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Monday, 5 October 2020

Don't Miss: Building a solid foundation for your toolset - Where Cards Fall's 'Master Tool'

Joel Clark, tech lead and gameplay designer at The Game Band, offers an in-depth look at the "Master Tool" -- the toolset used to create the highly-acclaimed Apple Arcade game Where Cards Fall. ...



RNG and player agency: Solving random number generation abuse in roguelikes

Roguelikes have a strange relationship with RNG that may lead to frustration or RNG abuse. This article examines the various ways and methods you can design RNG in roguelikes to provide the best player experience and reduce RNG abuse. ...



Sky: Children of the Light has topped 50 million installs worldwide

Thatgamecompany's social adventure Sky: Children of the Light has topped 50 million installs worldwide since launching in July 2019. ...



Thunderful Group acquires UK developer Coatsink for $29.8 million

Nordic development and publishing group Thunderful has fully acquired Shadow Point and Phogs! developer Coatsink Software for an initial $29.8 million.  ...



Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta will leave the company at the end of 2020

Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta will depart the company at the end of 2020 after more than four years at the helm. ...



Get a job: Join the team at Volition as a Junior Gameplay Programmer

At Volition, we have a highly collaborative team of game creators, a strong programming culture, and lots of senior programmers ready and willing to help mentor you and develop your talent. ...



Google officially ends support for Daydream VR

Google†™s short lived foray into virtual reality has come to a close, with the official launch of Android 11 ushering in the end of Daydream. ...



Don't Miss: The buzzer-beating bug fix that saved Crash Bandicoot

A coder on the original Crash Bandicoot explains how his first big game almost shipped with a destructive save-wiping bug -- and how he and the team at Naughty Dog eventually solved it. ...



20% of Ubisoft staff don't feel respected or safe at work, reveals internal survey

Ubisoft has shared the results of an internal staff survey with Kotaku, likely a reaction to the many stories of harassment and inappropriate conduct reported over the last several months. ...



Blog: Switch & Steam discount strategies? Here's some good ones

Let's look at some interesting discount and sale strategies for console and PC games - including Switch eShop discounts and Steam sales. ...



Some Epic Games Store games can now be purchased through GOG Galaxy 2.0

Now it looks like the folks at GOG are taking GOG Galaxy 2.0's mission statement one step further by testing the ability to buy games from other digital stores through the platform. ...



Q& A: The operatic art of 2D animation in Eastern Exorcist

"We had all worked on 3D projects until now, so moving to 2D with Eastern Exorcist meant we had to learn and master a lot of new techniques." ...



Video: Brenda Romero's hidden histories of women in programming

In this 2020 GDC Summer talk, Romero Games' Brenda Romero digs up the fascinating history of women in computer programming. ...



Blog: Using statistics to design balanced dice

This post into the statistics behind various dice algorithms and how they can be implemented in the design of more balanced options for players. ...



War Child UK hosting 'Game of the Girl' panel to spotlight women in games

War Child UK is hosting a 'Game Of The Girl' panel on October 7 to celebrate and support International Day of the Girl. ...



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