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Game Animation Bootcamp: An expert roundtable Q&A 5
by Mike Jungbluth [03.07.14]
The game animation experts behind GDC's Animation Bootcamp answer questions from the development community. Even if you don't work directly in animation, this is worth a read.
Design, Art

How Tale of Tales lets creativity, collaboration rule game development  
by Christian Nutt [10.16.13]
In this interview, conducted shortly after GDC Europe concluded, Tale of Tales discuss letting creativity and collaboration rule game development while leaving behind the ties to the games that inspired them in the past.
Design, Art, Interview, Indie

20 Years of Mana: Secret of Mana's Enduring Influence 21
by Christian Nutt, Douglas Wilson [08.09.13]
This week, 20 years ago, Secret of Mana was released for the Super Nintendo. What has made the game so enduring? And what inspirations does it offer to contemporary developers? Die Gute Fabrik's Douglas Wilson and Gamasutra's Christian Nutt discuss.
Audio, Art, Console/PC, Indie

The Last Pixel: Closing the book on Pixel Pusher 2
by Steve Theodore [07.08.13]
In this reprint from the final (June/July 2013) issue of GD Mag, Steve Theodore reflects on how the nature of discussing art in games has changed in the past ten years.
Design, Art, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem: Resident Evil 4 8
by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi [06.26.13]
In this reprint from the October 2005 issue of Game Developer magazine, Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
Design, Postmortem, Art, Game Developer Magazine, GD Mag Exclusive


See how Insomniac put the style in Sunset Overdrive at GDC 2015  
by Staff [11.21.14]
The post-apocalyptic punk rock style of Sunset Overdrive is one of the game's biggest draws, and Insomniac art director Jacinda Chew is coming to GDC 2015 in March to reveal how it came to be.
Art, Console/PC, GDC

Video: Discovering the art direction for Child of Light 2
by Staff [11.20.14]
Ubisoft Montreal's Patrick Plourde explains how the unique, almost dreamlike visual design of Child of Light was discovered and implemented on the UbiArt Framework in this GDC 2014 talk.
Art, Console/PC, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: The Binding of Isaac postmortem 26
by Edmund McMillen [11.20.14]
How did a game destined for failure become a cult smash? In this classic feature, Edmund McMillen discusses how he added religion to Zelda, mixed it with a roguelike, and came out with a surprise hit.
Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie


The Client/Vendor Relationship Laying a Solid Foundation with True Collaboration 1
by Derek Smith [11.20.14]
The relationship between client and vendor can be tricky to get right. In this article I would like to focus on what I consider to be one of the most important aspects to making a successful partnership, something I call True Collaboration.
Business/Marketing, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

When Helping Harms 3
by Larry Carney [11.19.14]
A look at recent events in the Swedish games industry, and how the consumer can be harmed when a content creator and an industry merely desire to do the right thing.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art, Serious

Mobile game maps: which format is right for you 1
by Junxue Li [11.19.14]
Our team has created map art for some match-3,and bubble shooting games. I have a few points about the map planning, and art creation to share. I think they might be useful to people who need these types of maps in their games, and artists who create the
Production, Art, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

What are game developers thinking?  
by Leonid Kovalenko [11.18.14]
Everybody wants to make a good game. What our mind tells us? A bunch of questions. Not much of them we need in order to act.
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Right of Publicity in Video Games - How You Can Legally Include a Celebrity in Your Game 8
by Stephen McArthur [11.17.14]
As a lawyer in the video game industry, I explain here the numerous high-profile Right of Publicity lawsuits filed recently and the most common pitfalls that arise when a game developer wants to use a real person's likeness in their game.
Business/Marketing, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[11.21.14]
Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)
Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)

Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[11.21.14]
Producer-Vicarious Visions
See job description.

Amazon — Seattle, Washington, United States
[11.20.14]
Sr. Software Development Engineer - Game Publishing


DeNA — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.20.14]
UI Designer
DeNA is an innovative and fast-growing mobile social entertainment company. As a leader in global gaming, we have a big appetite for AWESOME talent! We are currently seeking a UI Designer. This position is based at our San Francisco studio, near AT&T Park.

DeNA — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.20.14]
Senior Producer
Our Producers are leaders who create and share a clear and compelling vision of the game and can lead a team to execute. As a Senior Producer, you hold ultimate accountability for the success of a development team. You understand and employ best practices of social F2P game design and production methodologies. KPI’s matter! You will create a fun and compelling experience for the player while ensuring the game performs in both retention and revenue.

Intel — Folsom, California, United States
[11.20.14]
Senior Graphics Software Engineer
As a graphics software validation engineer, you will be responsible to work with internal/external stake holders, engage in analysis of requirements, architecture and development of automated tests, test frameworks and libraries for the Scheduling and Memory Management modules of the Intel Graphics Driver for Android or Windows Operating System. You will work to breakdown the architecture and design into validation coverage areas to develop effective, efficient automated tests and deploy them in pre-si and post-si Test Suites.

Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[11.20.14]
Concept Artist


Grover Gaming — Greenville, North Carolina, United States
[11.20.14]
3D Generalist / Artist


Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[11.20.14]
Senior VFX Artist


Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[11.20.14]
Lighting Artist