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Designing the varied control schemes of multi-animal wonder Lost Ember  
by Aron Garst [09.27.19]
In Mooneye Studios' upcoming game Lost Ember, players control a wide variety of animals, including a wolf, a duck, an otter, and more. Developer Tobias Graff told us how the studio tackled the many-animal problem.
Indie, Art, Design, Video

Video: Practical tips for designing memorable characters  
by Staff [09.26.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, concept artists Simon Stafsnes Andersen, Laurel Austin, Claire Hummel, Richard Lyons and Justin Thavirat share their ideas on how to create compelling characters.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Raven Software devs look back at the making of Jedi Outcast 2
by Bryant Francis [09.25.19]
Watch four veteran developers of Raven Software's Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast discuss the design and development of the original game.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: Living a long, full, and fulfilling life in game development  
by Staff [09.25.19]
In this 2019 GDC session game makers Raph Koster, Brie Code, JC Lau, and Osama Dorias share some of their philosophies and ideas on how their very different career paths have manifested.
Video, Vault

Chat with the developers of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast at 3PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [09.25.19]
Four members of the Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast development team are dropping by the GDC Twitch channel to discuss the original game's development.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: Celebrating and supporting introverts in the workplace  
by Staff [09.24.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk Cecile Hemery offers an understanding of what it means to be an introvert, how to see the world as one, and the wealth of skills and perspectives they bring to the workplace.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: How Aliens, Odysseus, and Toyota can help improve game production  
by Staff [09.23.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Justin Fischer digs into the science of game production by explaining why the same tools used to manage billion-dollar supply chains can work for game development!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Video: How to be an effective, high-performance game producer  
by Staff [09.19.19]
In this 2017 GDC session, Gearbox Software's Aaron Thibault shares advice on how producers can work smarter to help game development teams work more efficiently while building trust with each other.
Console/PC, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Watch two of GreedFall's developers discuss their new colonial RPG  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.19]
Learn some of the design and development secrets behind Spiders' new action RPG GreedFall in this discussion from the GDC Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: A cautionary tale in community crisis management  
by Staff [09.18.19]
In this GDC 2017 talk EA's Emma Siu explores how to handle difficult circumstances in community management, how it can inspire trust and commitment, and how something amazing can arise from chaos!
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Chat with the developers behind GreedFall at 11AM EST  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.19]
Drop by the GDC Twitch channel for a conversation about the development of GreedFall starting at 11AM EST.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: Crafting emergent tragedies in Kitfox's The Shrouded Isle  
by Staff [09.17.19]
In this 2019 GDC session, Kitfox Games' Jongwoo Kim presents a design postmortem of The Shrouded Isle and examines three techniques that designers can use to create emergent tragedies.
Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Building explosive 8-bit Nintendo eSports the Tetris World Championship way  
by Staff [09.16.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Hitsparks Games' Chris Tang explores how the Classic Tetris World Championship format makes the most of Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video: Deterministic vs. replicated AI: Building For Honor's battlefield  
by Staff [09.13.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk For Honor devs Frederic Doll and Xavier Guilbeault explain how Ubisoft created a big, active battlefield on the backbone of a distributed peer-to-peer deterministic simulation.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Crafting the musical identity and style of your game  
by Staff [09.12.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, composer Penka Kouneva discusses how developers can successfully present their vision and articulate their musical needs to composers.
Console/PC, Indie, Audio, Video, Vault

Nintendo's first Ring-Con game is a Switch fitness RPG: Ring Fit Adventure  
by Alissa McAloon [09.12.19]
Nintendo has a habit of launching fitness-focused games paired with new peripherals for its motion-control savvy systems, and the Nintendo Switch is no exception.
Console/PC, Video

Video: Improving cross-disciplinary communication in small teams  
by Staff [09.11.19]
In this GDC 2017 talk Harmonix's Jeff Hesser examines and explains why, as teams get smaller and more agile, their need to improve conversations across disciplinary lines increases.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Q&A: How a part-time team turned Hamlet into the time-looping Elsinore  
by Bryant Francis [09.11.19]
Elsinore developers Connor Fallon and Eric Butler discuss the underlying simulation theory behind their Shakespeare-themed game, and how Golden Glitch Studios handled part-time development.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: How to get a job writing for games  
by Staff [09.10.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Zak Garriss and Tracey John demystify the application process and provide some understanding of how to break into the field for aspiring game writers and narrative designers.
Console/PC, Indie, Video, Vault

RetroArch brings real-time translation to emulated games 1
by Alissa McAloon [09.09.19]
The team behind the emulator frontend RetroArch has rolled out a feature that translates emulated games on the fly.
Console/PC, Video