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  Video: Creating the flooding effects in Uncharted 3
image In this GDC 2012 talk, Naughty Dog's Eben Cook breaks down of one the flood effects used in Uncharted 3, discussing how a fluid simulation was used to inspire the final look.
1 The Division developer: Politics in games are 'bad for business'
image According to Ubisoft Massive COO Alf Condelius​, the decision to avoid taking a political stance in video games is a purely a monetary one, as politics are "bad for business."
1 The uphill battle of getting Katamari Damacy noticed by Namco
image In an excerpt from the upcoming book Katamari Damacy, Keita Takahashi discussed the uphill battle of trying to get his pitch accepted at Namco.
  Get a job: Join the Digital Extremes team as a PR Manager
image The studio is looking for someone to plan, produce and execute world-class strategic PR initiatives with the purpose of broadening the awareness of Warframe, its community, and the company’s other products.
  Chinese firm GAEA picks up 20% stake in Dead by Daylight dev Behaviour
image Behaviour notes that the sum itself is slated to power the company's expansion into the Chinese game market.
2 Don't Miss: Designing Dream Daddy's character creator to deepen engagement
image "It was really important to us throughout the entirety of development of this game that we made something that felt inclusive to as many people as possible."
  XRDC speaker Q&A: Thomas Jon Caruso on the power of VR therapy
image Thomas Jon Caruso discusses how medical VR is helping kids at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and his upcoming XRDC session.
5 Steam store pages now officially support animated gifs
image Valve has rolled out an update to Steam that allows devs to embed animated gifs directly into the “about” section of a game’s store page.
  Get tips on making better VR games straight from Viveport at XRDC
image You'll want to see these XRDC talks if you're at all curious about the state & future of the VR market, as Viveport is HTC's VR app store and one of the big markets for VR games and entertainment.
  Loot Crate now offers a monthly indie game subscription service
image Loot Crate is kicking off a $10 monthly subscription service that aims to connect “creative new voices” in indie dev with players.
  GDC 2019 is now open for registration!
image Now's the time to register for GDC 2019! You'll want to look at pass options and register early to get the best price. Plus, some passes have limited quantities so if you’re interested, don't wait!
  Rockstar debacle prompts devs to spotlight their crunch-free games
image One particularly interesting response to the Rockstar debacle came from Vlambeer co-founder Jan Willem Nijman, who implored his fellow devs to spotlight their crunch-free projects.
  Blog: Designing the boss battles in Shovel Knight
image In exclusive material from David L. Craddock's "Shovel Knight" published by Boss Fight Books, the author discusses how developer Yacht Club Games designed Shovel Knight's boss battles.
2 China's Huawei thinks it can capture Switch market...with a $1,000 phone
image Chinese tech outfit Huawei believes it is capable of taking on the Nintendo Switch with its new $1,000 smartphone.
1 VR design principles in RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
image Before heading to Naughty Dog, developer Pete Ellis worked on the PSVR launch game RIGS: Mechanized Combat League at now-defunct Guerrilla Cambridge. Two years later, he looks back on this modern VR effort.
  Video: The narrative design of Reigns: Her Majesty
image In this GDC 2018 talk, writer Leigh Alexander shares her narrative design process around the tricky political tightrope of women's power in Reigns: Her Majesty.
  GTA V cheaters' assets frozen following Australian court ruling
image Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive crack down on GTA V cheaters after an Australian federal court granted search and seizure orders against players associated with cheating software.
  Github launches beta of GitHub Actions, a workflow automating tool
image Github has detailed and launched a handful of new features that aim to arm devs using the platform’s repositories with new tools to improve workflows and collaboration.
  Ubisoft selects new CFO to take over beginning in 2019
image Ubisoft announced today that chief financial officer Alain Martinez will retire from the company at the end of 2018, with Frédérick Duguet taking over the role beginning in 2019.
  Get a job: Experius is looking for an Unreal 4 Environment Artist
image The Culver City-based team is seeking a self-motivated and experienced 3D generalist for a virtual reality project.
1 Sega credits strong localizations for jump in worldwide game sales
image The latest shareholder report dives into the nitty-gritty details of the company’s future plans, but its stance on localization is worth calling attention to. 
23 Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend
image In this classic postmortem, Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
18 Epic sues YouTubers for using and selling Fortnite cheats
image Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against two YouTubers, accusing the pair of copyright infringement and breach of contract for both using and promoting the use of Fortnite cheats.
  Submissions are now open for the GDC 2019 Tutorials!
image Hey devs, GDC 2019 has put out a call for submissions of lectures and panels that would be a good fit for 6 of the conference's popular Tutorials, from the Level Design Workshop to eSports Day!
7 Discord game marketplace and subscription service enter global beta
image Discord has launched the worldwide beta for its fledgling game storefront and Nitro subscription service, meaning both can now be accessed by the platform's 150 million registered users.

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  Breaking the VR Speed Barrier: Sprint Vector's Fluid Locomotion Technology
by Lauren Irvine
Never a developer to shy away from a technical challenge, Survios's second game "Sprint Vector" was...
  How Yacht Club Games Created Shovel Knight's Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and Propeller Knight Bosses
by David Craddock
In another batch of stories from David L. Craddock's "Shovel Knight" published by Boss Fight Books,...
  How Yacht Club Games Created Shovel Knight's Baz, Mole Knight, and King Knight Bosses
by David Craddock
In exclusive material from David L. Craddock's "Shovel Knight" published by Boss Fight Books, the...
  Getting the World of "Sprint Vector" Over the Finish Line (by Kevin Andersen, Survios Technical Artist)
by Lauren Irvine
Survios Technical Artist Kevin Andersen discusses how multiplayer racer "Sprint Vector" brought a...
1 VR Design Principles in "RIGS: Mechanized Combat League"
by Pete Ellis
The design principles for PSVR game 'RIGS: Mechanized Combat League' that was covered in my talk in...

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A Crash Course On Interviewing
image Looking to team up for a project? Coray Seifert covers the basics of interviewing, allowing you to gauge the qualities of prospective teammates quickly and accurately.
Finding Hope Amongst The Chaos
image Nicole Barelli explains how even the bleakest game narratives can showcase elements of hope, inspiring players to stay invested in stories from beginning to end.
On Meaningful Play: Design Thinking X Game Design
image In this presentation from the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State University, Mars Ashton discusses the role Design Thinking plays within game development.
Exis, LLC
Exis, LLC XCOM, CIV, Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks, the list goes on.Top publishers and defense contractors count on Exis to deliver their assets. Why not join them, and get the best art possible for your projects?
Sunrisez Entertainment
Sunrisez Entertainment We are specialized in providing digital art services to the video game and animation industries.
Art Bully Productions LLC
Art Bully Productions LLC Art Bully Productions was founded in 2008 by 3d art professionals who have years of experience in the video game industry. We pride ourselves on delivering AAA quality work at very competitive rates to developers of all sizes.
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