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  Sponsored: Designing effective but fair free-to-play subscription plans
image Xsolla's experts look at industry trends to determine which features should be included in F2P subscription plans to reach an ideal ROI.
12 Don't Miss: The challenges and rewards of designing local multiplayer games
image We talk to the developers of Super Pole Riders, Overcooked and Spaceteam about the appeal of developing a local multiplayer game, and the benefits over taking your game online.
1 FIFA's loot boxes don't count as gambling, says UK Gambling Commission
image The UK Gambling Commission maintains that a lack of rewards with real-world value keeps loot boxes from tipping over into gambling.
  Get a job: Cold Iron Studios is hiring a Sr. Concept Artist
image Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Sr. Concept Artist to join us in creating shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC.
  Video: Tips for programmers in the game industry
image In this 2019 GDC talk Unity's Mike Acton presents some broad, sweeping, and perhaps unfair generalizations about coding in the game industry, and what it takes to be among the best.
  Doppio raises $1.1 million from Google and Amazon for voice-controlled games
image Doppio has raised a total of $1.1 million to fund the development of voice-controlled video games at its Portuguese studio.
  Learn to 'sketch' VR game design ideas during a live demo at XRDC!
image At XRDC in San Francisco this October you'll have a chance to see CloudGate president Steve Bowler design new VR game mechanics live -- with audience participation!
2 Miyamoto remembers the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in new book
image Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto has opened up about his relationship with late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in a new book called 'Iwata-san,' and it makes for emotional reading.
  Supercell discontinues games in Vietnam due to 'regulatory issues'
image Clash of Clans maker Supercell has pulled out of Vietnam indefinitely due to "local regulatory issues."
  Tencent makes 'substantial investment' in retro streaming service Antstream
image Chinese tech and game company Tencent has made a "substantial investment" in retro streaming platform, Antstream Arcade.
  A Bloodstained Q&A with Koji 'Iga' Igarashi
image Legendary game developer Koji "Iga" Igarashi of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night fame answers our questions about the making of his latest game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
6 Don't Miss: Deconstructing the success of The Witcher 3's open world
image An analysis of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's open world, and why it is so successful at creating a convincing and consistent setting.
  NetEase opens R&D studio in Montreal
image According to local agencies, this makes NetEase the first major Chinese game company to set up a studio in the city.
  Get a job: Join DMG Entertainment as a Game Engineer
image The Game Engineer must enjoy a collaborative and creative work environment and is looking to push the boundaries of cutting-edge 3D graphics.
  Video: An actor's advice on getting great mocap performances in games
image In this 2017 GDC talk, actor Andrew Ray shares techniques developed over time to improve motion capture performances for video games.
  Nintendo facing class action suit over drifting Switch controllers
image Persistent issues with the Nintendo Switch's detachable Joy-Con controllers have led a US resident to file a lawsuit against the company.
  Girls' Game Lab launches to host game development workshops for young girls
image Girls' Game Lab aims to give girls aged 8-12 access to workshops that introduce them to both coding and game design, and offer guidance to those that someday hope to have a job in the game industry.
  Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI
image Microsoft and OpenAI have partnered up for future technologies, a partnership that builds on the former's recent $1 billion investment into OpenAI.
  Ubisoft pledges support to open source 3D creation tool Blender
image Ubisoft has followed Epic Games in supporting open source 3D creation tool Blender by joining the Blender Foundation's development fund as a corporate Gold member.
1 Blog: Designing sounds and music for a casual mobile game
image Sounds and music are one of the most important parts of the game atmosphere -- as equally important as visuals. Here's how you can put them to use on mobile.
1 Tencent and The Pokemon Company are making games together
image Tencent and The Pokemon Company have formed something of a power couple after agreeing to make games together.
1 Microsoft is 'well positioned' to succeed in larger game market, claims CEO
image Microsoft chief exec Satya Nadella claims the company is already "well positioned" to succeed in what's going to be a much larger gaming market.
  Blog: A NASA historian considers Kerbal Space Program
image To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Roger Launius about Kerbal Space Program.
1 Tekken 7 has crossed 4 million sales worldwide
image Tekken 7 has now sold over 4 million copies worldwide, according to a tweet from developer Capcom. 
3 5 tips for surviving and thriving in game design
image This excerpt of "We Deserve Better Villains: A Video Game Design Survival Guide" by Jai Kristjan offers up 5 detailed pieces of advice for how to effectively manage your game design career!

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1 How to Make a Casual Mobile Game - Designing Sounds and Music
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  NASA Historian considers Kerbal Space Program
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A Producer's First Steps
image Nick Guilliams highlights the essential qualities of an effective producer, drawing on his personal experiences in team management and coordination.
One Year Of Game Dev After Graduation
image Buttery Games lead designer Craig Robinson reflects on his first year of game development after graduation, highlighting the challenges that his team faced at the outset.
A Guide To DIY Market Research For Indie Developers
image Damien Yoccoz explains how you can use free resources to find your target audience and make your game more appealing to players through market research.
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Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd We are a 40-people game art production studio based in China, we've been serving the global game dev industry for more than 10 years, providing 2D Concepts, Illustrations, UI graphics, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation (Key-frame & Spine).
Streamline Studios
Streamline Studios Streamline specializes in tech art and creative execution for video games through its integrated 2D, 3D and Animation services.
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.
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