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Get a job: Join the team at Remedy Entertainment as a Lead Producer  
by Staff [02.19.20]
We are looking for a team player with excellent project management and communication skills, someone who is passionate to lead a group of experts at Remedy in the creation of our next projects.
Production, Recruitment

Video: Valve's Portal postmortem  
by Staff [02.19.20]
In this 2008 GDC talk, Valve's Kim Swift and Erik Wolpaw expound upon the topic of integrating narrative into the game design of 2007's smash hit Portal.
Console/PC, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Embracer-owned Koch Media acquires Let's Sing developer Voxler  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
Koch Media has agreed to acquire French music game developer Voxler for an undisclosed fee. 
Production, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic approves Gothic remake and confirms plans to open Barcelona studio  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
THQ Nordic has approved its proposed Gothic remake after receiving "unambiguous feedback" from those who played its recently released prototype.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: What is reward fatigue? 3
by Gamasutra Community [02.19.20]
Tangible and expected rewards loosely linked to performance were, among other kinds of extrinsic gratifications, found to decrease intrinsic motivation.
Design, Production

THQ Nordic parent Embracer Group acquires World War Z dev Saber Interactive  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
THQ Nordic parent company Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive for an initial $150 million.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: What went right (and wrong) during the development of Persona 4 10
by Staff [02.18.20]
In this classic postmortem, the Atlus team behind Persona 4 discuss what went right and what went wrong in creating the acclaimed RPG, touching on design challenges and QA woes.
Design, Production

Operating profits up at Paradox as monthly active players hits record high  
by Chris Kerr [02.18.20]
Swedish developer-publisher Paradox Interactive has published its financials for the full-year ended December 31, 2019, and both revenues and operating profits are up.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Nintendo facing global Switch shortage because of coronavirus  
by Chris Kerr [02.18.20]
Nintendo could face a global Switch shortage as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Mobile quizzing company HQ Trivia has shut down 1
by Chris Kerr [02.17.20]
Mobile quiz show maker HQ Trivia has closed its doors and laid off its remaining 25 employees after a planned acquisition fell through at the last minute.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: You Got Politics In My Dreams  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.15.20]
The latest highlights include the politics in games discussion re-ignited by Tim Sweeney's DICE comments, the full launch of Media Molecule's Dreams, a look at new games like Wide Ocean Big Jacket, & more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Double Fine, Insomniac, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [02.14.20]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

A peek at the risks and reworks that gave Rainbow Six Siege a chance to thrive  
by Alissa McAloon [02.14.20]
An interview on IGN traces the ups and downs of Rainbow Six Siege and explores how the once-troubled game was able to bounce back and become a Ubisoft staple.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design, Production

Blog: When history gets interactive 2
by Gamasutra Community [02.14.20]
How did working on a game with professional historians pan out and should you consider doing it too?
Design, Production

Half-Life: Alyx finally has a concrete release date  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
After over a decade of forsaken hopes and dreams, the long-awaited third entry in the Half-Life series finally has a release date.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Razor Edge Games offered tax incentives to establish studio in Arizona  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
Razor Edge Games has struck a deal with the Arizona Commerce Authority to secure tax credits and incentives to set up shop in the town of Gilbert, AZ.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Untitled Goose Game comes out on top at DICE Awards 3
by Kris Graft [02.14.20]
House House's game with the horrible goose won top honors at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas Thursday night, with Control and Death Stranding also winning in multiple categories.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

How Supergiant weaves narrative rewards into Hades' cycle of perpetual death  
by Alissa McAloon [02.13.20]
Supergiant Games’ Greg Kasavin digs into the narrative structure in a recent interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, shedding light on how the studio’s foray into Early Access has fared so far.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Releasing an update archive benefits both devs and players, says Dead Cells dev  
by Alissa McAloon [02.13.20]
"There’s a creative freedom that comes from knowing any change we make can be easily reverted by naysayers."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production

Smilegate, Sony, and Tencent partner to give Crossfire the movie treatment  
by Chris Kerr [02.13.20]
Sony Pictures has partnered with South Korean developer Smilegate and Tencent to create a movie based on the popular free-to-play shooter Crossfire.
Production, Business/Marketing