Gaming

Play these 20 unique games at GDC 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC showcase!

Gamasutra - December 12, 2018 2985

One of these alternative controller games will win the alt.ctrl.GDC Award -- which includes a $3k prize plus a special trophy handmade by game maker Robin Baumgarten -- at the IGF ceremony during GDC! ...


Video: Reaching new audiences with Cosmic Top Secret

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2942

In this GDC talk, the developers behind Cosmic Top Secret share concrete suggestions about reaching new kinds of audiences based on their experience combining film and games. ...


Best of 2018: The great video game exodus

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2933

Video game developers are leaving the industry at a steady rate after 3-6 years of work. Why? ...


Blog: How Tom Clancy's The Division manages AI online

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2930

In the second part of my series on The Division, I explain how the online systems manage the AI characters in-game. ...


Amy Hennig will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019!

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2929

Organizers of the 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be honoring esteemed writer and director Amy Hennig (Uncharted series, Soul Reaver) with the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019! ...


Tim Schafer, Amy Hennig among inaugural speakers confirmed for DICE 2019

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2929

The 2019 DICE Summit will be held February 11th to the 13th at the Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas, where four speakers have been confirmed to discuss the theme of trailblazers.  ...


Amy Hennig to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019!

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2929

Organizers of the 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be honoring esteemed writer and director Amy Hennig (Uncharted series, Soul Reaver) with the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019! ...


Report: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launch sales top 1.3M in Japan

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2923

A preliminary sales estimate from Famitsu claims Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already surpassed 1.3 million sales in Japan. ...


Blog: Why the Epic Store (in its current state) isn't good for anyone

Gamasutra - December 11, 2018 2921

Epic puts in 12 percent of the effort with an abysmal game launcher and few user features, but still some fantastic incentives for indie developers. ...

Epic Store influences developers to pull Steam releases

Gamasutra - December 10, 2018 2883

Some game developers are pulling their upcoming releases from the Steam page entirely, or choosing to make their titles a timed exclusive with the Epic Games Store.  ...


See BioWare deconstruct the flight and movement of Anthem at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - December 10, 2018 2872

At GDC 2019 BioWare's David Hoang & Daniel Nordlander will reveal the process they used to create some of the more exotic traversal abilities players have at their disposal in Anthem: flight and swim. ...


Game Tech Deep Dive: The fast and furious window shaders of Forza Horizon 4

Gamasutra - December 10, 2018 2866

Gareth Harwood, technical art director at Playground Games, offers an in-depth run-down of the shaders used to give buildings realistic rooms in the fast and beautiful Forza Horizon 4. ...


Video: The GDC 2011 game design challenge

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2721

In this classic 2011 GDC game design challenge, Jenova Chen, Jason Rohrer and John Romero all pitch hypothetical games that create a combination of gameplay and religious concepts. ...


Daybreak Games lays off estimated 70 employees

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2719

H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has laid off a portion of its workforce, cutting jobs across various departments within the studio in the process. ...


Dauntless to provide cross-platform play across all devices

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2717

Phoenix Labs announced that its RPG Dauntless will be heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for free in April 2019, with a Switch release to follow later on.  ...


BioWare says Anthem won't rely on big-spending 'whales' for success

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2715

BioWare lead producer Mike Gamble breaks down some of the ways the company plans to support players for its new online RPG hybrid. ...


God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 win big at The Game Awards

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2707

The overall winner on the night was God of War, which took home the coveted Game of the Year and Best Game Direction awards, along with the prize for Best Action-Adventure Game.  ...


Epic Games Store launches with handful of games

Gamasutra - December 07, 2018 2702

Although the store has opened its doors, there are currently only a handful of titles actually available for purchase. ...


Hasbro & Wizards of the Coast invest in Magic: The Gathering esports with $10M prize pool

Gamasutra - December 06, 2018 2680

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have unveiled Magic Esports, a new competitive program with a restructured tournament format for Magic: The Gathering and Magic: The Gathering Arena. ...

4 Must-See Examples Of Gamification Of Compliance Training Infographic

ELearningGraphics - January 04, 2019 2667

4 Must-See Examples Of Gamification Of Compliance Training Infographic Compliance trainings have been a significant part of corporate trainings for a long time now, they have been in the online format for the last 25 years. There have been a lot of changes since then in the way learning strategies are structured. And, compliance trainings […]


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Video: The process of polishing Uncharted 3 for release

Gamasutra - December 06, 2018 2665

In this GDC 2012 session, Naughty Dog's Benson Russell goes over the approach and principles that Naughty Dog used to make games like Uncharted 3 as polished as possible. ...


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds battle royale mode, goes free-to-play

Gamasutra - December 06, 2018 2663

Valve announced today that online multiplayer shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive is receiving a battle royale mode titled Danger Zone, in addition to the base game adopting a free-to-play model.  ...


Black Ops 4's 'Battle Edition' offers only classic multiplayer and Blackout for $30

Gamasutra - December 06, 2018 2662

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Treyarch†™s multiplayer-only Call of Duty game, is now offering a †˜Battle Edition†™ for $30 that only features two of the three game modes offered in the full game. ...