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Video: How co-op VR is used to help train astronauts for space

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The tools of game development can be used to help train astronauts for their voyages to the edge of known space, and at GDC last year a panel of Opaque Space devs and experts from Boeing and NASA took...

Contributing devs up in arms over Capcom's use of the FB Alpha emulator

gamasutra.com     1+ day ago

Licensing can be a complicated beast, something that's very apparent when looking at reactions to Capcom's recently announced Capcom Home Arcade. The announcement for the Koch Media-manufactured plug...

Get a job: Insomniac Games, Deep Silver Volition, and more are hiring now!

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Whether you're just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what's out there, the Gamasutra Job Board is the place where game developers move ahead in their careers. Gamasutra's Job B...

Don't Miss: Making debugging into a mechanic in Beglitched

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"While debugging is considered to be one of the more odious aspects of programming, I felt that under the right circumstances, it could actually be exhilarating," says AP Thompson, designer of Beglitc...

Amnesia dev makes the case for why lying to players is sometimes good game design

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"My major takeaway from making Amnesia is a deeper understanding just how game mechanics, that may or may not be there, shape how the player experiences things." Amnesia: The Dark Descent made use of...

Take me to the hole: Loss and triumph in Astroneer

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The moment I almost gave up on Astroneer was also the moment that its genius struck me. There I was, bombing around this mysterious planet with my new buggy; I felt like a badass for assembling the re...

Blog: Referencing objects "Names vs GUIDs

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China's game approval rules will soon apply to HTML5 and WeChat mini-games

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More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet China's game approval process has undergone a lot of change in the past year or so, including a full-on freeze for most of last year, but more chang...

Blog: Three lessons for narrative game design students

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Three general lessons for students interested in narrative and game design on communities, supporting people, and the role of practice in trying to improve skills over time. Gearbox CEO: Both devs an...

Street Fighter II designer walks through the creation of the game's stranger fighters

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"Just because a designer pours his love into the character he's created, it doesn't mean that it's going to be an amazing or memorable character. It took the somewhat insane and audacious vision of th...

Blog: Discussing the ins and outs of composing for games at the Library of Congress

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Gearbox CEO: Both devs and players benefit from Epic and Steam competition ...

Video: Procedurally creating Manhattan for Marvel's Spider-Man

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More: Console/PC, Programming, Production, Video, Vault Efficiently managing the scope and implementation of procedural systems is tricky business, but Insomniac Games did just that during developmen...

Nintendo's past VR research laid the foundation for Labo VR

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The Nintendo Switch's Labo VR offers a different spin on virtual reality, and one that merges Nintendo's own uniqueness with the existing format. In an interview with The Verge, Labo director Tsubasa...

Gearbox CEO: Both devs and players benefit from Epic and Steam competition

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Gearbox CEO: Both devs and players benefit from Epic and Steam competition "At the end of the day when we look back at this moment we'll realize that this was the moment where the digital stores on P...

Game Informer Australia closed down in wake of GameStop cuts

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Newsbrief: Game Informer Australia has been closed down as a result of cost-cutting measures from its parent company EB Games. The long-running magazine's editor David Milner tweeted the news earlier...

Blog: Why game jams can be a necessary distraction

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Burnout Paradise's online servers are shutting down after 11 years

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Criterion Games is shutting down the servers for its 2008 game Burnout Paradise, a decision that affects the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game. A loss of online support is an inevi...

Freshly founded All-in Games set to publish Daymare: 1998, Paradise Lost

gamasutra.com     3+ day ago

All-in Games, a new game publisher based out of Krakow, Poland, has signed 16 games including the likes of PolyAmorous' Paradise Lost and CookieByte's Fort Triumph. The company was founded by Tomasz ...

Iraq parliament votes to ban Fortnite and Battlegrounds

gamasutra.com     3+ day ago

The Iraq parliament has voted to ban a number of notable online games including Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as a result of their "negative" influence. As noted by Reuters, the governme...

Blog: What makes a game prologue gripping?

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Report: Cheaper Switch model will focus on portability

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Newsbrief: A new report from Nikkei (via Gematsu) claims Nintendo's rumored cut-price Switch will be designed with portability in mind, but will still be compatible with the console's television dock....

Report: Nintendo and Tencent gain approval to bring the Switch to China

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Nintendo and Tencent have joined forces in an attempt to bring the Switch to China, and the pair are making significant headway. As reported by Reuters, Chinese tech giant Tencent recently received a...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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     3+ day 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     3+ day 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     4+ day 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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     4+ 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

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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     4+ 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     5+ day, 7+ min 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

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