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Best Fiends publisher Playtika launches $1.6B IPO

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:31

Mobile game publisher Playtika has launched its Initial Public Offering, valuing the company at $1.6 billion. ...

Obituary: Voice actor Brad Venable has passed away at 43

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:13

Voice actor Brad Venable has passed away at age 43. ...

Video: Audio choreography for battle design

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 17:59

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. ...

Blog: Approaching ray-tracing in Diligent Engine

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 16:03

This article gives an introduction to ray tracing API in Diligent Engine by the example of a simple physics-based rendering application. ...

The English translation of Ask Iwata will arrive in April this year

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 16:02

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.  ...

The FTC slams Tapjoy over deceptive ads, pledges to keep 'gatekeeping giants' in check

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:06

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. ...

Blog: How many currencies should my game have?

Gamasutra - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:57

Wondering how many currencies to use in your free-to-play game? Or what should be their unitary prices? Or how to avoid that they suffer devaluation? This article might help you! ...

Get a job: Sucker Punch needs a Producer

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 21:33

Sucker Punch is looking for a Producer with a passion for video games. ...

Video: Bootstrapping your own QA team

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 21:29

In this 2017 GDC talk, USC Games' Jesse Vigil explains how they built a test group from rookies, volunteers, and only two working test kits to get Chambara through PS4 submissions. ...

Blog: A BioShock Infinite level design analysis - Part 4

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 20:32

This fourth part of this analysis will cover enemies and the concept of "difficulty" in BioShock Infinite. ...

Epic acquires RAD Game Tools

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 20:16

Epic has bought up RAD Game Tools, promising that its technology will be integrated into Unreal Engine and will still be available for non-Unreal developers. ...

Twitch has suspended Donald Trump's account to prevent 'further violence'

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 20:00

Twitch has suspended Donald Trump's Twitter account, following Facebook's decision to do the same. ...

Twitch removes popular emote after pro player's support for Capitol Hill mob

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:48

Twitch has yanked a widely-used emote after the pro player that inspired its creation 'encouraged further violence' after pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill yesterday. ...

Last call: Submissions for GDC 2021 Core Concepts close on Monday

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:14

Submissions for GDC 2021 Core Concepts talks are closing on January 11th at 11:59PM PST. ...

Blog: Studying physical elements of play

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:46

This paper looks at the physical elements of play (game pieces, rules, the board etc.) and how they influence player's decisions and interactions with the game. ...

Report: Tencent and Alibaba may get blacklisted by the Trump administration

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:32

The outgoing Trump administration could blacklist Chinese tech and game companies Alibaba and Tencent, potentially preventing American investors from trading their stocks on home soil. ...

Blog: Have video games become products like any other?

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:38

When we buy a defective product, we report it and demand either a replacement or a refund. But when we buy a deficient video game, we tend to see it as part of what a player has to endure. ...

Roblox secures fresh $520 million investment, outlines plans for direct listing

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:18

Roblox now intends to go public by way of a direct listing instead of an initial public offering (IPO) as previously reported. ...

Discount strategy: your key post-launch game discovery tool

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:59

So, when your game has been released, how do you get people to keep talking about it or buying it? Discounts are key, but are you looking at comparables, & do you have a methodical strategy? ...

Nvidia's takeover of Arm is being investigated by UK competition authorities

Gamasutra - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:25

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) intends to investigate Nvidia's recent $40 million acquisition of chip maker ARM. ...

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