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Unreal Engine devs can now capture facial animation using an iOS app  
by Alissa McAloon [07.10.20]
Epic Games has launched a new iOS app that uses the platform's ARKit technology to capture real-world facial movements and translate those to character models in Unreal Engine.
Programming, Art, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Analyst: Mobile games generated 1 billion downloads each week in Q2 2020  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
According to the latest figures from market intelligence company App Annie, during the first week of Q2 2020 mobile games were downloaded a record 1.2 billion times worldwide. 
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Finnish mobile studio Traplight nets $9 million to support Battle Legion  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
Finnish mobile studio Traplight has netted $9 million in funding after launching its latest title, Battle Legion
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Furukawa: Mobile is still 'contributing to the sustainable growth' of Nintendo  
by Alissa McAloon [07.07.20]
Mobile is far from its most lucrative platform, but Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says in a recent investor Q&A that its smartphone dealings have a positive impact that extends beyond just revenue and profit.
Smartphone/Tablet

Analyst: Pokemon Go revenue still on the rise despite global pandemic  
by Alissa McAloon [07.06.20]
Sensor Tower's latest Pokemon Go revenue estimates surmise that the game has just exited a record breaking start to 2020 and surpassed $3.6 billion lifetime revenue.
Smartphone/Tablet

Get tips and inspiration to build the next generation of mobile games at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.07.20]
At GDC Summer next month attendees will get expert analysis of the mobile game market (including how the pandemic has shaped it) and tips on how to take advantage of it from N3twork chief Neil Young.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

Don't Miss: What the Golf? is going on in this Q&A 1
by Staff [07.10.20]
Copenhagen-based Triband is the studio behind what is easily one of the funniest, most joyful games of the year in What the Golf? The team answered...most of our questions.
Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Attend GDC Summer and see how thatgamecompany crafted the art of Sky  
by Staff [07.10.20]
At GDC Summer next month a lead artist on thatgamecompany's Sky: Children of the Light will teach you how the studio uses visuals to evoke emotional experiences!
Art, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC



Game Dev Digest Issue #52 - Animation, Shader Graph, Performance, Plus More!  
by Mike Marrone [07.10.20]
Game Dev Digest Issue #52 - Animation, Shader Graph, Performance, Plus More! The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
Design Programming Production Art Console/PC Serious Indie Smartphone/Tablet

How Can You Profit From C# 7.0 Local Functions in Your Game?  
by Ruben Torres Bonet [07.09.20]
How can you profit from using C# 7.0 local functions in your game? Let's find out
Programming Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Balancing Tips: How We Managed Math on Idle Idol  
by Gabriel Padinha [07.09.20]
During Idle Idol development - our first Idle Game - we came across some balancing challenges we managed to solve with creative approaches. By doing that, we discovered some guidelines that I share in this article as balancing tips for any game.
Design Smartphone/Tablet

The Dilemma of Perception vs Reality  
by Andre Faure [07.08.20]
One of the main things that afflict an organization is lack of communication. My observation for the last 23 years working in this space is that one of the things that really gets in the way of clear communication is the Perception vs Reality dilemma.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Mobile game discovery - why it's tricky for indies 4
by Simon Carless [07.07.20]
Mobile games grossed almost $70 billion in 2019. But why aren't lots of small and medium indies without experience jumping into the space? Here's some good reasons.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet


Futureplay — Helsinki, Finland
[07.09.20]
Senior Game Animator


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[07.06.20]
Java Software Developer - Core Team