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Blog: How social interaction influences players in MMORPGs  
by Gamasutra Community [08.16.21]
Games have strong interaction with all the users. How to retain players is a problem we want to explore more.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

VR dev XR Games nets $2.1 million to expand team and create new franchises  
by Chris Kerr [08.16.21]
UK-based augmented and virtual reality game studio XR Games has secured $2.1 million in funding to expand its development team.
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Over 10 million players have checked out Control 1
by Bryant Francis [08.13.21]
Remedy announced today during its quarterly financial report that over 10 million players have played Control.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Seattle-based Starform raises $5 million to scale up ahead of game reveal  
by Alissa McAloon [08.13.21]
Starform has raised an additional $5 million to fund the development and marketing of its upcoming release, and scale up the team for future projects.

Amazon Games loosens rules on personal projects 2
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Amazon Games has loosened its rules on personal game projects, a few weeks after the overly restrictive rules were roundly mocked on Twitter.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard QA employees speak out about poor working conditions 4
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Update: A number of Activision Blizzard employees have spoken out publicly about poor working conditions for quality assurance testers at the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Roblox Corporation buys up Jim Greer's Bash Video team  
by Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Update: Roblox has bought up Bash Video, Jim Greer's post-Kongregate startup, and hired him as a new director of engineering at the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Registration is now open for GDC Masterclass Fall 2021 courses  
by Staff [08.12.21]
Check out all the great classes available in the GDC Masterclass Fall section.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Spec Ops: The Line creative director opens studio with Nine Inch Nails guitarist  
by Chris Kerr, Bryant Francis [08.12.21]
Spec Ops: The Line creative director and designer Cory Davis has opened a new game studio called Eyes Out with Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck.
Production, Business/Marketing

Keywords buys Romanian art creation studio AMC for $3.3 million  
by Chris Kerr [08.12.21]
Game service provider Keywords has acquired Romanian art creation studio AMC for €2.8 million.
Art, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The importance of player freedom and prototyping exploration mechanics  
by Gamasutra Community [08.12.21]
Exploring design considerations in creating a video game to evoke meaningfulness through the lens of various disciplinary perspectives such as philosophy, psychology and spirituality.
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Angry Birds dev Rovio to acquire hyper-casual developer Ruby Games  
by Chris Kerr [08.12.21]
Angry Birds creator Rovio has acquired Turkish hyper-casual studio Ruby Games in a multi-million dollar deal.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Glu Mobile CEO and COO depart the company months after EA acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [08.12.21]
Glu Mobile leaders Nick Earl and Eric Ludwig are stepping down just months after the mobile company was acquired by EA for $2.1 billion.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Twitch pledges to do more to protect marginalized streamers from harassment  
by Chris Kerr [08.12.21]
Twitch has pledged to do more to help protect marginalized content creators from harassment.

Industry vets respond to pushback after announcing mostly-white, male studio  
by Bryant Francis [08.11.21]
Industry vets Alex Hutchinson and Reid Schneider, co-founders of the new studio Raccoon Logic, respond after a photo of the mostly-white, mostly-male team at their studio received pushback on Twitter.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Diablo 4 director among three employees ousted at Blizzard  
by Bryant Francis [08.11.21]
Update: Activision Blizzard has confirmed earlier reports that Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga has departed from Blizzard, along with two other high-level employees.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Estimating Steam and console sales: two hot methods!  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.11.21]
Do you want two essential spreadsheets for estimating Steam & console game sales? Because that's what you've got, alongside lots more game discovery news.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Diablo II: Resurrected won't feature TCP/IP multiplayer after all  
by Bryant Francis [08.11.21]
The development team behind Diablo II: Resurrected have announced that the game won't feature the TCP/IP networking that helped defined the original game’s multiplayer experience.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

What developers should eliminate from their publishing agreement - Part 4 1
by Chris Kerr [08.11.21]
Games industry lawyer Tim Repa Davies offers a brief look at the publishing licenses contained in publishing contracts, including what they are, what can go wrong, and what devs should look out for.

Google scrapped Stadia studios due to 'level of investment required to reach scale,' say ex-Stadia devs 4
by Chris Kerr [08.11.21]
Two former Stadia devs claim Google's fleeting internal development plans unravelled because the tech giant underestimated "the level of investment required to reach scale."
Production, Business/Marketing