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How rigorous testing helped to improve Scavengers' gameplay  
by Improbable [06.25.21]
Sponsored: Discover how a tactical collaboration empowered Midwinter Entertainment to focus on what they do best.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Production, Sponsored Article

Finnish mobile studio Boom Corp nets $1.8 million to create social games  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.21]
Finnish mobile studio Boom Corp has raised $1.8 million to create games that champion player communities, social gameplay, and self expression.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Habbo owner Azerion buys German social game company Whow Games  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.21]
Gaming and entertainment platform Azerion has acquired German online free-to-play developer and publisher Whow Games for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent-owned Timi Studios opens new Seattle studio to create triple-A games  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.21]
Timi Studios, the Tencent-owned developer that's worked on games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Honor of Kings, has opened a new studio in Seattle to create triple-A titles.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent grabs majority stake in The Cycle and Spec Ops developer Yager  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Tencent has acquired a majority stake in Spec Ops: The Line and The Cycle developer Yager.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Epic Online Services expanded with free anti-cheat and voice chat tools  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Epic Games is expanding its Epic Online Services toolkit with two free services in the form of Easy Anti-Cheat and Voice.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

Angry Birds maker Rovio signs long-term partnership to create Moomin games 1
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Angry Birds maker Rovio has secured the rights to develop and publish games based on the Moomin franchise.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Genvid is hiring a Senior Producer  
by Staff [06.21.21]
Genvid Technologies is looking to hire a Senior Producer.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Xbox Games Studios Publishing has named Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A quick LOD (level of detail) tutorial for Unity 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.21]
In this blog post, I will show you why, when and how you should use LOD in Unity. Remember, LOD is not only about the poly count.
Programming, Design, Production

Among Us dev Innersloth talks about the human cost of overnight success  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
"Among Us going viral, it was just like 'OK, this is my life.' The pressure to get things done quickly was really high."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

The full GDC 2021 schedule is now live!  
by Staff [06.17.21]
All of the sessions for the all-digital GDC 2021 have been scheduled. Start planning your show today!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Patching conversations to pin the blame in Inkle's murder-mystery Overboard! 1
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
New murder-mystery game Overboard! uses a unique patchwork approach to dialogue to assemble its case against the prime suspect... whoever that might be!
Console/PC, Design, Production

Five Night's At Freddy's creator retiring following political donation controversy 2
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthon has announced their retirement from game development after coming under fire for making donations to polarizing U.S. politicians.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina... 4
by Gamasutra Staff [06.16.21]
So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions about his Steam game’s sales in Argentina. The results? Intriguing...
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Rockstar to shut down PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online in December  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Rockstar will shut down Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December this year.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Sony's next-gen VR headset to use Samsung OLED panels, launch in 2022  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
The successor to Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature OLED panels manufactured by Samsung and launch in 2022.
VR, Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The role of a live ops manager during soft launch at Square Enix Montreal  
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.21]
In this blog post you can find out what live ops managers do when we soft launch a game at Square Enix Montreal.
Production, Business/Marketing

Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

BAFTA YGD 2021 to honor young devs working in Unity, Unreal, Dreams, and more  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
The YGD Awards are organised by BAFTA to celebrate and spotlight some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
Programming, Art, Design, Production