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  Kuju launches equity crowdfunding effort for UK game studio startups
image UK-based independent studio (Art Academy, Zumba series) is booting up a £300,000 ($509,415) fund to back a "portfolio of studios" and help them find success.
1 Samsung bets mobile games will be big on TV with BlueStacks investment
image Samsung Ventures has contributed an undisclosed amount to GamePop manufacturer BlueStack's latest fundraising round, suggesting the microconsole may soon come to Samsung hardware.
  Get a job: Crystal Dynamics is hiring a Producer
image The developer of the Tomb Raider reboot is looking to hire a producer with project management experience on the developer side to work on AAA projects in its Redwood City, CA office.
29 Don't Miss: Overcoming Impostor's Syndrome
image "You realize that you donít deserve to be here. You do not belong. You see amazing, talented people with more experience and talent, and you know you arenít qualified to work in their industry."
1 Crytek speaks about its financial woes, manages to explain little
image The company blames recent reports of its developers not being paid on internal miscommunication as Crytek sought additional funding, which it claims to have now secured.
1 The new boss of EVE Online is CCP's own Andie Nordgren
image In her new role, Nordgren expects to expand the game's third-party developer support and smoothly transition the game from a dev cycle of infrequent, big expansions to smaller and faster updates.
  Blog: Portable game labels
image "For a player to be able to pick a game optimal for the current game context, we should establish a taxonomy that efficiently and consistently can be used to label mobile games beyond mere gameplay."
2 A new dawn: Choosing a new game project
image "I always found it easy to come up with new game ideas... So here are some thoughts on how I try to figure out if prototyping a game idea or even nurturing it into a full-grown game is worth my time."
11 Game developers speak their minds as part of our 2014 Salary Survey Exclusive
image As part of Gamasutra's 2014 Game Developer Salary Survey, we asked respondents an open question: "Do you have anything to say about the game industry in 2013?"
1 Optimizing a Unity game for mobile using subtile meshes
image "The building which was previously four tiled textures and four draw calls can be rendered in one draw call, providing a performance boost without actually sacrificing any quality."
4 Playing the App Store lottery: Our first week's sales numbers
image "Our first week is rather a sobering experience since it shows how much goes into user acquisition when releasing a game."
8 Blog: Killing a horse with text
image "In a regular game with graphics I would only have the troll hit the horse with a club or something... But in a text game, I have to describe the action to create a vision in the mind of the player."
  Strange and mundane come together in Variable State's Virginia Exclusive
image Variable State tells us about Virginia, its in-development narrative game inspired by 1990s TV like Twin Peaks -- character studies, magical realism and what hides beneath the suburban mundane.
  Judge says first 38 Studios settlement can go forward
image The first settlement reached in the 38 Studios case can move forward after being held up, the Associated Press reports.
7 Report: YouTube buying Twitch
image VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi has sourced anonymous tipsters saying the long-rumored deal between the streaming service and Google's video site has been signed.
13 Banner Saga dev says Apple is frustrated with race to the bottom
image "Apple is frustrated, along with everybody else, about the mentality that's gone rampant in mobile app markets, where people don't want to pay anything." - The Banner Saga developer John Watson
  Get a job: Obsidian is hiring a Visual Effects Artist
image Handy with Maya and 3ds Max? Irvine, CA-based Obisidian Entertainment is looking to hire a visual effects artist to work with the designers and art director of an upcoming MMORPG.
4 Don't Miss: Khris Brown on the secrets of great voice acting Exclusive
image Gamasutra speaks to voice director, consultant and game industry veteran Khris Brown to better understand how high-quality voicework in games comes together from a developer perspective.
3 In-game currency comes to Titanfall, but you can't buy it
image Respawn announced today that it will be adding in-game currency to Titanfall alongside a new market system on July 31, but you can't pay real money for it -- you have to play for it.
2 Yet another storefront to sell your Linux games
image Gog.com finally adds Linux to its portfolio of supported platforms today, announcing that it now sells over 50 Linux-compatible games and will be adding more in the months to come.
6 Blog: WildStar's CREDD system explained
image "WildStar CREDD can be used to lengthen a subscription by one month, allowing players to exchange game gold for game time. If players don't want to farm gold, they can just pay a regular subscription fee."
4 Blog: One simple hack to crack IAPs in the developing world
image "Why is it that you are able to get the same levels of engagement and retention from the developing world but not the same percentage of payers and pretty much no monetization at all?"
9 Blog: The story these stories aren't telling
image Elizabeth Sampat takes a look at the Gamasutra Salary Survey's gender wage gap and Brianna Wu's prominent story on sexism for Polygon and explores some of the issues they don't address.
2 Sony seeks to settle lawsuit over PSN data breach for $15 million
image Sony has agreed to a preliminary $15 million settlement in a long-running class action lawsuit over the PlayStation Network security breach in April 2011. Here's what they're offering to those affected.
7 Differences between software testing and game testing
image A senior QA engineer at King (Candy Crush Saga) with a background in software testing and mobile phone QA takes a look at the differences between the two worlds.

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