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GDC 2021: Find all our coverage here!  
by Staff [07.19.21]
Stay up to date on news, interviews, session coverage and more from the all-virtual GDC 2021.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Q&A: Make your game a social platform and retain players with Agora (spons.)  
by Staff [07.19.21]
Gamasutra speaks with Sid Sharma, sr. director of developer relations and partner engineering at Agora, about how Agora's real-time engagement platform can turn your multiplayer online game into a social platform.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Video

Netflix will break into games by offering mobile titles to subscribers at no extra cost 1
by Chris Kerr [07.21.21]
Netflix will expand into games by baking an Apple Arcade-style service centered around mobile titles into its existing subscription tiers.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Discovering your game's regional appeal, pre-launch?  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.21.21]
What's the best way to see the regional breakdown of Steam interesting and wishlists before launch? This, plus lots more, in our discovery latest round-up.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Ubisoft's mobile game Tom Clancy's Elite Squad is shutting down after a single year  
by Alissa McAloon [07.21.21]
Tom Clancy's Elite Squad is going dark in just a few short months, with Ubisoft explaining that the year-old mobile game is no longer sustainable.
Smartphone/Tablet

Portal Knights dev Keen Games nets $10 million from Hiro Capital and Tencent  
by Chris Kerr [07.21.21]
Portal Knights developer Keen Games has raised $10 million to create a new multiplayer sandbox RPG.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Konami is turning PES into a digital-only, free-to-play franchise called eFootball  
by Chris Kerr [07.21.21]
Konami is rebranding its Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) franchise after over two decades and turning the soccer sim into a digital-only, free-to-play series.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Free Fire has topped 1 billion downloads on Google Play  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Free Fire, a freemium battle royale title for mobile platforms, has been downloaded over 1 billion times on Google Play alone.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet



Genre Spotlight: Merge's Next Phase of Growth  
by Fawzi Itani [12.31.69]
A look into Merge Games and their next phase of growth
Business/Marketing Design Smartphone/Tablet

Asymmetrical Gameplay as A New Trend in Multiplayer Games and Five Design Patterns to Make Engaging Asymmetrical Games  
by Margaret Wong [12.31.69]
Asymmetric multiplayer games are fun to play, but special design attention is needed. Five possible design patterns are presented based on a study on ten asymmetric multiplayer games on different platforms.
Design Console/PC Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

How will publishing agreements be affected by Steam Deck? 1
by Brandon Huffman [12.31.69]
If a publishing agreement covers PC but doesn’t specify channels, is the Steam Deck included or excluded?
Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

A step-by-step guide to game localization  
by Alexander Murauski [12.31.69]
Modern game developers understand that it's not enough just to create an awesome game - you have to make it accessible to the broader public. That's where localization comes in.
Business/Marketing Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

(User Research) Why bots are needed: from developers to players  
by Yongcheng Liu [12.31.69]
In fact, in terms of the current situation of Chinese domestic games, bots in game have become an inevitable presence. Almost all Chinese mobile games involving PVP will put bots in game.
Design Production Console/PC Smartphone/Tablet


Bytro Labs GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[07.23.21]
Lead Game Designer (f/m/x)


Bytro Labs GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[07.23.21]
Senior Product Owner / Live-Ops Owner (f/m/x)


Bytro Labs GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[07.23.21]
Senior Producer / Production Lead (f/m/x)


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[07.22.21]
Game Designer - Elvenar - Event Design & Live Ops


Playco — Remote, Remote, Remote
[07.05.21]
Director of Product
Director of Product - Americas