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  Vault: The living world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
image In this GDC 2016 session, CD Projekt Red's Matthew Steinke explains how he developed a role-playing experience that would provide players with gameplay spanning the vast open world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.
  Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2M units worldwide
image Quantic Dream announced earlier today that Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since launching back in May. 
  Get a job: Colorado-based Jade Ember Studios is hiring a Level Designer
image Jade Ember Studios is looking for a Level Designer with 1-3 years of professional experience to join the team in creating an original action/adventure 3D title in the metroidvania genre for PC and consoles.
3 First-party Switch games are setting new attach rate records for Nintendo
image Nintendo says that the Switch is performing at historic levels for the company, and the attach rates for many of the company’s first-party titles are one such example of that.
10 Best of 2018: A Classic Tools Retrospective on the first version of the Unreal Editor
image Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks to David Lightbown about UnrealEd, one of the most popular level editors in the game industry, used to build levels for Unreal, Deus Ex, Gears of War, BioShock and more.
  Black Desert Online dev Pearl Abyss to open California office to handle Western affairs
image Pearl Abyss, parent company of EVE Online dev CCP Games, has set up its first North American office.
  Blog: Resources for game music composers - The big list
image Composer Winifred Phillips has gathered together some of the top online resources and guidance available for newbies in the field of video game music. Take a look.
  Play these 20 unique games at GDC 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC showcase!
image One of these alternative controller games will win the alt.ctrl.GDC Award -- which includes a $3k prize plus a special trophy handmade by game maker Robin Baumgarten -- at the IGF ceremony during GDC!
  Epic Store to launch cross-platform games services suite
image Epic is rolling out many new features for the Epic Games Store beginning in 2019, starting with the launch of a cross-platform games service free for all developers.
  Get game design tips and tricks from Dead Cells' co-creator at GDC 2019
image Motion Twin's Sebastien Benard will be at GDC to deliver a neat Design track talk about the little things (from controls to particles) that turned out to make Dead Cells a significantly better game. 
  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate breaks the series' launch sales record in Japan
image Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1.23 million copies in Japan during its launch weekend, according to the latest sales figures from Famitsu.
2 Blog: An IKEA guide to Steam product pages that simply work
image The role of your game's store page varies depending on the stage of your marketing campaign you are in at the moment. Whatever role it plays, it proves to be a handy tool in your marketing toolbox.
  ZeniMax Media agrees to settle lawsuit against Facebook VR
image It marks the end of a legal battle that's been raging for over four years, with ZeniMax initially suing the Oculus all the way back in May 2014. 
4 Blog: How should you define XP thresholds?
image An increasing number of games include progression trees in their core gameplay experience, but how should you compute the values associated with each threshold?
  Analysts claim China's new ethics committee could spark game licensing restart
image China's decision to create an "ethics assessment committee" to vet online titles for release could suggest regulators are preparing to resume game licensing in the near future.
Catching up with indie studio Tomorrow Corporation
image The members of Little Inferno and Human Resources Machine dev Tomorrow Corporation helped define the indie movement of the mid-2000s. We pick their brains and see what they're up to today.
1 Video: Reaching new audiences with Cosmic Top Secret
image In this GDC talk, the developers behind Cosmic Top Secret share concrete suggestions about reaching new kinds of audiences based on their experience combining film and games.
  Get a job: Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing is hiring a Backend Engineer
image Nottingham-based Lockwood Publishing is looking for a backend coder with experience in golang, python or java to help develop the backend of Avakin Life.
  Mobile app demo platform AppOnboard raises extra $15M in funding
image AppOnboard, a mobile app demo and analytics platform for developers, announced that it has raised $15M in a new round of funding led by Breakaway Growth, for a total of $30M raised this year.
1 Watch Greg Kasavin discuss the development of Supergiant Games' Hades
image Supergiant Games creative director Greg Kasavin sits down with the GDC team to discuss the design and process that drive the making of Hades, the company's new Early Access title.
47 Best of 2018: The great video game exodus
image Video game developers are leaving the industry at a steady rate after 3-6 years of work. Why?
  Ubisoft ends automatic bans for offensive language in Rainbow Six Siege
image The company says it’s making the switch to more hands-on anti-toxicity measures by pairing chat filters with human moderation.
  Blog: How Tom Clancy's The Division manages AI online
image In the second part of my series on The Division, I explain how the online systems manage the AI characters in-game.
  Amy Hennig to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019!
image Organizers of the 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be honoring esteemed writer and director Amy Hennig (Uncharted series, Soul Reaver) with the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2019!
  Tim Schafer, Amy Hennig among inaugural speakers confirmed for DICE 2019
image The 2019 DICE Summit will be held February 11th to the 13th at the Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas, where four speakers have been confirmed to discuss the theme of trailblazers. 

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  The Game Designer’s Toolbox: User stories, or how to help a player get a grasp of new content
by Anatoly Shestov
An in-depth review of making user stories as one of the main game developer tools.
1 Indie Game business: now 15,000 times harder.
by Bram Stolk
This is my contribution for data-points on the Indiepocalypse. ...
  Resources for Video Game Music Composers: The Big List
by Winifred Phillips
Game composer Winifred Phillips presents an annual resource list for game composers. Included: game...
4 Quantitative design - How to define XP thresholds?
by Pascal Luban
Increasing number of games include progression trees in their core gameplay experience. The question...
2 An IKEA guide to STEAM product page that simply works.
by Patryk Grzeszczuk
The role of your game's store page varies depending on the stage of your marketing campaign you are...

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How To Build Worlds And Tell Stories In VR
image Sycoforge's Michela Rimensberger outlines the basics of VR worldbuilding, offering essential tips for crafting believable characters and stories.
Exhibiting at GDEX 2018: The Great Postmortem
image Want to show off your project at a local expo? Developer Davionne Gooden breaks down a recent showcase appearance, explaining how you can make the most of your booth.
Game Design Challenge: Attitude Adjustment
image Can you design a game in which the main character's abilities differ depending on their mood? Test your skills in December's Game Design Challenge!
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Art Bully Productions LLC
Art Bully Productions LLC Art Bully Productions was founded in 2008 by 3d art professionals who have years of experience in the video game industry. We pride ourselves on delivering AAA quality work at very competitive rates to developers of all sizes.
Sunrisez Entertainment
Sunrisez Entertainment We are specialized in providing digital art services to the video game and animation industries.
STUDIO ANC - Animation & More
STUDIO ANC - Animation & More Game art provider, focus on character animation, let's "animate your game" :-)

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