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  Steam Labs rolls out new discoverability experiments
image The boffins over at Steam Labs have provided more details on three new experimental discoverability features heading to Steam.
  Don't delay: Pitch a talk for GDC 2020's Production Essentials Summit!
image If you're an expert in game production and want to share what you know with your peers, consider submitting a talk to the Production Essentials Summit for GDC 2020 next March!
  NBCUniversal is closing its game publishing division
image NBCUniversal is shuttering its game publishing division after just over two years, resulting in an unknown number of layoffs.
How to grow as a designer: What to read, where to get ideas, and knowing thyself
image Here are a few thoughts and observations on how to grow as a designer, whether you’re aspiring or senior, based on over 10 years of experience.
  Get a job: Sony PlayStation is hiring a Lead Character Rigger
image We are looking for a Rigging Lead to join our sunny San Diego, CA development team.
  Yves Maitre appointed CEO of HTC as Cher Wang steps down
image HTC CEO Cher Wang has stepped down as CEO of HTC Vive-maker HTC, though she will remain in her role as chairwoman of the HTC board following her departure.
  Watch two of GreedFall's developers discuss their new colonial RPG
image Learn some of the design and development secrets behind Spiders' new action RPG GreedFall in this discussion from the GDC Twitch channel.
  Reggie Fils-Aime joins New York Videogame Critics Circle board
image Former Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé has signed on with the New York Video Game Critics Circle Board of Directors.
3 Don't Miss: Writing Firewatch, and capturing the beauty of being alone
image "People go to Wyoming because they're captivated by the beauty and the aloneness. Growing up there creates a certain feeling inside you that you don't really get rid of for the rest of your life."
5 Blog: The long slow death of an indie studio
image I run a studio called Super Icon Ltd, which I formed back in 2012. This is its story from the beginning through to now, the end.
  Video: A cautionary tale in community crisis management
image In this GDC 2017 talk EA's Emma Siu explores how to handle difficult circumstances in community management, how it can inspire trust and commitment, and how something amazing can arise from chaos!
  Esports tournament platform XY Gaming raises $2.5 million
image XY Gaming has raised $2.5 million to bolster its cash-prize driven esports platform of the same name.
  IGF 2020 Inspiration: Zachtronics' award-winning Opus Magnum!
image The deadline to submit your game to the Independent Games Festival for award consideration is less than two weeks away (September 30th) so don't delay!
  Top AR/VR companies sign on to sponsor XRDC in San Francisco
image Meet with representatives of Viveport, Elara Systems, and more sponsors of XRDC when it kicks off in San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion next month!
  Pitch your best talk for the GDC 2020 Online Game Technology Summit!
image This is your chance to speak at the Online Game Technology Summit, a new Summit debuting at GDC 2020 that's all about the technical challenges of designing, launching, and running online games!
  Dragon Age: Origins lead writer David Gaider has formed a new studio in Australia
image Former Bioware scribe David Gaider has established an Australian studio called Summerfall Studios alongside fellow writer and narrative designer Liam Esler.
7 Blog: Why not just use thumbsticks?
image When advocating for better game controls, I'm often asked 'why not just use thumbsticks? Why fix what's not broken?' It's amazing how easy to forget that a tiny joystick makes for a terrible mouse, and that developers bend over backwards to hide it.
  Keywords expands game audio services with TV+Synchron Berlin acquisition
image Keywords Studios has added to its audio service line with the acquisition of German voice-over studio TV+Synchron Berlin (TVS) for €3.7million in cash and ordinary shares.
  Twitch acquires IGDB to bolster search and discoverability capabilities
image Streaming outfit Twitch has acquired IGDB (also known as the Internet Games Database) to bolster its search capabilities and help users more easily find the right content.
1 Blog: Historians play Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour
image In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.
  Chat with the developers behind GreedFall at 11AM EST
image Drop by the GDC Twitch channel for a conversation about the development of GreedFall starting at 11AM EST.
  How do people find your game on Switch?: A discoverability run-down
image "Switch versions are still selling better than Steam or other console versions. But sometimes nowadays I believe that’s ‘not enough copies on Switch vs. REALLY not enough copies outside of Switch.'"
  Get a job: Hyperkinetic Studios is hiring a Level Designer
image Our ideal designer will be responsible for executing level design tasks as assigned by the Lead Level Designer to help ensure the highest level of quality on our projects.
  Football Manager 2020 studio swaps to recyclable packaging, wants others to do the same
image The standard edition of Football Manager 2020 will feature almost entirely recyclable packaging, including plant-based inks and a box made from 100 percent recycled fibers.
  Video: Crafting emergent tragedies in Kitfox's The Shrouded Isle
image In this 2019 GDC session, Kitfox Games' Jongwoo Kim presents a design postmortem of The Shrouded Isle and examines three techniques that designers can use to create emergent tragedies.

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  Why You Should Invest More in Community Management
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  Making People Understand And Care About Your Game
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  Eliza developer Matthew Burns on stress, choices that matter, and language of games
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  Intern-alising Diversity
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  Devs: How do people find your game on the Switch?
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The Essential Convention Checklist
image Kevin Giguere presents a guide to planning for a convention showcase, including tips for setting up a booth and marketing in a public space.
Design Insights We Learned At Dreamhack Dallas 2019
image Citing detailed session data, Ross Przybylski explains how originality and choice influenced player perception during a recent showcase at Dreamhack Dallas 2019.
How My Grandmother's War Stories Became A Video Game
image Design inspiration can come from unexpected sources. Bob De Schutter explains how his grandmother's war stories formed the basis of his nonfiction game's narrative.
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