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ArtCraft Entertainment forms new division to build MMO engine tech  
by Chris Kerr [07.11.18]
Austin indie studio ArtCraft Entertainment has formed a new division to provide fellow game devs with the tools and tech to create their own MMO titles. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Tilting Point expands UA Fund with $132M annual investment  
by Chris Kerr [07.11.18]
Mobile game publisher Tilting Point has bolstered its User Acquisition Fund by committing to invest $132 million annually to help devs scale up their game projects.
Production, Business/Marketing

Amy Hennig on being a creative director: 'It takes a level of humility'  
by Emma Kidwell [07.10.18]
Amy Hennig and Mark Cerny discuss the misconceptions around what creative directors actually do.
Console/PC, Production

Don't Miss: Doing agile QA the BioWare way 14
by Gamasutra Community [07.10.18]
In this timeless blog post, veteran game dev Tulay Tetiker McNally shows how how and why quality assurance should be an integral part of game development, with specific examples from BioWare QA.
Console/PC, Production

How do companies like Nintendo and CD Projekt Red approach crunch? 4
by Alissa McAloon [07.10.18]
"Crunching in our company is actually something that all of the workers think that they need to do right now, because they want to have their work look better, you know?"
Indie, Production

Blog: Localization project manager boot camp - Part 1  
by Gamasutra Community [07.10.18]
Part 1 of 10 in a localization series for aspiring Localization Project Managers. Here, I will share my knowledge of localization having worked for Activision and Sony on over 100 games.
Production

Video: How Plague Inc successfully jumped from mobile to Steam  
by Staff [07.09.18]
At GDC 2015, Ndemic Creations' founder James Vaughan showcases the many challenges Ndemic faced in bringing its hit mobile strategy game Plague Inc to Steam.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Video, Vault

Video Game Deep Cuts: Livestreaming Your Fortnite Addiction 1
by Gamasutra Staff [07.08.18]
This week's highlights include a fascinating longform piece on a video streamer, Fortnite's unexpected story flourishes, and more on gaming addiction being 'singled out'.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: The unique development challenges of Mark of the Ninja  
by Staff [07.06.18]
In this GDC 2013 talk, Klei's Jeff Agala and Jamie Cheng discuss Mark of the Ninja's unique development challenges.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

Get a job: HITN is hiring a QA Analyst  
by Staff [07.06.18]
HITN is seeking a QA Analyst to continually and extensively test its software, including educational games and engaging learning resources in Spanish and English for early childhood education.
Production, Recruitment

Disney's 'Moana' production assets now available for the public  
by Emma Kidwell [07.05.18]
Disney has released two production assets from the film Moana to be used for computer graphics research, software development and educational purposes.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Cold Iron Studios, Rockstar Games, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [07.05.18]
From indie to triple-A, companies are looking for producers, engineers, designers, community managers, and more right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Blog: 10 lessons from making 100 games in five years 3
by Gamasutra Community [07.04.18]
What can be gained from long-term rapid development -- say, making 100 games in five years? Here, we’ll condense and sort that experience into 10 compact lessons.
Design, Production

Blog: Choosing a project management tool for game development 5
by Gamasutra Community [07.04.18]
Choosing a project management tool for your game development process can be overwhelming. There's a whole myriad of options, so where do you start?
Production

Bethesda implies Sony is preventing cross-play in Fallout 76 1
by Emma Kidwell [07.03.18]
Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard suggests there is no cross-play in Fallout 76 due to resistance from Sony.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

UK publisher Rising Star Games acquired by Thunderful  
by Chris Kerr [07.03.18]
UK publisher Rising Star Games has been acquired by Thunderful, the parent company behind Swedish game studios Image & Form and Zoink. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The postmortem of Resident Evil 2 for the N64 1
by Staff [07.02.18]
"It was a task that the newsgroups, gaming [websites], and perhaps even the publisher had doubts could be done," recalled Todd Meynink in this classic postmortem of the 1999 N64 port.
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Inside The RNG Tetris Effect  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.01.18]
This week's highlights include a piece on random number generation in classic games, what the upcoming Tetris Effect can learn from other classic updates, & lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Housemarque is hiring a Writer  
by Staff [06.29.18]
Housemarque is looking for a Writer who understands story structure, drama and interactive storytelling, and is familiar with the particular challenges and opportunities present when writing for games.
Production, Recruitment

Using VR audio to bring a sense of scale to pint-sized puzzler Moss  
by Chris Kerr [06.28.18]
"I adopted a mindset that I don’t know what the 'right way' is, and that predisposed me to thinking about problems with the game's needs and player experience over convention."
VR, Audio, Production, Video