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Get a job: Sony is hiring an experienced Environment Artist  
by Staff [08.10.16]
Sony seeks an experienced hand who can work as a senior environment artist to "help build something magical" alongside the rest of the team at its offices in San Mateo, California.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Procedurally generating the worlds of No Man's Sky 2
by Staff [08.09.16]
At GDC 2015, Hello Games' Grant Duncan popped up on stage to speak frankly with fellow developers about exactly how and why the studio came to procedurally generate the worlds of No Man's Sky.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Production

Now's the time to submit your best Visual Arts talks for GDC 2017!  
by Staff [08.09.16]
Artists, take note: GDC officials seek great submissions of intriguing, cutting-edge Visual Arts talks for the GDC 2017 Main Conference, from now through August 18th.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, GDC

Get a job: Be an Environment Artist at Industrial Light & Magic  
by Staff [08.08.16]
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm's VFX/animation studio, seeks an experienced environment artist to work alongside a team of artists and game designers at its San Francisco, CA office.
VR, Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Obituary: Square Enix graphic designer Manabu Daishima 1
by Alex Wawro [08.08.16]
News is spreading this week that Manabu Daishima, a longtime game developer best known for his art and graphics work on Square games like Chrono Trigger, passed away last month at the age of 45. 
Console/PC, Art, Design

Don't Miss: The tale of the tools that built Dead Rising 2 13
by Tom Niwinski [08.08.16]
In this classic feature, technical director Tom Niwinski tells the story of how the Dead Rising 2 team crafted the tools to handle the population and testing of a (then) hyper-crowded open-world game.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Don't Miss: David Cage's classic postmortem of Indigo Prophecy 5
by David Cage [08.04.16]
With Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy now coming to PS4, it's a good time to take a look back at this feature-length postmortem of the game's development by designer and writer David Cage.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Get a job: Digital Extremes is looking for a Multimedia Designer  
by Staff [08.03.16]
The Canadian studio behind Warframe is looking for a multimedia designer to work on upcoming projects alongside the team in its London, Ontario studio.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Armor for dummies and/or game developers 46
by Staff [08.03.16]
A crash course in realistic armor design, since some devs, "not having to deal with physical items or the dangers of real battle, don't quite grasp some of the basics of functional armor design."
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design

Video: Crafting the striking art style of Monument Valley  
by Staff [08.02.16]
At GDC 2015, Monument Valley lead designer Ken Wong speaks to how the team designed the game's unique look, drawing on Influences as wide ranging as M.C. Escher and Japanese flower arrangements.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Production, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: 10 seminal game postmortems every developer should read 3
by Alex Wawro [08.01.16]
These timeless game postmortems, written by pioneering designers like Warren Spector and Dr. Ray Muzyka, detail the trials and triumphs of developing games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The 2017 Independent Games Festival opens calls for submissions  
by Staff [08.01.16]
Submissions are now officially open for the 2017 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 18th year during GDC 2017 in San Francisco next March.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, IGF

Get a job: Be an Art Director at Big Fish Games  
by Staff [07.29.16]
Big Fish seeks an experienced hand to join the team as a senior art manager or art director and mentor, manage and lead a team of designers across its portfolio of mobile F2P game projects.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Production, Recruitment

Get a job: Shiny Shoe is seeking an Artist  
by Staff [07.28.16]
Shiny Shoe has worked on games like Day of the Tentacle Remastered and The Banner Saga, and now the San Francisco, CA studio is looking for an experienced game artist to join the team.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Q&A: Stifled dev on building a horror game around sound 1
by Jeremy Ooi [07.28.16]
Gattai Games' Stifled plunges players into darkness, and forces them to find their way using echolocation--that is, making sounds through a microphone.
Indie, Art, Design, Production, Video

Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar reflect on their work at Robotron: 2084 dev Vid Kidz  
by Alex Wawro [07.28.16]
A fan at California Extreme captured video of veteran arcade game devs (and Defender co-creators) Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar delivering a postmortem of their work at Robotron: 2084 dev Vid Kidz.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Videoball, and the challenge of designing (and selling) simplicity 2
by Joel Couture [07.28.16]
"It's about shapes and its about visibility. It's designed for legibility. Everything is designed for the eyes - for human eyes to be comfortable."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing, Video

Study: Sexualized female characters in games down over last decade 10
by Bryant Francis [07.27.16]
A study from researchers at Indiana University says that the number of sexualized female characters in video games has declined over the last decade.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Get a job: Double Fine Productions is hiring a Lead Animator  
by Staff [07.27.16]
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

Get a job: Deep Silver Volition seeks a senior Technical Artist  
by Staff [07.26.16]
Saints Row developer Deep Silver Volition is looking to bring on an experienced technical artist to take a senior position at its headquarters in Champaign, Illinois.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment