineer
Software Engineer

iGotcha Studios — Stockholm, Sweden
[08.15.19]
(Senior) Unity Developer


Mobile Casino Game Studio — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[07.30.19]
Casino Game Developer