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The Void's exec team is full of games industry experience news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:02am
Innovative location-based VR company rounds out management team with three C-level hires
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Teams revealed for UK Government-backed games design competition Tranzfuser 2017 news - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:00am
All 23 teams to showcase their work at EGX this September for a chance to win £25,000
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Environment art isn't about 'making pretty things', what's it about?

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:56pm

Jason Hickey, lead environment artist on Insomniac Games' upcoming Spider-Man offers practical tips about what it takes to be a great environment artist -- and no, it's not all about making pretty things. ...

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Netflix is experimenting with interactive narrative news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:05pm
"Content creators have a desire to tell non-linear stories," company says as it debuts branching kids TV shows
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A Way Out director opens up about investing himself in the game

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

"Look at me, I don't have scripts and nobody tells me what to say," A Way Out director Josef Fares told Engadget during E3. "I say what I want to say. Passion is what drives this." ...

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Netflix is getting into the 'choose your own adventure' game business

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:21pm

Video streaming service Netflix today released an "interactive storytelling experience" that can be played on iOS devices and most Netflix-capable hardware: Puss In Book: Trapped In An Epic Tale. ...

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Tencent invests in Ourpalm - Report news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:56pm
Tech giant acquires 2% of mobile developer for nearly $72 million
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Video: Smashing stereotypes to write better, richer games

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:55pm

At GDC 2017 game dev Shawn Alexander Allen lays out concrete examples of how games are often filled with homogeneous characters -- and howÊdevs can craft better games by breaking out of that mold. ...

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Twitch and Blizzard forge two-year streaming deal for eSports events

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:21pm

The major platform now has third-party streaming rights for over 20 major eSports competitions featuring Blizzard's library of competitive games. ...

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Twitch snags rights for Blizzard tournaments news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:03pm
Streaming site is exclusive third-party platform for more than 20 events through 2018; Twitch Prime members to get Overwatch loot
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Get a job: Big Red Button is hiring an Environment Artist

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:41am

Big Red Button Entertainment is looking for a Jr./Mid-Level Environment Artist to create level terrain and game-ready assets as a member of its team in El Segundo, California. ...

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Samsung acquires VR studio VRB news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:33am
Gear VR maker reportedly paid $5.5 million for developer of The Launch, VRB Home
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Don't Miss: 7 lessons learned while designing This War of Mine

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:37am

"I let myself look on the game from a distance. I''ll do my best to analyze those key design features that I think did the most benefit. These are the things that I will remember for my future projects." ...

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Scribblenauts dev shares lessons learned in making its huge object library

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:20am

'The expectations of players coming into the game meant that every AI, and many other objects, needed tons of custom exceptions.' Liz England explains how and why designers hand-authored the game's object library. ...

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At VRDC Fall 2017, learn how VR helps foster creativity and furthers science

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:22am

Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers highlight a pair of great VRDC Fall 2017 talks, one about how VR can bolster cognitive skills and another about how it helps people open up creatively. ...

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Blog: Tracking our Twitch success in real time

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:49am

Immortal Redneck managed to appear on almost every big Twitch channel. This is a story about it and wow we tracked the success in real-time. ...

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Why replicating South Park's 'crappy' art style is harder than you'd think

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:42am

Jason Schroeder, the Ubisoft game director behind South Park: The Fractured But Whole, has explained what goes into creating the RPG's deliberately duff art-style. ...

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EA's Evolution: Free DLC, neural networks and (maybe) VR news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:54am
Electronic Arts' Laura Miele explains the publisher's changing approach to live operations as well as lukewarm support for VR and Switch
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Blog: Who won the E3 2017 media battle?

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:36am

As per the tradition, ICO Partners founder Thomas Bidaux serves up an in-depth media coverage analysis of E3 2017. ...

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Chinese game dev Ourpalm nets $72M investment from Tencent

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:31am

Tencent has continued its recent spending spree by investing $77.7 million in fellow Chinese game developer, Ourpalm.  ...

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