The February issue of Develop, number 80, has been sent to subscribers and is now available for download as a free PDF (registration required) here.
Our cover story this month is a special report naming the 25 people that are reshaping the games development business through their business deals or design activity.
Elsewhere in the issue we’ve got a preview and guide for this month’s GDC, speak with Gamecock about its expansion plans, and profile the making of key UK IP GTA.
We’ve also got key reports from the trenches of development, with Disney’s Black Rock Studio talking about their recently hosted ‘minigames week’ wherein the entire studio was charged with downing tools for five days to work on short-session games, and an opinion piece from Medaverse about the vitality of WiiWare.
In our technology-focused Build section, a highlight is a tutorial on iPhone development, and we also have a feature on Havok Behavior written by Havok’s Jeff Yates. The section also features all the latest tool updates, product guides, a profile of Geomerics, our monthly look at Epic’s UE3 activity and a look at the sound production of Burnout Paradise.
That’s not all – the magazine also features its usual mix of incisive commentary and opinion pieces, plus the Develop Directory which features key studios, service providers, cutting-edge tool firms, and courses from around the world.
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