• Report: Significant layoffs at Trion Worlds following acquisition by Gamigo By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    REPORT: SIGNIFICANT LAYOFFS AT TRION WORLDS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION BY GAMIGO

    According to a source close to the matter, only around 25 developers across both of Trion Worlds' two studios have been given the choice...

  • EA Motive founder Jade Raymond departs EA By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    EA MOTIVE FOUNDER JADE RAYMOND DEPARTS EA

    Jade Raymond has departed Electronic Arts, leaving behind the Canadian studio EA Motive she founded in 2015. ...

  • Join Ubisoft and Buzzfeed in a free crash course on licensing your own IP By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    JOIN UBISOFT AND BUZZFEED IN A FREE CRASH COURSE ON LICENSING YOUR OWN IP

    Do you own your own IP, but don't know where to start when it comes to licensing? Join LIMA and the Global Licensing Group as they...

  • XRDC Diamond Partner Q& A: Viveport's Rikard Steiber has tips for VR devs By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    XRDC DIAMOND PARTNER Q& A: VIVEPORT'S RIKARD STEIBER HAS TIPS FOR VR DEVS

    Viveport president Rikard Steiber offers tips for VR developers looking to list their games on the Vive-based platform in this Diamond...

  • Listen to history experts discuss Assassin's Creed Odyssey By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    LISTEN TO HISTORY EXPERTS DISCUSS ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Historian Bob Whitaker and Dr. Kate Cook talk about Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the Peloponnesian War, life in Athens and Sparta, women...

  • Common problems when translating games into Japanese By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    COMMON PROBLEMS WHEN TRANSLATING GAMES INTO JAPANESE

    A game dev friend of mine recently hired a translation agency to translate his latest game into Japanese. I skimmed through it to make...

  • Video Game Deep Cuts: The Astro Genius, Redeemed By Gamasutra   -   Oct 22, 2018

    VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: THE ASTRO GENIUS, REDEEMED

    This week's highlights include a rave for Astro Bot VR, why game devs aren't getting Genius Grants, and a delightful Red Dead Redemption...

  • Rockstar states overtime is 'optional' for studio that sometimes pulled 50-hour weeks By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    ROCKSTAR STATES OVERTIME IS 'OPTIONAL' FOR STUDIO THAT SOMETIMES PULLED 50-HOUR WEEKS

    According to Rockstar head of publishing Jenn Kolbe, the company's QA studios will not be required to work mandatory overtime shifts...

  • Video: The development process of Klei Entertainment's Shank By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    VIDEO: THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF KLEI ENTERTAINMENT'S SHANK

    In this GDC 2011 session, Klei Entertainment's Jamie Cheng talks about the development process that gave birth to Shank, which would...

  • After five years of waiting, Sixense will refund its VR controller Kickstarter backers By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    AFTER FIVE YEARS OF WAITING, SIXENSE WILL REFUND ITS VR CONTROLLER KICKSTARTER BACKERS

    After five years, Sixense is refunding all Kickstarter users who backed the Sixense Stem, a virtual reality motion controller which...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 introduces special in-game items to support veterans By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 INTRODUCES SPECIAL IN-GAME ITEMS TO SUPPORT VETERANS

    Activision Blizzard announced a new in-game pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, where 100% of proceeds go toward supporting veterans...

  • Weekly Jobs Roundup: Square Enix, Schell Games, and more are hiring now! By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    WEEKLY JOBS ROUNDUP: SQUARE ENIX, SCHELL GAMES, AND MORE ARE HIRING NOW!

    Here are just some of the many developers looking for artists, designers, programmers, and more right now on the Gamasutra Job Board....

  • Steam surpasses 30 million domestic users in China By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    STEAM SURPASSES 30 MILLION DOMESTIC USERS IN CHINA

    Steam has surpassed more than 30 million users in China following the partnership between Valve and Chinese publisher Perfect World...

  • Devs air grievances with Steam reviews, regional pricing, and dev support By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    DEVS AIR GRIEVANCES WITH STEAM REVIEWS, REGIONAL PRICING, AND DEV SUPPORT

    An insightful read from Polygon gathers feedback from several game devs about Steam†™s review system, regional pricing, and overall...

  • Blog: Designing the boss battles in Shovel Knight- Part 3 By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    BLOG: DESIGNING THE BOSS BATTLES IN SHOVEL KNIGHT- PART 3

    In the third and final batch of exclusive material from David L. Craddock's 'Shovel Knight' book, the author discusses how developer...

  • Learn the ins and outs of FDA approval for VR/AR games at XRDC! By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF FDA APPROVAL FOR VR/AR GAMES AT XRDC!

    At XRDC later this month, industry vet Noah Falstein will discuss the challenges of FDA approval for AR/VR games, as well as more general...

  • We're talking to Sunless Skies writer James Chew at 3PM EDT By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    WE'RE TALKING TO SUNLESS SKIES WRITER JAMES CHEW AT 3PM EDT

    Join us for a chat with one of the writers behind Sunless Skies. ...

  • XRDC Q& A: Owlchemy Labs' Andrew Eiche and Devin Reimer explore VR interactions By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    XRDC Q& A: OWLCHEMY LABS' ANDREW EICHE AND DEVIN REIMER EXPLORE VR INTERACTIONS

    Devin Reimer and Andrew Eiche of Owlchemy Labs share their thoughts on what's changed in VR interaction design. ...

  • Splash Damage ends Dirty Bomb live development By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    SPLASH DAMAGE ENDS DIRTY BOMB LIVE DEVELOPMENT

    According to a post from the company, Dirty Bomb looks to be another case of a live game with costs that started to outweigh its income,...

  • Games as a service drives huge market value spike for EA, Activision By Gamasutra   -   Oct 19, 2018

    GAMES AS A SERVICE DRIVES HUGE MARKET VALUE SPIKE FOR EA, ACTIVISION

    The combined market value of U.S. publishers EA and Activision has grown by $79 billion since 2012, largely thanks to the success of...