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Mozilla Files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

The Mozilla Blog - January 16, 2018 4999

Today, Mozilla filed a petition in federal court in Washington, DC against the Federal Communications Commission for its recent decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order. Why did we … Read more


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Fast Talkers: Are Kids Getting the Right Message About Good Reading?

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 16, 2018 4999

Oral reading fluency is a key indicator of reading proficiency. But it’s got some issues, as it’s currently implemented in some schools. One of these is that... Continue Reading


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Get a job: Wargaming is hiring a UI Engineer

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4998

Wargaming is looking for a UI Engineer with 2 or more years of experience to join its team at Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore. ...


Don't Miss: Taking cues from Shadow of the Colossus to design good companions

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4997

"Compared to some other support characters, Shadow of the Colossus' Agro's list of gameplay uses is pretty limited but they are perfect for the overall design of the game. There's nothing unnecessary about him." ...


How collaboration brought Horizon Zero Dawn's writing to life

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4997

"It's just one of these examples of how wrong I can be and, really, the importance of collaboration across the disciplines," John Gonzalez recalls one difficult decision from development. ...


Video: The community management behind Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4997

In this 2015 GDC session, Graziani examines how traditionally counterintuitive practices can help developers define and nurture a passionate community. ...


7 notable puzzle-platformers every dev should study

Gamasutra - January 17, 2018 4997

The puzzle-platformer (a popular contradiction!) remains a difficult genre to do well, an important one to explore, and a crowded one to enter. Here are 7 examples of games that do all three well. ...


Simone Biles says she’s one of scores of girls molested by Olympic doctor Larry Nassar

Black Youth Project - January 16, 2018 4961

On Monday afternoon, one of the greatest Olympic gymnasts of our time broke her silence about the impending trial of Larry Nassar, the ex-team USA gymnastics doctor who is currently standing trial for sexually abusing minors during a period which stretches back to the London games, including girls who were as young as six. In […]


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Former Motorstorm and DriveClub devs open new indie studio, Wushu

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4960

A group of former Evolution Studios developers have banded together to form new indie outfit, Wushu Studios.  ...


Blog: Server syncing solutions and data-driven balancing

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4960

Let's talk about the solutions we built for the continuous server syncing of Blood Runs Cold's player data, and the data-driven balancing toolset that let us juggle 400+ ScriptableObjects. ...

Adding depth to 2D with hand-drawn normal maps in The Siege and the Sandfox

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

Gamasutra speaks with Cardboard Sword artist Keith Duke-Cox about hand-drawing normal maps to add a sense of visual depth to their 2D platformer, The Siege and the Sandfox. ...


Blog: A vivisection of Plague Inc: The Board Game - Part 2

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

I'm the creator of Plague Inc. and this is part two of a blog series detailing the lessons I learned when creating Plague Inc: The Board Game. ...


Lego bringing online games to China with help from Tencent

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

Lego and Tencent are joining forces to create online games and experiences aimed at children in China.  ...


Steam competitor Robot Cache hopes to woo devs by slashing platform fees

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

The company is hoping to entice game makers by using blockchain technology to reduce fees and offer a bigger cut of sales.  ...


Don't skip the smorgasbord of great talks at GDC 2018's Indie Games Summit!

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

It's 2 months 'til GDC 2018, so organizers want to highlight some great Indie Games Summit talks on everything from portraying death in games to what's involved with porting your game. ...


Analyst: Mobile game sessions decreased by 16% in 2017

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4959

As overall smartphone use approaches a plateau, the analytical firm Flurry says that mobile game sessions have once again decreased. ...


Maker Pro News: The Maker Pros of CES, Selling Hardware in China, Hogwarts Acceptance Rates, and More

MAKE - January 16, 2018 4959

New Orleans adopts historic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution protesting Israeli occupation

Black Youth Project - January 16, 2018 4959

The New Orleans City Council recently secured a victory for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The city council adopted a pro-BDS resolution, which promises to investigate contracts and investments with entities that infringe on people’s human rights. New Orleans became the first city in the American South to pass such a […]


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Mozilla and Sundance Film Festival Present: VR the People

The Mozilla Blog - January 16, 2018 4958

On Monday January 22, Mozilla is bringing together a panel of the top VR industry insiders in the world to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to explain … Read more


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Blog: A production analysis of I Am Overburdened, with numbers!

Gamasutra - January 16, 2018 4958

It has been a little over two months since I released I Am Overburdened, my silly indie roguelike. Here's an in-depth analysis how the overall production and final numbers turned out. ...