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Nova Drift: the making of a Steam holiday 'sleeper' hit 1
by Gamasutra Staff [01.11.21]
Nova Drift - arcade space combat roguelite, Geometry Wars meets Asteroids meets randomly generated ‘runs’ - had a really good holiday season sales-wise. But why? We look into it.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

CD Projekt faces scrutiny from consumer protection org over Cyberpunk 2077 9
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.21]
The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is now responsible for one of several potentially troubling inquiries faced by the polish developer following Cyberpunk 2077's tumultuous launch.
Console/PC

Star Wars games are now housed under a revived Lucasfilm Games brand 1
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.21]
Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.
Business/Marketing, Video

Don't Miss: The challenges BioWare faced designing Mass Effect 3 17
by Kris Graft [01.11.21]
Take a look back at this 2012 interview with Casey Hudson on the creative challenges his team faced while closing out the original Mass Effect trilogy.
Design

GameStop: Fewer stores, 'industry-wide decline', supply woes led to holiday sales slide  
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.21]
For that holiday period, the nine weeks ending January 2, 2021, GameStop reported its sales at $1.77 billion, are down 3.1 percent from Holiday 2019.
Console/PC

Blog: How good does your game look on a Steam search?  
by Gamasutra Community [01.11.21]
How appealing is your game on the eyes of a player search? I don't know, but I can tell you what we did about it!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

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. 
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

GDC 2021's Core Concepts submissions are closing today  
by Staff [01.11.21]
Today is the last day to submit your talk for GDC 2021's Core Concepts section. Get your submissions in before time runs out!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Riot and Bungie file lawsuit against Destiny 2 and Valorant cheat-maker  
by Chris Kerr [01.11.21]
Riot Games and Bungie have filed a joint lawsuit against the operator and creator behind a number of cheats and hacks for Valorant and Destiny 2
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Making Chestnut Grove (a game set in the pandemic) during the pandemic 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.11.21]
I’m Philip, a hobby indie game dev, and this my story of how I got started with Unity, created my first game in roughly six months, and how the world-wide pandemic influenced me and my design.
Programming, Design, Production

Justin Roiland to become Squanch Games CEO following departure of Tanya Watson  
by Chris Kerr [01.11.21]
Squanch Games CEO Tanya Watson is departing the Trover Saves the Universe developer after four years at the helm.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 raises over $2.75 million for charity  
by Chris Kerr [01.11.21]
Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 has raised over $2.75 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Business/Marketing

Blog: How studios can prevent unauthorized spending in games 4
by Gamasutra Community [01.11.21]
Video games are being played at record levels and spend on in-game content for children is on the rise. But what about accidental and unauthorised spending?
Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Airship Syndicate is hiring a junior-to-mid programmer  
by Staff [01.08.21]
Looking for work? Airship Syndicate is looking to hire a junior-to-mid programmer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Best Fiends publisher Playtika launches $1.6B IPO  
by Bryant Francis [01.08.21]
Mobile game publisher Playtika has launched its Initial Public Offering, valuing the company at $1.6 billion.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Obituary: Voice actor Brad Venable has passed away at 43  
by Bryant Francis [01.08.21]
Voice actor Brad Venable has passed away at age 43.
Console/PC, Audio

Video: Audio choreography for battle design  
by Staff [01.08.21]
In this 2017 GDC session, Khris Brown discusses best practices for audio design for video game combat to help players better understand what is going on in the fight around them.
Console/PC, Indie, Audio, Video

Blog: Approaching ray-tracing in Diligent Engine  
by Gamasutra Community [01.08.21]
This article gives an introduction to ray tracing API in Diligent Engine by the example of a simple physics-based rendering application.
Programming, Design

The English translation of Ask Iwata will arrive in April this year  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.21]
Ask Iwata, a book containing words of wisdom from former Nintendo CEO and president, Satoru Iwata, will be released in English for the first time in April this year. 
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The FTC slams Tapjoy over deceptive ads, pledges to keep 'gatekeeping giants' in check  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.21]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that U.S. mobile advertising platform Tapjoy misled users by cheating both developers and players out of compensation and rewards.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing