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System Shock 3 reveals ‘dream’ development team

With almost a century of experience between its team leaders alone.<p>In December, Otherside Entertainment—the team behind Ultima Underworld successor …

Tomb Raider Dev Hires Dead Space Veteran to Direct New Game

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics announced today that it's hired Ian Milham to become a game director for the Tomb Raider franchise. This basically confirms more Tomb Raider games are coming, though that is of course no surprise given it's one of the biggest in all of entertainment.<p>Milham has …

Programming principles from the early days of id Software

When it comes to game developers, id co-founder John Romero is among the most influential. At GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany today, Romero ran down …

Game Design

Pokémon Go trespassing spurs lawsuit against Nintendo, Pokemon Company and Niantic

Gotta sue 'em all<p>A New Jersey man is suing the companies behind Pokémon Go after discovering that a augmented reality Pokémon in his backyard was attracting strangers to his home, according to the suit.<p>Plaintiff Jeffrey Marder says that Niantic placed Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms on private property …

Lost Soul Aside looks like Final Fantasy XV with Otogi's gameplay

As you can see <i>Lost Soul Aside</i> is heavily inspired by the upcoming <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> with combat that reminds me of the classic Xbox exclusive <i>Otogi</i> …

Sorry to Say Marketers, But Pokemon Go is Shaping Your Future

Millions of people around the world are running around in circles, eyes glued to their phones as they try to capture small virtual monsters.<p>I am, of …

Augmented Reality

First Click: Nintendo's NX should be the Netflix of video games

Nintendo's NX console got a whole lot less mysterious this week after a detailed report from <i>Eurogamer</i> — later corroborated by <i>IGN</i> and <i>Kotaku</i> — blew the lid off the concept. In short, it's said to be a tablet-style device powered by Nvidia mobile hardware; it has detachable controllers, and can be …

Retrogaming

Designing for Adaptation in Games: An Early Analysis

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Brendon Chung Says Disney’s ‘Talespin’ Inspired His New Heist Game

'Thirty Flights of Loving' and 'Gravity Bone' creator Brendon Chung offers insight into the inspiration and attitude behind his new game, 'Quadrilateral Cowboy'.<p>About six months back, <i>The Witness</i> developer Jonathan Blow said he wanted to "make games for people who read <i>Gravity's Rainbow</i>?" On the …

Gaming Industry

Devs weigh in on what makes Pokémon Go so appealing

<i>"The biggest, most magical part of playing Pokémon Go right now is that it's the first real-world sized, real world game. By which I mean, the game</i> …

Game Development

Pokémon Go: why our dark world needs escapism more than ever

The wildly popular mobile game is a Pokétopian fantasy that has flooded our world with good feelings – and timing could be everything behind its success<p>What has technology offered us in these dark days of violence and fear? Silicon Valley’s technologies are more pervasive than ever, its dark and …

Pokémon

Guide: How To Use Niantic's Ingress App To Discover Rare Pokémon In Pokémon GO

<b>Pokémon GO</b> is proving to be quite popular in the world of smartphone gaming, and with good reason - it successfully combines location-based gaming …

How Pokémon Go Sent Nintendo's Stock Soaring [Infographic]

Traditionally, consoles have been the driving factor behind Nintendo's success. However, since the Japanese company released its blockbuster Wii back in 2006, it has struggled with steadily declining hardware and software sales. The release of augmented-reality mobile game Pokémon Go just over …

Pokémon Go

Ridiculously rare and valuable video games from £100 to \$1 million

PreviousNext 1/11<p>10 valuable video games that are more Fort Knox than Castlevania<p>Video games are still a relatively new medium — the advent of Pong …

Retrogaming

Pokémon Go: where does augmented reality go next?

It’s the hottest game in the world right now, but what do games developers think of Pokémon Go, and where do they think its success will take augmented reality?<p>Pokémon Go hit the UK app store right smack in the middle of Brighton’s game developer conference Develop, and it seemed suddenly the …

Pokémon

When Will Pokemon GO Be Available in the United States, Europe?

The app is expected for a release around the world in the coming weeks.<p><b>UPDATE #2:</b> Pokemon Go is now available in the UK, and slowly becoming …

Pokémon

Game Designers Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know: Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima is more than just the mastermind behind the hugely successful <i>Metal Gear</i> video games: he is a celebrity in the video game world, highly …

From Dragon Age to games that foster behavioral change | Polygon

Watch 45 minutes of Pokémon Go gameplay from E3

Catch it all<p>Nintendo spent 45 minutes demoing <i>Pokémon Go</i> on a livestream from E3 yesterday, and in case you missed it, you check out the whole thing above.<p><i>Pokémon Go</i> allows players to catch, train and battle pocket monsters, just like in other Pokémon games — except because <i>Pokémon Go</i> is an augmented …

Crytek shows beautiful gameplay of Robinson: The Journey, for PS VR

Will launch with the headset in October<p>During Sony's day-long livestream at E3 this week, Crytek developers Elijah Freeman and Faith Oezbayram showed off their newest game coming to PlayStation VR, <i>Robinson: The Journey</i>.<p>The game was announced back in October, but actual in-game footage hasn't been …

Mafia 3 and the rise of a black anti-hero | Polygon

"Race is part of the story, part of the plot. It’s part of who Lincoln is."<p>"We’ve gone to great lengths to try and capture that feeling of time and place."<p>"His experience is going to be different than most people’s experience in 1968."

The new Legend of Zelda trailer shows a huge, mysterious open world

It's now called Breath of the Wild<p>The next <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game — which is now launching on both the Wii U and Nintendo's mysterious NX console — may not be coming out until next year, but at E3 in Los Angeles Nintendo provided the best look yet at Link's next adventure. The game has many of the …

Legend of Zelda

Valve's 'Lab' and desktop theater mode could be the perfect introduction to virtual reality (hands-on)

Play fetch with a cute robot dog, fire flaming arrows, and play all your PC games on a giant screen. All for free.<p>If you spend $800 on an HTC Vive virtual reality headset, you're going to want something to play. And so far, we've seen fewer games for the Vive than for the rival headsets from Oculus …

Virtual Reality

Intro to Narrative Design for Game Developers

Microsoft teamed up with Playcrafting to host a Global Game Jam in NYC from January 29th-31st! Over 300 people attended and jammed throughout the …

5 tips to network your way through GDC the rest of conference season

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

A beginner's guide to learning Python

Python development is on the rise thanks to its open source nature and ability to power some of the most well-known sites and applications such as Google and YouTube. One of the draws to learning Python include its ease-of-use and being able to quickly start learning and developing with Python …

DevOps in Game Dev: The Philosophy

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

System Shock 3's Spector: Mainstream Development Hasn't Seen "A Whole Lot of Progress"

If you haven't heard, veteran producer and director Warren Spector is back making games after a short stint in academia. Spector is joining Otherside …

Unicorn story: How this young woman went from student to indie game studio chief

The game and tech industry has heard a lot of chatter about diversity, recruiting women and minorities into development, and encouraging girls to become engineers. This kind of talk usually takes place on a high level, with chief executives like Brian Krzanich at Intel weighing in about how to …