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Steam 'prologues'... do they really help? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [01.21.21]
Steam prologues - those things where you take a short excerpt of your game and launch it on a completely separate Steam page? Are they a big booster of interest? Let's find out...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Facial Character TD  
by Staff [01.20.21]
Insomniac is looking for a rockstar Facial Character TD’s to be responsible for authoring facial rigs and facial riggings systems from scratch or utilizing a variety of high-resolution scan-data.
Design, Recruitment

Industry vet Peter Moore returns to games as Unity SVP  
by Alissa McAloon [01.20.21]
Peter Moore's return to the game industry has picked up steam.
Social/Online

Prolific F-Zero, Star Fox artist Takaya Imamura retires from Nintendo  
by Alissa McAloon [01.20.21]
Takaya Imamura has named today his final day at Nintendo, ending a 32-year-long career working on many of the company's most iconic games and characters.
Console/PC, Art

Don't Miss: Building a 'homebrew' video game console  
by Staff [01.20.21]
This post serves as an introduction to a "homebrew" video game console made from scratch, using a lot of inspiration from retro consoles and modern projects but with a unique architecture.
Console/PC

Video: Shader and surface-driven GPU particle FX techniques  
by Staff [01.20.21]
In this 2018 GDC talk, programmer Christina Coffin explains alternative approaches to emitting particles from game environment effects.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Tilting Point opens studio in Russia to work on multiple projects  
by Chris Kerr [01.20.21]
Free-to-play publisher Tilting Point has formed a new studio in St Petersburg, Russia, to expand its global network.
Production, Business/Marketing

Miniclip acquires Online Soccer Manager developer Gamebasics  
by Chris Kerr [01.20.21]
Miniclip has purchased Online Soccer Manager developer Gamebasics for an undisclosed fee. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Opera opens new video game division and confirms YoYo Games purchase  
by Chris Kerr [01.20.21]
Opera has confirmed the purchase of GameMaker Studio creator YoYo Games, and explained the deal will form the basis for a new video game division called Opera Gaming.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

European Commission fines Valve, others $9.4 million for 'geo-blocking' games 3
by Chris Kerr [01.20.21]
The European Commission has fined Valve and five major publishers a combined €7.8 million for breaching EU antitrust rules.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Understanding the types of game currencies in mobile free-to-play  
by Gamasutra Community [01.20.21]
Currencies are the pillar of any F2P in-game economy. But what types of currencies are out there, and which ones does your game need?
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Leaftail Labs as a Software Development Engineer  
by Staff [01.19.21]
Leaftail Labs is looking for a talented software engineer to help us on its quest to pioneer immersive gaming for everyone.
Programming, Recruitment

Impending IPO values PUBG Studio parent Krafton at as much as $27 billion  
by Alissa McAloon [01.19.21]
PUBG Studio parent Krafton is reportedly looking to go public and, according to info gleaned by Bloomberg, doing so could value the company at as much as $27.2 billion.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

CD Projekt vows 'vigorous' defense as investors launch second Cyberpunk class action 6
by Alissa McAloon [01.19.21]
CD Projekt has promised to "undertake vigorous action to defend itself" against claims that it made false or misleading statements in the lead-up to Cyberpunk 2077's launch.
Console/PC

Video: Unscoring the world of Kenshi  
by Staff [01.19.21]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Kole Hicks & Chris Hunt share the details behind crafting the music and sound for the gritty, unforgiving, and indifferent world of Kenshi.
Console/PC, Audio, Video

You can now register for the free virtual GDC Showcase event in March  
by Staff [01.19.21]
Registration is how open for GDC Showcase taking place March 15-19. It's free!
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Updated: Opera buys GameMaker Studio maker YoYo Games for $10 million 2
by Chris Kerr [01.19.21]
Updated: Playtech has sold GameMaker Studio creator YoYo Games for $10 million to browser maker Opera Software.
Production, Business/Marketing

Casino game studio Huuuge looking to raise $150 million through IPO  
by Chris Kerr [01.19.21]
The company expects to raise around $150 million from the initial public offering, with that cash being used to fund growth initiatives including acquisitions and investments. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: The State of Game Development Report: 2020 & Beyond  
by Perforce [01.19.21]
The game development industry continues to rapidly evolve. But where is it headed in the 2020s?
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing, Whitepaper

Ace Combat 7 has topped 2.5 million sales worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [01.19.21]
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has crossed 2.5 million sales worldwide, according to developer Bandai Namco.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing