Will HTML5 Change the Way Games are Made?
by Will Eastcott
The co-founder of HTML5 tool PlayCanvas discusses the advantages of developing in the language, sharing his opinions on how the emerging technology will really affect game developers, making a case for the language as a great next step in game development.
Staying Triple-A: How Big Independent Studios are Turning to Mobile and Social
by Michael Thomsen
In this feature, Gamasutra speaks to Insomniac's Ted Price, David Jaffe, and more, to find out how and why these developers with a lot of console experience are turning to new markets to make the best of their craft.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Scaling a Physics Engine to Millions of Players
by Kevin He
An ex-Blizzard physics and networking lead for online game Roblox shares the secrets of how the Lego-like building game simulates rigid bodies for millions of players at a time -- without losing either performance or fun.
Sponsored Feature: The Cost of Ignorance
by Justin Mauldin
PapayaMobile director of marketing Justin Mauldin reviews the latest statistics on user acquisition costs and conversion rates, and offers up some helpful tips on how to make sure users get engaged with your free-to-play Android game and stick around.
Sponsored Feature, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
EA's Core Strategy: Tech, Teams, Brands
by Kris Graft
In this new interview, EA Games label boss Patrick Soderlund discusses how the huge publisher tackles its core gamer business -- whether it's from the perspective of the Frostbite 2 engine, or its free-to-play business, or fostering creativity.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Social/Online
Using Facebook Ads to Find Your Game's Audience
by Christian Fager
In this article, a marketer and indie developer outlines exactly how to use split testing to hone in on your audience via Facebook ads -- driving traffic to your fan page or home page and determining specifically what demographic is most interested in your title.
Defender's Quest: By the Numbers
by Lars Doucet
Indie developer Lars Doucet explains how his team's game Defender's Quest survived the change from a free Flash game to a full-fledged download title, and share insight into how audiences find and decide to buy the game.
How Triple-A Games Went Social and Why They're Not Going Back
by Michael Thomsen
How and why are the major publishers integrating social features into their games? Can game-level social networks become an essential part of the game playing experience? Gamasutra dives in to Halo Waypoint, Call of Duty Elite, DICE's Battlelog, and more.
Giving Your Players a Voice: Lessons from EVE Online
by Alexander Gianturco
Alexander "The Mittani" Gianturco, chairman of the Council of Stellar Management -- EVE Online's player government -- writes here about the opportunities and dangers of enabling your player base to have direct representation and contact with the development team.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online
What's Happening to Kids' Games?
by Paul Hyman
What happened to the big kids licensed console game market? It may be gone forever, it seems, and in this feature, Sulake's Paul LaFontaine, iWin's Laralyn McWilliams and kids' game consultant Carla Engelbrecht Fisher explain what's really going on.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet