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Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4924

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play. ...


Report: Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One S gets name and launch date

Gamasutra - March 21, 2019 4865

Microsoft's long-rumored disc-less Xbox One S now has a name and launch date, according to fresh leaks from Windows Central. ...


Stadia's biz dev director talks challenges, opportunities in new age of cloud games

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4816

Gamasutra speaks with Jack Buser, director for games business development at Google, about the boxless future that Stadia is promising. ...


Google unveils first-party game studio led by Jade Raymond

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4764

As Google took the wraps off its streaming game platform Stadia, the company also announced Stadia Games and Entertainment -- a new game studio headed up by industry vet Jade Raymond. ...


Steam user reviews will no longer count 'off-topic review bombs'

Gamasutra - March 15, 2019 4549

Valve has tweaked how the user review system works on Steam in an effort to combat review bombing, which has been an area of concern for some developers for quite some time.  ...


Shadow Warrior developer Flying Wild Hog acquired by Supernova

Gamasutra - March 15, 2019 4534

Flying Wild Hog has been acquired by Supernova Capital, a private equity firm established by Splash Damage founder Paul Wedgwood. ...


Minecraft is joining Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass lineup

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4487

The still-thriving block building survival game will join Microsoft's catalog of pay-for-access games on April 4. ...


God of War leads BAFTA Games Award nominations

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4484

The British Academy (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for this year's BAFTA Game Awards, and God of War is leading the charge with a whopping 10 nominations.  ...


Discord evolves verified servers with new community tools

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4480

Discord has made a raft of notable changes that should help game developers build stronger communities while giving them more agency when it comes to monetization.  ...


Gris has sold 300,000 copies in under three months

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4461

To celebrate the milestone, Nomada has released a free update called Gris Undone that lets players browse through a small catalog of unused music and designs. ...


Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield is no longer working on Valve's Artifact

Gamasutra - March 11, 2019 4410

The creator of the prolific card game Magic: The Gathering has revealed that his contract with Valve has ended and he's no longer working on the company's digital card game Artifact. ...


Don't Miss: Creating the wordless, narrative-driven game A Bird Story

Gamasutra - March 11, 2019 4371

While To the Moon was rather wordy, Kan Gao's follow-up game A Bird Story doesn't feature a single line of dialogue. ...


Netflix is turning Dragon's Dogma into an anime series

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4370

In news that you can file under 'rather surprising,' Netflix has announced plans to develop a new anime series based on Dragon's Dogma. ...


Dev shares real talk about the personal costs of living in fear of layoffs

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4187

Game developer Katie Chironis discusses the personal costs of living in fear of layoffs. ...


U.K. politician calls for government review of Steam after sexual violence game is banned

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4109

A member of the U.K. Parliament is calling for a government review of Rape Day after it was removed from Steam.  ...


Paradox brings in former EA exec Rod Humble to lead new California studio

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4098

Swedish developer-publisher Paradox Interactive has opened a new internal development studio in California, and appointed former EA executive vice president Rod Humble as studio head. ...


Crowdfunding platform BrightLocker shuts down over unpaid wages

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4056

BrightLocker, a crowdfunding platform similar to Patreon and Kickstarter, is reportedly closing down after developers claimed they hadn't been payed money owed.  ...


Epic Games is now being sued over loot boxes in Fortnite: Save the World

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4051

A lawsuit filed by a Californian father takes issue with the game that was eventually spun off into Epic Games†™ mega-popular Fortnite Battle Royale. ...


Chat with the developers behind The Occupation at 1PM ET

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4042

Join the developers of The Occupation for a chat on the making of their game starting at 1PM ET on the GDC Twitch channel. ...


Steam's Popular Upcoming list may actually be hurting developers

Gamasutra - March 05, 2019 4001

While the Popular Upcoming list on Steam is a great place for developers to get their games noticed on the front page, the system might be causing more harm than good.  ...


Shakedown: Hawaii coming first to the Epic Games Store

Gamasutra - March 05, 2019 3999

Shakedown: Hawaii, the upcoming game from the developers behind Retro City Rampage, will be making its debut first on the Epic Games Store.  ...


Anthem is crashing entire PlayStation 4 systems, say players

Gamasutra - March 04, 2019 3944

It's a fairly severe issue in a high-profile game like BioWare's latest, and one that unfortunately comes during an already turbulent launch period. ...


Roblox boasts over 1 billion hours of engagement per month

Gamasutra - March 01, 2019 3774

The figure is 20 times the monthly engagement the online sandbox platform saw back in 2013. ...


Gooey ranch-em-up Slime Rancher has sold over 2 million copies

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3756

Monomi Park's quirky blorb wrangler Slime Rancher has surpassed 2 million sales in around 18 months. ...


UK devs launch POC in Play initiative in partnership with ustwo Games

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3729

POC in Play is a new initiative launched earlier today in partnership with UsTwo Games addressing the issue of a lack of people of color in the UK games scene.  ...


Dying Light dev TechLand to close Polish publishing department

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3725

The decision will result in around 13 layoffs by the end of 2019, but won't affect the company's broader publishing and development plans -- including those related to Dying Light 2.  ...