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  Get a job: Join Robot Entertainment as a Senior VFX Artist
image Robot Entertainment, the independent developer of the Orcs Must Die! franchise, is looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join our team.
3 Don't Miss: Why multiplayer almost didn't make it into Halo: Combat Evolved
image Halo: Combat Evolved's multiplayer mode was almost axed in the interest of expediency and cost-saving -- a move that may have altered Microsoft's early status in the hardware race.
  Xbox narrows down Series X launch window to November 2020
image There are now just 30 potential launch day options for the Xbox Series X as Microsoft narrows its launch window down from Holiday 2020 to a single month.
  Halo Infinite delay pushes it into 2021 and out of Xbox Series X launch lineup
image Microsoft and 343 Industries have made the call to delay the launch of Halo Infinite into 2021.
  Video: Optimizing collision detection in Titanfall
image In this 2018 GDC talk, Respawn Entertainment's Earl Hammon explains how the Titanfall team made already optimized continuous collision detection code more than twice as fast.
1 H1Z1 dev Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios
image Cold Iron Studios has changed hands once again, this time in a deal that sees it being acquired by H1Z1 developer and publisher Daybreak Games.
2 Why are you making your game's store page unattractive?
image There’s been a lot of discussion on best practices for your video game store page (whether that be console, PC, or even mobile.) And yes, it’s quite important. Here's what you should be doing.
  Sega reports loss despite strong video game sales
image Net sales and profits are down at Sega Sammy, which just released its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
  Blog: Creating a progression curve for your casual game
image The goal of this article is to show a general approach to the progression curve fitting based on simulations that can be undertaken on a stage of the economy design prior to launch.
  Twitch announces 'Prime Gaming' rebrand
image Amazon-owned streaming giant Twitch announced today it would rebrand its Twitch Prime premium service to "Prime Gaming."
  Controller leak all but confirms 'Xbox Series S'
image New images of a revamped Xbox-style controller point to a heavily rumored, more affordable Xbox Series S next-gen console.
  Game Discoverability Now: How big is your game's Discord? (Not this big!)
image Some of the trends in the biggest/most active video game Discord servers are super interesting, and here's a look at what I learned from checking this out. (Plus, a bunch more info on discoverability!)
  How to usher more women into leadership roles within the game industry
image At GDC Summer last week, Victoria Setian, sr. producer at Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, described a three-pronged approach to cultivating female talent, particularly within triple-A studios.
  Fall Guys has sold over 2 million copies on Steam alone
image Fall Guys has sold over 2 million copies on Steam during its first week on sale, according to publisher Devolver Digital.
  Riot forms global deals council and ethics committee after NEOM controversy
image Riot Games has established a global deals council and a new ethics committee to help avoid a repeat of the recent NEOM games partnership. 
  Sponsored: In-game advertising, the compliance perspective
image With the increase of mobile device users and not to mention, a global pandemic with stay-at-home guidelines, the gaming industry is growing rapidly.
2 Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono is departing Capcom
image The veteran producer joined Capcom as a sound programmer and composer in the early '90s, cutting his teeth on arcade titles like Street Fighter Alpha and Saturday Night Slam Masters.
  How to better design your game communities for kindness
image At GDC Summer this week Kitfox comms director Victoria Chan offered up five rules for being a better community manager and five steps you can take to build kinder, cozier communities.
  Leveraging physical animation to sell Force powers in Jedi: Fallen Order
image Every Star Wars fan has dreamed of being a Jedi. But what is it about becoming a monk-like guardian of peace and justice that's so damn appealing? It's force powers. The answer is always force powers.
  Blog: Five secrets of game art direction
image Getting the art of your game right is a big part of creating something successful, but it isn't easy. In this post, I reveal five lessons I've learned from managing art teams over the past decade.
  Mobile developer Big Run Studios nets $5.25 million to expand operations
image Mobile developer-publisher Big Run Studios has netted $5.25 million in seed funding, meaning it has raised a total of $6.6 million to date.
5 Blog: The value trap of free-to-play design
image Free-to-play design has attracted many gamers and developers to it for its low cost of entry. Today, we're going to talk about the cost that keeps people playing them to the point of manipulation.
  Final Fantasy VII Remake surpasses 5 million digital sales and shipments
image Final Fantasy VII Remake has shipped and digitally sold over five million copies worldwide, according to Square Enix.
2 Five tips for making better loot experiences in games
image In tabletop games, the art of collation determines how players receive randomized items when buying blind-item packs. According to designer Eric Engelhard, those systems can work in video games too.
  How Teamfight Tactics was designed to target former League of Legends players
image At GDC Summer, Teamfight Tactics design lead David Abecassis broke down how Teamfight Tactics was designed to appeal to League of Legends players who've drifted off from high-level play.

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  Three nasty netcode bugs we fixed around Blightbound's launch
by Joost van Dongen
Netcode bugs can be very hard to find, but they can also be quite intriguing once you've figured...
  Scope: Choose A Target! Focus! Shoot!
by Levon Demurchyan
This is the first of a series of articles about Scope, where I try to pass on some of my knowledge...
2 Why are you making your game's store page unattractive?
by Simon Carless
There’s been a lot of discussion on best practices for your video game store page (whether that be...
  CREATING A CASUAL GAME PROGRESSION CURVE
by Anastasiia Kladova
Inappropriate progression is often seen on a stage of the soft launch. The goal of the article is to...
  China Cracks Down on Unlicensed Mobile Games: How to Navigate the Chinese Game Approval Process
by Benjamin Premack
With 685 million gamers, China is the largest mobile game market in the world. This article provides...

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5 Game Engines To Try In 2020
image Michael Nannings outlines five game engines that indie creators can use to kickstart their creativity and establish a foothold in game development.
13 Free Tools To Manage Remote Development Teams
image Christian Kasilag lists the free tools he uses to communicate with his remote team during the development of Scatterbrain Studio's games.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Marketing Your Game
image Want to ensure that your game finds an audience? Karl Kontus walks developers through 11 steps for establishing a community and building pre-release hype.
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