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Steam search suggestions & premium positioning 2
by Gamasutra staff [11.13.19]
This time out, I thought it would be interesting to look - incredibly specifically - at Steam search suggestions. That is, the games that pop up when you start typing in things in Steam search.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Voodoo opens Canadian studio to expand beyond hypercasual market 1
by Chris Kerr [11.13.19]
French mobile game maker Voodoo has cut the ribbon on a new studio in Montreal, Canada, with a view to expanding beyond the hypercasual market.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: That Superliminal Jedi Guy  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.16.19]
This week's roundup looks at games from Superliminal to Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword & Shield, plus behind the scenes at the ESRB & lots more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Tencent's online game revenue surpasses $4 billion in Q3  
by Alissa McAloon [11.13.19]
Tencent’s online game revenue is up 11 percent year-over-year for the quarter ending September 30, coming in at RMB 28.6 billion or just over $4 billion for the three-month period.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Atlas Empires dev Cerberus acquires marketplace platform Tastebud 1
by Chris Kerr [11.12.19]
Cerberus Interactive, the mobile studio behind location-based title Atlas Empires, has purchased marketplace platform Tastebud for an undisclosed fee.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Q&A: Designing the foreboding Apple Arcade Soulslike Bleak Sword  
by John Harris [11.12.19]
We speak with more8bit's Luis Jimenez about his excellent minimalistic Soulslike Bleak Sword.
Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Video

Erica dev Flavourworks nets $3.85 million to make more interactive games  
by Chris Kerr [11.11.19]
Erica developer Flavourworks has secured $3.85 million in Series A funding to "deepen" its cross-platform Touch Video technology and expand its project pipeline.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: Analysing the success of Free Fire, the other king of battle royale  
by Gamasutra Community [11.11.19]
An analysis on Free Fire, the leading mobile battle royale in South East Asia and South America.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet



Video Game Deep Cuts: That Superliminal Jedi Guy  
by Simon Carless [11.16.19]
This week's roundup includes impressions of a plethora of new releases, from Superliminal to Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword & Shield, plus behind the scenes at the ESRB, how World Of Warcraft changed things (for good and ill), and lots more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

How to prepare your game design for a holiday season  
by Kate AppFollow [11.15.19]
Holidays are no doubt a goldmine for mobile game developers. They offer a great opportunity to show off all of your abilities as a designer, treat players with new engaging challenges, boost app installs and even increase revenue. 
Business/Marketing Design Indie Smartphone/Tablet

Steam search suggestions & premium positioning 2
by Simon Carless [11.13.19]
This time out, I thought it would be interesting to look - incredibly specifically - at Steam search suggestions. That is, the games that pop up when you start typing in things in Steam search.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design VR

Unity: Your Scene Hierarchy is Robbing you Performance 5
by Ruben Torres Bonet [11.12.19]
You've optimized all of the low-hanging fruits of your game. Except that you didn't. You missed a sneaky, non-so-obvious spot: optimizing your Unity Scene Hierarchy.
Programming Console/PC Indie Smartphone/Tablet VR

Interview with a Senior Game Producer 1
by Riley Roberts [11.11.19]
This is an interview with Christin Overton, a Senior Producer at Big Fish Games.
Production Smartphone/Tablet


PortalOne, Inc. — Oslo, Norway
[11.12.19]
Game Producer
Seeking Game Producer for exciting new category of "Hybrid Games"

PortalOne, Inc. — Oslo, Norway
[11.12.19]
Game Programmer
Seeking Game Programmer (UE4) for exciting new category of "Hybrid Games"

iGotcha Studios — Stockholm, Sweden
[11.11.19]
Senior Game Designer