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Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV 5
by Christian Nutt [04.18.14]
Producer and director Naoki Yoshida sits down with Gamasutra for an in-depth interview about why he took on his successful quest to reboot a failed MMO into an all-new project.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

Diversity, communication, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf 1
by Christian Nutt [04.02.14]
Aya Kyogoku, co-director, and Katsuya Eguchi, producer, sit down and discuss the development of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and how fostering a diverse, communicative team leads to the best results.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 13
by Christian Nutt [03.28.14]
The president and CEO of GungHo, the studio behind the massive success Puzzle & Dragons, explains his philosophy toward game development, his studio's relationship with Supercell, free-to-play, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Game Animation Bootcamp: An expert roundtable Q&A 5
by Mike Jungbluth [03.07.14]
The game animation experts behind GDC's Animation Bootcamp answer questions from the development community. Even if you don't work directly in animation, this is worth a read.
Design, Art

Video games and gun violence: A year after Sandy Hook 64
by Mike Rose [02.10.14]
Following the horrific December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook, the game industry sat down with the Vice President to talk about gun violence. A year later we ask: What's come of that meeting? Gamasutra's Mike Rose reports.
Business/Marketing

How Octodad turned a group of strangers into best friends 4
by Mike Rose [01.29.14]
When 18 strangers were thrown into a room together, Octodad was born. Now three years later, the Young Horses team is about to bring it to fruition.
Indie

Taking on the challenges of being a mom in game development 28
by Leigh Alexander [01.23.14]
Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander talks to game developers who also happen to be mothers, about the challenges of balancing work and life, and finding success in a male-dominated industry.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

How today's game developers come to grips with self-promotion 17
by Leigh Alexander [01.15.14]
Leigh Alexander speaks to developers who have been forced to acclimate to a world where they have to market their own games, do their own press outreach, and create their own materials.
Business/Marketing, Indie

Ethical Free-to-Play Game Design (And Why it Matters) 90
by Greg Costikyan [01.10.14]
Ex-Playdom senior designer and game industry veteran Greg Costikyan takes a hard look at free-to-play design and business practices and urges the industry to change them -- as ethical design will increase long-term value.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Best of 2013: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year 51
by Gamasutra staff [12.23.13]
In 2013, we handled our "Game of the Year" list quite differently. Instead of publishing a single top 10, Gamasutra writers simply picked five games that they loved most in 2013.
Design, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet