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  Get a job: Join Harmonix as a remote Senior Software Developer
image Harmonix is seeking a senior generalist software engineer to join one of the teams developing creative and unique game titles.
2 Apple wants Microsoft exec's testimony cut from Epic Games v. Apple case
image Lori Wright, VP of Xbox business development, was one of the first experts to take the stand in this week's Epic Games v. Apple trial. Apple, however, is now asking her testimony be struck from the record.
8 Don't Miss: The making of Resident Evil 4
image Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
  Check out the many incredible Roundtables at GDC 2021
image At the all-digital GDC 2021 (running July 19th – 23rd) you can take part in a number of excellent Roundtables hosted by industry experts.
  Genesis Noir leads IGF finalists with four nominations
image Check out the 2021 Independent Games Festival finalists, who will be honored at a virtual ceremony held at Game Developers Conference, running July 19th - 23rd.
  Turkish mobile studio Ace Games raises $7 million to develop new casual titles
image Turkish mobile studio Ace Games has raised $7 million in seed funding to continue making casual and hyper casual titles.
  Blog: Making a meaningful scent system in Redwall
image For a game featuring animals as characters we sought to create a unique, robust, and meaningful mechanic that revolves around scent. This was far easier said than done.
1 Wolfire Games founder: 'I had no choice' but to file Steam antitrust lawsuit against Valve
image Wolfire Games founder David Rosen claims they had "no choice" but to take legal action against Valve after it allegedly began interfering with pricing on other storefronts.
  Square Enix, Gearbox, Sega and more confirm E3 2021 presence
image The organizers behind this year's virtual E3 have announced a handful of high-profile game makers that'll be in attendance at E3 2021 this June.
  Get a job: Join Yacht Club Games as a Gameplay Programmer
image Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid-to-senior level gameplay programmer to join its team.
  Sony facing lawsuit over 'monopoly' on digital PlayStation game sales
image A collection of gamers are readying to file a lawsuit against PlayStation-maker Sony Interactive Entertainment, arguing that it operates an unlawful monopoly.
34 Don't Miss: My hardest bug ever, a Crash Bandicoot story
image A coder on the original Crash Bandicoot explains how his first big game almost shipped with a destructive save-wiping bug -- and how he and the team at Naughty Dog eventually solved it.
  Video: Designing Overwatch's social systems
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Blizzard Entertainment's Natasha Miller shares why Blizzard chose to prioritize social systems in Overwatch.
  Ubisoft is making a mobile push of its own with The Division Mobile
image The Division Mobile isn't Ubisoft's only plan to expand the franchise's reach. A standalone free-to-play spinoff, The Division Heartland, is also in the works for PC, consoles, and the cloud.
  Kick your game industry career into action at GDC 2021
image Register for the career development pass at the all-digital GDC 2021 (July 19th -- 23rd) to access an incredible batch of sessions to further your game industry career. Get yours before they're gone!
  USC Games launches fund to support Black and Indigenous game design students
image USC Games has established a new fund with help from Borderlands publisher Take-Two Interactive that will support Black and Indigenous students in game design and engineering.
  Nintendo wants to teach programming to the world with Game Builder Garage
image Game Builder Garage uses a visual programming language built around creatures called 'Nodon' in combination with step-by-step lessons created by Nintendo to make programming fun and accessible. 
  Zynga to acquire mobile monetization and ad platform Chartboost for $250 million
image Zynga has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire mobile monetization and advertising platform Chartboost for $250 million in cash. 
  Blog: Why a community and retention strategy matters post-IDFA
image Amidst the turmoil of Mega-MAU M&As, privacy changes and the uncertainty on re-targeting, studios may benefit from well-planned and executed community and retention strategies.
  Profits on the up at Nintendo as the Switch nears 85 million lifetime sales
image Switch hardware sales increased by 37.1 percent year on year to 28.83 million units, pushing the console to 84.59 million lifetime sales.
  Get a job: Join Talofa Games as a Game Server Engineer
image Talofa is seeking a Game Server Engineer to join the team of its newest social running game in development, Run To My Heart.
  EA beefs up EA Sports with acquisition of Super Mega Baseball dev Metalhead Software
image EA's acquisition spree continues with its latest big buy: Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead.
2 Don't Miss: The postmortem of Resident Evil 2 for the N64
image In this classic 2000 postmortem, then-Angel Studios engineer Todd Meynink recounts the trials and tribulations Angel faced in porting Capcom's Resident Evil 2 to the Nintendo 64.
2 Humble backs away from controversial Humble Bundle slider changes
image Sliders are here to stay, though Humble says it's likely to iterate on the feature once the Humble Bundle redesign is out the door.
  Video: Obsidian's tools for authoring branching dialogue
image In this 2019 GDC session, Obsidian Entertainment's Carrie Patel & David Szymczyk discuss how narrative designers and game writers can get the most use out of conversation editors.

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  Game Dev Digest Issue #93 - Software craftsmanship
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Game Dev Digest Issue #93 - Software craftsmanship. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev...
  Of Mice and Men - Making a Meaningful Scent System in Redwall
by Chris Skaggs
For a game featuring animals as characters we sought to create a unique, robust, and meaningful...
  Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit
by Simon Carless
What does the Epic/Apple trial data show us about which game platforms are good to make games for?...
  Why a Community and Retention Strategy matters Post-IDFA
by Pascal Debroek
User Acquisition faces a more challenging time post-IDFA. Amidst the turmoil of Mega-MAU M&As,...
  What do devs really think of game platform cut?
by Simon Carless
We look at the GDC survey on game platform cut and the state of subscription services, as well as...

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The Simplest Trailer To Make For Your Steam Page
image Derek Lieu explains how student developers can promote their upcoming projects by creating effective trailers optimized for online storefronts.
Building A Systemic Narrative Game
image Lila Grimaldi recalls how a student-led team developed a letter writing simulator by emphasizing a solid gameplay loop to craft their game's identity.
7 Nudges & Manipulative Techniques Present In Undertale
image Mattia Podini examines the varied psychological techniques and gameplay mechanics that Undertale employs in order to guide and influence players.
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