The game development industry brings something new all the time. General Arcade shows the most interesting releases, updates and news of the past week, which are recommended reading for both industry veterans and novice developers.
Roblox management wants employees to return to the office. The company’s CEO announced that starting next year they will have to come to the office at least three times a week – from Tuesday to Thursday. Those who do not agree will have to look for another job.
The terms will apply for the first 6 months, then Epic will take 12% as before.
The American Entertainment Software Association decided to find out what motivates people to play video games. 64% of gamers said that for them games are an outlet from everyday life. For 63% of gamers, games help them feel happier.
In terms of sales, it is 100 million ahead of the game in second place.
Video with an analysis of the mechanics and how the world itself is designed to this ability.
A good longread on Gamasutra with an analysis of the game.
The goal was not to create a character or even a series of characters, but rather a community.
Paolo Surricchio, rendering master at Santa Monica Studios, explained why the team redesigned the snow system for God of War Ragnarök, shared details about the creation, and talked about optimizing snow for PS4 and PS5.
Let’s figure it out together with howtomarketagame.
The Unreal Engine team spoke with Chief Creative Officer Davor Hunski and Lead Programmer Goran Adrinek about the reasons for the engine change, why the team is unlikely to ever return to its own technology, and some of the inspiration behind puzzle game The Talos Principal 2, and its deep philosophical roots.
Rahul Sonawane explained how he developed the Silent Corridor project, showed how he created the dust, and explained the texturing process in Substance 3D Painter.
Aspiring environment artist Lily Lee shared more about the Harujinja project, showing how easy it is for a beginner to get started with Unreal Engine 5.
There are no official data, but if you believe the leaks, then there are already more than 1 million.
A good article describing the problem and solutions.