Friday, 4 September 2020

Blog: Dynamic map elements in RTS games

There are tactics and strategy games where the map itself is able to be modified by players in a variety of ways: opening up new attack paths or closing them off, changing which areas of the map players care about and want to contest. ...



Get a job: The Savannah College of Art & Design is hiring a Chair of Visual Effects

In this role, you will direct the SCAD Savannah visual effects department, develop curriculum, and teach classes annually as assigned ...



Don't Miss: Mario maestro Koji Kondo on composing the classics

In this classic 2014 interview, the composer behind everything from Ocarina of Time to Super Mario 64 offers timeless advice to fellow video game composers. ...



With profit and revenue on the rise, CD Projekt heaps praise on The Witcher 3

It's been over five years since CD Projekt Red launched The Witcher 3, and even still the game remains a key contributor to CD Projekt's earnings. ...



Video: Cultivating female talent in big-budget studios

In this GDC Summer session Avalanche's Victoria Setian discusses how to increase the number of women in your talent pool and support their growth into leadership roles via research-backed programs. ...



Microsoft Flight Simulator attracts 1 million players in just over two weeks

Microsoft Flight Simulator has caught the attention of over 1 million players in only a matter of weeks, and set new records for both the franchise and Xbox Game Pass for PC. ...



Wargaming UK rebrands as DPS Games to reflect global growth

Wargaming UK has rebranded as DPS Games to reflect the studio's "distinctive" direction and international growth. ...



Nintendo's next Mario Kart title is a mixed reality racer set in your living room

Nintendo has just announced Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a mixed reality Switch title that lets players build and race around real-world circuits using remote control karts. ...



Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans is departing after 13 years

Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans is leaving the company after 13 years to pursue other ventures. ...



Get a job: Join the Embodied team as a Game Designer

At Embodied, our Game Designers are champions for overall quality of experience and creators of innovative activities designed for children. ...



Don't Miss: Bringing Washington D.C. to life - The AI of The Division 2

Part two of this interview with Massive's lead AI programmer Philip Dunstan discusses the weird problems that arose when balancing systemic game design in the new Washington D.C. map. ...



Rocket League won't require PS Plus or Nintendo Switch Online after free-to-play shift

Online matches on Xbox One will still require Xbox Live Gold however. ...



Video: Crafting the crafting system in Astroneer

In this 2020 GDC Summer talk System Era Softworks' Aaron Biddlecom & Elijah O'Rear walk you through how they made extensive changes to Astroneer's crafting system without destabilizing the game.  ...



Marvel's Avengers sets new beta download record on PlayStation

Over 6 million players logged time in Marvel's Avengers across all platforms, with enough doing so on PlayStation 4 to set a new record. ...



Interactive storytelling platform Dorian raises $3.25 million in funding

Dorian is being pitched as a "no-code platform that allows writers to turn fiction into interactive visual games" and generate revenue. ...



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