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  Get a job: Join Moon Studios as a Senior Character TD
image Help us create some of the best games the industry has ever seen and work with some of the most talented individuals in the world!
  Blizzard officially calls off BlizzCon 2020, though a digital event might be in the cards
image The pandemic has spelled the end for many physical events this year, causing more and more events to consider digital replacements for 2020.
  Gamestream raises $3.8 million to grow its B2B-focused cloud gaming platform
image Gamestream partners with businesses like hotels and cruise ships to provide a readily-deployable streaming game platform then offered to those businesses' customers as an amenity.
3 Don't Miss: Reusing content the Scrappy Social Media Management way
image Reduce, reuse, recycle. Also, do the same to your content.
  Attend GDC Summer for an inside look at the physical animation of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
image GDC Summer attendees will have a chance this August to (remotely) learn how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order blends authored animations with physical simulation to create high-fidelity character motion.
1 Game companies in Spain to benefit from $21.9 million in protective financing
image The Spanish Government has pledged €20 million to help protect those cultural industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the country's video game industry. 
  Blog: Highlights of global accessibility awareness day 2020
image Independent accessibility specialist Ian Hamilton looks at some of the ways the games industry embraced this year's GAAD event
  Tencent acquires 20% stake in Story of Seasons dev Marvelous for $65 million
image Tencent has purchased a 20 percent stake in Japanese game studio Marvelous for $65 million.
3 Game Discoverability & The Nintendo Switch: Where We're At
image Game Discoverability & The Nintendo Switch: Where We're At
1 Dreaming Spires: Dynamic narrative, layer by layer
image Jon Ingold of Inkle goes in-depth on the studio's upcoming game Pendragon, which ties a dynamic narrative engine to a chess-like strategy game.
2 Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train
image The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!
2 Blog: Narrative vs. gameplay - A toolbox for harmonious coexistence
image How to tell your story while the player is enjoying your game? A list of where, how, when, you should deliver your narrative to maximize both gameplay and story experience.
  Video: A new strategy for narrative desigers
image Learn a new way to develop your game's narrative design in this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk.
  Get a job: Visual Concepts is looking for a Senior Systems Designer
image The folks at Visual Concepts are looking for a Systems Designer to work on a brand new game.
6 Don't Miss: Designing the Elusive Targets system in 2016's Hitman
image "Playing an Elusive Target in a level you have fully mastered gives you the experience of being the apex predator. No matter what might be in store, you have the tools and experience to handle it."
1 Italy announces fund to support country's game studios during COVID-19 crisis
image The Italian government will now provide for financial support for the country's game development studios in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, which has struck the country with exceptional ferocity.
6 The IGDA debuts standards, reporting system to curb bad industry behavior
image Game developers can now submit reports about bad behavior from companies and events to the IGDA.
  Amazon Games and Bandai Namco are bringing a free Pac-Man game to Twitch
image Amazon Games and Bandai Namco have partnered on a brand new Pac-Man experience called Pac-Man Live Studio that will be playable directly through Twitch.
1 Blog: Launch day depression (and why i'm over it)
image I can't tell you how many times I cried, yelled, and even curled up in a ball during the launch of my previous game Pinstripe. For my next game Neversong, this launch has been freeing. Here's why.
1 Fortnite is morphing into a movie theater with help from Christopher Nolan
image For its next trick, Epic Games battle royale shooter Fortnite will morph into a virtual movie theater to host a showing of an unnamed Christopher Nolan movie.
  Blog: Building an MMO screensaver
image In this article I talk about how I designed a MMO screensaver, including techniques I used to synchronise the world and how I built the multiplayer side.
3 Magic Leap withdraws conditional layoff notices after raising $350 million
image Augmented reality company Magic Leap has raised $350 million in funding from existing and new investors.
2 From pen-and-paper to blockouts: How level designers craft iconic stealthy encounters
image Level designers with a particular penchant for stealth share their go-to approaches for creating sneaky moments in games like Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Dishonored 2, and more.
2 Don't Miss: A classic game postmortem of Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer
image Four of the minds behind the 1995 release Command & Conquer sat down at GDC to share an hour-long deep dive into the creation of the classic RTS game.
  An extensive look at Maxis' short stint in serious simulation games
image If you've got time for a long read about a beloved game maker's foray into for-hire simulation games for the likes of Chevron and the EPA, The Obscuritory has you covered.

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  Creating stronger bonds between players and NPCs through group-conflict
by Jonas Pastoors
This article explores how we can use psychology to strengthen players’ emotional bonds with NPCs...
  Why New Players Matter to Indie Developers
by Josh Bycer
A follow up to my piece about the new player's experience. We're now talking indie teams, and why no...
2 Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train
by Simon Carless
The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo...
3 Game Discoverability & The Nintendo Switch: Where We're At
by Simon Carless
Some notes on how people find your game on Nintendo Switch (& some humble suggestions to improve...
  Highlights of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020
by Ian Hamilton
Some of the ways the industry embraced this year's GAAD event

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Hang Line: Production Data And Tools Used
image Ed Kay lists the tools he used during the production of his mobile game Hang Line and explains their specific functionality over the course of development.
Adam Engels On Black Mesa, Remote Work, And Game Design
image Oleg Nesterenko interviews Black Mesa lead Adam Engels for his thoughts on the game design philosophy that drove a multi-year modding project.
Telescopic To Microscopic: Handling Shifts In Scope
image James Patton draws from personal experience to explain how designers can deal with massive shifts in narrative scope between projects.
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