Game Development

Code a first-person shooter with this Unity training

The gaming industry is changing, and big studios aren't the only ones producing hits. In fact, with some determination and the right coding know-how, …

Gaming Industry

Shigeru Miyamoto's classic 1999 GDC keynote

Today we dig deep into the archives to bring you something special: Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto speaking to his fellow game makers as part of his …

Game Design

8 Essential Stages of Mobile Game Development

Advancements in technology have led the mobile game trend to the new heights in comparison to the traditional snake games! Usage of Smartphones has …

Game Design

7 great tactical RPGs that every developer should study

Few genres have the capacity to intimidate newcomers quite like tactical RPGs. With a complex blend of tactical and strategic combat systems and …

Game Design

From Wallander to Windows: Nordic noir’s godfather on his move to video games

Aporia: Beyond the Valley wants to tell a character-rich story in a world of fallen civilisations<p>You might not know the name Ole Søndberg, but you’ll …

Gaming Industry

John Romero: 'I am the Doom guy (at least on the cover)'

<i>"Frustrated, I threw my shirt off and told him to give me the gun and get on the floor – grab my arm as one of the demons! Defeated, he deferred. I</i> …

Game Design

2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle

<b>Master Unity Game Development: Ultimate Beginners Bootcamp</b><p>Learn Unity & C# by Creating a 3D Multi-Level Platformer Game<p>Whether your goal is to build games for fun, start your own studio, or become a professional Unity developer in the game industry, this training contains everything you need to get …

Gaming Industry

Xbox makes it easier For indie game developers to self-publish games

The new program from Microsoft — and a new company called Jump — will give indie game developers more places to publish their work. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

Gaming

Gamasutra plays the Destiny 2 beta

<i>Destiny</i> was Bungie’s big first move after finishing its work on the <i>Halo</i> series—and though its initial launch was a success, it ran into some …

Game Design

Planetoid Pioneers Touches down to Steam Early Access Tomorrow

July 19, 2017<p>Share This<p>Metroidvania-Style Physics Game Planetoid Pioneers Touches down to Steam Early Access with a Bang<p><i>Planetoid Pioneers</i> is an …

Gaming

Hear how Motiga rallied to save Gigantic's development

Motiga’s <i>Gigantic</i> has been in development for a long, long time. It’s been in closed betas, open betas, weekend betas, and unfortunately much of that …

Game Design

10 years of Kongregate game data suggests HTML5 games have arrived

Longstanding online game portal Kongregate published a bevvy of interesting charts and graphs on its developer blog today to make the case that …

Game Design

Luka Sabbat 'SSENSE' Interview: On Video Games, Tokyo & More

Influencer, model, stylist and undisputed king of the cool kids Luka Sabbat has sat down with <i>SSENSE</i> for a wide-ranging interview.<p>At just 19 years of …

Lifestyle

The Art & Business of Making Games

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

Game Design

Devs open up about the agony and the ecstasy of fixing bugs

<i>"It's a mixed blessing, isn't it, the fact that you can release your game and people can tell you that it's broken and you can talk to them about it</i> …

Game Design

4 Video Games That Play With Your Emotions

Do you remember being emotionally drained after losing a match in PONG? I think not. But now Storytelling in video games has evolved since then, Now …

Game Design

Why Giant Sparrow built What Remains of Edith Finch without a detailed plan

For narratively intricate titles like What Remains of Edith Finch, you might expect the structure to be planned out in extensive detail before a …

Game Design

Dive into Game Development with 9 Courses and 83 Hours of Tutorials for $49

Fancy making games for a living? The 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle gives you the skills and experience to start your own studio. You can currently get all nine courses and 83 hours of training for <b>$49</b> (Orig. $1,477) at 9to5Toys Specials.<p>Whether you want to find indie success or work at the …

Gaming Industry

Enterprise: Game on

Scientists are designing board, card and digital games to convey scientific concepts.<p>Dante Lauretta loves board games — so much so, he has always …

Board Games

Get Into Tiny Epic Gaming with These Gamelyn Titles At The SDCC Tabletop Lounge

<i>In case you haven’t heard, we’re doing our annual activation again for San Diego Comic Con – this time, we’ll be hanging out at the Marina Terrace of</i> …

Geek

Double Fine iOS adventure games from $2: Broken Age, Grim Fandango, more

Today we have some notable deals on iOS Double Fine adventure games highlighted by Broken Age for $2 (Reg. $5). That’s matching the lowest we have tracked on the game since a brief $1 sale during the holidays last year. It is a “family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game” starring …

Gaming

Plexchat raises $7 million to provide mobile chat platform for gamers

Plexchat has raised $7 million in venture capital to build chat platform for mobile gamers.<p>It may not sound that exciting or new, but the features in the chat platform are thoughtful, conceived from a gamer’s perspective, and that enabled the company to impress potential investors. The money comes …

Startups

'Words With Friends'-Obsessed? Zynga Mobile Game to Be Adapted as TV Show by MGM

Remember, “xu” and “xi” are both valid — just hit that Triple Letter Score right<p>Remember when “Words With Friends” was called “Scrabble”? Remember …

Hollywood

Why Little Red Lie creator Will O’Neill doesn’t use sales as a defining criteria for success

The tone for Will O’Neill’s <i>Little Red Lie</i> is set just before the game starts, when players are asked: “Would you be willing to answer a brief …

Gaming Industry

Why the Crash Bandicoot revamp devs chose 'to unify the design of these games'

<i>"We carefully considered the choice to unify the design of these games, for example, how save and bonus rounds work, so that players could have a</i> …

Game Design

Swery: There's no guarantee any game will sell in Japan

During a recent roundtable for Gamasutra, Necrosoft Games’ Brandon Sheffield had the chance to quiz some of the Japanese games industry's leading …

Game Design

Building Interactions for 3DOF VR Controllers - by Nicolas Vasconcellos

A close look at developing comfortable and intuitive interactions for 3DOF VR controllers in Along Together on Daydream.

Game Design

Inaugural Xbox Live Creators Program games hit digital shelves

The first batch of games published under Microsoft’s simplified self-publishing initiative have made their debut on the Xbox Store’s digital</i> …

Game Design

The Right (And Wrong) Ways Developers Teach Us To Play Their Games

It’s often said that people make a lasting judgment of someone within the first five minutes of meeting them. This adage is just as relevant in …

Game Design

Evo 2017: Dragon Ball Fighter Z was one of the shining stars

Ever since E3, fans have been chomping at the bit for any Dragon Ball FighterZ news they can get their hands on. It was no shock that once the game …

Game Design