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Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:40:02 -0400

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Former GDC general manager Meggan Scavio named president of the AIAS

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:36:00 -0400

(image) In her new role, Scavio will oversee the AIAS' many initiatives and events, which include European-based offerings like the D.I.C.E. Europe conference.  ...


Splatoon 2 is now the fastest selling Switch title in Japan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:12:00 -0400

(image) The ink-drenched shooter also had the biggest debut for a Switch title in the console's short history. ...


Blog: My thoughts on dealing with impostor syndrome

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:49:00 -0400

(image) This article explores my dealings with impostor syndrome and offers some suggestions on how to combat it. ...


Sales up at Nintendo as Switch sells 4.7M units worldwide

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:48:00 -0400

(image) Nintendo has released its financials for the three months ended June 30, 2017, revealing a rise in sales and a slight dip in profits. ...


Blending action RPG and Minecraft-style sandbox in Portal Knights

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0400

(image) "It's part of our core character progression," says Antony Christoulakis of Keen Games. "Players won't find weapons, armor, or tools as loot in Portal Knights, but crafting materials and new recipes." ...


Oculus' Michael Abrash: The future of VR is 'virtual humans'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:48:00 -0400

(image) "Virtual humans -- representing real humans in virtual space," Oculus' Michael Abrash writes in a new blog post. "I believe this will be the single biggest reason for the widespread adoption of VR." ...


How Japan's eSports scene is being hamstrung by regulators

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:06:00 -0400

(image) The Nikkei Asian Review suggests Japan's relative lack of big-money eSports tournaments is due to a law that blocks large cash prizes for events that are seen to be ads for a specific product. ...


Video: (Opportunity) cost-effective marketing & PR for indie devs

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:01:00 -0400

(image) At GDC 2017 experienced indie game PR wizard Chris Dwyer gives indie devs with limited financial, mental and time budgets a few good (and more importantly efficient) marketing & PR strategies. ...


Don't Miss: How would an Affordable Care Act repeal impact indie devs?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:31:00 -0400

(image) "Anything that makes it scarier to strike out on your own and start a new business is a loss to our entire economy," says Fullbright's Steve Gaynor in this timeless look at how indies value the ACA. ...


To make its unusual interface work, Kingsway merged weird with familiar

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:21:00 -0400

(image) "That's where I got some comfort in doing this weird thing," said Kingsway dev Andrew Morrish. "We have a weird game, but [players] would still know what to do." ...


Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions is looking for a Sr. Systems Designer

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:33:00 -0400

(image) Sucker Punch is looking for a Sr. Systems Designer to join the team in Bellevue, WA and work closely with the gameplay programming team to define and implement features in its games. ...


CryEngine welcomes Vulkan API support to latest build

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:23:00 -0400

(image) The latest update for Crytek's game development engine CryEngine brings a number of new features into the fold, including support for The Khronos Group's cross-platform open graphics API Vulkan. ...


Adobe to end Flash support in 2020

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:51:00 -0400

(image) After 21 years, Adobe is winding down Flash support. Here's what game developers with Flash-friendly projects need to know before that process is complete. ...


Blog: Breaking down our immediate mode UI system

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:33:00 -0400

(image) This post describes the higher level layers of the immediate mode UI system we use at Our Machinery. ...


Learn how to succeed in VR from those who have done it at VRDC Fall 2017!

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:02:00 -0400

(image) From Arizona Shunshine to Raw Data, organizers highlight some expert VRDC Fall 2017 sessions that aim to deliver practical, actionable learnings gleaned from those who have been there and done that. ...