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The aggressive resource management of Doom Eternal

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4997

The upcoming Doom Eternal is including new designs meant to enhance the outstanding foundation laid down by Doom 2016. We talked to id Software's Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton. ...


Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4977

Ubisoft has once again partnered with the company HitRECord to solicit fan contributions to an upcoming game and, as with last time, the decision is drawing a fair amount of criticism online. ...


Don't Miss: Memoirs of a video producer who put Madden in Madden

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4977

In this classic article, Ernest Adams recounts the hilariously strange and true '90s tale of how he struggled to put legendary football coach John Madden into EA's Madden NFL Football. ...


Video: Improving game dev tool design through editor triage

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4974

In this 2017 GDC talk, tools designer Robin-Yann Storm discusses multiple approaches for tool and editor triage, intended for immediate application in a game development environment. ...


Epic awards $1.2 million to Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants program

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4973

Epic has given $1.2 million to the Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants, money that the Blender Foundation then plans to use to fund its own Professionalizing Blender Development initiative. ...


PlayStation's former portfolio strategy head is now tackling game licensing at Disney

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4971

Disney has tapped John Drake as its vice president of business development and licensing for games. ...


Get a job: Join Build A Rocket Boy Games as a Senior Animation Programmer

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4971

The Senior Animation Programmer is responsible for designing and implementing large scale animation systems with minimal guidance and providing technical support and mentoring to more junior members of staff. ...


Overwatch's new cheat detection will end matches when cheats are used

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4967

Blizzard has already been testing new changes to Overwatch†™s cheat detection system on the PTR that shuts down matches when the game detects cheating is taking place. ...


Respawn will deal with Apex Legends cheaters by making them fight each other

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4961

Apex Legends developer Respawn is looking to deter cheating by forcing those who break the rules to play together. ...


Blog: Crowdfunding and video games - A 2019 mid-year update

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4960

What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019? ICO Partners' very own Thomas Bidaux has all the answers. ...


Sponsored: Learn how to streamline database deployment for your next game

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4959

Download this in-depth report and learn how Redis Enterprise can power your next worldwide game launch. ...


'Reality-focused' game dev Surrogate secures $2 million in funding

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4959

Finnish reality-focused game developer and video streaming company Surrogate has raised $2 million in funding. ...


Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion (yet) following China controversy

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4958

Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm," and said it won't be re-releasing the game anytime soon. ...


Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion (yet) following China controversy

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4958

Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm," and said it won't be re-releasing the game anytime soon. ...


Fashion in games: Why it matters

Gamasutra - July 14, 2019 4942

Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of immersion, comfort and identity in their characters while simultaneously empowering gamers of all kinds. ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: Switch Lite-s Up, 2019's Best Games So Far

Gamasutra - July 14, 2019 4909

This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental discovery mechanisms, as well as some picks on 2019's best games so far, Dragon Quest Builders 2, & more. ...


Gears 5 to drop depictions of smoking after urging from Truth Initiative

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4804

The anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative has successfully lobbied Turner's ELeague, Microsoft, and The Coalition to make the Gears franchise tobacco-free going forward. ...


Controversial freelance firm Fiverr opens game services store

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4802

The freelancing services company that's drawn heat for its advertising and cheap services has announced a dedicated push into the game development space. ...


Don't Miss: Devs Answer: What are the biggest lessons from Fire Emblem?

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4800

Developers weigh in on the core strengths of Fire Emblem, from story to the value of permadeath. ...


Blog: Charting the record $9.6B games investment over the past 18 months

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4799

Digi-Capital†™s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows a record $9.6 billion games investment in the last 18 months. Yet at the same time games company M& As and IPOs dropped to 2010 levels. ...


Learn to build better, more compelling VR characters at XRDC this fall!

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4797

Come to XRDC this October and catch Beast Inc. cofounder and CEO Vivian Tan's talk on key lessons learned from over 3 years of designing and training AI dragons using VR sandboxes and simulations! ...


Ubisoft puts kibosh on Assassin's Creed XP-farming exploit

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4794

Ubisoft is changing how Story Creator Mode works in Assassin's Creed Odyssey to prevent players from building "farming quests." ...


Smartphone maker Rokit launches $50 million game development fund

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4793

Smartphone maker Rokit has launched a $50 million game development fund to support indies and startups. ...


Under fire from game devs, G2A proposes new 'Key Blocker' tool

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4792

Under fire key reseller G2A has proposed a new 'Key Blocker' tool to give devs more control over how their titles are resold. ...


Steam Labs is Valve's new home for experimental Steam features

Gamasutra - July 11, 2019 4757

Valve is shining the spotlight on some new ideas it has been toying with for Steam through a page of experimental features called Steam Labs. ...


Don't Miss: Designing Baba is You's delightfully innovative rule-writing system

Gamasutra - July 11, 2019 4757

Arvi Teikari, aka Hempuli, the creator behind the brilliant IGF Award-winning Baba is You, tells us about the process of designing a game that puts rule-making in the hands of players. ...