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Get a job: Square Enix, Volition, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - May 24, 2019 4917

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


5 Steps to Engaging Students More with MAP Growth

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 23, 2019 4868

Have you and your students ever just had it up to here with math? I know I have. After months of teaching the fifth-grade curriculum as prescribed,... Continue Reading


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THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4794

The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, which means Gothic, Risen, and new franchise ELEX will now fall under the THQ umbrella.  ...


Video: The making of Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin 2

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4372

In this 2019 GDC talk, Larian Studios' Swen Vincke takes a look at all the strategies employed to make Divinity: Original Sin 2 a better game than Divinity: Original Sin, and how they worked out. ...


Don't Miss: How Monster Hunter: World's director breathed new life into the game

Gamasutra - May 13, 2019 4314

"The most appealing aspect of...new hardware was its memory & processing power," says game director Yuyu Tokuda. "Without this, the rich, living ecosystem we envisioned...would not have been possible." ...


Don't Miss: How a ragtag band of modders restored Star Wars KOTOR II

Gamasutra - May 03, 2019 3764

How a ragtag band of rebel modders fleshed out crucial missing sequences in Obsidian's Knights of the Old Republic II, and how that material came to be incorporated into the official Steam version of the game. ...


Ex-BioWare dev James Ohlen heading up new Wizards of the Coast studio

Gamasutra - April 24, 2019 3270

Ohlen retired from BioWare after 22 years last July, saying that he planned to †œtake a break from the industry and work on something a little more smaller and more personal.† ...


Burnout Paradise's online servers are shutting down after 11 years

Gamasutra - April 18, 2019 2933

Criterion Games is shutting down the servers for its 2008 game Burnout Paradise, a decision that affects the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game. ...


Video: Practical advice for saving video game history before it's too late

Gamasutra - April 12, 2019 2614

The current state of commercial video game preservation is in rough shape, but there's something developers can do to help. ...


How Fallout almost didn't ship with its key SPECIAL system

Gamasutra - April 04, 2019 2171

In an interview with PC Gamer published last year developers across the various Fallout games discussed the early days of development, and how the game evolved into what it is today.  ...


BioWare GM (internally) addresses complaints from Anthem devs

Gamasutra - April 04, 2019 2164

BioWare general manager Casey Hudson has (internally) addressed Kotaku's story on Anthem developer grievances, telling his team that †œthese problems are real and it†™s our top priority to [†¦] solve them.† ...


Don't Miss: Devs weigh in on the best ways to write and design characters

Gamasutra - March 26, 2019 1671

Game devs Chris Avellone, Obsidian's Carrie Patel, and Guerrilla's Dan Calvert chat with Gamasutra about how they and their teams write and design characters -- from start to finish. ...


Catch up on Gamasutra's extensive GDC 2019 coverage!

Gamasutra - March 25, 2019 1623

GDC 2019 may be in the books, but you can catch Gamasutra's coverage from last week right here, from details on Google Stadia to brilliant talks on game design to interviews from game industry luminaries plus all the news you can use. ...


The next Crypt of the Necrodancer game is set in The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 1343

The indie developer behind Crypt of the Necrodancer is taking a crack at making its own Legend of Zelda game†"with Nintendo†™s blessing. ...


War Child UK's Armistice fundraiser raised $380k in 2018

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 900

Working with 20 video game developers, War Child UK raised a total of $380,000 last year to support and help children affected by war in 15 countries. ...


Developing indie JRPG Edge of Eternity in Early Access

Gamasutra - March 11, 2019 836

'Open-world JRPG,' 'Indie,' and 'Early Access.' Marrying those three terms might sounds impossible but by using the magic of [Public Roadmap], our daunting assignment seems more accessible. ...