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  Commodore 64 kept running for 25 years -- in a Polish auto shop
image 34 years ago, Commodore International introduced its Commodore 64 home computer to the world. On Monday, the company introduced one that's still running (and has been for 25 years) in a Polish garage.
  The indie game scene in India and the rise of Asura
image "The outsourcing industry is thriving, but there's a huge gap in the indie community, making it extremely difficult to help each other and grow," says Zainuddin Fahad of Ogre Head Studio in Hyderabad.
  Video: Crafting the sound of Hyper Light Drifter
image Using everything from '50s wire recorders to modified stethoscopes, the sound design for Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter was anything but conventional. Find out how in this GDC Europe talk!
  Get a job: Insomniac seeks an experienced Programmer
image Longtime developer Insomniac Games is looking for a Senior Programmer to come in and design and implement gameplay systems and features at its office in Durham, North Carolina.
5 Blog: Why the Wii U is my dream development toybox
image The Wii U is reaching the end of its lifetime, but after nearly three years making games for the console, I still plan to continue doing just that for as long as Nintendo will let me. Here's why.
2 Don't Miss: Nidhogg unleashed on the masses - but what took so long?
image With word of a sequel to Nidhogg hitting the streets, read why the developers of Nidhogg took so long to get the first game out the door.
  Vivendi bides its time as Ubisoft re-elects Yves Guillemot as chairman
image No news is good news for Ubisoft after its annual shareholder meeting today, as Vivendi made no attempt to gain a seat on the board of the French developer/publisher.
  US gov't re-ups interest in game education funding with $583K for MassDiGI
image The US Economic Development Administration has renewed its five-year grant awarded to the MassDiGI program at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  With SEC approval, anyone can now invest in Psychonauts 2's Fig campaign
image Investment platform Fig finally has SEC approval to actually sell investment shares in Psychonauts 2 following a months-long wait and multiple filings.
  Google, Microsoft, HTC among VRDC's growing list of cutting-edge exhibitors
image The inaugural standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference kicks off this November, so organizers quickly highlight the cutting-edge companies who have already signed on to exhibit at the show!
1 Deep Silver partners with Warhorse to publish crowdfunded RPG
image Czech startup Warhorse Studios has found a co-publisher for its crowdfunded medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, in Persona 5's European distributor, Deep Silver.
  Blog: How much does the Tokyo Game Show really cost?
image Blue Volcano Studio founder Brendan Votano breaks down the cost of his recent trip to the Tokyo Game Show for the benefit of first-time visitors.
3 200M sales expectations to blame for rocky Xbox One launch, says Phil Spencer
image Phil Spencer, Microsoft's head of Xbox, has offered some fresh insight into what was going on behind the curtain during the Xbox One's infamously rocky launch. 
  Hi-Rez closes the book on Tribes: Ascend
image A final patch, dubbed "Parting Gifts" has now been released, marking the end of Tribes' tumultuous four year journey. 
  Blog: The search for meaningful work
image In this article, game designer Sande Chen discusses research on work-related motivation, in particular on "perceived meaning," to see how this research applies to the game industry.
  Blog: Using ARPU to choose the right genre and market
image "Even though ARPU alone can't fully tell the performance of a game, it can reflect the potential of the genre in a particular market to some extent."
  Autobiographical Memoir En Code finds game mechanics in daily life
image “Your first thought is that you cannot let the player express their decisions, because that doesn't feel autobiographical,” says Alex Camilleri. "That's something I worked on for a long time."
  Get a job: Cryptic, Demiurge and more among Gamasutra Job Board listings
image From Cryptic Studios to Skydance Interactive to Demiurge Games, here are just a few of the many great job openings you'll find over on Gamasutra's industry-leading job board!
1 Video: The Physics of Fun -- Vehicles in Saint's Row: The Third
image Volition's David Bianchi speaks at GDC 2014 about how he (effectively single-handedly) designed and implemented 90+ vehicles in Saint's Row: The Third in roughly six months.
  Function is form: Moon Hunters and art books as game design
image The Art of Moon Hunters, a book that presents artwork from the Kitfox Games release, is a great extension of the title that a respects a crucial lesson so often forgotten in gaming: function is form. 
  Don't Miss: Brian Fargo's lessons learned from making Wasteland 2
image With inXile aiming to build Wasteland 3, now's a good time to look back at this timeless chat with studio chief Brian Fargo about lessons learned in crowdfunding development of its predecessor.
  How the Olympic spirit brought Nintendo and Sega together
image "I still have trouble with this concept of this company that was our enemy that we fought tooth and nail against, and now they're buddies," former Sega exec Tom Kalinske notes in a new GI feature.
  At VRDC you'll see how Chernobyl was authentically recreated in VR
image Come out to the Virtual Reality Developers Conference this November and hear the head of Polish studio The Farm 51 share how they authentically recreated the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in VR. It's nuts!
  Now's the time to apply for the AIAS' inaugural 'WomenIn' game dev scholarships
image The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences reveals its latest scholarship winners and opens a call for applications to its brand-new "WomenIn" scholarship for women seeking careers in game dev.
  All-new GDC Retro Play to debut at GDC 2017, calls for submissions
image Free submissions are open for GDC Retro Play, a brand new area at the 2017 Game Developers Conference that specifically focuses on showcasing retro consoles, computers, games and related memorabilia.

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  Simple mechanics, complex puzzle creation. Part 2
by Andrea Baldiraghi
Can computer-aided puzzle design help us create fair, fun and interesting challenges? Let's find out...
  Real-Life development stories: The Colosseum map
by Alvaro Vazquez de la Torre
Short story based on real events about the efforts to make an external producer understand what a...
  Why is selling good games so hard?
by Dave Toulouse
Game development isn't an investment, it's risk management.
  Writing Close to Home: Inspiration for Valley
by Garett Marks
Garett Marks, Narrative Director at Blue Isle Studios, discusses the inspiration behind the story of...
3 85 + 1 Experiences With Kickstarter, A Crowdsourced Guide To Crowdfunding
by Piotr Lipert
Preparing for my own Kickstarter campaign, I've decided to ask every other gamedev who has used the...

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10 Tips To Help Supercharge Your Game Development Career
image Looking to give your gaming industry career a boost? Black Shell Media's Daniel Doan explains how you can stay productive and financially secure.
Results from Game Design Challenge: Building a Fantasy
image Game Career Guide's readers tackle the simulation genre with these creative design drafts that focus on construction and city maintenance mechanics.
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Game Developers
image Black Shell Media co-founder Daniel Doan outlines the habits that successful game creators maintain throughout their careers.
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