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Video Game Deep Cuts: A Quiet Man, With Trivial Credits 1
by Gamasutra Staff [11.11.18]
This week's highlights include a look at the baffling The Quiet Man, a piece on HQ Trivia's struggles to continue its success, and a look at how credits in video games still aren't going quite right.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Obsidian, inXile acquired by Microsoft Studios 4
by Gamasutra Staff [11.10.18]
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of RPG-centric studios Obsidian and inXile Entertainment, as part of a host of announcements at its X08 event in Mexico.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The untold story of Lumines: Electronic Symphony 4
by Staff [11.09.18]
Producer James Mielke (formerly of developer Q Entertainment) walks through early concepts for the game, outlines production difficulties -- including in-progress screens and video.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

German government to establish $57 million games fund  
by Chris Kerr [11.09.18]
The German government will establish a €50 million ($56.7 million) games fund to help drive the country's creative industry.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The making of Cinderella VR  
by Gamasutra Community [11.09.18]
A dev diary for Cinderella VR, in which we discuss choosing a concept, planning, learning VR & Unity, making mini-games, 2D art, animation, and much more.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The challenges BioWare faced designing Mass Effect 3 17
by Staff [11.08.18]
Take a look back at this 2012 interview with Casey Hudson on the creative challenges his team faced while closing out the original Mass Effect trilogy.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata departs Square Enix  
by Chris Kerr [11.08.18]
Tabata detailed his own departure during a livestream that was initially billed as a "Special Program" concerning the future of Final Fantasy XV.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: How world-building elevates video games and fandom  
by Gamasutra Community [11.08.18]
World building may not sound that important to video games, but we're going to look at how three games have engaged their fans and helped to elevate their franchises.
Design, Production

Q&A: Using fear to build an immersive soundscape in Shadow of the Tomb Raider  
by Chris Kerr [11.08.18]
We caught up with Shadow of the Tomb Raider composer Brian D’Oliveira and audio director Rob Bridgett to learn how they used sound to transport players into their very own heart of darkness.
Console/PC, Audio, Design, Production, Video

5 years into Early Access, DayZ hits beta ahead of a planned 1.0 release this year  
by Alissa McAloon [11.07.18]
To stave off feature creep, the DayZ team has frozen plans new features and content as it works on polishing the beta and build toward a 1.0 release.
Console/PC, Production

Look forward to a Command & Conquer Classic Game Postmortem at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [11.07.18]
Louis Castle​, a game industry veteran known best for co-founding (with fellow luminary Brett Sperry) the trailblazing Westwood Studios, will deilver a Classic Game Postmortem on Command & Conquer!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Square Enix wants new studio Luminous to focus solely on triple-A  
by Chris Kerr [11.07.18]
Based in Tokyo, Luminous flung open its doors back in March with the initial aim of creating new triple-A titles and properties, alongside other "innovative game and entertainment content."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Diablo's Deltarune... To The Stars?  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.05.18]
This week's highlights include the top news from Blizzcon around Diablo and other devilish titles, Toby Fox's Deltarune & his radical transparency, and Marty O'Donnell talking 'The Music Of The Spheres'.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Why it's time to re-think A/B testing 3
by Gamasutra Community [11.05.18]
In this article, I want to explain why we decided to completely change the way we perform A/B tests in Pixel Federation.
Design, Production

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Monster Squad, Game Closure, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [11.02.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's Job Board.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Production, Recruitment

Blog: This is not another postmortem 2
by Gamasutra Community [11.02.18]
A year ago we released The Fall of Lazarus. It cost $162.972 and it made $5.155. This is not another postmortem, its a story with letters and numbers, successes and mistakes.
Design, Production

Video: How Tom Francis dealt with scope change while making Heat Signature  
by Staff [11.01.18]
Indie developer Tom Francis walks through the scope changes that occurred while making Heat Signature and what lessons can be applied to other games.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Child of Light and Talking Tom to be adapted for TV and film  
by Emma Kidwell [10.31.18]
It looks as though Child of Light and Talking Tom are the latest video games to be adapted for TV and film.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Here They Lie and the ethics of VR horror 1
by Holly Green [10.31.18]
Here They Lie creative director Cory Davis likens this stage of adapting horror to VR to psychedelic drugs. "You're gonna find people that want to be astronauts, but that's not the average consumer."
VR, Console/PC, Design, Production

See Cory Barlog deconstruct development of God of War at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [10.31.18]
Don't miss your chance to see game industry vet Cory Barlog open up about the long, complicated development of Sony Santa Monica's hit God of War at GDC 2019 next March!
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC