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Blog: Building games for the Twitch era

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:08am

Gameplay understanding, tension and suspense, and relatedness: Those are just some of the lessons Breakaway's development team has learned about building games for streaming. ...

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From prototype to product in less than a year news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:33am
Indie devs reflect on how their Jamchester projects helped them learn more about routes to market
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German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017 news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:06am
First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo
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Croteam: "VR-only" isn't the only way with VR news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:00am
The Croatian studio is meeting the demand for bigger VR games by drawing from its existing portfolio
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Apple chip maker Imagination Technologies up for sale news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:40am
Graphics specialist seeking buyer as Apple prepares to drop its services
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Conspexit adds Glen Drury to board news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:52am
Former Blippar and Yahoo exec to help grow start-up formed by games veterans to assist blind and visually impaired
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ESA ponders E3's future news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:46am
More consumers? A different venue? The Gamescom model?
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Liberty Foundation offers $60k "fellowship awards" for indie devs news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:37am
XOXO founder wants recipients to make decisions based on "curiosity and long-term growth rather than dire and immediate need"
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Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax's "big, hairy fight" news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:24am
Injunction hearing started this week, with Zenimax asking for $500 million additional damages and a 20% cut of Oculus' revenue
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Q& A: How Microsoft is pitching the Xbox One X to devs (and consumers)

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:00am

Microsoft's senior director of product management and planning for Xbox, Albert Penello, told Gamasutra about how the company is positioning the Xbox One X hardware to both developers and consumers. ...

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Destructoid bought by Enthusiast Gaming news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:24pm
Toronto-based media and events company has acquired the longstanding games website
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How to maintain a successful games studio news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:00pm
Creative Assembly on crunch, studio culture and the secret to a healthy and happy team
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Indie game artists can soon seek funding and support from The Liberty Foundation

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:25pm

Designer and organizer Andy McMillan has launched a new venture that may be of special interest to some devs: The Liberty Foundation, an organization that seeks to fund and support indie artists. ...

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After winning $500M in lawsuit against Oculus, ZeniMax pushes for more

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:41pm

After winning an award of $500 million earlier this year in its lawsuit against Oculus VR, id Software owner ZeniMax Media was back in court on Tuesday to argue for more. ...

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How Darkest Dungeon mirrors the real highs and lows of game development

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:28pm

The makers of Darkest Dungeon explain how the game's stress system began to reflect their everyday lives. ...

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Video: A lawyer's guide to practical contract law for indie devs

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:03pm

Games lawyer Chris Reid takes the stage at GDC 2017 to deliver a practical talk on contract law, breaking down everything indies should know about 5 common contracts in the game industry. ...

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One Special Day set for September 29 news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:43pm
SpecialEffect charity sets £100,000 goal as companies donate the day's revenue to further accessibility in games
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The development-side benefits of creating an E3 demo

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:26pm

Days Gone creative director John Garvin notes that creating the E3 demo was more than just marketing; it helped the team determine how well certain systems worked in the game. ...

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NBC Sports launches Rocket League tourney news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:38am
Sports network teams with Psyonix and FACEIT for $100,000 competition, will televise finals in some territories
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Get a job: Deep Silver Volition is hiring a Sr. UI Artist

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:26am

Deep Silver Volition is seeking an experienced UI Artist to help own and drive the style of its interface as it starts its next project in Champaign, Illinois. ...

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