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General Weekly #16

General Weekly #16

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.


4A Games releases SDK for Metro: Exodus

A set of tools for creating mods for Metro Exodus will help you create absolutely any type of modifications.

Microsoft asked Sony to appear in court to defend itself in a case against the Federal Trade Commission

The company wants a competitor to share some documents.

Interesting articles/videos

An indie game must have 1000 reviews to be promoted by Steam

Chris Zukowski, an author of the Steam blog How To Market A Game, said that you need to get 1000 reviews in the first year in order tothe algorithms actively promote you on the platform.

In 2022, over 12,000 indie games were released on Steam. Only ~550 (info from of them are pushed by algorithms. 1000 reviews * 30 * $10 (average indie price) = $300,000. From about this level, you are actively pushed in the same Daily Deals.

Working at Valve: no managers and complete freedom?

Chris Brat and the team talked to former and current Valve employees and discussed the structure of the company in a video.

How Goose Goose Duck hit 700K CCU on Steam

Heard about the recent hit Goose Goose Duck? Well… like a recent one, the game came out in 2021, but the current one has skyrocketed recently. Yes, so much so that there were 700k CCU. Despite the fact that Among Us, which inspired the developers, only got to ~450k (but yes, Goose Goose Duck is free).

Top 13 on Steam. Monetized by cosmetics. The guys from Gamediscover did a little analysis.

Creating a stylized medieval building in 3ds Max, UE5 and Substance 3D

Tatiana Devos spoke about the Medieval House project, explained how modular elements were created and textured, and also told how she decorated the stage.

How to make a cool double boss?

Yes, Smough and Ornstein included, but other examples are considered.

Could another major game release crush your initial sales?

The editors of gamediscover decided to address this issue.

The Best Game Animations of 2022