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Lights in the dark: How Ashen's design sets it apart from other 'Soulslikes'

gamasutra.com     4+ hour, 53+ min ago

More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Video A low fantasy world, plunged into darkness and plagued by beasts. Cooperation is refreshing and jolly, competition fierce and unforgiving. In or...

Video: Steps for building a game's community from scratch

gamasutra.com     14+ hour, 21+ min ago

More: Business/Marketing, Video, Vault A strong community is a good thing for any game to have, but getting one off the ground is sometimes easier said than done. In this Game Discoverability Day tal...

Kickstarter's games category surpasses $1 billion in pledges

gamasutra.com     14+ hour, 46+ min ago

Kickstarter's games category has surpassed $1 billion in pledges, a milestone hit roughly a decade into the crowdfunding platform's life. It is worth noting that the $1 billion figure includes both v...

Get a job: War Drum Studios is hiring a 3D Artist

gamasutra.com     15+ hour, 44+ min ago

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry! Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now. War Drum S...

Google opens its Indie Games Accelerator to mobile devs across 37 countries

gamasutra.com     15+ hour, 57+ min ago

Google opens its Indie Games Accelerator to mobile devs across 37 countries Google has brought its Indie Games Accelerator initiative back for 2019 and is expanding the program's reach for its second...

Don't Miss: Alien: Isolation and the evolution of horror sims

gamasutra.com     16+ hour, 44+ min ago

In this classic article, Amnesia & Soma dev Thomas Grip recounts a history of games that invoke terror in players & how Alien: Isolation successfully captured the spirit of a 'horror simulator' game. ...

AbleGamers opens Accessible.Games, an dev portal for accessibility info

gamasutra.com     17+ hour, 31+ min ago

AbleGamers has launched a new website in the interest of giving game developers access to more information on how to make their games more accessible through community collaboration. It's a useful to...

Trion Worlds is shutting down Atlas Reactor this summer

gamasutra.com     18+ hour, 55+ min ago

The developer made the announcement on the game's website today, noting that costs now outweigh income for the 2016 release and that "the game can no longer sustain itself." Current plans see the gam...

Amy Hennig thinks game streaming could spark a creative revolution

gamasutra.com     20+ hour, 35+ min ago

Amy Hennig thinks game streaming could spark a creative revolution Veteran writer and director Amy Hennig, known for her work on franchises like Uncharted and Jak and Daxter, hopes the advent of game...

Ubisoft pledges over $500,000 to Notre-Dame restoration efforts

gamasutra.com     21+ hour, 23+ min ago

French developer-publisher Ubisoft will donate EUR500,000 ($565,000) to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was tragically damaged when a fire brok...

Blog: Exploring the 'what' of bittersweet game design

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Blog: Showing and announcing We Are The Caretakers at the same time

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Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ...

New GameStop promotion will allow full-price game refunds within 48 hours of launch

gamasutra.com     22+ hour, 45+ min ago

GameStop is launching a new promotion called "Guaranteed to Love it" that'll let people return games within 48 hours of launch for a full refund in store credit. As spotted by Twitter user Cheap Ass ...

How Inkle developed its own ancient language for Heaven's Vault

gamasutra.com     23+ hour, 25+ min ago

Out this week, inkle's new game Heaven's Vault casts players as intergalactic archaeologist Aliyah, sailing through a sci-fi universe in your creaky, wind-powered spaceship in an odd mix of high fanta...

Watch the lead devs of Inkle crack open Heaven's Vault

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Heaven's Vault, the ambitious, archeological adventure cooked up by 80 Days developer Inkle, has finally launched on Steam and consoles. It's a unique game with an entire hidden language to unlock set...

Video: A classic game postmortem of Panzer Dragoon

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

More: Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Video, Vault While the first Panzer Dragoon game was created 25 years ago, the developers behind that classic Sega Saturn title believe that th...

Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Xbox has announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, an upcoming monthly subscription that rolls the offerings of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game...

Xbox announces the cheaper, disc drive-free Xbox One S All Digital

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Aiming for affordability, Xbox announces the Xbox One S All Digital Edition Microsoft has officially unveiled the Xbox One S All Digital Edition, a disc-less version of the company's current generati...

Rocket League halts loot box use in Belgium and the Netherlands

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Rocket League dev Psyonix has removed the ability for players in Belgium and the Netherlands to unlock the loot box-esque crates that show up in-game. Psyonix notes in Rocket League's 1.61 patch note...

Get a job: Disbelief is hiring a Junior Programmer

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry! Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now. Disbelief ...

Sony has internal policies in place to reduce sexual content in PS4 games

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Sony has its own rules in place for what content makes it onto the PlayStation 4, rules that are sometimes stricter than those of regional rating systems like the ESRB. The company said as much in co...

The Sims 4 is getting mouse and keyboard support on consoles

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Publisher Electronic Arts has detailed a new patch for the console versions of The Sims 4 that bring mouse and keyboard support to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. It's becoming l...

Don't Miss: Layering challenges in Klei's survival sim Oxygen Not Included

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

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A now-fixed Origin vulnerability potentially opened the client to hackers

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Until just recently, Electronic Arts' digital game platform Origin had a security vulnerability that could be used to run malicious apps on an Origin user's computer. Researchers speaking to TechCrun...

Former IGDA executive director Jen MacLean joins Amazon Game Tech

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Jen MacLean, the former executive director of the IGDA, has joined up with Amazon Game Tech to serve as the company's new head of worldwide business development for small and mid-sized developers. In...

Blog: Turning your community into an extension of your team

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Capcom debuts its own classic system, a $260 plug-n-play home arcade

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Capcom has announced the Capcom Home Arcade, a plug-n-play duo of arcade sticks that come with a handful of classic Capcom arcade games. Other long-running game makers like Nintendo and PlayStation h...

Chat with the lead developers of Heaven's Vault at 5PM ET

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Heaven's Vault, the latest game from British narrative game powerhouse Inkle, has finally been released! You may recall how Inkle's previous game 80 Days managed to sweep the world thanks to an incred...

The source code for Infocom's classic text adventures is now on Github

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

More: Programming, Design, Production The entire source code for a huge array of Infocom text adventures and interactive stories is now available on Github, thanks to historian and archivist Jason Sc...

Blog: Orchestrating game worlds using Event SuperVision

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Sony's next-gen console will include an SSD and support 8K graphics

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

In something of a bolt out of the blue, Sony has opened up about its next-gen plans and revealed a deluge of tech-specs and juicy details about the work-in-progress PlayStation 5. According to an int...

Blog: Some thoughts on difficulty in games

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Sucker Punch Productions -- Bellevue, Washington, United States Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages Hajime Tabata's first post-Square Enix project is a licensed Paralympics game...

The new grammar of television (and games): Lessons from an avocado

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Part three of a four-part series, in which a new game about an avocado and a young inventor sketches out new ideas for both television and video games. So what's going on within Avo? The direct manip...

Video: Creating a living open world for Assassin's Creed Odyssey

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Video: Creating a living open world for Assassin's Creed Odyssey More: Design, Production, Video, Vault Ancient Greece marked the largest world ever created for an Assassin's Creed game, and one tha...

OpenAI's machine learning bots defeat Dota 2 champion team

gamasutra.com     2+ day, 15+ hour ago

More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Video A team of AI agents created and trained by the artificial intelligence startup OpenAI has taken down the reigning Dota 2 The International champions Team OG. I...

Get a job: Remedy Entertainment is hiring a Senior Concept Artist

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry! Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now. Remedy Ent...

Don't Miss: A look back at the creation of Octodad

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

This 2014 story offers a look back at the development of Octodad, and how a team of 18 came together to create the chaotically charming game. Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Hajime Tabata's first post-Square Enix project is a licensed Paralympics game

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Hajime Tabata's first post-Square Enix project is a licensed Paralympics game Final Fantasy XV director and JP Games founder Hajime Tabata has detailed his next project, a RPG called The Pegasus Drea...

Blog: A postmortem for Das Geisterschiff

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Superhot VR has out-earned the original Superhot

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Superhot VR has sold over 800,000 copies across all VR platforms, a milestone that comes around a little over 2 years after the VR game's first launch. That's a sizable milestone for any VR title, an...

Report: Apple willing to spend over $500 million bringing games to Arcade

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

More: Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing Apple is willing to spend "hundreds of millions" of dollars to fill out its Apple Arcade premium game subscription service with quality titles....

Blog: Motivating players for better engagement and retention

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Sucker Punch Productions -- Bellevue, Washington, United States Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Report: Fresh disc-less Xbox One S leaks suggests pricing shake up

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Microsoft's rumored disc-less Xbox One S will retail for EUR229.99 in Europe, according to a recent leak from German website WinFuture. Given the original Xbox One S is currently retailing for less t...

Blog: Tough questions to improve your leadership

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Sucker Punch Productions -- Bellevue, Washington, United States Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages ...

Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages

gamasutra.com     2+ day ago

Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages A career in the games industry, for most, will involve applying for jobs at several studios over the course of many years. A recent survey fou...

Video Game Deep Cuts: Falcon Scores Weed, Needs Vacation

gamasutra.com     3+ day ago

More: VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design This week's roundup includes intriguing debuts from Falcon Age and Vacation Simulator, a historical tour of The Divi...

Video: Practical advice for saving video game history before it's too late

gamasutra.com     5+ day ago

More: Social/Online, Production, Video, Vault Most games won't ever be reprinted and, with major ROM websites facing down the legal teams of large game companies, game preservationists argue that the...

Xbox exec: Game streaming competitors like Stadia lack content

gamasutra.com     5+ day ago

Microsoft hasn't been shy about the advantage it says its experience with Xbox gives it in the world of cloud-based game streaming services, even as competitors like Google's recently announced Stadia...


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