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Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:00:01 -0400

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To write better games, Chris Avellone takes lessons from Dr. Who

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:06:00 -0400

(image) "Throw the players into an environment with a lot of visual mysteries," veteran game designer Chris Avellone told Glixel. "Then you let them explore the environment, & try and solve those mysteries." ...

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Hitman dev says the secret to expansive level design is spirals

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:00 -0400

(image) "They're basically spirals, or a snail house, we call it," IO Interactive's Torbjorn Christensen told Rock, Paper, Shotgun,, explaining the in Hitman levels like Sapienza and Hokkaido. ...

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Why has BioWare made the same multiplayer game three times in a row?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:18:00 -0400

(image) We take a look at why BioWare has stuck with horde mode multiplayer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. ...

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GameStop lays plans to close at least 150 stores this year

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:51:00 -0400

(image) GameStop has confirmed plans to close at least 150 GameStop stores around the world this year in an ongoing effort to close down underperforming locations -- but its opening 100 new non-game stores. ...

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Video: How Pokemon Go was designed to be playable in public

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:00 -0400

(image) At GDC 2017, Niantic's Dennis Hwang hopped onstage to showcase how Pokemon Go was designed to be intuitive and safe to play in public -- and what other devs can learn from the process. ...

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Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring a Character Artist

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:13:00 -0400

(image) Sanzaru Games is looking for an experienced Character Artist to create and maintain characters, textures, and other assets as a member of its California-based development team. ...

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Blog: An overview of the GDC 2017 UX Summit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:12:00 -0400

(image) Epic Games' director of user experience Celia Hodent offers a succinct look at the UX Summit from GDC 2017. ...

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Super Mario Run revenue fell short of expectations, says Nintendo

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:00 -0400

(image) The free-to-try mobile game Super Mario Run didn't sell quite as well as Nintendo had hoped, but the company still prefers its business model over freemium or 'gacha' games. ...

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

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0400

(image) "After all the talk about small business and creating jobs, anything that makes it scarier to strike out on your own and start a new business is a loss to our entire economy." ...

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We're streaming some Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer today at 3PM EDT

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:00 -0400

(image) Join us at 3PM EDT (12 PDT) for a close look at the best ways to die in the new Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer. ...

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Blog: Deconstructing the music behind the dungeons in Link's Awakening

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:05:00 -0400

(image) The dungeon music in Link's Awakening is the subject of this deconstructing article, where we'll take a look in detail at a work of music and break it down into its disparate parts. ...

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10,000 game projects have been funded through Kickstarter

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) In something of a milestone moment, 10,000 games projects have now been successfully funded through Kickstarter. ...

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Battle.net is no more as Blizzard rolls out rebrand

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:19:00 -0400

(image) World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has laid the "Battle.net" brand to rest after two decades of service.  ...

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InXile founder Brian Fargo will retire once Wasteland 3 has shipped

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:55:00 -0400

(image) "I look at my friends, they have a lot more spare time than I do. It's a very intense business. It's all encompassing. It seems like I should relax for a little bit." ...

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Blog: How we created our typing adventure game, Epistory

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:54:00 -0400

(image) A bit of a post-mortem, a bit of marketing article, a bit of art. Here's a retrospective on the development of our typing adventure game, Epistory. ...

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