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Ubisoft isn't worried about an influx of new games stealing Rainbow Six Siege's thunder

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 4759

The company totes strong player engagement as one noticeable sign that its games had some staying power throughout a competitive holiday season. ...


Ubisoft partners with Mozilla on AI coding assistant Clever-Commit

Gamasutra - February 12, 2019 4653

Ubisoft has partnered with Mozilla to develop an artificially intelligent coding assistant called Clever-Commit, as announced during the DICE 2019 summit today.  ...


Sumo Digital opens mobile studio in Leamington Spa

Gamasutra - February 11, 2019 4582

The new opening will be led by former Sega chief technical officer Chris Southall, who built the company's dedicated European mobile studio, Sega Hardlight.  ...


Federal court orders Grand Theft Auto V cheat creator to pay $150,000

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 4438

Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive has won its copyright infringement lawsuit against Jhonny Perez, the developer behind the Grand Theft Auto V cheat "Elusive". ...


Video: Evolving and creating a style for Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Gamasutra - February 06, 2019 4329

In this 2016 GDC Europe talk, DICE's Jhony Ljungstedt shares insight into how DICE developed and created the visual style for Mirror's Edge Catalyst. ...


GDC speaker Q& A: Elitsa Alexandrova and the music of Assassin's Creed: Origins

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 3943

If you were entranced by the music of Assassin's Creed: Origins' DLC you can learn from one of composers at GDC 2019! ...


Opinion: The latest Assassin's Creed Odyssey controversy was easily avoidable

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 3831

While criticism is vital to ensure accountability, it†™s safe to say many queer creators are quietly bemused at how the low effort of major studios is rewarded with adulation and infinite second chances. ...


'BOY' does GDC 2019 offer more great God of War talks than you can shake an axe at!

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 3826

An axe won't be the only thing you recall after you check out some of the 15+ fantastic God of War talks on offer at GDC 2019, each of which offers a unique look at the game's design and development! ...


Ubisoft will modify Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC following feedback

Gamasutra - January 25, 2019 3663

Ubisoft has announced that it's making changes to the controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC which came under fire recently. ...


Don't Miss: The undying allure of the Metroidvania

Gamasutra - January 24, 2019 3605

Gamasutra speaks to a swath of developers about the "Metroidvania" genre -- what drew them to it, and its potential. ...


Don't Miss: A Game Design Deep Dive into SteamWorld Dig's digging mechanic

Gamasutra - January 23, 2019 3551

Here, the team describes the process they went through in designing the main mechanic of the game, which (as you may have guessed) is the digging. ...


Resident Evil 2's time-restircted demo has been downloaded over 3 million times

Gamasutra - January 22, 2019 3497

Capcom says the demo for its upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 was downloaded over 3 million times since it went live on January 11. ...


Resident Evil 2's time-restricted demo has been downloaded over 3 million times

Gamasutra - January 22, 2019 3497

Capcom says the demo for its upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 was downloaded over 3 million times since it went live on January 11. ...


Blog: The conflicting design of the 'Zelda-rogue'

Gamasutra - January 22, 2019 3484

The idea of combining the handcrafted design of a Zelda title with the procedural generation of a rogue-like may sound like a dream come true, but it's often a challenge too big for most. ...


A closer look at the deck-building hack-and-slash success, Book of Demons

Gamasutra - January 18, 2019 3251

Book of Demons is an unlikely marriage of hack-and-slash and deck-building mechanics. Polish studio Thing Trunk was able to not just make it work, but make it an indie Steam success. ...


Ubisoft issues apology for controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 3227

Assassin's Creed Odyssey creative director Jonathan Dumont has issued an apology following a controversial DLC release.  ...


Don't Miss: Writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to 'hold a mirror up to the world'

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 3111

Eidos Montreal's Mary DeMarle chats about art and business of writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a game about conspiracy theories, terrorism, and fear released into a world awash in the same. ...


Gearbox CEO accused by former studio lawyer of taking $12M bonus

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 2896

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is being accused by former general counsel of the studio of receiving a secret $12 million bonus from publisher Take-Two Interactive.   ...


Blog: Applying level flow in games like Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 2881

The past few months I have been doing research in the level flow and environment design in games like, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us. This blog will discuss my findings. ...


Video: Creating the characters and world of Mafia III

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 2844

In this GDC 2017 talk, Hangar 13's William Harms discusses how the team used real history to inform Mafia III's characters and overarching narrative ...


God of War nominated for 12 awards at 2019 DICE Awards

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 2831

Winners in each category are set to be announced at the DICE Awards show on February 13, while AIAS members will start the voting process to determine this year†™s winners on January 11. ...


Blog: What I learned designing Sausage Sports Club

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 2714

Here are some of the lessons I learned while designing Sausage Sports Club, including a few deep dives into specific features. ...


God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man among Writers Guild award nominees

Gamasutra - January 07, 2019 2673

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual video game writing award, with the winners to be announced February 17th. ...


Red Dead Redemption 2 leads list of GDC 2019 Choice Awards nominees!

Gamasutra - January 04, 2019 2506

Other games receiving multiple nominations include Sony Santa Monica's God of War, Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man, and Lucas Pope's innovative puzzle whodunnit game Return of the Obra Dinn! ...


Don't Miss: 7 great stealth encounters in games that are worth studying

Gamasutra - January 04, 2019 2505

From The Last Of Us to Deus Ex to Hitman: Blood Money, devs share some of their favorite stealth encounters in games and explain why they're so memorable -- and so worth studying. ...


Blog: What Bandersnatch teaches about the illusion of choice

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 2441

Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch' episode recently debuted, and offered viewers a lesson on the illusion of choice that developers often have to deal with. ...