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Monday, 12 October 2020

Report: Ni No Kuni dev Level-5 winds down North American presence

According to a report from GamesIndustry, layoffs scattered over the last year or so have left Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 with only a "skeleton crew" at its NA studios. ...



Get a job: Strange Loop Games is hiring a (remote!) Programmer

Strange Loop is looking to hire experienced Unity programmers at various levels to help build the online multiplayer game Eco. ...



UK regulator bans misleading Homescapes, Gardenscapes pin puzzle ads

The UK ad authority has put the kibosh on a certain format of ads used by Playrix, arguing that the ads for each wildly misrepresent the gameplay of each title. ...



Crackdown 2 dev Ruffian Games is now a Rockstar Games studio

After a year-long courtship, Rockstar Games has full-on acquired Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games and rebranded the new subsidiary as Rockstar Dundee. ...



Don't Miss: The making of Crackdown 2

Mission designer Martin Livingston of Crackdown 2 inheritor Ruffian Games talks developing the sequel within a tight cycle, the studio's mindset about the game, how players influenced the design and more. ...



Blog: Steam Game Festival kicks into high gear

OK, so with the Steam Game Festival - Autumn Edition now running (until October 13th), I thought it was worth peeking into changes for this edition and how it†™s being received on †˜the Internet†™ so far. Plus more news! ...



Video: Tips for building diverse teams

In this 2020 GDC Summer AMA, Revelation Interactive's Carl Varnado leads a discussion on representation in games and discusses how developers can create safe spaces for people who make games. ...



Epic vs. Apple judge warns of 'serious ramifications' for console makers

The legal battle between Apple and Epic Games over the former's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store could have "serious ramifications for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft." ...



Behavior trees and the future of intelligent control

From game logic to game AI, discussing the design of a tightly integrated BT library. ...



UK National Videogame Museum awarded grant to ensure its short-term survival

The National Videogame Museum has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council of England's Culture Recovery Fund that will ensure its survival until spring. ...



Nag Studios nets $1 million to create esports games

Swedish startup Nag Studios has secured $1 million in pre-seed funding to develop esports games "made for players, streamers, and viewing audiences alike." ...



Amazon cancels free-to-play shooter Crucible

The development team behind Crucible, Amazon Game Studios†™ effort to break into the free-to-play multiplayer shooter genre, announced Friday even it would halt development of the game. ...



Video: Game art remastered - From Crash, to Kerrigan, to Corley Motors

In this 2018 GDC panel, Yujin Kiem, Cory Turner & Brian Sousa share their insights, experiences, and eventual success of remastering Crash Bandicoot, StarCraft, and Full Throttle. ...



Kids vs. Zombies dev Donut Lab raises $1.6 million

Donut Lab, creator of the in-development mobile game Kids vs. Zombies, has raised $1.6 million in funding, VentureBeat reports. ...



Unknown number of layoffs at GameSpot following Red Ventures deal

A unknown number of GameSpot employees have been laid off following its acquisition by Red Ventures. ...



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