Game Design

5 reasons to play videos games

Most people think that playing video games is unhealthy and a waste of time. That’s not entirely true. Though your friends will find it funny when …

Czech Republic

Memory Matters: A special RAM edition of Dirty Coding Tricks

Memory constraints are a thing of the past, right?<p>Turns out they’re not. Not only do many off-the-shelf engines manage memory poorly, many platforms …

Game Development

Microsoft is bundling Battlegrounds with the Xbox One X

Microsoft has announced that it will be bundling <i>PlayerUnknown's Battleground</i>s with new Xbox One X consoles sold between December 17 and the end of …

Gaming Industry

Ubisoft tech UX director David Lightbown explores the history of Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine editor is one of the longest-running toolsets in game development history. From 1995 until today, it's been many a game developer's …

Game Development

Interactive Roto VR™ chair rolls off the production line!

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><b>London –</b> …

Gaming Industry

Minecraft was the reason the Mirai botnet was created

<b>“These kids are super smart, but they didn’t do anything high level—they just had a good idea. It’s the most successful IoT botnet we’ve ever</b> …

Gaming Industry

Q&A: Designing Flutter VR , a game unapolegetically made for women

<i>Flutter VR</i>, the latest offering from Dunedin, NZ-based Runaway Play, is a virtual reality game for Google’s Daydream platform that promises to be …

Gaming Industry

The FCC votes to overturn net neutrality

The decision to remove net neutrality has been reached after a 3-2 vote made by the Federal Communications Commission today. This result comes two …

Gaming Industry

Capy Games' Super Time Force and the paradox of time travel

<i>Super Time Force</i> features a central mechanic where players can manipulate time and create iterations of themselves in order to complete challenges. …

Game Development

Indies Need a Coop - by Greg Costikyan

The cooperative system of business organization is >100 years old, and ideally suited to improving the prospect of indie developers.

Gaming Industry

The IndieBeat: TSA Frisky comes out of a student incubator and into our VR headsets

Air travel can be particularly nightmarish during the holidays. But indie studio Out There Entertainment has found humor in one of the many indignities you’ve been forced to endure: Going through airport security. In its debut virtual reality game TSA Frisky, you play as a frantic Transport …

Business

Shadow of The Colossus PS4 Hands-On: Beautifully Stiff

PSX 2017 Hands-On: Shadow of The Colossus PS4 Is a Beautiful Remake With Stiff Controls<p>December 14, 2017Written by Chandler Wood<p>Nostalgia and …

PlayStation

'PlayerUnknown' argues for better protection against copycat games

Creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Brendan Greene discusses his frustration over copycat games in an interview with the BBC. ...

Gaming Industry

Video Game Review - Yooka-Laylee on Nintendo Switch

<i>Sam Thorne reviews Yooka-Laylee…</i><p>You’ve got to feel a little bad for Playtonic games. The studio formed from several former key players at Rare during …

Gaming Industry

'Gorogoa' Review - Picture Perfect

Puzzle games are a dime a dozen on the App Store and most offer only slightly different iterations of the same ideas. Once in a while, though, you …

Gaming Industry

The struggle to make sci-fi space colonies feel grounded in Aven Colony

Even in the depths of space, sometimes a little humanity can be found.<p>Or at least, that's what the team at Mothership Entertainment wanted to do with</i> …

Gaming Industry

Google Play kicks off 'Change the Game' to promote gender diversity in mobile games

Google Play has detailed a new initiative called Change the Game that seeks to empower women creating and playing mobile games.<p>The company says that …

Gaming Industry

Art Design Deep Dive: Getting official South Park art into The Fractured But Whole

<i>This Art Design Deep Dive is a visual-focused spin on Gamasutra's popular Game Design Deep Dive</i> <i>series, which aims to shed light on specific features</i> …

Gaming Industry

Take-Two founds new publishing label for independent game devs

<i>Grand Theft Auto</i> house Take-Two announced Thursday the formation of Private Division, a new publishing label dedicated to bringing …

Gaming Industry

Hands-On: Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 Sets a New Standard for Remakes

There’s not much to say about <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> that hasn’t already been stated by countless others. The PS2 classic is widely regarded as a …

Geek

Crytek sues Star Citizen devs for breach of contract

UPDATE The complaint stems from a number of incidents surrounding the development of Star Citizen, the devs' online space exploration game which used …

Gaming Industry

Interview: Jason Roberts on Gorogoa, brevity and unknowability

We’ve been following the development of mind-bending, reality-warping, picture-based puzzler Gorogoa for five years, since it was first revealed in …

Gaming Industry

Shadow of the Colossus Remake Hands On - Colossally Stunning and Nostalgic

December 13, 2017<p>Share This<p>Looks Like Bluepoint Has Brought Back Sony’s Gem<p>PSX, as everyone knows, is a PlayStation experience. But it wasn’t going …

Gaming Industry

Sibilant Snakelikes

For his new game, Sibilant Snakelikes, Pippin Barr remade several games (Super Mario Bros, Missile Command, Ms Pacman, Minesweeper) using the …

Gaming Industry

Why Device 6 dev Simogo is taking a break from mobile games

Founded in 2010, Swedish game studio Simogo quickly established itself as one of the leading developers when it comes to mobile gaming.<p>Rarely keeping …

Gaming Industry

Patreon backs away from controversial fee restructuring plan

Patreon has decided not to implement the controversial fee changes it first announced last week following vocal online feedback and conversations …

Gaming Industry

Indie publisher Raw Fury closes $600k seed funding round

Indie publisher Raw Fury Games has emerged from a seed funding round $600,000 richer following investments from Loot Spawn founder Karl Magnus …

Gaming Industry

Come to GDC 2018 for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Hellblade

Organizers are lining up a 2018 Game Developers Conference that's full of insightful talks and events, and today they'd like to quickly highlight a …

Gaming Industry

CYBERPUNK SHOOTER ‘RUINER’ CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE WINTER CRINGE UPDATE, COLLECTOR’S VINYL AND LIMITED FIGURINES

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><b>FOR</b> …

Gaming Industry

Get a job: QC Games is hiring a Software Engineer

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

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