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Watch Mike Z and Mariel Cartwright break down the making of Indivisible  
by Bryant Francis [10.10.19]
Watch two of the lead developers at Lab Zero Games share stories about the development of Indivisible.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Senior Software Engineer  
by Staff [10.10.19]
The Senior Software Engineer contributes to the development, polish, and optimization of new Pokémon mobile game services.
Programming, Recruitment

Ubisoft is making animated shows based on Rayman, Watch Dogs, and more 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.10.19]
Ubisoft has unveiled plans to bring more of its franchises to TV through a new run of animated shows based on a handful of the studio's games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: An in-depth look at the physics of trains in Assassin's Creed Syndicate 11
by Staff [10.10.19]
In this article, Ubisoft Quebec gameplay engineer Bartlomiej Waszak presents details of the simulator for the physics of trains in Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Console/PC, Programming

Apple now sells Xbox controllers on its official store  
by Alissa McAloon [10.10.19]
Apple's recent steps have seen it expanding the game-driven offerings of it and other Apple-owned platforms through launches like Apple Arcade, expanded controller support, and now a new store addition.
Smartphone/Tablet

Chat with the creators of Indivisible at 3PM ET  
by Bryant Francis [10.10.19]
Chat with gamemakers Mike Z and Mariel Cartwright today on the GDC Twitch channel about their new game Indivisible.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Coming to XRDC next week? Help make it a more sustainable event!  
by Staff [10.10.19]
The environment is important, so XRDC organizers take a quick moment to talk about what's being done -- and what you can do -- to help make it a more sustainable event in a more sustainable industry.
VR, XRDC

Hitman dev IO Interactive partners with Warner Bros. on 'new game experience'  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
Hitman developer IO Interactive has signed a worldwide publishing and distribution deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for a new PC and console title.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam will soon let users play local-multiplayer games over the internet 1
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
Steam is close to rolling out a new feature called 'Remote Play Together' that will let friends play local-multiplayer games together over the internet.
Console/PC, Programming

Blog: Rimworld, Dwarf Fortress, and procedurally generated storytelling 4
by Gamasutra Community [10.10.19]
Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld have been named story generators, a type of game in which fun does not come from reaching specific objectives but rather from seeing non-scripted stories play out.
Programming, Design

The Nintendo Switch has crossed 10 million sales in Europe  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
That total includes the original Switch and the recently launched Switch Lite, a more affordable, handheld-only version of the console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How to get your game on the front page of Imgur: A practical guide 5
by Gamasutra Community [10.10.19]
Game marketer Chris Zukowski offers specific steps on how to use image sharing platform Imgur to market your indie game.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Devs can now use the rollback networking SDK GGPO for free in their own projects 2
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
The creator of GGPO, or Good Game Peace Out in full, has released the GGPO SDK under an MIT License, essentially giving devs the go-ahead to use the netcode for both commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring Environment Artists  
by Staff [10.09.19]
As a World Architect or Environment Artist, you will work directly with the game directors and discipline leads to help define breathtaking triple-A scenery.
Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Building game mechanics to elevate narrative in Oxenfree  
by Staff [10.09.19]
Night School co-founder Sean Krankel delves deep into the design decisions the Oxenfree team made in the course of making a supernatural teen thriller about exploration and communication.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Xbox Live and Game Pass CVP Mike Ybarra departs Microsoft after 20 years  
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
Mike Ybarra, corporate vice president of Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer, has announced his departure from both Xbox and Microsoft as a whole.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Report: Sony Interactive Entertainment lays off dozens in UK and US 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
Sony Interactive Entertainment quietly executed a round of layoffs the same day as its PlayStation 5 announcement, affecting staff in both the US and the UK.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Catalina brings Apple Arcade to MacOS but kills support for 32-bit games 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
This week saw the launch of MacOS Catalina, the OS update that brings a handful of video game-centric changes to the platform, some welcome additions and some less so.
Console/PC

An untitled Untitled Goose Game analysis 1
by Katherine Cross [10.09.19]
Columnist Katherine Cross examines the ingredients that made House House's fantastic Untitled Goose Game a runaway hit as opposed to a mere cult classic.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

Travel tips to help you make the most of your trip to XRDC next week!  
by Staff [10.09.19]
As everyone gets ready for XRDC to kick off in San Francisco next week, organizers wanted to quickly take a moment today to share some info which might help you plan your trip!
VR, XRDC