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  Epic Games acquires Fall Guys dev Mediatonic
image Epic Games has added Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, now Tonic Games, to its slowly expanding list of subsidiary game development studios.
  Learn how to ignite a loyal fandom for your game at GDC Showcase
image Learn how the Monster Prom developers ignited their passionate fanbase at GDC Showcase!
  Apple vs. Epic judge confirms in-person trial will start on May 3
image Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has outlined plans for an in-person trial that will require witnesses to travel to Northern California to answer questions before the court.
  Report: Hogwarts Legacy will include trans-inclusive character creator
image The upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create transgender characters, according to a new report from Bloomberg. 
  The Last of Us Part II breaks record for most BAFTA Games Award nominations
image Naughty Dog's acclaimed sequel is up for 13 awards at the 2021 British Academy Games Awards, beating the previous record of 11 nominations.
  Hardsuit Labs lays off staff after removal from Bloodlines 2
image Several developers have reported that Hardsuit Labs told them today that they would be losing their jobs after the studio was fired from work on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.
  The Sinking City dev accuses publisher of releasing pirated copy on Steam
image The back and forth between Frogwares and Nacon, once known as Bigben Interactive, continues to pick up steam.
  How do you fund that game prototype?
image One of the biggest issues in game funding now is - how on Earth do you get your prototype funded? Can’t do game discovery if you don’t have a game. We look into it!
  Get a job: Jackbox Games seeks an International Games Lead
image Jackbox Games is looking for an experienced business leader to build and manage a development team focused on international expansion.
  Need for Speed delayed as EA shifts dev Criterion to support Battlefield 6 development
image EA's chief studios officer places the blame at least partially on the pandemic, as remote development has taken its toll on the EA DICE team tasked with making Battlefield 6.
  Video: Animating the final villain of Marvel's Spider-Man
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Insomniac Games' Sol Brennan provides an overview of what went into animating the iconic final villain of Marvel's Spider-Man.
  Sony announces string of partnerships to support Black communities
image Sony Interactive Entertainment has partnered with four organisations dedicated to providing economic opportunities for Black communities.
  The Sinking City developer is asking players not to buy the game on Steam
image The Sinking City developer Frogwares is asking players not to buy the Steam version of the horror title.
2 Sponsored: 5 games that make you think like a programmer
image Former Bethesda Softworks developer Matthew Picioccio recommends five video games that will hone your computer science skills and get you thinking like a programmer.
  Turkish mobile studio Dream Games nets $50 million in funding
image Dream will use the cash to expand its audience following the full launch of its debut title, Royal Match.
  Blog: Ranking the Resident Evil franchise in terms of horror design
image Writing my fourth book on horror gave me the chance to revisit the entire Resident Evil franchise, and in today's post, I wanted to try and rank them in terms of horror design.
  Get a job: Square Enix is hiring artists, programmers, and technical artists
image Square Enix is seeking motivated and experienced artists, programmers and technical artists to work with it in Tokyo on its next projects and push the boundaries in content creation.
3 Devs offer a look inside Stadia's fall, and the mismatch of Google and games
image "It seemed there were executive-level people not fully grasping how to navigate through a space that is highly creative, cross-disciplinary."
  Luna head Marc Whitten leaves Amazon for Unity
image Marc Whitten, VP of Amazon's Entertainment Devices and Services business and head of its game streaming service Luna, has quietly departed Amazon for another game company: Unity.
2 Don't Miss: How classic games like Pokemon make smart use of random number generation
image Curious about the best way to put a bit of randomness in your game? With the help of speedrunner research, Gamasutra examines how three classic games (Final Fantasy, Super Mario 64, and Pokemon) handle RNG.
1 Blog: A case for sub-factions in strategy games
image Sub-factions can be used to give players an opportunity to personalize their play experience and create expandable content for a game.
  Hiro Capital leads $15 million investment into three game studios
image Hiro Capital has led a $15 million investment into mobile and cross-platform studios Snowprint, Double Loop Games, and Happy Volcano.
  Report: EA cancels new property Gaia after six years in development at EA Motive
image EA has reportedly canceled a new property codenamed 'Gaia' after six years in development.
3 Valve ordered to comply with Apple's request for Steam data
image A California magistrate judge has ordered Valve to comply with Apple's recent request for financial data on over 400 Steam titles.
  Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Narrative Systems Designer
image The Narrative Systems Designer is responsible for the creative implementation of dialogue and working to maximize and improve our narrative systems.

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  Ranking and Revisiting Resident Evil
by Josh Bycer
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  Game Dev Digest Issue #83 - How and Why
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1 Have it your way: a case for sub-factions in strategy games
by Brandon Casteel
I see sub-factions as a very useful tool to allow players to identify with a specific play style....
  Deep dive: how Steam followers and wishlists relate
by Simon Carless
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Indie Insights: Hooks And Anchors
image David Logan discusses the importance of emphasizing compelling gameplay hooks and anchors when marketing your game.
What Every Game Designer Should Know About Human Psychology
image Michael Moran breaks down the role that psychology plays within game development, highlighting design elements that create memorable and engaging games.
Quest Design In Linear Media
image Nathan Savant critically examines the pacing of films and novels to better understand how their structures can apply to quest design in games.
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