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  Mobile game dev Outfit7 opens new Barcelona studio
image Head's up, game devs: The mobile game makers at Talking Tom developer Outfit7 announced this week that they're opening a new studio in Barcelona, Spain.
  Video: Lessons learned from trying to gamify death
image At GDC 2012, game dev Margaret Robertson explains how UK studio Hide&Seek was asked to make a documentary game about the discovery of a corpse in a busy London block of flats -- and what they learned.
  343 FPS chief says no 'real-money loot boxes' in Halo Infinite
image According to the head of 343 Studios, Master Chief's next adventure won't include "real-money loot boxes."
  Get a job: Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a Lead QA Analyst
image Hi-Rez is looking for a QA Lead to ensure our game products meet high standards of quality, reliability, usability, and performance through hands-on testing and problem reporting.
  Rovio has an AR Angry Birds game coming to Magic Leap One
image Angry Birds developer Rovio is has a new game in the works for Magic Leap’s AR headset.
  THQ Nordic picks up rights to Alone in the Dark and Act of War
image THQ Nordic continues the acquisition spree that recently nabbed the company the rights to games like Kingdoms of Amalur and Timesplitters.
3 Don't Miss: Larian's lessons learned making Divinity: Original Sin
image Studio founder Swen Vencke speaks to Larian's experience of becoming an independent, self-publishing company after 15 years of working with publishers in this Divinity: Original Sin postmortem.
  XRDC speaker Q&A: Kyle Vaidyanathan on designing interactions in VR
image XRDC panelist Kyle Vaidyanathan shares some thoughts on the future of VR in advance of next month's show.
1 Rockstar is bringing an open-world online mode to Red Dead Redemption 2
image Red Dead Redemption 2 is following in the footsteps of developer Rockstar’s cash cow Grand Theft Auto Online by including an open-world online mode with the single-player game.
1 Sony applied for a patent on a simulation sickness-detecting VR headset
image A patent application filed by Sony last year detailing a VR headset that could detect adverse reactions to virtual reality has been published for all to see.
  IGF 2019 Inspirations: 2016 Audience Award winner Undertale!
image Don't forget, entries for all IGF award categories are being accepted through October 1! To help inspire you, today we'd like to highlight another past IGF winner: Toby Fox's charming Undertale!
  Under the Sea: A look at Beyond Blue and In Other Waters
image In the wake of the video game world being rocked by a squall over a puddle it seems fitting to, instead, think about how more substantial bodies of water are being portrayed in forthcoming games.
1 Blog: Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #3
image Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week.
  From Beat Saber to Moss, don't miss all the insightful XRDC game talks!
image If you're interested in AR/VR/MR game dev you'll want to be at XRDC in San Francisco next month, because the folks who made these games and more will be part of the event's roster of expert speakers!
4 Blog: Committing career suicide to tell real life game dev stories
image Why I left my triple-A game development job and what about that experience forced my hand to start Game Dev Unchained, an honest and unfiltered game development podacast.
  SCUM has surpassed 1 million sales in under a month
image The title initially surpassed 250,000 sales in 24 hours to become publisher Devolver Digital's biggest launch to date, and has added another 750,000 to the pile in the weeks since. 
  Valve and Ubisoft fined for breaching consumer laws in France
image Both companies have been fined for breaching consumer laws in France, after failing to implement satisfactory refund policies on their Uplay and Steam digital storefronts. 
1 Blog: Using austerity as a creative tool
image I have never considered financial limitations as a restraint for creativity, but as an entry point to set up criteria to start working with.
4 Sony making mini-console debut with PlayStation Classic
image The dinky device will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Wild Arms, and Tekken 3.
1 Witch-craft: How Dicey Dungeons balances chance and predictability
image Veteran game dev Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV, Super Hexagon) opens up about the design process of his latest game, Dicey Dungeons, and explains how he created and playtested a specific class: the Witch.
  Watch our conversation with Spider-Man game director Ryan Smith
image We chatted with Insomniac Games game director Ryan Smith to learn more about the making of Marvel's Spider-Man.
Video: A how-to guide for Muslim representation in video games
image In this GDC 2018 talk, Warner Brothers Montreal's Osama Dorias draws on his life experience, research, and industry experience to explain the importance of positive Muslim representation.
  PAX Australia puts out a call for tabletop devs looking for playtesters
image PAX Australia has put out a call for tabletop game developers working on a board game or RPG who wish to play-test their work at the PAX Collaboratory during the conference. 
  Using Lego bricks to remix Nintendo Labo designs
image Designer Vimal Patel combines the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit with Lego pieces to remix the Labo piano, fishing rod, motorbike, and create controller variants.
  The standalone YouTube Gaming app is essentially being absorbed into YouTube
image YouTube has opted to roll features from the standalone app into its main video platform, something it hopes addresses discoverability issues that showed up in the original YouTube Gaming attempt.

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image Doc Burford details the development, production, and promotion of Paratopic, a small-scale independent project that found unexpected success.
Porting To Consoles: Gotchas And Things To Consider
image Matthias Maschek recalls the difficulties his team faced during its first console port, proposing solutions to common issues that surface during the process.
50 Things I Learned From Working In The Games Industry
image Following up on a previous feature, Utrecht School of the Arts graduate Steven Honders lists 50 crucial lessons he learned while working in the games industry.
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