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Scope out up-and-coming creators in the GDC Summer Indie Showcase!  
by Staff [07.23.20]
As you finalize plans to attend the all-digital GDC Summer next month, organizers want to remind you to leave some time for checking out the exhibitors showcasing their work in the Indie Showcase!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Learn from Microsoft and other industry leaders in the GDC Summer Sponsor Showcase  
by Staff [07.23.20]
The online platform where we'll be hosting GDC Summer next month is filling out with attendees, speakers, and sponsors, so now's the time to start planning out who you'd like to meet and learn from!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: When debug UI ruins your game design  
by Gamasutra Community [07.23.20]
Should you consider practicality, utility, or legibility of UI that's destined for the trash? Player Research director Sebastian Long attempts to find out.
Design

Learn how to launch an indie studio from your bedroom at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.23.20]
Thinking about starting your own indie studio, but don't know how? Find out at GDC Summer next month, direct from Decoy Games cofounders Ahmed and Khalil Abdullah!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed 20 million registered users  
by Chris Kerr [07.23.20]
Final Fantasy XIV Online has crossed 20 million registered users, according to developer Square Enix.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to stop the U.S. military recruiting through Twitch 16
by Chris Kerr [07.23.20]
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to prevent military organizations from recruiting using video games and esports. 
Business/Marketing

Landing venture funding with LVP's David Gardner - GDC Podcast ep. 11 1
by Kris Graft [07.23.20]
On GDC Podcast episode 11, longtime game industry pro David Gardner of London Venture Partners joins Gamasutra's Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon to tell us what he and his team look for when investing capital.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Podcast, GDC

Ubisoft is keeping its next-gen games priced at $60, for now  
by Alissa McAloon [07.22.20]
Ubisoft’s current plans don’t see it following in the footsteps of game makers like Take-Two Interactive.
Console/PC

Get a job: Join the Remedy Entertainment team as a Technical Director  
by Staff [07.22.20]
As the Technical Director, you will be part of the project’s core leadership team and own and drive all technical areas and aspects of the project from vision to execution.
Programming, Recruitment

Xbox closes Q4 with gains in hardware revenue, record engagement  
by Alissa McAloon [07.22.20]
Microsoft saw an uptick in console sales during the last quarter of its 2020 financial year, reporting a 49 percent increase in hardware revenue due to an increase in consoles sold.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: The collision of collaboration, curation in Sunset Overdrive  
by Kris Graft [07.22.20]
Insomniac Games' stylish Xbox One shooter Sunset Overdrive changed significantly between conception and realization. Game director Drew Murray explains.
Console/PC, Design

Video: An overview of knowledge representation in game AI  
by Staff [07.22.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk Daniel Brewer and Rez Graham explain best practices for helping video game AI make decisions that will feel impactful to the player.
Console/PC, Programming, Video, Vault

Today's the last day to get your GDC Summer advance registration discount  
by Staff [07.22.20]
The advance registration discount period for August's all-digital GDC Summer event ends today (July 22nd) at 11:59 PM PT, so register now to secure your seat at a cheaper rate!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

A record quarter at Ubisoft can't distract from its troubled studio culture  
by Alissa McAloon [07.22.20]
Ubisoft ended Q1 with record engagement and record net bookings, but issues with its studio culture that led to several recently unearthed abuse allegations aren't going to be swept under the rug.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Please welcome Spawn On Me's Kahlief Adams as the official MC of GDC Summer!  
by Staff [07.22.20]
Organizers of the Game Developers Conference are excited to announce that next month's all-digital GDC Summer will benefit from the MC talents of Kahlief Adams from the Spawn On Me podcast!
Console/PC, GDC

Ubisoft has a five pronged plan to address the studio's culture of misconduct 7
by Alissa McAloon [07.22.20]
Ubisoft says that it is still working on a number of internal changes to address other accusations as well as the claim that the structure of the company enables and protects abusers.
Console/PC

Get a job: Disbelief is hiring a Programmer  
by Staff [07.21.20]
Programmers at Disbelief are called on to develop and debug in a variety of areas from game play to core engine programming.
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How moving from 2D to 3D shaped the design of Risk of Rain 2 1
by John Harris [07.21.20]
Risk of Rain 2 developer Hopoo Games opens up about the process of taking its acclaimed 2D roguelike into 3D, and what it takes to build a great roguelike with a small team.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Rocket League will tone down its Steam presence following free-to-play shift  
by Alissa McAloon [07.21.20]
Rocket League is going free-to-play later this summer and while the game is set to remain on Steam for current owners, new players will have to pick up the game through the Epic Games Store. 
Console/PC, Social/Online

Check out some of the cool indie games in GDC Summer's Indie Showcase!  
by Staff [07.21.20]
As you finalize your plans to attend GDC Summer next month, organizers want to remind you to leave some time for checking out some of the promising indie games on display in the Indie Showcase!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC