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Sponsored: Nobody cares about your app idea - Here's how to change that  
by Joel Thomas, Agora.io [06.26.20]
People download and delete apps at a dizzying pace, ravenous for new games. Let's figure out why your idea deserves to exist, and how you can make it matter to today's mobile users.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Keywords buys development engineering provider Coconut Lizard for $2.47M  
by Chris Kerr [06.26.20]
Keywords Studios has acquired specialized game development company Coconut Lizard for a fee that could rise to $2.47 million. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Using RGB highlights to enhance the player experience  
by Gamasutra Community [06.26.20]
In this article we discuss our experiences with enabling custom RGB highlights in our games, X-Morph: Defense and The Riftbreaker.
Design, Business/Marketing

Discoverability by design: Rethinking how video games get noticed 1
by Simon Carless [06.26.20]
The best way around a shouting match to promote your game? Avoid it altogether. Rather, embrace that game design is part of the marketing equation and embed discoverability directly into the game itself.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The Last of Us Part II sold over 4 million copies in three days  
by Chris Kerr [06.26.20]
The Last of Us Part II has become the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive in history after selling over 4 million copies in three days.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft to investigate rampant sexual assault and harassment accusations
by Alissa McAloon, Kris Graft, Chris Kerr [06.25.20]
Ubisoft has released a general statement covering an outpouring of accusations against multiple current and past employees, saying that it has partnered with an external consultant to address allegations of abuse, assault, and racism.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tap into a massive audience by learning to grow your game in Brazil  
by Xsolla [06.25.20]
Sponsored: Brazil's massive video game audience offers a huge growth opportunity—if you know the best way to approach the market.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Whitepaper

Focus Home Interactive acquires Lords of the Fallen dev Deck13 for $7.9M  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.20]
The $7.9 million deal brings the German game dev studio and all 60 of its staff under Focus Home Interactive's wing, and also grants the company control of Deck13's intellectual property and indie publishing branch.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Here's a sneak peek at how you'll meet peers and network at GDC Summer  
by Staff [06.25.20]
Here's an early look at what GDC Summer attendees can expect to find when you log in on the first day and start looking for opportunities to meet interesting people in game development.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Twitch addresses sexual abuse allegations with permanent ban pledge
by Chris Kerr [06.25.20]
Twitch will permanently ban streamers who are found to have sexually abused or harassed people.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GDC Summer hosts expert talk on building healthy, engaged QA teams from scratch  
by Staff [06.24.20]
GDC Summer is excited to host an expert talk this August from Private Division senior producer Kari Toyoma that aims to change the way QA teams are built and supported in game dev.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

The mystery Pokemon project being developed by Tencent is a cross-platform MOBA  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.20]
Tencent and The Pokemon Company have unveiled Pokemon Unite, a new free-to-start MOBA for smartphones and the Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Video

Unity's Learn Premium suite of game dev courses is now available for free  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.20]
Unity has decided to make its Learn Premium educational platform free to everyone, which is good news for developers looking to get to grips with the game engine.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Humble's 'Fight for Racial Justice' bundle has raised over $4.3M for charity
by Chris Kerr [06.24.20]
The 'Fight for Racial Justice' charity bundle launched by Humble earlier this month has ended with over $4,370,000 raised.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Quest-curious VR devs will be able to officially bypass the Oculus Store in 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [06.23.20]
Starting in 2021, Oculus is looking to launch an alternative way for devs to bring their games to the Quest without launching on the platform's tightly curated Oculus Store. 
VR, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

New App Store review processes will let devs challenge guideline violations  
by Chris Kerr [06.23.20]
Apple is attempting to improve support for its developer community by introducing some new App Store review processes.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Are YOU prioritizing your Steam tags?  
by Gamasutra Community [06.23.20]
Thought it was worth putting out a new piece on something that’s been getting a lot of traction over the past few days - Steam’s subgenre/attribute tag system, and how you may be 'messing it up'!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Summer In Mara's Shipbreaker Wildfire 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.20.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts (new games/best links of the week!) features Summer In Mara, Beyond Blue, and... 3D graphics card box art?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook prepares to wage war over release of Gaming app on iOS  
by Bryant Francis [06.19.20]
Facebook is locking horns with Apple over the latter company's refusal to publish the Facebook Gaming app.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Come to GDC Summer for expert advice on cultivating female talent in AAA studios  
by Staff [06.19.20]
Come to GDC Summer this August attendees and enjoy a game dev veteran's guidance on how to implement practical strategies for cultivating and supporting women in your own workplace.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC