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VR vets share practical advice on making immersive VR worlds

At VRDC Fall 2017 in San Francisco today Adam Orth (Adr1ft), Chris Pruett (Robot Invader), Will Smith (Foo Show) and Dirk Van Welden (Space Pirate Trainer) shared advice on making immersive VR worlds. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 6:20 am

Don't Miss: BioWare founders discuss how BioWare and Baldur's Gate came to be

BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk dig into the nitty-gritty details of how the developer was born and how it came to create an iconic RPG. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 6:09 am

Mobile AR headset maker Mira secures $1M investment

Additionally, the company says the first wave of its $99 dev kits are in the mail. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 5:56 am

Follow Gamasutra's VRDC 2017 coverage right here!

VRDC 2017 begins today in San Francisco. Follow our ongoing, on-site coverage on our special event page! ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 5:12 am

Blog: How we created a 2D isometric platformer in Unity

A way to make a full 2D isometric platformer, an overview of my work on the 2D isometric approach with Unity. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 3:08 am

Former Twitch exec to lead Madison Square Garden Company's eSports charge

The Madison Square Garden Company, the holding company and owner of the famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York, has appointed former Twitch exec Nick Allen as its new vice president of eSports.  ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 3:07 am

HTC promises more VR innovation following $1.1B Google deal

HTC is letting some of its talent join Google as part of a $1.1 billion "cooperation agreement" in an effort to expand its smartphone and Vive virtual reality businesses. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:26 am

Blog: How much does it cost to develop a video game?

A recent Kotaku article sparked a discussion about how much it costs to create a game. In this post, I'd like to share my own thoughts and clarify a few things. ...

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:05 am

Classic Postmortem: Firaxis' Civilization V

Civ V, released 7 years ago today, has a fascinating backstory. Its design and engineering teams were on separate but simultaneous tracks for the first three years of the four year development process. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:00 pm

Report: Buried in the Switch is code to run NES Golf on the date Iwata died

Reports and videos suggest there's a version of NES Golf coded into Nintendo's new Switch console, modified to be played with motion controls -- but only on the anniversary of Iwata's passing. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 12:12 pm

In the wake of CSGO Lotto, FTC takes to Twitter to clarify its disclosure policy

In a live Twitter Q& A inspired by its recent case against YouTubers who stealthily promoted their own CS:GO gambling site, the FTC lays out how devs and influencers should handle disclosure. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 11:15 am

Tips for surviving Early Access from Ark: Survival Evolved's lead designer

Now that Ark: Survival Evolved has left Early Access, we talked with Studio Wildcard co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz about what he's learned about this new field of game development. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:33 am

Video: How (and when) to not give up on your game

At GDC 207, Brandon Sheffield walks devs through how and why, if you have a game out, you sell it again -- be that to different platform holders, different regions, or even through a different model. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:37 am

To tackle toxicity, Overwatch now mutes Xbox One players with bad Live rep

Shortly after bringing an in-game report feature to console versions of Overwatch, Blizzard is making use of Xbox Live's built-in reputation future to combat bad behavior. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 7:50 am

VRDC Speaker Q& A: Adam Orth discusses the importance of creating believable VR spaces

Adam Orth discusses the importance of creating believable and immersive VR worlds through 4 unique experiences lenses, products and platforms. ...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 7:40 am