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Video Game Deep Cuts: Flash The Artifact, Get The Saga  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.06.18]
This week's highlights include an attempt to archive key Flash games, a deeper look at Valve's upcoming Artifact, and a super-deep oral history of Panzer Dragoon Saga, among others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Building the Just Cause 3 animation and rigging pipeline  
by Staff [05.04.18]
At GDC 2018 Avalanche Studios’ Brian Venisky showcases the decisions and solutions made to solve key issues and serve the needs for creating animation content for the high-flying game.
Console/PC, Art, Production, Video, Vault

Get a job: Join Zwift as a 3D Game Artist  
by Staff [05.04.18]
Long Beach-based Zwift is looking for generalist 3D Game Artist to work on a variety of art tasks including 3D world sculpting, road placement, and prop and setpiece building, texturing, and placement.
Art, Recruitment

Video: How to build games that can be understood at a glance  
by Staff [05.03.18]
At GDC 2018 indie dev Zach Gage (TypeShift, Really Bad Chess) gave a great talk about how important it is to think about how people will encounter your game -- right from day one of development.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video, Vault

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Housemarque, Square Enix, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [05.03.18]
From Japan to California, here are just some of the many game studios and companies looking to hire new team members.
Programming, Art, Production, Recruitment

Video: Fizzy Brushstrokes - Crafting the art of Knights & Bikes  
by Staff [05.03.18]
At GDC 2018, Foam Sword's Rex Crowle shares exactly how he created the striking visual style at play in the studio's upcoming co-op action-adventure game Knights & Bikes.
Indie, Art, Video, Vault

Get a job: Remedy Entertainment is hiring a Lighting Artist  
by Staff [04.30.18]
Remedy is looking for an artist capable of bringing the best out of its environments and to combine artistic talent and technical ability with an understanding of scripting and player guidance.
Art, Recruitment

Sponsored: The 10 best universities for game development programs 1
by 80 LEVEL [04.30.18]
Game development resource 80 LEVEL has analyzed more than 100 schools to compile a comprehensive list of the best universities for game development.
Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Student/Education

Bungie will finally release Destiny companion album Music of the Spheres  
by Chris Kerr [04.30.18]
Due to a legal and professional dispute between Bungie and co-composer Marty O'Donnell, the album has never seen the light of day. 
Art, Audio, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The God Of Portal Is Mario's Face  
by Gamasutra Editors [04.30.18]
This week's highlights include multiple God Of War interviews, how Budget Cuts moves in VR via portals, and an interview with Super Mario 64's facial sculptor, among others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

How Rare designed Sea of Thieves' infinite pirate generator  
by Jack Yarwood [04.27.18]
Rare lead character artist Sam Chester talks through the conception, design, and implementation of the "infinite pirate generator" character creator in the studio's swashbuckle-'em-up Sea of Thieves.
Console/PC, Programming, Art

The Heartbeat Symposium: Exploring love, sex, and intimacy in games  
by Joel Couture [04.26.18]
The Blushbox Collective's Katie Stegs chats about The Heartbeat Symposium, a 3-day event that seeks to bring devs together to explore (through game jams and talks) intimacy, love, and sex in games.
Indie, Art, Design, Video

Video: Avoid mistakes when putting together a creative portfolio  
by Staff [04.25.18]
Art directors and lead artists from various studios give valuable advice on putting together a portfolio in this GDC 2018 Game Career Seminar session.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Video

How Squidlit's devs authentically recreated a Game Boy game in 2018  
by Julia Couture [04.24.18]
In a recent chat with IndieGames.com, Squidlit devs Alex Barrett and Samantha Davenport open up about how they designed the game so it could conceivably run on a Game Boy -- in 2018.
Indie, Art

The animation and game design details that make Iconoclasts sing  
by Bryant Francis [04.23.18]
Iconoclasts creator Joakim Sandberg shares some helpful thoughts on game animation, boss design, and functional weapon cones in side-scrolling games.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: Rise Of The Ambient Parent Jam  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.22.18]
This week's highlights include a piece on Zelda & ambient video games, the role of parents in games like God Of War, and a NBA Jam making-of video.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions is hiring a Lead Lighting Artist  
by Staff [04.20.18]
The Seattle-based studio is looking for a talented Lead Lighting artist with a solid understanding of current run-time rendering technologies to illuminate the world of Ghost of Tsushima.
Art, Recruitment

Video: Alternative ways to approach concept art 1
by Staff [04.19.18]
In this 2015 GDC session, One Pixel Brush's Shaddy Safadi explains how AAA games need not only concept artists, but concept designers.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Monomi Park, Visual Concepts, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [04.18.18]
Gamasutra's Job Board is the most diverse, most active, and most established board of its kind in the video game industry, serving companies of all sizes, from indie to triple-A.
Programming, Art, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A game dev postmortem of Sony Santa Monica's God of War: Ascension 8
by Staff [04.17.18]
Sony Santa Monica senior producer Whitney Wade and director of internal development Chacko Sonny discuss bringing multiplayer to the God of War experience.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production