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Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 14:20:01 -0400

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Don't Miss: Dissecting the core mechanics of Vanquish

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:18:00 -0400

(image) Designed by Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil 4) and developed by Platinum Games (Bayonetta) Vanquish "is one of those games that truly is greater than the sum of its parts." ...


Twitch and Bandai Namco partner up to create Tekken 7 eSports league

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:03:00 -0400

(image) Bandai Namco and Twitch are teaming up in hopes of elevating the eSports scene for fighting games and the pair have created a Tekken-driven eSports league to accomplish that feat. ...


Join us on Twitch as we return to Oblivion today at 12 PM PT

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:42:00 -0400

(image) Our classic game streaming series continues today on the Gamasutra Twitch channel at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET) when we take a look back at Bethesda Game Studios' 2006 game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ...


Blog: The SSM framework of game design

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:08:00 -0400

(image) This article goes over a framework for understanding how video games work. It divides games into systems, story, and a mental model, and then shows how they interact. ...


Blog: Let's take a look at how Horizon Zero Dawn handles the apocalypse

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:56:00 -0400

(image) Horizon Zero Dawn's apocalypse, and the way it's told to the player, isn't just another video game setting. Here's a look at how its staggered nature creates dynamic storytelling moments worth emulating. ...


Creativity vs. control: How Cuba's indie devs are finding their voice

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:42:00 -0400

(image) "Government policies about games are complicated. The government thinks that all games have to teach all of the time. So the games in Cuba aren't as interesting as the ones you can find elsewhere." ...


Report: Japanese internet giant Softbank picks up $4B stake in Nvidia

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:41:00 -0400

(image) Japanese internet giant Softbank has purchased a $4 billion stake in computer tech manufacturer, Nvidia. ...


Cabin in the woods: Who's heading to this year's Stugan games accelerator?

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:41:00 -0400

(image) 15 teams will be heading to the cabin in the woods this time around for a seven week, expenses-paid program that'll help them get to grips with key skills like game design, publishing, and marketing.  ...


Blog: 5 trailer takeaways from Flinthook

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:15:00 -0400

(image) Flinthook got a lot right, especially its gameplay trailer. Here's five Flinthook trailer takeaways that should help devs making their own trailer. ...


Microsoft's Twitch competitor rebrands as Mixer, makes moves for mobile

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:02:00 -0400

(image) The streaming service formerly known as Beam will be getting mobile support and a new co-streaming feature to help Microsoft's streaming service differentiate from the competition. ...


Blog: The mobile AR platform war

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:59:00 -0400

(image) Mark Zuckerberg's "We're making the camera the first augmented reality platform" kicked off the mobile AR platform war. But which company is going to come out on top? ...


Game Design Deep Dive: Creating tension in Card Thief

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 -0400

(image) "In order to create what I think is most important in a stealth or heist game, I designed several game systems that all feed into the idea of creating a high tension experience." ...


How to approach accessibility in progression-driven games

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:46:00 -0400

(image) We sat down with developers Tara Voelker and James Portnow, as well as Ablegamers COO Steven Spohn to talk about helping players experience a game's story even if its combat is acting as a barrier. ...


What one indie dev learned from a summer project that took 8 years to finish

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:49:00 -0400

(image) A new Waypoint feature sheds light on how Geneshift creator Ben Johnson's game was only supposed to take a summer, but became an eight-year odyssey that spans roughly 9,000 miles & at least two jobs. ...


Why Texas may have lost its status as a hotbed of game patent lawsuits

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:06:00 -0400

(image) The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on a patent fight over powdered drink mixes that potentially changes the landscape of patent fights in the game industry -- by moving them out of East Texas. ...