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Blog: Can you be a full time solo indie developer? 8
by Gamasutra Community [07.13.20]
Exploring the answers to questions like 'How much can I earn as an indie solo developer?' and 'How much does a typical indie game earn in its lifetime?'
Indie, Business/Marketing

What did (and didn't) work for the first year of Valve's Steam Labs experiments  
by Alissa McAloon [07.13.20]
Valve has shared a bit of a rapid fire micro-postmortem of Steam Labs' first-year experiments, offering devs a look at how certain creations evolved through feedback and which features were left on the cutting room floor.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Learn to ward off cheaters & other threats to online games in a free webinar  
by Irdeto [07.13.20]
Join in on this free webinar to learn about modern threats to multiplayer games and how Denuvo Anti-Cheat addresses those threats without requiring modification of the game's source code.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Webinar

Free-to-play brawler Ninjala surpasses 3 million downloads on Switch  
by Alissa McAloon [07.13.20]
GungHo Online's free-to-play online brawler Ninjala has officially surpassed 3 million downloads worldwide. 
Console/PC, Social/Online

Video: The secrets to creating an indie game franchise 1
by Staff [07.13.20]
In this GDC 2018 session Christy Dena details what players find appealing about narrative game franchises, and explores the value of building your game world outside of your game.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Attend GDC Summer for a behind-the-scenes look at Hardspace: Shipbreaker's origins  
by Staff [07.13.20]
At GDC Summer next month you'll learn how Blackbird's processes brought such a unique game starship salvaging game to market, and how you can apply the team's learnings to your own work!
Console/PC, Indie, Design, GDC

Former Ubisoft developers open new Canadian studio Beans  
by Chris Kerr [07.13.20]
Former Ubisoft developers Gabriela Salvatore and Dean Evans have quietly established a new studio called Beans.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Animoca Brands buys social gaming platform Gamee for $6.53 million  
by Chris Kerr [07.13.20]
Mobile studio Animoca Brands has acquired social casual gaming platform Gamee for $6.53 million in shares.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft executives resign amid sexual misconduct allegations 2
by Bryant Francis [07.11.20]
Three Ubisoft execs are departing the company after weeks of allegations about sexual, physical, and emotional abuse have emerged around company leadership.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Disbelief as a Senior Technical Artist  
by Staff [07.10.20]
Senior Technical Artists at Disbelief act as a bridge between the technical and artistic aspects of game development, empowering both programming and art to achieve more than either could on their own.
Programming, Art, Recruitment

Analyzing those Satisfactory sales numbers (& more!)  
by Simon Carless [07.10.20]
Coffee Stain Studios were kind enough to go public with their game sales for standout first-person factory building game Satisfactory - what does that say about Epic Games Store and Steam?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

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, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

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

Blog: Camera evolution in third-person games 2
by Gamasutra Community [07.10.20]
This is a personal research on how the use of the camera in third-person video games has evolved. This is also my first article in this site, so i hope you find it useful and enjoyable.
Design

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.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art

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!
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, GDC

BAFTA Games Awards applicants will be challenged over diversity and inclusion  
by Chris Kerr [07.10.20]
BAFTA has opened entries for the British Academy Games Awards 2021, and has announced it will be piloting the BFI Diversity Standards across the British Games category. 
Business/Marketing

Blog: Balancing Tips - How we managed math on Idle Idol  
by Gamasutra Community [07.10.20]
During Idle Idol development - our first Idle Game - we came across some balancing challenges we managed to solve with creative approaches. Here's what we learned from that process.
Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Klang Games is hiring an AI Engineer  
by Staff [07.09.20]
Klang is looking for an AI Engineer (f/m/x) who enjoys a collaborative and creative work environment to join us in one of the most exciting cities on the planet!
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: An oral ('Sporal'?) history on the development of Maxis' Spore  
by Staff [07.09.20]
Former team members look back on the triumphs and challenges in developing one of the most ambitious games of all time.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing