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Video: A game dev's guide to organizing your levels and mechanics  
by Staff [07.10.20]
In this GDC 2018 session game dev Nathan Fouts looks at different methods to organize level designs and mechanics in a way that's effective and easy to implement in your own game development process.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Emergent storytelling techniques in The Sims  
by Staff [07.09.20]
In this GDC 2018 session game dev Matt Brown examines the various techniques employed across all four generations of The Sims to empower player-driven and emergent storytelling.
Console/PC, Design, Video, Vault

Video: A microtransaction design primer for game devs  
by Staff [07.08.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk ArenaNet's Crystin Cox shares her experience leading microtransaction design efforts for games like Guild Wars 2 and MapleStory to help you design high-quality microtransactions.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: How to prioritize your dev efforts in an era of rising costs  
by Staff [07.07.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk devs Pany Haritatos, David Edery, Adrian Crook and Mario Wynands explore design, marketing, and production tactics to help control costs without diminishing your odds of success.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: Tips and tools for finding inspiration when you're stuck  
by Staff [07.06.20]
In this 2018 GDC session ustwo games' Lauren Cason shares methods and word games that you can use to kickstart inspiration and get ideas flowing when you find yourself stuck in your own projects.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Balancing accessibility with depth to make vehicles feel great  
by Staff [07.02.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk Criterion Games' Matthew Harris explore good principles for video game vehicle design that can apply to everything from racecars and X-Wings.
Console/PC, Design, Video, Vault

Video: The mechanics of explosive growth in Roblox 1
by Staff [07.01.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Roblox's Adam Miller dissects the explosive growth of Roblox as a company and platform and shares lessons that can help other companies looking to accomplish similar feats.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: An architectural approach to video game level design  
by Staff [06.30.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Christopher Totten shows developers a process for creating their own critical approaches to the art of level design, and sharing those approaches with the world.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Devs share their experiences going from corporate to indie and back again  
by Staff [06.29.20]
In this 2018 GDC session Peter Drescher, Damian Kastbauer, Wilbert Roget II, Caron Weidner, and Guy Whitmore discuss the pros and cons of working full-time in corporate game dev vs. life as an indie.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: Using deep learning to combat cheating in Counter-Strike  
by Staff [06.24.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk Valve's John McDonald discusses how the company has utilized deep learning machine learning techniques to combat cheating in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Console/PC, Programming, Video, Vault

The mystery Pokemon project being developed by Tencent is a cross-platform MOBA  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.20]
Tencent and The Pokemon Company have unveiled Pokemon Unite, a new free-to-start MOBA for smartphones and the Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: High-performance animation transitions in Gears of War  
by Staff [06.23.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Microsoft's David Bollo presents a new high-performance approach to animation transitions that the Microsoft team developed for Gears of War 4.
Console/PC, Art, Video, Vault

Activision follows Crash Bandicoot remakes with the first new Crash game in a decade  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
There's another Crash Bandicoot game in the works and, unlike the last few releases in the series, it's an entirely original game that picks up where the classics left off.
Console/PC, Video

Don't Miss: Creating the unique visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 1
by Staff [06.19.20]
In this 2017 GDC session, Blackbird Interactive's Yossarian King breaks down the use of 2D simulations and 3D graphical presentations to create the visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Minecraft, King's Quest, and more join the World Video Game Hall of Fame  
by Alissa McAloon [06.18.20]
The Strong museum has selected the 2020 inductees for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Console/PC, Video

Watch EA's Jim Vessella discuss the remastering of Command & Conquer  
by Bryant Francis [06.17.20]
Watch the lead producer of Command & Conquer Remastered discuss the development of this restoration effort.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Video: The distributed art direction of What Remains of Edith Finch  
by Staff [06.17.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Giant Sparrow's Chelsea Hash describes the cumulative process of organizing a team of competing visions to create the art direction for What Remains of Edith Finch.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Production, Video, Vault

Pokemon takes another stab at free-to-play with Pokemon Cafe Mix  
by Alissa McAloon [06.17.20]
Pokemon is releasing another free-to-play mobile and Switch game into the world, this time a puzzler called Pokemon Cafe Mix.
Smartphone/Tablet, Video

Pokemon Snap is being revived on the Nintendo Switch  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.20]
The much-loved Pokemon Snap franchise is making a comeback after collecting dust for over 20 years.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: Golden rules for designing chatbot games  
by Staff [06.16.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Emmanuel Corno defines some "golden rules" for designing chatbot games using his own experience working on the IGF award-nominated narrative exploration game Event[0].
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault