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War Child Armistice campaign raises $122k through game devs

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:13am
Positech Games, Wargaming, iNK Stories and BlackMill Games created peaceful playthroughs for the charity
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Staying on Message

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:02am
MAG Interactive's Daniel Hasselberg on messaging apps as platforms, 80% organic growth and Day 1,000 retention
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Blizzard expats unite to form new indie outfit Frostkeep Studios

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:46pm

Based in Irvine, California, Frostkeep is a relatively new independent studio founded last April by three former Blizzard devs who met while working on the original World of Warcraft. ...

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Oculus spending $500M+ on funding VR devs because 'we don't want this to take decades'

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:59pm

"What we are is a source of funding," Oculus' Jason Rubin recently told Shacknews. "We do not look to be a publisher. We do not want to compete with an Electronic Arts or Activision in the long term. ...

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Video: How Prompto's selfie-snapping AI works in Final Fantasy XV

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:53am

At GDC 2017, Square Enix designer Prasert "Sun" Prasertvithyakarn delivers an ebullient presentation about how Final Fantasy XV's AI-driven photo system works. ...

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Roblox lands $92m in funding

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:34am
The F2P world-building game will benefit from financing led by Meritech Capital Partners and Index Ventures
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Get a job: Baobab Studios is hiring a Gameplay Engineer

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:30am

Baobab Studios is looking for a gameplay engineer to drive gameplay systems and the level experience for virtual reality games in Redwood City, California. ...

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A look at the indie development scene in the Czech Republic

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:24am

Matej Jariabka of Gamifi.cc, the independent Czech studio behind The Great Wobo Escape, gives an overview of the indie scene in his home country. ...

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Don't Miss: Being a lead programmer means less programming, more humaning

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:17am

"We often find leaders that know exactly what to do code wise, but not exactly what to do with the people working around them. This article will touch mainly two aspects of the lead programmer." ...

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Starbreeze investing $12M into System Shock 3 as the game's new publisher

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:04am

Dead by Daylight and Psychonauts 2 publisher Starbreeze has signed on to publish OtherSide Entertainment's System Shock revival, System Shock 3. ...

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Roblox nets $92M in investor funding

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:00am

Roblox, the company known for the decade-old and still thriving free-to-play game platform of the same name, has raised $92 million in a recently concluded round of funding. ...

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Blog: A student's guide to networking at GDC

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:00am

A guide to networking at GDC geared towards students, by a student. Also applicable to those attending GDC for their first time or any similar big industry event. ...

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Starbreeze signs System Shock 3

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:59am
Swedish publisher investing $12 million, will take 50% of revenues after recouping money while Otherside Entertainment retains all IP
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Razer invests in Celsius

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:54am
Peripheral maker's zVentures investment arm participates in $15 million investment for fitness-marketed beverage maker
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GDC 2017 talks are now available to watch via the GDC Vault!

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:46am

Game Developers Conference organizers are pleased to announce that the many talks and presentations delivered by game industry notables at GDC 2017 are now available to watch on the GDC Vault! ...

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Blog: Analyzing the four types of randomness in Hearthstone

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:15am

Ubisoft game designer Stanislav Costiuc takes a look at what types of random effects Hearthstone utilizes in its design. ...

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Nintendo mini-series explores how Breath of the Wild was made

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:09am

"Some of our younger designers came up with very unique suggestions, like the idea that UFOs could invade from space and abduct cattle." ...

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Sega Europe make three senior promotions

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:35am
Anna Downing, Peter Oliver and Rowan Tafler accept new positions
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Facebook may one day have no need for Oculus

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:11am
Oculus head of content Jason Rubin explains, "Facebook would be perfectly happy if games organically came to the platform"
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Oculus exclusives 'problematic' for virtual reality devs, says HTC

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:10am

"I just feel that they're essentially hampering developers' ability to create large communities by blocking them out from other platforms." ...

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