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Blog: What Prison Architect teaches us about layered game design

Today’s post focuses on Prison Architect and how its development presents a useful lesson for developers building multiple systems at once for their game. …


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Road to the IGF: Variable State’s Virginia

Variable State’s game was nominated for several Independent Games Festival awards, including Best Audio, Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Visual Art and The Nuovo Award for innovation.  …


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Come to GDC 2017 and learn to design great reward systems for games

Forget everything you’ve heard about “dopamine” — Epic Games’ Ben-Lewis Evans is giving a great, well-informed talk at GDC 2017 that will empower you to build better game reward systems. …


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Club Penguin is closing down to make way for a new mobile game

After nearly 12 years online, the Club Penguin team has announced that it is ending support for the social MMO Club Penguin to make way for a new mobile spinoff called Club Penguin Island. …


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Use the GDC 2017 Session Scheduler to get the most out of your trip

PSA: Use the multi-purpose GDC 2017 Session Scheduler to plan out which talks you’d like to attend and ensure you don’t miss anything the upcoming conference has to offer! …


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Lawsuit over NBA 2K facial scanning privacy concerns falls flat

A 2015 class action lawsuit filed against Take-Two over biometric scanning concerns in recent NBA 2K games has been rejected by a U.S. district judge. …


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1979 Revolution proceeds to benefit ACLU in wake of immigration ban

‘The current political messaging, which fosters fear, misinformation and xenophobia, are what Ink Stories will stand against,’ said a statement from the multinational developer of 1979: Revolution. …


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Get a job: Double Fine Productions is hiring a Lead Programmer

Double Fine has an immediate opening for an ambitious, visionary and experienced Lead Programmer for its San Francisco development studio. …


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EA’s earnings show revenues are up, losses are better than expected

Today Electronic Arts reported earnings for its recent holiday quarter, which saw the launch of both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. Still, the standout star of 2016 appears to be FIFA 17. …


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Blog: Why indies should target China while they still can

Chinese gamers have finally opened up to indie games, and developers should take advantage before the window of opportunity closes. …


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