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Tomorrow is the deadline to submit talks for the Summits and VRDC at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [09.22.16]
The call for talk submissions for the VRDC and the specialized Summits that help open the 2017 Game Developers Conference closes this Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, VRDC, GDC

Postmortem: Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series by Inkle 3
by Jon Ingold [09.22.16]
Jon Ingold, the narrative director and co-founder of inkle, discusses the iterative process of turning Steve Jackson's beloved Sorcery! gamebooks into a series of well-received video games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Submit talks to the GDC 2017 Mobile Summit now!  
by Staff [09.21.16]
The popular Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit at GDC is now the Mobile Summit, and to celebrate organizers of the 2017 Game Developers Conference are calling for great talk submissions!
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Q&A: The state of the indie game industry from the view of an indie publisher 2
by Kris Graft [09.21.16]
Indie game publisher Versus Evil has worked with developers behind games like The Banner Saga, Bedlam, and Guild of Dungeoneering. General manager Steve Escalante shares his insight into the business.
Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

VRDC at GDC 2017 seeks great talk submissions!  
by Staff [09.19.16]
Hey devs, just a quick heads-up: VRDC @ GDC 2017 is seeking submissions exploring virtual and augmented reality spaces pertaining to both game and non-game, entertainment-immersive VR/AR development.
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get a job: Sony Bend seeks an experienced Animation Programmer  
by Staff [09.16.16]
Sony Bend Studio, the house responsible for games like Days Gone and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, seeks an experienced animation programmer to take a senior role on a new PS4-exclusive game.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How Irrational gave life to Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth 1
by Staff [09.16.16]
Bioshock Infinite's animation director takes the stage at GDC 2014 to explain in remarkable detail how the character design of Elizabeth evolved and ultimately involved every department of Irrational.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Get a job: Double Fine is hiring an experienced Animator  
by Staff [09.15.16]
Double Fine, the studio responsible for Headlander, is looking for an experienced game animator to take a lead role at its San Francisco HQ and contribute to development of Psychonauts 2.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The original BioShock postmortem 16
by Alyssa Finley [09.15.16]
In this classic feature, project lead Alyssa Finley writes candidly about trials, triumphs, and lessons learned in the making of the original BioShock -- which has become a seminal game.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Now's the time to submit talks for the Independent Games Summit at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [09.15.16]
Good news, would-be GDC speakers: 2017 Game Developers Conference organizers are now accepting Independent Games Summit talk submissions through Friday, September 23rd. 
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

National Videogame Foundation formed to 'celebrate and preserve' 1
by Chris Kerr [09.15.16]
The not-for-profit organization is based in the UK city of Nottingham, and has been established to "celebrate, preserve and interpret video games for everyone."
Art, Design, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Have @ You! The history of Rogue 24
by Matt Barton, Bill Loguidice [09.14.16]
Gamasutra contributors investigate the origins, permutations, and legacy of Rogue, one of the most quietly influential and long-lived games ever created, in this classic feature.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video game deep cuts: Nailing nostalgia and duelyst bards  
by Chris Kerr [09.14.16]
A compilation of intriguing video game longreads from around the web includes Lord British's in-game bards, nailing nostalgia, and going inside EVE: Online's propaganda machine.
Art, Design, Production

Get a job: Be a Senior 3D/Prop Modeler at id Software  
by Staff [09.13.16]
Doom developer id Software seeks to hire an experienced 3D modeler to take a senior role creating props and other 3D objects alongside the rest of the team in its Richardson, Texas studio.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Creating an organic interconnected game world in Giant Squid's Abzu 1
by Heather Alexandra [09.12.16]
Abzu's lovingly crafted ecosystem has subtleties that many players may never notice. “The world needs to feel authentic,” Matt Nava explains. "This helps us communicate a sense of awe.”
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

The death and rebirth of Harebrained Schemes' Necropolis  
by Alan Bradley [09.08.16]
"Nobody cares how hard you worked or how much passion you put into your game," says Mitch Gitelman of Harebrained Schemes. "All they see is the delta between what they expected and what you delivered."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a job: Be a UI/UX Designer at Disruptor Beam  
by Staff [09.07.16]
Boston-based Disruptor Beam is looking to bring on an experienced UI/UX designer to contribute to various design efforts alongside the developers and designers at the studios's HQ in Framingham, MA.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The secret ingredients of Pokemon game design 3
by Christian Nutt [09.06.16]
In this classic 2012 feature, Game Freak devs tell Gamasutra about what's core to good Pokémon game design, how the team develops them and why they seem to resonate with such a wide audience.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Devs band together to launch a community for real-time VFX artists  
by Alex Wawro [09.06.16]
A group of devs with experience at studios like Riot, EA and Naughty Dog have joined together to launch RealTimeVFX, a community platform aimed at helping artists share knowledge and best practices.
VR, Console/PC, Art

Get a job: Sony, Double Fine and more are hiring on the Gamasutra Job Board!  
by Staff [09.02.16]
From Sony Bend to Magic Leap to Double Fine, here are just a few of the many great job openings you'll find over on Gamasutra's industry-leading job board!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Recruitment