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Platinum teases 'formless' new IP

Something's going on at PlatinumGames. During a keynote address at the BitSummit indie gaming show, producer Atsushi Inaba teased that the fan-favorite studio might be working on a new project. There's relatively little information in the p...

 
 
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Catching up with Doshin the Giant creator Kazutoshi Iida

This episode of toco toco has a similar appeal as the others we've covered on this site. It's a day in the life of a creator -- in this case Kazutoshi Iida, the designer of Aquanaut's Holiday, Tail of the Sun, and Doshin the Giant -- and it...

 
 
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The Chinese-Western video game exchange sounds difficult

This week at the Los Angeles Games Conference, experts on the Chinese video game industry spoke to a room of games professionals (and me) about how to find success overseas. "Maybe this panel should be called How to Lose Less in China," sai...

 
 
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Google buys Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs

Between Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Owlchemy Labs has been doing some cool stuff in the VR space. I'm curious to see what the team does next, especially in light of today's news that Google, which has its Dayd...

 
 
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Chet Faliszek is moving on from Valve

Another familiar face is out at Valve. Following the departures of fellow writers Marc Laidlaw and Erik Wolpaw, now Chet Faliszek -- who contributed to both of the Half-Life 2 episodes, as well as the Portal and Left 4 Dead series, and Coun...

 
 
 
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Watching Double Fine make games is fascinating as ever

Double Fine is in the midst of Amnesia Fortnight 2017. If you're anything like me, these game jams are less about the end result -- four playable prototypes, some of which were ideas voted on and chosen by the public -- and more about the j...

 
 
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Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight game jam returns

So that's what was inside Tim Schafer's mystery box: Amnesia Fortnight! Double Fine's two-week game jam is back for 2017 with a fresh batch of pitches to hear out and vote on. The winning ideas will move onto the next stage, becoming playa...

 
 
 
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See how Snake Pass got its slithering movements just right

"The best way to get a snake to look like a snake is to find someone who's owned a snake." The thing that first drew me to Snake Pass was the curious fact that its creator, Seb Liese, used to be a biology teacher. Now Sumo Digital is talki...

 
 
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Early on, the Bakers had a dog in Resident Evil 7

There could've been a Baker family pooch in Resident Evil 7! That's my main takeaway from this first making-of video from Capcom, but it's far from the only production insight featured. Part of me is sad that idea didn't make the cut, but ...

 
 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...

 
 
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Watch Nintendo's 'The Making of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

Most of you Zelda fans are probably still faking sick at work since you took off to play Breath of the Wild last week. Now watch Nintendo's three-part documentary on how they made the game, featuring developers such as Eiji Aonuma. The...

 
 
 
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'SteamWorld Quest' was just a red herring

Last year, word got out that Image & Form was working on something called SteamWorld Quest. It was a curious name that got fans imagining the possibilities, and that was the whole idea, it turns out. As discussed in this video with CEO...

 
 
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Gearbox shows off the tech behind the next Borderlands

During an Unreal Engine 4 presentation at this week's Game Developers Conference, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford came on-stage for some tech talk about what's powering "the next Borderlands game." As you can see in the archived footage, he's q...

 
 
 
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Stardew Valley creator shows what the game used to look like

It's been one year since the innocent-looking farm life sim Stardew Valley came into some of our lives and stole a whole bunch of free time. Where did it all go? I don't regret a single minute spent wrangling cows away from my crops, delvin...

 
 
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Ken Levine's studio is now called Ghost Story Games

In 2014, the studio behind acclaimed games like System Shock 2, SWAT 4, and BioShock shed the majority of its staff in a massive restructure. "I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it," co-founder Ken Levine said at the time. "To m...

 
 
 
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Video series The Game Makers now online and free to watch

It's been a week! As promised, the digital interview series The Game Makers: Inside Story is now online, watchable right here on YouTube. Look no further for lunch-break or late-night-snack material. This 10-part video series from director ...

 
 
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Raw Fury wants to help indie developers with Steam Direct

With the announcement that Steam Greenlight will soon be replaced by a new system called Steam Direct, many independent game developers were upset by the news that trying to get your game on Steam will require an up-front payment. The ...

 
 
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Bastion is nearly unkillable on the PTR right now

Alongside the Roadhog and Winston changes in the latest PTR patch, Bastion also received a few tweaks. While we've known for awhile now that the changes would focus on making his sentry and tank mode transformations more viable, things migh...

 
 
 




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