Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Embracer Group enters VR market with purchase of Arizona Sunshine dev Vertigo

Embracer Group has entered the virtual reality market with the purchase of Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games for an initial €50 million. ...



Blog: The hidden art of pacing - Part 3

How narrative systems bridge the gap between writers and designers, assisting in translating movies to games and merging story and gameplay structures. ...



Get a job: Join Sony PlayStation as a Lead FX Artist

Sony Bend Studio, renowned creator of Days Gone, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Syphon Filter, is seeking outstanding talent to join our passionate and creative family in crafting our next high-profile AAA console title. ...



Rocket League†™s life as a free to play game starts September 23

Rocket League developer Psyonix finally cemented the launch date for the game's big free-to-play shift, announcing via a trailer that the now five year old game will go F2P on September 23. ...



Don't Miss: Spelunky and why it's okay for game designers to be mean

"Spelunky may be another example of why imminently-attainable and generous rewards aren't always the ideal recipe for design success." ...



Apple One subscription bundles Apple Arcade with other Apple services

Apple is streamlining its suite of subscription services by solidifying previously-rumored plans to bundle services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music together under a single monthly fee. ...



EA to replace Origin with EA Desktop as services rebrand continues

EA is testing a new desktop client that will, once out of beta, replace its current Origin app and take another step toward retiring the Origin branding in full. ...



Video: Designing social play for Sky: Children of Light

In this 2020 GDC talk, thatgamecompany's John Hughes shares social design lessons from Sky: Children of the Light. ...



Blog: A deep dive into Dwerve's dynamic 2D lighting

In this article, I explain how we added 2D dynamic lighting to our 2D Unity game called Dwerve. ...



Asobu launches support initiative to help Japan's indie scene flourish

Japanese independent game developer community Asobu has launched a new initiative to nurture and support the country's indie scene. ...



Take-Two CEO questions cloud gaming hype, claims tech won't be transformative

"So I suspect it will not be transformative. I'm speaking against my own interests, right? We're supposed to paint this picture of nirvana; however, I just don't think it's nirvana." ...



Sony denies rumors that PS5 production has been cut over chip manufacturing issues

Sony has lowered its PlayStation 5 production estimates by 4 million units to 11 million, according to a report from Bloomberg.  ...



Blog: A King of Cards: Joustus deep dive - Part 1

What†™s up, design devotees? With King of Cards' one-year anniversary right around the corner, we thought it would be festive to finally tell the tale of how Joustus came to be. ...



Building AI to fight to the beat in roguelike shooter BPM: Bullets Per Minute

As the game launches on PC, we sit down with developers Awe Interactive find out how AI design and level generation are built to support this rhythm-focused first-person shooter. ...



Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 leaks ahead of official reveal

Facebook is readying to announce a new VR headset, and while doing so seems to have accidentally leaked a duo of its promotional videos online. ...



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