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Mark DeLoura is a games and education consultant who worked as Senior Advisor for Digital Media at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 2013-2014. Prior to joining the White House, Mark worked nearly twenty years in the game industry, holding strategic, business, and technology leadership positions at companies like Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ. 

As a passionate proponent for making computer science and game development more accessible as tools for expression, Mark has cultivated a broad perspective, working for the government, for publishers, developers, platform holders, and as a journalist. His Game Programming Gems series of technical books, former role as editor-in-chief of Game Developer magazine, and presentations around the globe have introduced many aspiring developers to the joy of creating games.

You can follow Mark on Twitter here, or read his weekly newsletter on games, coding, and making, the Level Up Report.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:27:00 EDT in
Getting ready for GDC? Here are some thoughts about how to maximize your experience from a former advisory board member.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:05:00 EST in Serious
There were hundreds of politically-themed games created for 2012's U.S. presidential campaign season. Which should you play while watching the results roll in on November 6?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Wed, 19 May 2010 06:40:00 EDT in
Game developer related portions of the Google I/O 2010 Day 1 keynote, including information on Unity, Native Client, and the Chrome Web Store.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:28:00 EST in Programming
A year ago, I conducted a survey of senior technology- and production-focused game developers, asking them their thoughts about game engines. How have game engines evolved in the past year? What will the engine developers be showing at GDC 2010?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Fri, 15 May 2009 07:20:00 EDT in Programming
The book "Real-Time Cameras: A Guide for Game Designers and Developers" covers real-time cameras in games, from a cinematographic perspective and a technical perspective. This is the story of how the book came to be, as told in the foreword.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:34:00 EDT in Programming
Recently I surveyed a large group of industry executives, seeking information on their thoughts and perceptions of game engine middleware. Last week I shared the general results of that survey with you; this week we’ll talk about the technology results.

Mark DeLoura's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/07/2016 - 12:10]

Nice job with the old ...

Nice job with the old NASA VR photo :-

Comment In: [Blog - 08/10/2016 - 04:47]

This is a blog post ...

This is a blog post from Mark Cooke, so I wouldn 't put any political leanings on Gamasutra for having it up. r n r nI love seeing games like this so I 'm happy to read about it here - I 've been extremely curious to see what election-related ...

Comment In: [News - 04/25/2016 - 07:26]

This is completely amazing. ...

This is completely amazing.

Comment In: [News - 03/18/2016 - 03:14]

Thanks for the shout-out for ...

Thanks for the shout-out for the Level Up Report newsletter, MJ

Comment In: [News - 02/05/2016 - 10:24]

Ian is doing such great ...

Ian is doing such great work for computer science in the UK

Comment In: [News - 04/06/2009 - 05:54]

I 'm the Mark from ...

I 'm the Mark from Nintendo in this story, I had the pleasure of working with Mark HH quite extensively to help him get Shadows to its performance targets. Mark was an exceptional engineer and a real delight to work with. He later went on to work at Retro Studios ...