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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Frog Fractions 2 ARG at GDC 2018!

Gamasutra - January 12, 2018 4767

Writer Justin Bortnick played a key role in orchestrating the Frog Fractions 2 ARG, and at GDC 2018 he plans to reveal the mysteries behind the beloved (and notorious) alternate-reality experience. ...

Reminder: Submit your game to the Unity 3D Game Art Challenge at GDC 2018

Gamasutra - December 27, 2017 3889

GDC and Unity have partnered to curate/host a 3D art contest for games using Unity, and the 12 winners will be showcased at GDC 2018! The deadline to enter is this Sunday, December 31st! ...


Blog: How to avoid going crazy while developing your indie game

Gamasutra - December 18, 2017 3379

Developing indie games can be a harrowing experience. So, here are a few things to keep in mind if you're an indie who's keen to cling to their sanity. ...


Blog: The five most common indie game PR mistakes

Gamasutra - December 13, 2017 3104

A run-down of the easiest traps to fall into, and advice on how any and all developers -- including those without any budget to speak of -- can avoid them. ...


Why Device 6 dev Simogo is taking a break from mobile games

Gamasutra - December 13, 2017 3096

It seems like a big deal for the studio, and a significant bellwether for mobile game devs, so Gamasutra quickly talks with Simogo cofounder Simon Flesser to find out more about the decision. ...


Weekly Jobs Roundup: Insomniac Games, Gamehouse, and more are hiring now

Gamasutra - December 12, 2017 3046

This week's roundup of game development job openings includes companies looking to hire animators, engineers, programmers, and release managers. ...


Bungie tweaks expansion-locked Destiny 2 modes in wake of player criticism

Gamasutra - December 12, 2017 3045

The dev says that it planned to lock certain end-game activities behind each new expansion in an effort to keep those modes competitive, but that the decision was poorly received. ...


Crytek partners with new startup to launch cryptocurrency for games

Gamasutra - December 07, 2017 2757

Developer-publisher Crytek has partnered with startup Crycash to launch a new cryptocurrency for video games.  ...


Best of 2017: Star Wars: The Old Republic, five years on

Gamasutra - December 06, 2017 2743

Katherine Cross explores the evolution of The Old Republic and explains why its latest expansion was worthy of being given the much-coveted title of KotOR 3. ...


Blog: Cracking the complexity of lifetime value in freemium games

Gamasutra - November 28, 2017 2296

To provide a complete perspective on LTV, I've decided to outline what I've learned from my own experiences and those of experts from Rovio, Miniclip, Wooga, Space Ape Games, Pixonic and many others. ...


Video: How to put out fires and stay creative as a game writer

Gamasutra - November 16, 2017 1631

At GDC 2017 writers George Ziets, Leanne Taylor-Giles, Chris Avellone, Colin McComb, and Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie discuss the ins and outs of being a writer in games, from AAA to indie to tabletop. ...


Publishers argue mandated ESRB ratings puts physical indie releases at risk

Gamasutra - November 09, 2017 1228

The new rule itself requires games to obtain an ESRB rating before being published on Sony platforms. Previously, only games seeking a retail release had to receive an ESRB rating. ...