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Solid social media game marketing tips from Riot Games
Riot Games' Amanda Jackson shares meaningful methods for making the most out social media marketing.
August 16, 2022
Riot Games' Amanda Jackson shares meaningful methods for making the most out social media marketing.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
August 16, 2022
11 min read
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The future of external development is in live game support, says former Keywords CEO
Former Keywords Studios CEO Andrew Brown, who now runs external development firm Universally Speaking, shares his thoughts on the industry's quiet backbone of game development.
August 15, 2022
Former Keywords Studios CEO Andrew Brown, who now runs external development firm Universally Speaking, shares his thoughts on the industry's quiet backbone of game development.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
August 15, 2022
6 min read
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MobyGames will now let developers remove "AKA" listings from their profiles
MobyGames will now allow developers who have changed their name to only display their updated name on their profile. This move will support transgender game developers.
August 12, 2022
MobyGames will now allow developers who have changed their name to only display their updated name on their profile. This move will support transgender game developers.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
August 12, 2022
9 min read
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Legacy of the Long Mover: A Hohokum retrospective
As Hohokum heads to Steam and celebrates its 8th birthday, we sit down with co-creators Richard Hogg and Ricky Haggett to delve into the creation of the whimsical adventure.
August 12, 2022
As Hohokum heads to Steam and celebrates its 8th birthday, we sit down with co-creators Richard Hogg and Ricky Haggett to delve into the creation of the whimsical adventure.
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
August 12, 2022
18 min read
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Book Excerpt: Warren Davis explains how video digitizers paved the way for Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam
In this segment from Creating Q*bert and Other Classic Video Arcade Games, Warren Davis discusses the early history of color resolution and how video digitizing changed everything.
August 03, 2022
In this segment from Creating Q*bert and Other Classic Video Arcade Games, Warren Davis discusses the early history of color resolution and how video digitizing changed everything.
by Warren Davis, Contributor
August 03, 2022
12 min read
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Choice, camaraderie, and sacrifice in CyberConnect2's Fuga: Melodies of Steel
Fuga: Melodies of Steel deviates from other Little Tail Bronx games in terms of genre and tone. Here, creative director Yoann Gueritot digs into how those changes made Melodies of Steel stand out from the pack.
August 02, 2022
Fuga: Melodies of Steel deviates from other Little Tail Bronx games in terms of genre and tone. Here, creative director Yoann Gueritot digs into how those changes made Melodies of Steel stand out from the pack.
by Paul Cecchini, Contributor
August 02, 2022
6 min read
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Niantic's latest Pokémon Go Fest is community building at its finest
Last weekend, the in-person event demonstrated what game companies can achieve with both players and residents of their local community.
July 29, 2022
Last weekend, the in-person event demonstrated what game companies can achieve with both players and residents of their local community.
by Holly Green, Community Editorial Coordinator
July 29, 2022
8 min read
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Digging into the low-poly horror vibes of Airdorf's Hatching and FAITH: Chapter III
The indie solo designer tells us about his latest crossover advertainment game, how he started his development career, and what to expect from FAITH: Chapter 3.
July 27, 2022
The indie solo designer tells us about his latest crossover advertainment game, how he started his development career, and what to expect from FAITH: Chapter 3.
by Holly Green, Community Editorial Coordinator
July 27, 2022
16 min read
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Devs protest Activision Blizzard's soft response to abortion rights reversal
Activision Blizzard's lackluster response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade belies larger leadership issues, protesting workers say.
July 22, 2022
Activision Blizzard's lackluster response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade belies larger leadership issues, protesting workers say.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
July 22, 2022
9 min read
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Behind the smash TikTok sensation Sword of Symphony
Game developer Stephen Dgungu shares his inspirations and hopes for the future of Sword of Symphony, which has become a viral success on TikTok before it's even released.
July 19, 2022
Game developer Stephen Dgungu shares his inspirations and hopes for the future of Sword of Symphony, which has become a viral success on TikTok before it's even released.
by Eddie Velazquez, Contributor
July 19, 2022
6 min read
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Creating a Champion: Behind the design of League of Legends' Bel'Veth
With 160+ champions in League of Legends, balancing design creativity with overall game balance is no small feat. Here's an in-depth look at the design process behind one particularly monstrous new champ.
July 18, 2022
With 160+ champions in League of Legends, balancing design creativity with overall game balance is no small feat. Here's an in-depth look at the design process behind one particularly monstrous new champ.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
July 18, 2022
6 min read
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Why is Unity's merger with IronSource angering developers?
Update: A Unity spokesperson says that CEO John Riccitiello's comments to PocketGamer were "taken out of context."
July 14, 2022
Update: A Unity spokesperson says that CEO John Riccitiello's comments to PocketGamer were "taken out of context."
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
July 14, 2022
8 min read
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Solve the riddle of Oxogo and you could win $5,000
A virtual treasure hunt, hidden within an indie game, is setting players on a wild goose chase for a grand cash prize.
July 12, 2022
A virtual treasure hunt, hidden within an indie game, is setting players on a wild goose chase for a grand cash prize.
by Holly Green, Community Editorial Coordinator
July 12, 2022
8 min read
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What Splitgate's developers want to accomplish before leaving beta
Splitgate's developers share what they want to accomplish before the game exits open beta.
July 11, 2022
Splitgate's developers share what they want to accomplish before the game exits open beta.
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
July 11, 2022
6 min read
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Becoming a barefaced liar in reverse detective adventure Who's Lila?
Who's Lila? dev Garage Heathen digs into the mug-morphing mechanic that lets players reshape the face of protagonist Will as they navigate an eerie mystery.
July 01, 2022
Who's Lila? dev Garage Heathen digs into the mug-morphing mechanic that lets players reshape the face of protagonist Will as they navigate an eerie mystery.
by Joel Couture, Contributor
July 01, 2022
8 min read
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