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Get a job: Join Jackbox Games as a Sr. Gameplay Engineer[1]


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Jackbox Games is looking for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to join our team in Chicago! (Though currently, we are all working from home.)



Digital sales now make up 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive’s revenue [2]


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Digital sales made up a whopping 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive’s €103.6 million (~$126.1 million) revenue during the first half of its 2020/21 year, up 7 percent from the preceding six month period.



Vicarious Visions is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment[3]


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Vicarious Visions, the studio behind numerous Activision remakes and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment.



Tencent acquires majority stake in Klei Entertainment[4]


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Klei Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng has announced that Tencent is acquiring a majority stake in the studio.



Video: The Sounds of Year Walk and DEVICE 6[5]


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In this 2015 GDC session, Daniel Olsen breaks down the haunting melodies that make up Simogo’s signature games Year Walk and Device 6.



Blog: The ‘Boogle House’ of cross-platform development – Part 2[6]


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Cross-platform development is based on a Boogle House foundation that is beginning to creak from age, stress, and limits reached.



Microsoft is raising the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions [7]


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Microsoft is increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold in select markets so it can “continue to invest in the Xbox community.”



Codemasters’ directors vote in favor of $1.2 billion EA acquisition [8]


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Codemasters’ directors have all voted in favour of the proposed acquisition of the studio by EA.



Blog: Everything you need to know about LiveOps in 2021[9]


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The world of games today is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Fast-moving. Boundary-pushing. Exploding with new features, new abilities, and new methods for keeping players engaged. Are you keeping up?



Nacon acquires Cricket 19 developer Big Ant Studios for $42.5 million[10]


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Based in Melbourne, Big Ant is best known for working on sports titles including AO Tennis, Ashes Cricket, and Cricket 19.



Capcom raises full year earnings forecast thanks to strong digital sales[11]


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The success of games like Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne have inspired the folks at Capcom to raise their full-year earnings forecast.



Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Game Designer[12]


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For a new unannounced game, InnoGames are looking for a Game Designer. Your task will be the design of new game features and the creation of new events for this game.



Don’t Miss: The Cabal – Valve’s design process for creating Half-Life[13]


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Valve engineer Ken Birdwell walks us through the “cabal” procedures that helped turn the company’s initial, less than impressive version of Half-Life into a groundbreaking success



Video: Behind the massive crowds of Assassin’s Creed Unity[14]


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In this 2015 GDC session, Ubisoft’s Francois Cournoyer discusses the processes for creating the massive AI crowds that populate the world of Assassin’s Creed Unity.



New Masterclass addition: Susan O’Connor’s narrative design course returns![15]


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Susan O’Connor returns with another GDC Masterclass session for narrative designers! Register now before seats are all gone.



Here’s what to expect from GDC Showcase[16]


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Here’s a quick breakdown of what kind of talks and sessions you can expect at GDC Showcase in March.



Sagard NewGen nabs minority stake in Flight Simulator dev Asobo Studio[17]


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French private equity company Sagard NewGen has acquired a minority stake in Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio.



Twitch indefinitely suspends account of former U.S. President Donald Trump[18]


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Twitch will be indefinitely suspending the account of former U.S. President Donald Trump “due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence.”



Team 17 acquires Golf With Your Friends franchise for $16.4 million[19]


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UK publisher Team 17 has acquired the rights and assets for Golf With Your Friends from developer Blacklight Interactive for £12 million.



Blog: The scary secrets of horror design from Silent Hill 4[20]


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We’re revisiting Silent Hill for today’s design post and how what many consider to be the start of the decline of the famous series still has essential lessons on horror design for modern titles.



Steam ‘prologues’… do they really help?[21]


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Steam prologues – those things where you take a short excerpt of your game and launch it on a completely separate Steam page? Are they a big booster of interest? Let’s find out…



Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Facial Character TD[22]


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Insomniac is looking for a rockstar Facial Character TD’s to be responsible for authoring facial rigs and facial riggings systems from scratch or utilizing a variety of high-resolution scan-data.



Industry vet Peter Moore returns to games as Unity SVP[23]


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Peter Moore’s return to the game industry has picked up steam.



Prolific F-Zero, Star Fox artist Takaya Imamura retires from Nintendo[24]


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Takaya Imamura has named today his final day at Nintendo, ending a 32-year-long career working on many of the company’s most iconic games and characters.



Don’t Miss: Building a ‘homebrew’ video game console [25]


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This post serves as an introduction to a “homebrew” video game console made from scratch, using a lot of inspiration from retro consoles and modern projects but with a unique architecture.


[Read More][26]

References

  1. ^ Get a job: Join Jackbox Games as a Sr. Gameplay Engineer (www.gamasutra.com)
  2. ^ Digital sales now make up 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive’s revenue (www.gamasutra.com)
  3. ^ Vicarious Visions is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment (www.gamasutra.com)
  4. ^ Tencent acquires majority stake in Klei Entertainment (www.gamasutra.com)
  5. ^ Video: The Sounds of Year Walk and DEVICE 6 (www.gamasutra.com)
  6. ^ Blog: The ‘Boogle House’ of cross-platform development – Part 2 (www.gamasutra.com)
  7. ^ Microsoft is raising the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (www.gamasutra.com)
  8. ^ Codemasters’ directors vote in favor of $1.2 billion EA acquisition (www.gamasutra.com)
  9. ^ Blog: Everything you need to know about LiveOps in 2021 (www.gamasutra.com)
  10. ^ Nacon acquires Cricket 19 developer Big Ant Studios for $42.5 million (www.gamasutra.com)
  11. ^ Capcom raises full year earnings forecast thanks to strong digital sales (www.gamasutra.com)
  12. ^ Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Game Designer (www.gamasutra.com)
  13. ^ Don’t Miss: The Cabal – Valve’s design process for creating Half-Life (www.gamasutra.com)
  14. ^ Video: Behind the massive crowds of Assassin’s Creed Unity (www.gamasutra.com)
  15. ^ New Masterclass addition: Susan O’Connor’s narrative design course returns! (www.gamasutra.com)
  16. ^ Here’s what to expect from GDC Showcase (www.gamasutra.com)
  17. ^ Sagard NewGen nabs minority stake in Flight Simulator dev Asobo Studio (www.gamasutra.com)
  18. ^ Twitch indefinitely suspends account of former U.S. President Donald Trump (www.gamasutra.com)
  19. ^ Team 17 acquires Golf With Your Friends franchise for $16.4 million (www.gamasutra.com)
  20. ^ Blog: The scary secrets of horror design from Silent Hill 4 (www.gamasutra.com)
  21. ^ Steam ‘prologues’… do they really help? (www.gamasutra.com)
  22. ^ Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Facial Character TD (www.gamasutra.com)
  23. ^ Industry vet Peter Moore returns to games as Unity SVP (www.gamasutra.com)
  24. ^ Prolific F-Zero, Star Fox artist Takaya Imamura retires from Nintendo (www.gamasutra.com)
  25. ^ Don’t Miss: Building a ‘homebrew’ video game console (www.gamasutra.com)
  26. ^ [Read More] (www.gamasutra.com)

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