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  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?"
  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."
2 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."
5 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.
6 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.
10 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.
3 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.
2 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?"
8 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.
3 Game developer layoffs were up in 2013, according to new survey Exclusive
image While previous years have seen a downward trend in layoffs, 2013 saw a slight increase, according to Gamasutra's Game Developer Salary Survey 2014.
  Video: 17 lessons for game developers, from Vlambeer's Rami Ismail
image In a recent talk at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Ismail outlined (around) 17 lessons for game developers, with key takeaways like "Take business seriously" and "Don't take business seriously."
1 Blog: Re-imagining the distinctive soundtrack of a classic video game
image John Broomhall has come a long way since composing music for the X-COM series and Transport Tycoon. With more recent work under his belt, he looks back at some of his classic compositions.
38 Q&A: Keeping up with hit mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Exclusive
image Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests.
  GDC Europe debuts sponsored sessions and a full Amazon dev day
image GDC Europe 2014 organizers highlight a day-long sponsored developer day from Amazon and great sponsored sessions from Microsoft, Google, Epic and more.
1 Twitch's new 'Host Mode' allows channels to cross-promote
image Whether you use it to help promote games from developer friends or it evolves in a way for popular channels to curate the feeds they like best, it could be a significant upgrade.
1 Facebook's Zuckerberg promises heavy investment in Oculus VR
image "We can help define what the next generation of computing is going to be," said Facebook founder and CEO Zuckerberg, by way of explaining the $2 billion deal for Oculus VR.
1 Video: Designing games to be impactful, not escapist entertainment
image In this GDC 2013 talk, designer Jane McGonigal reminds developers that their games really do affect the lives of their players and gives design advice to ensure those effects are positive.

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3 Is better always better?
by Catalin Marcu
Obsessively trying to make anything you work on better, in any sense of the word, can have worse...
5 Killing a horse with text
by Benoit Prezeau
Thoughts about describing the act of killing in a text-based CRPG.
8 The Story These Stories Aren't Telling
by Elizabeth Sampat
On Gamasutra today, the annual salary survey shows a smaller-than-average wage gap between the sexes...
22 Five nightmares of a modern Game Designer
by Svyatoslav Torick
The Game Designer is the only person who is utterly and completely in charge of the game experience,...
1 FULL CIRCLE: Videogame Music & All That Jazz
by John Broomhall
Reflections on re-imagining the distinctive soundtrack of a classic videogame

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08 Studios
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Results from Game Design Challenge: The Task at Hand
image Game Career Guide's readers put a fun spin on everyday tasks and household chores with creative concepts submitted for our latest Game Design Challenge.
Consider Changing Your Hobby Into Your Job
image Koen Deetman explains how you can turn a dream into a job, giving you an idea of how to start out in the games industry.
Student Postmortem: Entrapment
image Stuart Lilford looks back on Entrapment, a point-and-click adventure game featured in the Adventure Game Studio Bake Sale.

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