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Battle.net gets a fresh coat of paint to improve navigation, accessibility, and more  
by Alissa McAloon [01.14.21]
This revamp marks the platform's biggest visual refresh in some time and aims to improve usability across the board.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Over 8 million demos played during 2020's Steam Festivals (and other nifty Steam stats)  
by Alissa McAloon [01.13.21]
Steam's end of year data roundup offers insight into Steam Game Festival performance, Steam growth trends, and more.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Epic Games Store exclusivity muddles Hitman 3's legacy DLC promise on PC 2
by Alissa McAloon [01.15.21]
Unfortunately, the nature of storefronts and game exclusivity (paired with some messaging missteps) has complicated Hitman 3's legacy level plans on PC.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has lost its online features, including Vendetta missions  
by Staff [01.14.21]
The powers that be have axed the online services for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a change that unfortunately puts some of the 2014 game's standout features to rest as well.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Oculus Quest 2 players make up nearly half of Rec Room's 1 million VR-using MAUs  
by Alissa McAloon [01.12.21]
The developers behind the social space and game creation platform Rec Room now say that the game sees around 1 million monthly active users on VR platforms alone.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Scopely taps former Facebook exec as new CMO  
by Alissa McAloon [01.12.21]
Ben Webley, Facebook's now former director of global marketing solutions for games, has joined up with Scopely as the mobile-focused firm's new chief marketing officer.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

IronSource acquires ad insight platform Soomla  
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.21]
IronSource has acquired the advertising quality measurement platform Soomla, aiming to bolster its own game dev-focused advertising tools through the purchase of the like-minded company. 
Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Minecraft Earth is going dark at the end of June  
by Alissa McAloon [01.05.21]
Microsoft-owned Mojang has made the call to close down its Minecraft AR game Minecraft Earth, ending the location-based game's run less than two years after first launch.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet



Compilation Visualizer: Uncover These Iteration Time Killers  
by Ruben Torres Bonet [12.31.69]
Learn how to measure your assembly compilation times to uncover these time robbers that are making you release a worse game.
Programming Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Getting your big break - 2021 edition (Video game music composer)  
by Winifred Phillips [12.31.69]
Composer Winifred Phillips explores strategies for new composers to land their 1st game - with tips on educational resources, developing a solid reputation, cultivating a network of contacts, & surfacing opportunities. Resources list included.
Audio Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Collaboration games in the aftermath of COVID-19  
by Daniel Kleffmann [12.31.69]
This post explores a rare genre of multiplayer video games, their potential impact on gamer communities and the role they could play in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Design Production Social/Online

Devlog #1 | Skyblock  
by Skyblock Game [12.31.69]
Skyblock is a freelance building and survival game created by Melody Studios. You can improve your island, build massive things, and do online multiplayer!
Audio Business/Marketing Design Programming Production Art Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Quest Design in Linear Media  
by Nathan Savant [12.31.69]
A summary of a series of quest design articles examining the quest design of film and novels for the sake of better understanding how they approach quests and how that can be used by games.
Design Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[01.18.21]
Frontend Developer (Haxe) - Video Game: Forge of Empires



innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[01.15.21]
Game Designer - Forge of Empires


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[01.15.21]
Senior Mobile Game Developer (C++) - Forge of Empires


Nintendo of America Inc. — Redmond, Washington, United States
[01.06.21]
Assistant Manager, Special Projects - Bilingual (Japanese)