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

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4926

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. ...


Google Stadia supports the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4828

Google unveiled a controller alongside its cloud-based game streaming service Stadia this week, but players aren't locked into using Google-made hardware to play games on the service. ...


Epic expands its dev grants program with $100M in Epic MegaGrants

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4818

Roughly four years after announcing its inaugural $5 million Unreal Dev Grants program, the team at Epic has announced a new $100 million successor: the Epic MegaGrants initiative. ...


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

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4818

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


Report: Job listings suggest Disney is preparing to revive Lucasfilm Games

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4813

Entertainment powerhouse Disney looks to be reviving Lucasfilm Games, the precursor to legendary game studio LucasArts, in some capacity.  ...


Update: Lucasfilm Games job postings apparently not linked studio revival

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4813

Updated A new sub-division of Disney does appear to share the name of LucasArts precursor Lucasfilm Games, but a representative has confirmed no new company with that name is being formed. ...


Report: Snapchat's rumored game platform to be announced in April

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4810

More information has cropped up about the game platform Snapchat parent company Snap Inc has reportedly had in the works for some time. ...


Google unveils first-party game studio led by Jade Raymond

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4767

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 4552

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.  ...


Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to iOS and Android

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4546

A new SDK will let mobile developers imbue their games with features like achievements, gamerscore, friend lists, clubs, hero stats, and some family settings.  ...


Minecraft is joining Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass lineup

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4489

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 4486

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 4482

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 4464

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. ...


Dwarf Fortress is headed to Steam and itch.io, 17 years into its development

Gamasutra - March 13, 2019 4446

The game had previously been funding development primarily through Patreon but its devs say health issues and the "uncertain structure of Patreon" led to the change. ...

Netflix is turning Dragon's Dogma into an anime series

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4372

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 4190

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