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  Windows 10 now offers a game-focused Xbox Game Bar overlay
image An update to Windows 10 has introduced the Xbox Game Bar, a quick access overlay that lets Windows users access music, capture tools, and Xbox Live friends while playing almost any game.
  Video: The care and feeding of live narrative game Fallen London
image In this 2019 GDC session, Failbetter Games' Olivia Wood looks at the difficulties of maintaining a live narrative game like Fallen London and how Failbetter has adapted to surmount them.
  Get a job: CCP's EVE Online team is hiring a Production Director
image CCP Reykjavik are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts on EVE Online.
  Metro Exodus made back its dev and marketing costs in under 2 months
image 4A Games' Metro Exodus managed to earn enough to cover both its development and marketing costs by the end of THQ Nordic's Q5.
  GOG Galaxy 2.0 aims to bridge the platform gap in game communities
image The soon-to-be-in-beta client overhaul turns GOG Galaxy into a hub for games and communities spread across multiple launchers and platforms.
8 Don't Miss: A retrospective on the Ouya
image A personal story, and a retrospective on why the OUYA failed and what can be learned from it.
1 The Ouya's game store will close for good in June
image Razer is ending support the game stores for Ouya, Forge TV, and MadCatz Mojo on June 25.
  Come to XRDC and see how VR devs are improving healthcare for kids!
image Register now for XRDC 2019 this October in San Francisco's beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, where Packet39 cofounder Shachar Weis will show you how VR is improving healthcare for kids!
  Sega to resume sales of Judgment in Japan following drugs scandal
image Sega intends to resume sales of Judgment in Japan on July 18, over four months after it was pulled from shelves due to a drug scandal involving voice actor Pierre Taki.
  World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in one month
image Saber Interactive's co-op zombie shooter World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in its first month, according to publisher Focus Home Interactive.
  Report: Tencent and Riot working on a mobile version of League of Legends
image Chinese tech and video game company Tencent is working with subsidiary Riot Games on a mobile version of League of Legends.
  Sponsored: Getting ahead of game fraud before it impacts revenue
image Unless you know how to get ahead of it, fraud can damage game player trust, put your relationship with credit card acquirers at risk, and cut into revenue and profits.
1 THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes
image The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, which means Gothic, Risen, and new franchise ELEX will now fall under the THQ umbrella. 
  Making the player the AI in outer space thriller Observation
image With a not-so-subtle nod to the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, NoCode this week embarked on its latest adventure with the launch of the brilliant horror game, Observation. We speak with creative director Jon McKellan.
  Dauntless launches on consoles with full, day-one crossplay
image Phoenix Labs’ free-to-play game Dauntless has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a launch that includes cross-platform play and progression across both consoles and PC.
  God of War has sold 10 million copies
image Sony Santa Monica's God of War has sold over 10 million copies in a little over a year’s time.
  Video: Slime Rancher dev's guide to making games that stand out and survive
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Monomi Park (Slime Rancher) founder Nick Popovich explains how you can make your game stand out and survive amongst the thousands of games released every year.
  Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a User Experience Researcher
image Insomniac Games is looking for a User Experience Researcher to conduct usability research and user experience tests to assess user responses to interface designs or methods.
  Playtika launches casual games division
image Playtika has been working to expand its presence in the casual games market for a while now, and the latest move in that direction is the establishment of the Casual Games Lab.
12 Don't Miss: Designing clever single player 'co-op' play in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
image The film director turned game director behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has some rather different and exciting ideas about how games should be made.
  Blog: The 'how' of bittersweet game design
image JoyMasher co-founder and game design specialist Thais Weiller asks what happens when fun isn't enough?
4 Valve wasn't 'really sure what to do' following Assassin's Creed Unity review surge
image A post from Valve addresses some of the complexities surrounding 'review bombs' and its previous rulings about the practice in the wake of a wave of positive Assassin's Creed Unity reviews.
  Nintendo is pulling two mobile games from Belgium over loot box laws
image Both Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes will no longer be available in Belgium due to the country’s laws on loot box mechanics.
  Blog: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019
image Independent accessibility specialist Ian Hamilton has put together a useful summary of some of the great things the industry has been doing for GAAD 2019.
  Tencent has acquired Swedish game developer Sharkmob
image Chinese tech and video game company Tencent has fully acquired Swedish game studio Sharkmob for an undisclosed fee.

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Postmortem: Das Geisterschiff
image Romanus Surt explains how he incorporated mechanics from adventure games, dungeon crawlers, and survival horror titles during the development of Das Geisterschiff.
Notes From A Game Writer: Indie To AAA
image Denius-Sams Gaming Academy fellowship recipient Danny Homan retraces the path he followed in establishing a career as a professional games writer.
Publishers: How To Find Them And What To Expect
image Ready to release your project to a wider audience? Kevin Giguere outlines the factors to consider when partnering with a publisher.
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.
Streamline Studios
Streamline Studios Streamline specializes in tech art and creative execution for video games through its integrated 2D, 3D and Animation services.
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd We are a 40-people game art production studio based in China, we've been serving the global game dev industry for more than 10 years, providing 2D Concepts, Illustrations, UI graphics, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation (Key-frame & Spine).
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STUDIO ANC - Animation & More Game art provider, focus on character animation, let's "animate your game" :-)

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