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Loot boxes with real-world value deemed unlawful in The Netherlands

The Netherlands Gaming Authority (NGA) had been investigating loot box usage in 10 unnamed titles after concerns were raised by players, parents, and those working in addiction care. ...

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 3:39 am

Blog: Designing countermoves in PvP games

As game designers, how do we encourage players to play better and longer in our games? One effective way is to design countermoves -- emergent solution to specific problems. ...

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 2:39 am

Crossfire developer Smilegate closes Berlin studio

The South Korean company began branching out into Europe back in December 2016, and opened its Berlin office in February 2017. ...

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 1:14 am

Q& A: Being OK with being lost in Capy's Below

We speak with Kris Piotrowski, game director on Capy's Below, to talk about the joy of exploration, having faith in players' brains, and, of course, beautiful 4K grass. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 8:07 pm

How the West was fun: Have a look at West of Loathing's design doc

It's a well-written and cheeky example of a game design doc, as well as perhaps the only example of a public design doc for a comedy RPG set in a Wild West populated entirely by stick figures. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 11:58 am

Into the Breach's designers explain how to follow up from a hit game

The makers of FTL and Into the Breach dropped by to discuss their design process and their thoughts about following up on a smash hit game. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 11:02 am

How to market a game with minimal budget

No More Robots' Mike Rose shares how he got press, streamers, YouTubers, deals, and sales for the procedurally generated biking game Descenders. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 10:41 am

How psychological experiments influenced the design of Vault 11 in Fallout: New Vegas

Former Obsidian Entertainment designer Eric Fenstermaker discusses how Vault 11 was designed in Fallout: New Vegas. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 10:15 am

Twitch reportedly affected by IP address bans in Russia

IP addresses owned by Amazon and Google have reportedly been blocked in Russia, with Twitch being one of the web sites affected. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 8:56 am

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Monomi Park, Visual Concepts, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra's Job Board is the most diverse, most active, and most established board of its kind in the video game industry, serving companies of all sizes, from indie to triple-A. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 7:48 am

Fortnite mobile nabbed $25M in revenue during its first month

Epic Games' mobile release of its popular free-to-play battle royale title grossed $25 million worldwide during its first 30 days out. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 7:10 am

Don't Miss: What is your game actually about?

In this reprint from the February 2010 issue of GD Mag, Civilization IV lead Soren Johnson talks about the difference between a game's "theme" and its "meaning." ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 6:43 am

Life is Strange dev Dontnod headed toward an IPO

The French development studio has filed the paperwork necessary to list on the Euronext Growth stock exchange. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 5:44 am

Blog: Breaking down the technologies of Civilization

Why Not Games programmer and designers breaks down the various technologies present in Civilization. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 5:00 am

Blog: Creating a hard AI for Terra Mystica

Digidiced has been trying to produce a hard AI for Terra Mystica using machine learning, but our results have been a lot less impressive than we were hoping for. ...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 4:27 am