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Gabby DaRienzo wants to talk about burnout  
by Staff [01.23.20]
Game dev and artist Gabby DaRienzo opens up a bit about what you can expect to get from her GDC 2020 talk on overcoming creative block, and why it's so important for game devs to talk about burnout.
Indie, Art, Production, GDC

Road to the IGF: kaleidoscube's A Juggler's Tale  
by Joel Couture [01.23.20]
A Juggler's Tale has players acting out puppet theater, guiding Abby the puppet on a journey to freedom through a grim fairy tale world.
Indie, IGF

Koji Igarashi will share Bloodstained lessons learned at GDC 2020!  
by Staff [01.23.20]
At GDC 2020 in March veteran game developer Koji "IGA" Igarashi will present an in-depth look at what he learned while shepherding his first crowdfunded game project from Kickstarter to completion!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video: Showcasing your indie game with the right messaging and video  
by Staff [01.22.20]
In this 2019 GDC talk editor Derek Lieu and marketer Dana Trebella teach a practical process to find your indie game's unique message, and how to explain the hook via strong visuals and trailers.
Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Get practical advice on overcoming game dev creative block at GDC 2020  
by Staff [01.22.20]
Burnout and creative blocks are common game dev concerns, which is why GDC 2020 will feature a practical talk from Gabby DaRienzo on how to reinvigorate yourself and overcome creative low points!
Indie, Design, GDC

GDC Main Stage returns for 2020 with marquee talks on game dev's social impact!  
by Staff [01.22.20]
This multi-part presentation about the impact of games and game dev will be delivered at GDC 2020 in March by three esteemed game creators: Osama Dorias, Ziba Scott, and Lyndsay Pearson!
Console/PC, Indie, Serious, GDC

Road to the IGF: Mega Crit Games' Slay the Spire  
by Joel Couture [01.22.20]
Slay the Spire tasks players with creating decks of cards that combine into crushing combos that will smash anything in their path.
Indie, Video, IGF

Don't Miss: Inside the narrative design and 'multiple middles' of Mutazione 1
by Hannah Nicklin [01.21.20]
In this nuanced look at game storytelling Die Gute Fabrik's Hannah Nicklin walks you through how she joined up with the Mutazione crew to flesh out and build the narratives of this mutant soap opera.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Wherever you are in your game design career, come advance it at GDC!  
by Staff [01.20.20]
Are you a game designer interested in attending GDC 2020 this March? Don't miss these opportunities to attend sessions from industry experts and learn tips and techniques relevant to your needs!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: 2020's Most Exciting, 1983's Most Breakout Games  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.17.20]
The latest highlights include a look at 2020's most anticipated PC games, 1983's 'breakout' game (fine, it's a book excerpt from a 1983 tome about Breakout!), plus looks at Android: Netrunner & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC 2020 offers practical tips on hiring and keeping women leaders in games  
by Staff [01.17.20]
It's never been more vital for game makers to make active, sustained efforts to diversify their leadership teams, and at GDC 2020 in March you'll get the latest tips and tools to do so!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, GDC

The top 7 reasons women quit game development
by Pixelles [01.17.20]
Game development-focused feminist non-profit Pixelles highlights problem areas--and solutions--in retaining women within game development studios.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Devs, submit your games now for GDC 2020's Day of the Devs showcase!  
by Staff [01.16.20]
Hey game devs, good news: Double Fine and iam8bit's popular game showcase Day of the Devs returns to GDC this year, and organizers are now accepting submissions from devs who want to participate!
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video: How to talk about games with those who don't approve  
by Staff [01.16.20]
In this 2019 GDC talk educators Lindsay Grace, Mia Consalvo, Roger Altizer, and Andy Phelps provide devs with the facts they need to competently reply to those opposed to the game industry.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Attend GDC and learn how Outer Wilds nailed curiosity-driven game design  
by Staff [01.15.20]
In a GDC 2020 talk co-creative leads Alex Beachum and Loan Verneau will dig into the meta design of Outer Wilds, from early 2D prototypes to the final structure of the game's overarching mystery!
Indie, Design, GDC

Video: Developing asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight  
by Staff [01.14.20]
In this 2018 GDC session Behaviour Interactive’s Dave Richard shares the story behind developing Dead by Daylight, a popular 2016 asymmetrical survival horror game about avoiding a terrifying killer.
Social/Online, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Parents, don't forget to register for childcare at GDC 2020!  
by Staff [01.14.20]
The KiddieCorp team charges an affordable hourly rate for their services and snacks and beverages will be provided, but meals do need to be supplied by parents each day!
Console/PC, Indie, Serious, GDC

Game Design Deep Dive: The 26 verbs of 'Henry VIII sim' Fit for a King 2
by Brent Ellison and Tanya Short [01.14.20]
Fit for a King is a comedic side project from Kitfox's Tanya Short and Nvizzio Creations' Brent Ellison. Here they explain how they assigned a verb to every letter of the alphabet in this game inspired by classic RPGs.
Indie, Design, Deep Dive

GDC YouTube Top 5: Mipumi Games' Eline Muijres  
by Kris Graft [01.13.20]
For January, we bring you the top picks from Eline Muijres, producer at indie studio Mipumi Games who also worked on the IGF-nominated game Bounden.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get live game-pitching advice at GDC Pitch during GDC 2020!  
by Staff [01.13.20]
If you're coming to GDC 2020 don't miss your chance to participate in GDC Pitch, an event designed to help select GDC Play participants practice their game-pitching skills in front of a live audience!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC