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At GDC 2019 you'll see how McLaren uses VR to fast-track supercar design  
by Staff [03.01.19]
McLaren has fast-tracked the supercar design process by introducing a unique VR sketch tool into their studio, and next month they'll be at GDC to show you how they did it -- and what they learned!
VR, Design, GDC

Designing friendly robot settlement sim The Colonists to be deep, yet inviting  
by Jupiter Hadley [03.01.19]
The Colonists dev Richard Wallis opens up about the challenges involved with building a cute robot colony sim, the trick to designing a clear, concise UI, and the importance of map editors.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Video: The evolution of Soft Body  
by Staff [02.28.19]
In this 2016 GDC Europe session, Bodysoft's Zeke Virant presents a post-mortem of the meditative action game Soft Body.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video

Play these intriguing indie games at the GDC 2019 Day of the Devs showcase!  
by Staff [02.28.19]
Here's the full lineup of games that will be playable in the GDC 2019 Day of the Devs showcase, orchestrated once again by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit!
Indie, Design, Video, GDC

Blog: Remembering Advance Wars 2
by Chris Kerr [02.28.19]
2018 would have marked the 30th anniversary of the Advance Wars franchise, and the recent success of Wargroove made me nostalgic to talk about a great strategy series that you may have missed.
Design

Blog: Designing a planet-scale real-world AR platform  
by Gamasutra Community [02.28.19]
In this post, we explore where we believe AR experiences are heading and the tech stack we’ve built in anticipation of that trajectory.
VR, Design

Designing for tough choices in cosmic horror game The Horns 1
by John Harris [02.28.19]
We speak with Dene Carter, formerly creative director on the Fable series, about his latest indie game The Horns -- a cosmic horror game about choice and survival.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Video: The science of off-roading Uncharted 4's 4x4  
by Staff [02.27.19]
In this GDC 2017 session, Naughty Dog's Edward Pereira breaks down individual physical elements that went into Uncharted 4's 4x4.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Don't Miss: Pokemon's secret ingredient 3
by Staff [02.27.19]
In this 2012 interview, Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and Takao Unno talk Gamasutra through the process of creating a Pokemon game and explore what makes the 23-year-old series tick.
Console/PC, Design

Attend GDC for an inside look at the design of Fantasy Flight's KeyForge  
by Staff [02.27.19]
Richard Garfield's KeyForge is what Fantasy Flight calls a "unique deck" game, and at GDC 2019 designer Brad Andres will show you how it works -- and how it was designed to stand apart!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Blog: The interactivity of reading  
by Gamasutra Community [02.27.19]
Why Not Games programmer and designer Nikhil Murthy attempts to apply some game design tools to traditional media.
Design

Blog: A postmortem of Robothorium 2
by Gamasutra Community [02.26.19]
After two years of development, we released our game Robothorium on Switch & PC. It's now to take a look at how the production went, how much it sold and what we can learn from all of this.
Indie, Design, Production

Amy Hennig calls single-player games 'just a harder and harder proposition' 3
by Emma Kidwell [02.26.19]
Amy Hennig discusses how single-player games are not in danger of dying out with the rise of live games.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Most players won't finish your game - and that's not a bad thing! 61
by Staff [02.26.19]
Most players won't play to the end of your game. That's not a tragedy -- that's a feature of video games' design landscape.
Social/Online, Design

Opinion: Civilization VI's (Green) New Deal
by Katherine Cross [02.26.19]
In Civilization VI's latest expansion Gathering Storm, the world fights back and your actions have far-reaching, unintended consequences down the ages and across the whole of the map.
Console/PC, Design

See the future of interactive experience design at GDC 2019  
by Staff [02.26.19]
Mycotoo (the company behind interactive experiences for Fallout 76, Blade Runner 2049, and more) is coming to GDC 2019 to give you a unique look at the future of interactive experience design!
VR, Design, GDC

The noclip model viewer lets you see Nintendo classics from a new perspective  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.19]
If you fancy taking a sightseeing tour around some of your favorite Nintendo games, you're going to want to check out noclip.website.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Blog: Why 2018 was a landmark year for accessibility  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.19]
Last year, we saw advances in the inclusion of people with disabilities on a scale never before seen. Let's look at some of the best examples.
Design, Production

Ebba Ljungerud's grand strategy: A chat with Paradox's CEO 2
by Kris Graft [02.26.19]
Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud tells Gamasutra how she will guide the future the company with a focus on improved game accessibility and creative empowerment.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

How Dream Daddy succeeded in writing for the internet  
by Staff [02.25.19]
In this GDC 2018 session, Game Grumps' Leighton Gray breaks down the research and approaches used to make Dream Daddy a success.
Console/PC, Design, Video