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Don't Miss: How Undertale's soundtrack shapes its narrative

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 7245

"My goal with this article is to show the different ways leitmotifs are used in Undertale, how they affect one's experience with the game, and how a game soundtrack can do much, much more than just provide catchy background music." ...


Mozilla Reaffirms Commitment to Transgender Equality

The Mozilla Blog - November 07, 2018 6255

As an employer, Mozilla has a long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and fostering a supportive work environment. In keeping with that commitment, today we join the growing list of companies … Read more


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Motel 6 will pay millions after releasing guest lists to ICE, leading to arrests and deportations

Black Youth Project - November 07, 2018 5957

According to NPR, hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $7.6 million following an investigation revealing that multiple locations in its chain shared their guest lists with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. It is not yet known exactly how many people have been arrested and/or deported as a result of the actions of […]


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Inside the stunningly dynamic pixel art of Graveyard Keeper

Gamasutra - November 01, 2018 5782

Svyatoslav Cherkasov, lead programmer on Lazy Bear Games' indie Steam hit Graveyard Keeper, goes in-depth on the game's eye-catching graphics. ...


On being too queer and not queer enough: Finding space for my asexuality

Black Youth Project - October 30, 2018 5612

I don’t know for sure if my family knows I’m not straight, and yet I suspect they somehow knew before I did. My family, who policed my lack of femininity growing up, and punished me for being a Tomboy. Who teased me for being a “Plain Jane.” Who asked for years when I was going […]


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Don't Miss: The challenges BioWare faced designing Mass Effect 3

Gamasutra - November 08, 2018 5530

Take a look back at this 2012 interview with Casey Hudson on the creative challenges his team faced while closing out the original Mass Effect trilogy. ...


Being a Black teacher is not enough for Black children

Black Youth Project - October 25, 2018 5317

By Brittany Willis It took me seven years of teaching before I had the opportunity to work in a school where the student and staff population were both majority Black. I don’t mean “majority” as in just over half—no, literally everybody was Black except two white staff members and three Latinx children who were siblings. […]


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Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs

The Mozilla Blog - November 12, 2018 5057

Over the last few years, the Test Pilot team has developed innovative features for Firefox desktop and mobile, collaborating directly with Firefox users to improve the browser – from reminders … Read more


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ICE and the DEA are paying for hidden streetlight cameras to be watch you all across the country

Black Youth Project - November 12, 2018 5018

According to Gizmodo, federal procurement documents show the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed an “‘undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights” all over America. At current it is not yet clear how many cameras have been purchased, or exactly where the cameras have been placed, but the procurement […]


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My ancestors didn’t die for the right to vote, and we are allowed to question them anyway

Black Youth Project - October 22, 2018 5002

“Internalized anti-Blackness has us quick to condemn, erase, and humiliate ourselves and our ancestors more than we do the people who did the actual enslaving” — Chelsea Neason My grandmother lived a long life, but I can only imagine how much longer it would have been without the struggles she fought through. She used to […]


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Hacker gets $20K from Valve for unearthing bug that generates free Steam keys

Gamasutra - November 13, 2018 4999

Valve has paid a $20,000 'bug bounty' to security researcher Artem Moskowsky after he discovered a bug that would've let people generate Steam game codes for free. ...


ROM website owners agree judgement with Nintendo after admitting infringement

Gamasutra - November 13, 2018 4996

Nintendo's legal battle against the owners of ROM websites LoveROMS and LoveRetro is coming to an end, and the Japanese console maker has come out on top. ...


Blog: Adaptive music with Elias - Part 1

Gamasutra - November 13, 2018 4995

Adaptive music has come a long way in the past several years with custom middleware solutions like Elias Studio. This article provides a step by step guide to re-creating an adaptive project in Elias. ...


10 Wearable Projects To Inspire and Amuse

MAKE - November 13, 2018 4994

Designing for survival in Steam Early Access hit Green Hell

Gamasutra - November 13, 2018 4983

Gamasutra spoke with Michal Stawicki, lead game designer and Krzysztof Kwiatek, art director, to learn about surviving in the Amazonian wilderness in Green Hell. ...


Video: Designing the strategic card game Race for the Galaxy

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4962

In this GDC 2018 talk, game designer Tom Lehmann discusses the design behind his acclaimed card game Race for the Galaxy.  ...


The audio design behind the original Xbox startup sound

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4960

Sound designer and composer Brian Schmidt discusses the audio design challenges behind the original Xbox startup sound. ...


Xbox chief Phil Spencer taking on a 'bigger role' in fixing the Microsoft Store

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4955

Xbox chief Phil Spencer discussed how he would like to fix the Microsoft Store to make game content more discoverable and easy to find. ...


Physical copies of Hollow Knight cancelled

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4955

Skybound games announced last week that it would no longer be partnering with Team Cherry to bring physical versions of Hollow Knight to retail shelves after the deal reportedly fell through. ...


Get a job: Velan Studios is hiring a Lead Producer

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4955

The Lead Producer will work closely with the project†™s game director, art director, engineering lead and other key project leaders to successfully execute on an original IP. ...

Obituary: Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee passes away at 95

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4952

Stan Lee, an influential player in the rise of Marvel Comics and one of the minds behind many iconic superhero series like Spider-Man and the X-Men, has passed away at the age of 95. ...


Mobile publisher Flaregames lays off 45 staff

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4951

Flaregames has laid off a portion of its staff during a restructure that has also resulted in the departure of its CEO. ...


Tips and Tales from Gareth Branwyn

MAKE - November 12, 2018 4951

Designing CrossCode to stand out in the retro RPG market

Gamasutra - November 12, 2018 4950

CrossCode's lead developer and composer talk to us about making and selling a retro-flavored RPG in the crowded markets of 2018. ...