Gaming

God of War nominated for 12 awards at 2019 DICE Awards

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 1289

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. ...


Blizzard states importance of 'inclusive' workplace after discrimination allegations

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 1287

Overwatch developer Blizzard has reiterated the importance of maintaining an "inclusive and respectful work environment" after a former employee made some concerning allegations against the studio. ...


THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to Outcast

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 1284

The action-action-adventure title was originally developed by Belgian studio Appeal, and was first released on PC back in 1999.  ...


Enduring and recovering from the long development of At the Gates

Gamasutra - January 09, 2019 1241

"And while we often hear about stories of burnout, rarely are those made truly real for us. It†™s always something at a distance, something impersonal," shares John Shafer in a deeply personal blog. ...


No Man's Sky, Dreams, and a game dev†™s journey come to new GDC Main Stage!

Gamasutra - January 09, 2019 1231

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference this year introduce the GDC Main Stage, a first-of-its-kind marquee presentation on the opening day of GDC†™s Main Conference! ...


The Sims is integrating with Amazon Alexa devices

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 1189

The Sims development team announced earlier today that The Sims will be integrated into Amazon Alexa devices, and is scheduled to launch next week.  ...


Robot Entertainment closing servers for Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy games

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 1186

Robot Entertainment is all at once closing down three games, saying that it's no longer sustainable to continue to keep them online and playable. ...


Splash Damage is cutting monetization from its free-to-play game Dirty Bomb

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 1184

Dirty Bomb is going free-to-play, in the most literal interpretation of the term. Following an update next week, all monetization will be patched out of the game. ...


Blog: What I learned designing Sausage Sports Club

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 1171

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 1131

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


Don't Miss: Design lessons learned from a decade at Nintendo's EAD

Gamasutra - January 07, 2019 1130

Motoi Okamoto was a member of Shigeru Miyamoto's Entertainment Analysis and Development department for a decade. He recounts the making of many of Nintendo's best-loved (and biggest-selling) titles. ...


Nintendo could move away from home consoles, says company president

Gamasutra - January 07, 2019 1114

"In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles -- flexibility is just as important as ingenuity." ...


Nintendo open to moving away from home consoles, says company president

Gamasutra - January 07, 2019 1114

"In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles -- flexibility is just as important as ingenuity." ...


Breaking down the metagame design in a mobile RPG

Gamasutra - January 07, 2019 1103

The senior economy designer and senior director of envelope design at King go in-depth on the metagame design of their cancelled mobile RPG, Hero. ...


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

Gamasutra - January 04, 2019 963

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! ...


Japan has made reselling digital game keys illegal without creator's permission

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 910

As of December, a new Japanese legal amendment has made it illegal to resell digital game keys without explicit consent from software makers.   ...


2019 Independent Games Festival reveals this year's finalists!

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 901

From Return of the Obra Dinn to Speed Dating for Ghosts to Noita, IGF organizers are excited to announce the finalists for the 21st annual IGF Awards! ...


TickTock Studios acquired by Rebellion and rebranded as 'Rebellion North'

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 895

"We've worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they'll continue to prosper as Rebellion North." ...


Over 350 devs collaborate on game-a-day Meditations project

Gamasutra - January 02, 2019 856

350+ game developers have come together to create 365 short games, each of which is only playable for 24 hours a year. ...


Don't Miss: Devs weigh in on the best ways to use (but not abuse) procedural generation

Gamasutra - January 02, 2019 854

Devs on Into the Breach, Astroneer, and Moon Hunters chat with Gamasutra about how they've learned to best use proc-gen techniques in their games -- and what other devs looking to start should know. ...

Ducking up the game design of Mutant: Year Zero

Gamasutra - January 02, 2019 830

Some of the minds behind Mutant: Year Zero break down what they learned about game design and riffing on the XCOM formula. ...


Blizzard hopes linked Battle.net accounts will solve toxic Twitch chats

Gamasutra - December 28, 2018 579

Blizzard is looking to curb misbehaving Twitch users by requiring that chat participants link their Twitch and Battle.net accounts together before sending messages during a stream. ...


Video: How some early MUDs compare to today's games

Gamasutra - December 20, 2018 146

Richard Bartle, co-creator of MUD, explains the concept behind its original design and corrects some of the misconceptions about what it must have been like to play. ...


The Walking Dead Game's final season is releasing exclusively on the Epic Games Store

Gamasutra - December 20, 2018 140

Skybound Games and Epic Games have partnered to bring Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season on PC exclusively to the Epic Games store for all future purchases. ...


Best of 2018: Translating the humor & tone of Yakuza games for the West

Gamasutra - December 20, 2018 137

"The humor of a Yakuza game is a fine line to walk," says localization producer Scott Strichart in this in-depth chat about localization, the Yakuza games, and the ins and outs of Japanese humor. ...