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The faces of 'the creator economy' for DIY games  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.29.21]
Who are the 'creators who aren’t full-time game devs' making popular games and mods for game creation platforms? We explore game discovery by talking to them.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Niantic to rescind Pokemon Go bans after players are wrongly accused of cheating  
by Chris Kerr [07.29.21]
Niantic is working to remedy an issue that has caused a number of Pokemon Go players to be hit with false bans.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Nintendo's mobile game Dr. Mario World is shutting down after only two years  
by Alissa McAloon [07.28.21]
Dr. Mario World, one of Nintendo's recent forays into the world of mobile games, is going offline this November. Once the game's online features go dark, it will no longer be playable whatsoever.

Jam City changes course, no longer going public via $1.2B merger 1
by Alissa McAloon [07.26.21]
The now-canceled deal would've also included the acquisition of Montreal-based mobile publisher Ludia.

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.

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

(User Research) Make a questionnaire to talk to players better  
by Yongcheng Liu [12.31.69]
In this article, the main idea I want to share is what needs to be done before questionnaire design: how to clarify the questionnaire research problems, and what needs to be done from research problems to questionnaire design.
Business/Marketing Design Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Developing a Hyper Casual project that got turned down by a publisher because of the metrics 4
by Milana Gelmanova [12.31.69]
In 2020, we were approached by a developer with a game prototype. One publisher had already run their tests on it and immediately abandoned the project.
Business/Marketing Production Smartphone/Tablet

Game Dev Digest Issue #104 - Tools For Your Toolbox  
by Mike Marrone [12.31.69]
Game Dev Digest Issue #104 - Tools For Your Toolbox. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
Design Programming Production Art Console/PC Serious Indie Smartphone/Tablet VR

Genre Spotlight: Merge's Next Phase of Growth  
by Naavik (MTM) [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

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

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

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

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

Playco — Remote, Remote, Remote
Director of Product
Director of Product - Americas