Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 18, 2018
arrowPress Releases
  • Editor-In-Chief:
    Kris Graft
  • Editor:
    Alex Wawro
  • Contributors:
    Chris Kerr
    Alissa McAloon
    Emma Kidwell
    Bryant Francis
    Katherine Cross
  • Advertising:
    Libby Kruse






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Updates » Business/Marketing
Klang Games secures $8.95M investment for SpatialOS-powered MMO 2
by Alissa McAloon [07.16.18]
That game, Seed, is one of several online titles being build with SpatialOS, tech that leans on cloud-computing to create living, persistent online worlds.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Coming soon? German courts ban vague release dates on pre-orders 3
by Chris Kerr [07.16.18]
Germany has banned vague release dates for pre-orders, meaning retailers won't be able to list pre-orders without also providing a shipment date. 
Business/Marketing

Blog: What we learned one year after releasing our debut Switch title 2
by Gamasutra Community [07.16.18]
A look at some of the things we learnt after releasing our first game on the Nintendo Switch.
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Octopath's DOS Demake  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.15.18]
This week's highlights include a rounded look at Octopath Traveler, the dev making a DOS game in 2018, and the evolution of the PlayStation 1-style demake as a genre.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft Berlin granted $1.84M in subsidies from city senate for expansion  
by Emma Kidwell [07.13.18]
Ubisoft Berlin is granted a subsidy of $1.84 million for expansion from the Berlin Senate, with the funds being used to grow operations and generate new jobs in the city.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sony PlayStation is looking for a Head of Global Account Management  
by Staff [07.13.18]
This position will oversee all global account management teams across the world, with representation in Sony's SIEA, SIEE and SIEJA offices.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Valve brings trading back to CS:GO in the Netherlands, though loot boxes remain blocked  
by Alissa McAloon [07.13.18]
This comes weeks after the company first shut the services down in compliance with requests from The Netherlands Gaming Authority.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Japan is taking steps to legalize paid esports tournaments  
by Alissa McAloon [07.13.18]
Laws aimed at illegal gambling have long prevented Japanese esports events from offering cash prizes, but a new licensing program seeks to change that.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Tropico publisher Kalypso acquires rights to Commandos series 3
by Chris Kerr [07.13.18]
As well as owning the entire Commando brand, the German publisher has also picked up the distribution rights to every entry in the series.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Over half of UK parents let kids play 18+ rated games 6
by Chris Kerr [07.13.18]
Childcare.co.uk quizzed over 2000 parents, and found that those who let their kids play 18+ rated titles do so without supervising, or even researching the game beforehand. 
Business/Marketing

Blizzard veteran Ben Brode helps form new studio Second Dinner  
by Chris Kerr [07.13.18]
Brode left Blizzard in April this year, and said he was departing the high-profile developer after 15 years to "take a crazy risk" by helping to start games company of his own.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

AbleGamers donates $10k worth of accessible game gear to NOLA kids hospital  
by Alex Wawro [07.12.18]
The charity gave ~$10k worth of training and accessible video game equipment to the New Orleans Children's Hospital, and Microsoft's new Xbox Adaptive controller seems to have been among the gifts.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Former creative director James Ohlen retires from BioWare after 22 years  
by Emma Kidwell [07.12.18]
After 22 years at BioWare, creative director and lead designer on Star Wars: The Old Republic and Knights of the old Republic James Ohlen announces his retirement from the studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Square Enix, Rockstar Games, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [07.12.18]
From London to New York, here are just some of the many many game companies hiring community managers, designers, game directors, artists, and more on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook spends $88M on Oculus permits in Seattle to expand VR headquarters 1
by Emma Kidwell [07.12.18]
Facebook has spent $88 million on Oculus-related permits so far this year in an effort to expand its satellite VR headquarters in and around the Seattle area.
VR, Business/Marketing

AppLovin launches mobile publisher Lion Studios  
by Alissa McAloon [07.12.18]
The mobile platform AppLovin has founded a new studio to take on the task of publishing and promoting mobile games and apps. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Todd Hollenshead's Nerve: Former id chief opens up about going indie 1
by Alex Wawro [07.12.18]
"I don't want to be the tree that fell in the forest that nobody heard," the ex-id Software chief says in this chat about why, after years away from games, he's joined Texan indie Nerve Software.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Blog: The three ages of Steam distribution 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.12.18]
A look at how distribution and visibility have changed as Steam has moved from Curation, to Greenlight, to Steam Direct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Epic increases revenue split for Unreal Engine Marketplace sellers 2
by Chris Kerr [07.12.18]
Epic has changed how revenue sharing works on the Unreal Engine Marketplace, and it's good news for game developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam's 'Upcoming' games list gets a discoverability-oriented revamp 9
by Alex Wawro [07.11.18]
Valve has changed how the 'Upcoming' games tab works on the front page of Steam, adding in a bit of algorithmic juice to tailor the list so that it highlights games with 'strong pre-release interest.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing