Gamer Geek News

Gamasutra News

Gamasutra News

How Thumper made the jump from VR to the Nintendo Switch

We spoke with Thumper co-creator Marc Flury about porting the VR hit to the Nintendo Switch. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 12:17 pm

Video: Owlboy dev shares advice on staying motivated -- and inspired

At GDC 2017, D-Pad's Simon S. Andersen speaks about the trials and triumphs the team faced on their nearly decade-long dev cycle, offering fellow devs advice on how to get -- and stay -- inspired. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 8:35 am

Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring an Environment Artist

Sanzaru Games is looking for a visionary World and Environment Artist to join its experienced development team and visually stunning and immersive worlds in Foster City, California. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 7:29 am

Nintendo stocks jump to eight-year high following Monster Hunter XX Switch reveal

While Nintendo's stock prices typically see some level of ebb and flow as major products are detailed, the recent announcement helped the company's stock value hit its highest point since 2008. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 7:10 am

Don't Miss: Understanding the AI design behind some of Ubisoft's biggest games

Take a look back at this chat with Ubisoft veterans Julian Varnier and Gabriel Robert, who led AI teams on Assassin's Creed IV and Far Cry 4, about the state of big-budget open-world game AI design. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 6:03 am

Epic's Unreal Dev Grants program hands out $275k

The latest round of grants from the fund distributed a total of $275,000 to 17 projects that utilize or enrich the Unreal engine and its community in some way. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 5:47 am

Chat about rhythm violence with Thumper developer Marc Flury at 6:30 PM EDT

We're kicking off the weekend with a chat about porting VR games to the Nintendo Switch with Thumper co-creator Mark Flury at 6:30 PM EDT. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 5:07 am

Earnings report roundup: Game industry winners and losers in Q1 2017

Jon Jordan offers a rundown of info gleaned from game company quarterly reports for Q1 2017. Who overperformed and underperformed, and why? ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 4:45 am

Virtuos Games spinoff Lusionsoft nets $1.8M to delve into VR

Lusionsoft, an new spinoff venture from game development contractor Virtuos Games, has netted $1.8M to create high-quality virtual and augmented reality apps.  ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 2:55 am

Why you don't need to tear up your game to make it accessible

Making your video game more accessible isn't hard work. In fact, the only reason you're probably struggling to answer to the accessibility question is because the solution is so damn obvious.  ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 1:59 am

Blog: How I sell sky photos to make video games

15 years ago I left racing game developer Ratbag to form Hyperfocal Design, which sells only sky textures. I've since been able to develop indie games mostly full-time using the passive income. ...

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 12:59 am

Why do devs love Slack, and how do they get the most out of it?

Gamasutra asked game devs from around the world in a variety of disciplines what they like (and don't like) about Slack, how it helps them do their jobs better, and how they get the most out of it. ...

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 8:01 pm

Bandai Namco helps form new HTML5 game company: BXD

What's interesting about BXD is that it's ostensibly dedicated to producing free-to-play HTML5 browser games based on Bandai Namco properties, including R.B.I. Baseball and Dragonball Z. ...

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 11:48 am

Video: A postmortem of Ska Studios' Salt & Sanctuary

Ska Studios' Michelle and James Silva speak at GDC 2017 about their journey to releasing Salt & Sanctuary, a 2.5D Souls-alike that was self-published across multiple platforms. ...

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 11:20 am

GameStop is very excited about Switch outselling Wii in its first 60 days

In a presentation to investors today GameStop execs sounded very excited about Nintendo's Switch, which they report has outsold the Wii in its first two months on sale in U.S. GameStop stores. ...

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 10:40 am