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Google plans to roll out Stadia features weekly after a barebones Nov. 19 launch 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.13.19]
"We always start with nailing the key user-journey and then proceed with releasing extra features. YouTube started with 'watch video'. For Stadia it's 'Play the Game on your biggest screen.'"
Console/PC, Social/Online

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

Xbox Game Pass subscriptions have doubled as its library continues to grow  
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.19]
Spencer neglected to share specific numbers, but that’s typically the case when it comes to subscriber numbers for Xbox Game Pass and, recently, all Xbox services.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Project xCloud preview sees 50 more games, hits Windows 10 in 2020 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.19]
Project xCloud is bolstering its library ahead of its eventual launch by increasing its current preview library of 4 games to more than 50 titles, while also detailing how the service will evolve moving into 2020.
Social/Online

Revenue up at Paradox as it maintains focus on games with 'long lifespans and strong IPs'  
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.19]
New release Age of Wonders: Planetfall, alongside existing titles, helped Paradox Interactive increase its revenue to SEK 282.6 for the quarter ending September 30, up 26 percent year-over-year.
Console/PC, Social/Online

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

Epic is suing another tester for leaking Fortnite Chapter 2 content 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.12.19]
Epic Games has filed a statement of claim in the Quebec Superior court against former Keywords employee Lucas Johnston that accuses him of leaking Fortnites recently launched new map ahead of its official reveal.
Console/PC, Social/Online

U.S. VA evaluating how more accessible games help veterans heal  
by Alex Wawro [11.11.19]
"Whether it’s veterans [playing games]...with their families or to keep in touch with their fellow comrades, it’s something that we really want to be on board with," says VA therapist Colleen Virzi.
Design, Social/Online



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

Video Game Deep Cuts: Disco Elysium Gives You A Pistol Whip  
by Simon Carless [11.10.19]
This week's roundup includes pieces on Disco Elysium & Pistol Whip, as well as articles or videos on the science of addiction, Japanese arcades, cryptography in Mario Maker 2, and lots more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Interview with a LiveOps Producer  
by Riley Roberts [11.08.19]
This is an interview with a Producer of a live mobile game, it is intended to help spread information about this kind of production. Enjoy!
Production Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Kliuless #57: BlizzCon 2019  
by Kenneth Liu [11.08.19]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

10 Actionable Tips For Your Chinese Video Game During Singles' Day  
by Dolly Dai [11.06.19]
We only hear about Valentine’s day but what about Chinese Singles’ Day? It was launched 10 years ago as an excuse for e-commerce to squeeze extra sales. Now, it’s one of the highest revenue-generating days in China in most industries. Follow our rec
Business/Marketing Production Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet


Wargaming Sydney — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
[11.14.19]
Senior C++ Engineer (Gameplay Programmer)


Wargaming Sydney — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
[11.14.19]
Software Engineer (Automation)


Embodied Inc. — Pasadena, California, United States
[11.13.19]
QA Tester


Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[11.12.19]
Lead Character Artist


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

Game Closure — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.11.19]
Backend Engineer
Backend Engineer - San Francisco, Mountain View, Tokyo, Remote

Game Closure — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.11.19]
Senior Game Engineer
Senior Game Engineer - San Francisco, Mountain View, Tokyo, Remote

Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[11.11.19]
QA Tester


Bit Fry Game Studios, Inc. — Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
[11.09.19]
Gameplay Engineer
Gameplay Engineer

Bit Fry Game Studios, Inc. — Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
[11.09.19]
Game Network Engineer
Game Network Engineer