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January 28, 2020
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  Road to the IGF: Sisi Jiang's LIONKILLER
image The Excellence in Narrative-nominated LIONKILLER casts the player as Hua Mulan, conscripted into into the First Opium War against the British Empire.
  The State Of Game Discoverability: January 2020
image Following my other recent pieces, I have a whole bunch of follow-ups and interesting links for this article which help define the state of game discoverability in January 2020.
  Sega will be at GDC 2020 to deliver a unique postmortem of the Genesis Mini!
image At GDC 2020 in March Sega Games' Yosuke Okunari and M2 CEO Naoki Horii will share insights into the inception and realization of the project that (in a sense) brought Sega back to the console market! 
  Pokemon Home keeps cross-platform cloud storage in the mix with free, paid tiers
image Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have unveiled more information about Pokemon Home will continue the cross platform storage promise set forth by Pokemon Bank during the height of the 3DS.
  PSA: Tomorrow's your last day to get your early registration discount for GDC 2020!
image Early registration for the 2020 Game Developers Conference ends Wednesday, January 29th at 11:59 PM Pacific, so take the opportunity to save money on your pass by registering now at a discounted rate!
  ArtCraft nets $11.7 million to boost Crowfall development ahead of launch
image Crowfall developer ArtCraft Entertainment has secured $11.7 million in funding as it prepares to officially launch the MMO.
3 Stadia owners on Reddit are blasting Google over radio silence and lack of support
image Stadia owners have taken to Reddit to voice their growing concerns over Google's handling (or rather, lack thereof) of the game streaming platform.
  Rocket League left behind on macOS and Linux due to DirectX 11 shift
image Rocket League developer Psyonix has explained its decision to end support for the MacOS and Linux version of the game.
  Q&A: How Steam co-op hit GTFO chooses depth over breadth in game design
image "Our philosophy was that we’d rather be one of few ducks in a small pond, than being one of many ducks--and probably a comparatively small one--in a big pond," says 10 Chambers Collective co-founder Simon Viklund.
  Game consoles excluded from tariffs on Chinese imports 'until further notice'
image Video game consoles won't be directly impacted by tariffs imposed on imports from China for the time being, a decision that comes after consoles were granted temporary exemption in the later months of 2019.
  Get a job: Schell Games is hiring a Community Marketing Specialist
image Schell Games is looking for a skilled online community marketing specialist to build and grow communities for our original games, as well as our corporate channels. 
2 Video: Subtitles are changing; don't be left behind
image In this 2019 GDC talk, advocate Ian Hamilton breaks down the best practices for developers to accommodate the growing demand for well-executed subtitles.
  Don't Miss: Breaking down the scenography of Kentucky Route Zero
image Kentucky Route Zero developer Tamas Kemenczy breaks down the game's artistic inspiration.
2 Torchlight successor pivots away from free-to-play following alpha feedback
image The planned free-to-play Torchlight successor Torchlight Frontiers is undergoing a significant shift ahead of launch, and will instead launch as the premium Torchlight III.
1 GDC State of the Industry: Most devs feel Steam's 30% cut isn't justified; many prefer 10-15%
image The majority of the nearly 4,000 game makers surveyed for the GDC 2020 State of the Industry survey feel Steam's benefits don't justify a 30% revenue cut; learn more by downloading the free report!
  One single EVE Online ship sale raises over $30,000 for Australian fire relief
image Proceeds from the sale will, as with other PLEX for Good donations, be put toward a real-world cash donation made to the Australian bushfire relief efforts.
  Cast your vote in the 2020 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!
image Online voting for the Audience Awards for both the 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival Awards is now open through next Monday, February 10th at 11:59pm PT!
  Hoof it to GDC and see how Red Dead Redemption 2's horses were brought to life!
image Come to the GDC 2020 AI Summit in March and learn all about how Rockstar's interdisciplinary team approached designing and implementing the realistic horses of Red Dead Redemption 2!
  Nintendo is halting Wii repairs in Japan due to parts shortage
image Nintendo has confirmed it'll no longer be able to offer repairs for busted consoles in Japan, meaning those Wii owners in the region will have to take extra care of their beloved box.
  Blog: Organizing your emotions when designing a game system
image How to organize and direct your thoughts and feelings from a narrative and cognitive perspective in the design of an engaging and dynamic game system.
  There are better ways to learn about coronavirus, says Plague Inc. developer
image Plague Inc. creator Ndemic Creations has reminded players and media outlets that the game isn't a scientific model, and that there are better ways to learn about the recent Coronavirus outbreak.
  Report: Disney is shutting down Storyscape developer Fogbank Entertainment
image FoxNext-owned narrative game studio Fogbank Entertainment has been shut down by Disney, according to a report by GamesBeat.
  Blog: A Creature in the Well trailer analysis
image Let's take a look at why Creature in the Well's gameplay trailer captures the games unique genre unlike anything else. Video with transcript included.
1 Road to the IGF: Zachtronics' Eliza
image Seumas McNally Grand Prize-nominated Eliza puts therapy in the hands of an AI, using algorithm and data to attempt to solve humanity's problems and asking what problems will come of this.
  Get a job: These teams and more are hiring Programmers and Engineers now!
image Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.

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Employing Creative Suspense In Game Design
image Yilai Zhao demonstrates the ways in which experienced designers keep players engaged by using suspense to punctuate key moments during gameplay.
Understanding Player Behavior: What To Read
image Henri Brouard recommends five books that address player behavior and psychology, noting how their collected research can help designers improve their games.
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image Alvaro Salvagno explains how designers can kickstart their inspiration by using simple tools like index cards, notebooks, and mind maps.
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