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Telltale CEO stepping down

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:46am
Kevin Bruner is handing responsibilities back to co-founder Dan Connors
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Proposed presidential budget cuts could hurt game development and education

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:41am

The proposed budget put forth by President Trump yesterday could hurt educational game development programs that rely on funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. ...

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The puzzles and paradoxes of Syberia 3

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:50am

Kate Walker has been in limbo for far too long, but at last her tale comes to the last panel of its triptych. Syberia 3 is slated for release on April 25th, after years of delays and funding problems. ...

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Apple kicks off a dedicated indie game showcase on App Store storefront

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:48am

Games created by independent developers will now have a permanent curated section featured on the Apple App Store. ...

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Blog: How to research your next game's target audience for free

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:05am

Before you've launched your game you'll need to make an educated guess about who your players might be, so that you can make and market your game to attract them. ...

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Horizon: Zero Dawn hits 2.6m sales

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:28am
Developer Guerrilla now working on a 'story expansion'
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Join us for a Deus Ex stream today at 3 PM ET

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:10am

Tune into the Gamasutra Twitch channel today at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET) as we reinstall Deus Ex and rummage through its many nooks, crannies, and conveniently-placed crates in search of game design gems. ...

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Apple ramps up its support for indies

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:00am
App Store receives permanent section where indies will be spotlighted; indies tell us they're happy with "renewed focus on editorial and curation"
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Kevin Bruner stepping down as Telltale CEO

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:00am

UPDATE Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner is stepping down after over 2 years in the position, according to an internal company email obtained by Kotaku. ...

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Charting the game design evolution of The Witcher trilogy

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:00am

"I'm not talking about simplifying things. I'm talking about smart introductions and flawless immersion. That's what we are very much after in games." ...

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Horizon Zero Dawn worldwide sales top 2.6 million

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:24am

Guerrilla Games' post-apocalyptic yarn surpassed 2.6 million sales in two weeks, making it the studio's biggest debut ever. ...

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Blog: The seven keys to solid game design

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:09am

In this post I seek to summarise some of the key lessons I've learned after a decade of game development. ...

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The sorry saga of the crowdfunded Sinclair Vega+ console

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:06am
Dan Whitehead looks at a campaign 6 months behind schedule
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House of cards: Zynga splashes $42.5M on solitaire apps

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:35am

Social game giant Zynga has splashed out $42.5 million in cash to pick up four apps from solitaire specialist, Harpan LLC.  ...

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Microsoft doubles down on accessibility with Game Chat Transcription

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:53am

Microsoft is piloting a new Game Chat Transcription feature on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs that will give players with speech-to-text and text-to-speech capabilities. ...

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Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:40am
UK Gambling Commission's official paper gets tough on rise of skin gambling in eSports
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Blog: An open letter on Tourist Mode

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:02am

Over 50 is one of the fastest growing game demographics. So, please industry leaders, give us a 'tourist mode' suited to gray gamers with slower reflexes and weaker eyes than we once had. ...

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Square Enix Collective Returns to EGX Rezzed With Seven Diverse Games Out in 2017

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 4:00am
First hands-on for Deadbeat Heroes, Children of Zodiarcs & Fear Effect Sedna
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UK games market generated £4.33bn in 2016

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:58am
Sales of games, hardware and accessories rose 1.2%
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Zynga buys four Solitaire games for $42.5 million

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:21am
Harpan's two-man team is richly rewarded for its social card titles
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