News and informations about video-games

Video: The process of updating Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride

In this GDC 2012 talk, Halfbrick Studios' Luke Muscat goes over the ever evolving process at Halfbrick Studio for updating and maintaining its popular iOS releases. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 15-Dec-2018 00:15

Fortnite dev team removes Infinity Blade for being 'overpowered'

The Infinity Blade is no more, says Fortnite developer Epic Games. In a tweet published today, the studio explains that the weapon is being removed for being overpowered and poorly balanced. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 23:11

Watch GDC Play devs hone their game-pitching skills at GDC Pitch 2019!

If you're coming to GDC 2019 don't miss your shot to participate in GDC Pitch, a special event aimed at helping select participants practice their pitching skills in front of a live audience! ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 19:24

Best of 2018: 'BOY' was Atreus tricky to implement, says God of War lead

"I was told multiple times, 'scale it back, change it so he's simpler,'" said God of War director Cory Barlog. "I was even told to consider cutting him out of the game." ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 18:58

Dive deep into the sound design of Crackdown 3 at GDC 2019

Come out to the Game Developers Conference in March for a unique behind-the-scenes look at Crackdown 3's advanced sound, dialog, and music systems. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 18:02

Riot Games suspends COO Scott Gelb for workplace misconduct

Various Riot employees claim Gelb repeatedly touched and interacted with them in a number of inappropriate ways as part of a "comedy bit." ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 18:02

Blog: PRNGs and controlling fate in video games

This article delves into the details of the properties of Pseudo Random Number Generators, and how game designers can use them. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 17:26

Blog: What trends should you know about going into 2019?

Observations from working on 50+ indie game marketing campaigns in 2018 -- and some tips for how to give your game the best chance of success in 2019. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 17:14

Report: Pokemon Go creator Niantic close to $3.9 billion valuation

Pokemon Go maker Niantic could be about to seal a $200 million funding round that would see the company valued at $3.9 billion. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 17:14

Discord aims to disrupt by opening storefront to devs, offering 90% revenue share

Discord announced today that it will be opening up its launcher at cost for all developers, with 90 percent revenue share going back to the developers. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 16:59

The first union for game industry workers has launched in the UK

"We will now have the tools to fix this broken sector and create an ethical industry where it's not only big game companies that thrive, but workers as well." ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 16:30

Human values in game design: An approach for designing emergent storytelling

11 bit Studios lead designer Jakub Stokalski outlines his "values-driven game design approach" that was implemented in the hit game Frostpunk. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 09:58

Blizzard pulls devs off Heroes of the Storm and cuts eSports support

Today Blizzard announced plans to pull developers off of its free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm and discontinue Heroes eSports events in a bid to position the game for "long-term sustainability." ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 01:33

Video: Hacking into the combat AI of Watch Dogs 2

In this GDC 2017 talk, Ubisoft's Chae Dickie-Clark explains how the NPCs of Watch Dogs 2 efficiently process their environment to select cover and perform other dynamic behaviors. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 14-Dec-2018 00:17

Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward evacuated after bomb threat

Infinity Ward, the Los Angeles-based developer behind multiple Call of Duty games, evacuated employees today following a bomb threat. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 23:18

Twitch sells Curse Media after two years

Wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly known as Wikia) announced that it is currently in the process of acquiring Curse Media, which hosts a collection of gaming websites. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 22:46

Get a job: Warframe dev Digital Extremes is looking for a Sr. UI Artist

Digital Extremes is looking for a dev to tackle the creation and implementation of an in-game user interface, among other tasks, as a member of its Canadian game dev studio. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 21:51

League of Legends will no longer support Windows XP and Vista in 2019

League of Legends is officially ending support for Windows XP and Vista as of May 14, 2019.  ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 21:41

Best of 2018: How Rare designed Sea of Thieves' infinite pirate generator

Rare lead character artist Sam Chester talks through the conception, design, and implementation of the "infinite pirate generator" character creator in the studio's swashbuckle-'em-up Sea of Thieves. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 20:33

Indie Megabooth is hosting a curated indie game collection on Kartridge

A partnership between the two companies will see past Indie Megabooth games regularly highlighted on Kongregate†?s indie game storefront Kartridge. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 20:06

Applications are now open for GDC 2019's low-income free pass program!

Game Developers Conference organizers have once again donated a number of complimentary GDC 2019 passes that will be given away (via lottery) as part of a special low-income GDC pass program! ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 19:34

Come to GDC and see how BioWare shaded the world of Anthem!

At GDC 2019 you'll get an inside look at how BioWare artists breathe life into Anthem's dynamic seasons, weather events, and time of day using smart shader techniques. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 18:03

Blog: How I faked Desert Child's striking 3D visuals

Oscar Brittain and Akupara Games are releasing Desert Child on Switch, Xbox, PS4, and Steam on December 11. Oscar hit us with the following tech blog on how he 'faked' the game's striking 3D look. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 17:12

How 'user stories' can help players grasp new content

An in-depth look at why creating "user stories" is one of the main tricks in a game developer's arsenal. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 16:27

Blog: Why being an indie game dev is harder than ever

This is my contribution for data-points on the Indiepocalypse, wherein I compare my best-rated and best-selling games. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 15:07

Vault: The living world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

In this GDC 2016 session, CD Projekt Red's Matthew Steinke explains how he developed a role-playing experience that would provide players with gameplay spanning the vast open world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 13-Dec-2018 00:16

Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2M units worldwide

Quantic Dream announced earlier today that Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since launching back in May.  ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 21:43

Get a job: Colorado-based Jade Ember Studios is hiring a Level Designer

Jade Ember Studios is looking for a Level Designer with 1-3 years of professional experience to join the team in creating an original action/adventure 3D title in the metroidvania genre for PC and consoles. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 21:23

First-party Switch games are setting new attach rate records for Nintendo

Nintendo says that the Switch is performing at historic levels for the company, and the attach rates for many of the company†?s first-party titles are one such example of that. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 20:45

Best of 2018: A Classic Tools Retrospective on the first version of the Unreal Editor

Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks to David Lightbown about UnrealEd, one of the most popular level editors in the game industry, used to build levels for Unreal, Deus Ex, Gears of War, BioShock and more. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 20:09

Black Desert Online dev Pearl Abyss to open California office to handle Western affairs

Pearl Abyss, parent company of EVE Online dev CCP Games, has set up its first North American office. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 19:43

Blog: Resources for game music composers - The big list

Composer Winifred Phillips has gathered together some of the top online resources and guidance available for newbies in the field of video game music. Take a look. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 19:00

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

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! ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 18:58

Epic Store to launch cross-platform games services suite

Epic is rolling out many new features for the Epic Games Store beginning in 2019, starting with the launch of a cross-platform games service free for all developers. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 18:01

Get game design tips and tricks from Dead Cells' co-creator at GDC 2019

Motion Twin's Sebastien Benard will be at GDC to deliver a neat Design track talk about the little things (from controls to particles) that turned out to make Dead Cells a significantly better game.  ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 18:01

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate breaks the series' launch sales record in Japan

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1.23 million copies in Japan during its launch weekend, according to the latest sales figures from Famitsu. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 17:21

Blog: An IKEA guide to Steam product pages that simply work

The role of your game's store page varies depending on the stage of your marketing campaign you are in at the moment. Whatever role it plays, it proves to be a handy tool in your marketing toolbox. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 17:01

ZeniMax Media agrees to settle lawsuit against Facebook VR

It marks the end of a legal battle that's been raging for over four years, with ZeniMax initially suing the Oculus all the way back in May 2014.  ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 16:56

Blog: How should you define XP thresholds?

An increasing number of games include progression trees in their core gameplay experience, but how should you compute the values associated with each threshold? ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 15:40

Analysts claim China's new ethics committee could spark game licensing restart

China's decision to create an "ethics assessment committee" to vet online titles for release could suggest regulators are preparing to resume game licensing in the near future. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 15:35

Catching up with indie studio Tomorrow Corporation

The members of Little Inferno and Human Resources Machine dev Tomorrow Corporation helped define the indie movement of the mid-2000s. We pick their brains and see what they're up to today. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 10:00

Video: Reaching new audiences with Cosmic Top Secret

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. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 12-Dec-2018 00:21

Get a job: Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing is hiring a Backend Engineer

Nottingham-based Lockwood Publishing is looking for a backend coder with experience in golang, python or java to help develop the backend of Avakin Life. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 11-Dec-2018 22:13

Mobile app demo platform AppOnboard raises extra $15M in funding

AppOnboard, a mobile app demo and analytics platform for developers, announced that it has raised $15M in a new round of funding led by Breakaway Growth, for a total of $30M raised this year. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 11-Dec-2018 21:52

Watch Greg Kasavin discuss the development of Supergiant Games' Hades

Supergiant Games creative director Greg Kasavin sits down with the GDC team to discuss the design and process that drive the making of Hades, the company's new Early Access title. ...


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 11-Dec-2018 20:50

Best of 2018: The great video game exodus

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


Source : www.gamasutra.com | 11-Dec-2018 20:38

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