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Updates » Design
XRDC attendee Q&A: Steve Biegun and how healthcare is using VR and AR  
by Bryant Francis [09.10.18]
VR/AR developer Steve Biegun explains how healthcare companies are innovating in the fields of VR, AR, and beyond.
Console/PC, Design

Now's the time to submit talks for the GDC 2019 Educators Summit!  
by Staff [09.10.18]
Next March, GDC 2019 will again host the Educators Summit, a program of talks dedicated specifically to game education. If you have a great talk in mind, now's the time to pitch!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

China's video game licensing freeze could last another six months  
by Chris Kerr [09.10.18]
The Chinese government is tightening video game restrictions in what it claims is an attempt to combat myopia in children and teenagers.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Blog: Implementing companion AI in Far Cry Primal 2
by Gamasutra Community [09.10.18]
Far Cry Primal introduces a taming mechanic that allows players to use wildlife as an assisting character. In this piece I explain how this was designed and implemented.
Programming, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Putting The AR in Artifact?  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.09.18]
This week's highlights include an article about Facebook Messenger's AR microgames, a detailed look at Valve's upcoming Artifact card game, & lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Treyarch's classic 2002 postmortem of Spider-Man 3
by Alissa McAloon [09.07.18]
In this reprint from the August 2002 issue of Game Developer magazine, Spider-Man developer Jamie Fristrom writes about what went right and what went wrong with the game's development process.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Cold Iron Studios, Endnight Games, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [09.07.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Bad North's Richard Meredith talks about making good 'gamefeel'  
by Bryant Francis [09.07.18]
We talked to one of the lead developers behind Bad North talks about making good 'gamefeel' in simplified strategy games.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Video

Blog: Things to consider when porting to consoles  
by Gamasutra Community [09.07.18]
I give a overview of the small but important console features that we have not considered when we were developing Lightfield for PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

We're talking to Bad North's lead developer at 12PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [09.07.18]
The lead developer of Bad North is taking your questions at 12PM EDT on the Gamasutra Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Blog: The importance of games that make us think 1
by Gamasutra Community [09.07.18]
What is the common point between Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, Spielberg’s ET and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables? They are all seen as masterpieces in their respective genre, but why?
Design

New LA Times owner makes big esports investment into Daybreak Games  
by Bryant Francis [09.06.18]
The new owner of the Los Angeles Times has bought a controlling stake in a new joint venture with Daybreak Game Company.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Taking the sting out of failure in Supergiant's Pyre 2
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
"In life, we all learn through failure and not just through success. It was important for our characters to survive these confrontations and face their adversaries again." - Greg Kasavin, Creative Director at Supergiant.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

Blog: Understanding my approach to modding in Reset Hard  
by Gamasutra Community [09.06.18]
Some technical background on how I'm approaching modding in Reset Hard, and why I've made some unconventional choices.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Video: How to design multiplayer games that will build friendships  
by Staff [09.05.18]
In this GDC 2018 session, Spry Fox's Daniel Cook explains how to keep human beings from being treated as interchangeable, disposable or abusable when designing multiplayer games.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Sea of Thieves bug resulted in players wielding the spyglass differently  
by Emma Kidwell [09.05.18]
An unexpected bug in Sea of Thieves will be patched out tomorrow, but Rare explains how a mistake lead to an unfortunate animation.
Console/PC, Design

Ben Esposito breaks down the personal process behind Donut County  
by Bryant Francis [09.05.18]
We sat down with Ben Esposito, lead developer on Donut County for a chat about making dense yet personal games.
Console/PC, Design, Video

How CD Projekt Red aims to improve side quests in Cyberpunk  
by Emma Kidwell [09.05.18]
Quest director on Cyberpunk 2077 Patrick Mills discusses the process of designing encounters for an open world environment.
Console/PC, Design

See how XR and 3D scanning is improving home improvement at XRDC!  
by Staff [09.05.18]
Come out to XRDC in San Francisco next month and learn all about how a company like Lowe's makes innovative use of 3D scanning and XR technologies!
VR, Design

Chat with the creator of Donut County at 2:30PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [09.05.18]
We're talking to the mind behind Donut County starting at 2:30 PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video