Thursday, 3 September 2020

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. ...



Blog: Finding retention influencers in Destiny

The era of social media gave birth to influencers, however, this phenomenon also occurs in other types of social environments: games, for instance. Who are they? How can we find them? ...



China-linked mobile games including PUBG Mobile have been banned in India

The Government of India has banned over 100 mobile applications with links to China, including popular games like PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor. ...



Blog: Democratizing PySpark for mobile game publishing

How Zynga analytics is leveraging the Spark big data platform to support game studios and publishing operations. ...



In-depth: Crafting the score for Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps composer Gareth Coker outlines how he created the score for the super sequel in this incredibly in-depth Q& A. ...



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