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South Korean FTC to review in-game purchase policies  
by Alissa McAloon [04.22.19]
South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has laid plans to review the consumer practices, particularly policies dealing with in-game purchases, of game companies. 
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

Apex Legends is on the decline with streamers after a record-setting month 2
by Alissa McAloon [04.22.19]
A report from StreamElements says that Apex Legends viewership has seen a steep decline in the last month as major streamers move on from the game.
Console/PC, Social/Online

China's game approval rules will soon apply to HTML5 and WeChat mini-games  
by Staff [04.19.19]
China's game approval process has undergone a lot of change in the past year or so, including a full-on freeze for most of 2018, but more changes are set to hit the program this month.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Lights in the dark: How Ashen's design sets it apart from other 'Soulslikes'  
by Cian Maher [04.18.19]
Creative director Derek Bradley opens up about the design of A44's remarkable Soulslike Ashen, and discusses how subtle art and design choices set it apart from the bleak worlds of From Software.
Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Video

Burnout Paradise's online servers are shutting down after 11 years  
by Alissa McAloon [04.18.19]
Criterion Games is shutting down the servers for its 2008 game Burnout Paradise, a decision that affects the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game.
Social/Online

Trion Worlds is shutting down Atlas Reactor this summer  
by Alissa McAloon [04.17.19]
The developer has already shut down in-game purchases and servers are set to go offline for good this June.
Console/PC, Social/Online

GB Studio offers a free Game Boy-inspired way to create 2D games  
by Alissa McAloon [04.22.19]
30 years out from the release of Nintendo’s iconic handheld, GB Studio offers a way to create Game Boy-esque games that can be played in browsers or emulators.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Panzer At Heaven's Vault  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.21.19]
This week's roundup includes a Panzer Dragoon series classic postmortem, impressions of the eagerly awaited Heaven's Vault, as well as secret MMO servers, homebrew Game Boy Games & the return of D&D.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing



Kliuless #32: Battle Royale Bans Spread  
by Kenneth Liu [04.22.19]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Panzer At Heaven's Vault  
by Simon Carless [04.21.19]
This week's roundup includes a classic postmortem of Sega's seminal Panzer Dragoon series, impressions of the eagerly awaited Heaven's Vault, as well as secret MMO servers, homebrew Game Boy Games, the return of D&D, and much more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Video game music composer gives lecture at the Library of Congress 2
by Winifred Phillips [04.17.19]
On April 6th, composer Winifred Phillips delivered the 1st game music composition lecture ever given at the Library of Congress, as part of their first-ever video game music event. This article includes a partial transcript of the lecture's Q&A session.
Audio Design Production Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Three Lessons for Narrative Game Design Students  
by Dan Cox [04.15.19]
Three general lessons for students interested in narrative and game design on communities, supporting people, and the role of practice in trying to improve skills over time.
Programming Indie Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: Falcon Scores Weed, Needs Vacation  
by Simon Carless [04.14.19]
This week's roundup includes intriguing debuts from Falcon Age and Vacation Simulator, a historical tour of The Division's New York, John Romero's finishing of the DOOM saga, the trickiness of marketing your weed tycoon game, & heaps more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[04.16.19]
Mobile Software Engineer


ZeniMax Online Studios — Cockeysville, Maryland, United States
[04.02.19]
Senior Combat Designer


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[03.29.19]
Game Designer for Forge of Empires