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Gamasutra is becoming Game Developer
by Kris Graft [08.23.21]
The time has come to respectfully lay to rest the name Gamasutra, a title that's been around for nearly 25 years and has become known as a leading resource and reference for game development and industry knowledge.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Runtime curve generation with the help of scriptable objects  
by Gamasutra Community [08.23.21]
This tutorial will show you the concepts that will help you define a general shape and then construct such paths dynamically from code with the arbitrary origin and target positions.
Programming, Production

Report: Love Island dev Fusebox accused of creating toxic workplace  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
Love Island: The Game and Matchmaker developer Fusebox Games has been accused of creating a toxic workplace culture by including problematic content despite staff protests.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Using Passwordless Authentication for safe and convenient login (Spons.)  
by Xsolla [08.23.21]
As password leaks in the games industry become increasingly common, it's never been more important to secure your players' data. Here's what developers need to know about Passwordless Authentication.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Whitepaper

Stunlock Studios and Riot devs form new PC game studio Box Dragon  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
A group of former Stunlock Studios and Riot developers have formed a new studio called Box Dragon.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite won't have co-op or Forge Mode at launch  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite won’t feature co-op or a Forge Mode level editor right away when it launches.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Seismic Squirrel is hiring a Tactical Systems Designer (Remote)  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
The team at Seismic Squirrel is looking to hire a Tactical Systems Designer for a remote position.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Nearly a decade later, 38 Studios employees start getting their final paychecks 3
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
According to a report, employees former employees of 38 Studios have begun to receive the last paycheck from Curt Schilling's doomed RPG studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bungie sues trio of Destiny 2 cheatmakers  
by Alissa McAloon [08.20.21]
Bungie is taking legal aim at several of the companies responsible for the creation or distribution of Destiny 2 cheats.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Epic claims that Google offered preferential treatment to keep devs on Play Store 2
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
In a new legal filing, Epic Games says that Google developed a program to keep high-earning game developers on the Google Play store by offering back-alley incentives in a program called 'Google Hug.'
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A taxonomy of fishing mini-games 11
by Davide Aversa [08.19.21]
Davide Aversa breaks down different methods for designing fishing mini-games in this 2018 blog.
Console/PC, Design

Roblox faces criticism for 'exploiting' young game developers  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
A Roblox corporation rep declined to directly comment on a YouTube video alleging that the company's business model 'exploits' young game developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a job: rideOS is hiring a Simulation Software Engineer  
by Staff [08.19.21]
rideOS is looking to hire a Simulation Software Engineer to drive the development of the company's internal simulation platform.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Frostpunk 2 devs call out key reseller for listing game before price is set  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
11 Bit Studios has called out key reseller Kinguin for listing copies of Frostpunk 2 for pre-order before the game's price has been set.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get certified in Agile Leadership in the Fall 2021 GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [08.19.21]
Clinton Keith returns for September's GDC Masterclass certification course!
Console/PC, Production, GDC

TinyBuild to 'acquihire' Rawmen developer Animal for up to $10.2 million  
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.21]
TinyBuild has penned a deal that will bring the entire Animal studio onboard and boost its own development prowess through the part cash, part shares deal.
Business/Marketing

Splitgate extends beta indefinitely as game crosses 10 million downloads  
by Alissa McAloon [08.19.21]
Splitgate's recent popularity seems to have encouraged its dev team to leave the game in open beta and gradually roll out fixes and improvements throughout the foreseeable future.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Mini Metro 9
by Peter Curry [08.18.21]
If you've played Mini Motorways, you'll enjoy this postmortem of Dinosaur Polo Club's first transit title Mini Metro.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Starbreeze profits dip as it doubles down on new Payday projects  
by Bryant Francis [08.18.21]
Starbreeze's second-quarter investor’s report indicates that the publisher is still grappling with losses, even though sales are up.
Console/PC

Get a job: Deep Silver Volition is hiring a Senior Environment Artist  
by Staff [08.18.21]
Volition is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to help us build the world for the next Saints Row title.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment