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Volunteer applications now open to be a GDC 2014 Conference Associate  
by Staff [10.22.13]
GDC is taking volunteer applications for the GDC 2014 Conference Associate program from now until January 3rd. Volunteers will receive a pass to the show in exchange for about 20 hours of work. Apply today!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

This Week in Video Game Criticism: Papers, Please and pop music  
by Kris Ligman [10.21.13]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics including Papers, Please and what games have to do with pop music.
Console/PC, Indie, Audio, Design

Video: Oculus VR co-founders on VR's biggest challenges  
by Staff [10.21.13]
What will devs have to relearn for VR? Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey warns about current game design conventions such as pre-cut sequences and straight-ported UIs, don't work well in VR.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, VR, Advanced Input and Output

Reminder: GDC 2014 call for Summit talks ends Oct 23  
by Staff [10.21.13]
The GDC 2014 call for lectures and panels for topic-specific Summits focused on free-to-play, indie games, narrative, mobile, QA, education, and localization ends 10/23.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Reminder: IGF 2014 Main Competition deadline ends on Saturday!  
by Patrick Miller [10.18.13]
Don't miss the IGF deadline! Submissions for the 2014 Independent Games Festival Main Competition entries are due October 19, and Student Showcase Entries are due October 31.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Cloud, crowd, and alternative biz models big at GDC Next  
by Staff [10.17.13]
GDC Online's spirit lives on in GDC Next, which will have plenty of talks on F2P, cloud gaming, crowdfunding, microtransactions, subscriptions, new user experiences, and more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Next

Video: 10 lessons from creating an award-winning PS3 platformer  
by Staff [10.16.13]
"If I've learnt one thing from making this game, it's that people love picking up shiny things," Richard Boeser shares 10 things he and Roland IJzermans learned in making the award-winning ibb & obb.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Insights into audio recording, from two voice directors GDMag Exclusive 1
by Jesse Harlin [10.15.13]
In this reprint from the November 2011 issue of Game Developer magazine, Jesse Harlin speaks with voice directors from LucasArts and Telltale for some industry insights.
Console/PC, Audio, GD Mag Exclusive, GD Mag

Train Jam is a game jam on a train 6
by Kris Ligman [10.15.13]
Gearing up for next year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, one organizer has come up with an inspired vision: Train Jam, a 52 hour game jam held aboard a moving train.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

ADC Best in Apps free contest deadline is Oct 15  
by Staff [10.14.13]
Developers have until October 15 to submit their app for free to be considered for the ADC Best in Apps contest. Each app submitted will receive a free ADC Expo Pass promo code.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, ADC

Blog: Inside the IndieCade selection process Exclusive 12
by Kris Ligman [10.11.13]
Gamasutra news editor and IndieCade juror Kris Ligman goes in depth about how festival submissions are evaluated, why some promising entries are turned away, and how you can get involved as a juror.
Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Exclusive

USC's Tracy Fullerton honored at IndieCade  
by Kris Ligman [10.04.13]
IndieCade officially kicked off this year's festivities with its annual Red Carpet Awards. Kentucky Route Zero and games educator Tracy Fullerton were among the year's awardees.
Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC Taipei Summit 2013 announced for Dec 5-6, call for talks open  
by Staff [09.30.13]
The call for submissions to present talks for the GDC Taipei Summit 2013 in December is now open, the second year of the popular local Asian game development event.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

ADC survey finds piracy, discoverability to be key issues facing app creators 8
by Staff [09.23.13]
More than 250 app developers provided insight on targeted platforms and app stores, app verticals, monetization methods, and more in advance of inaugural ADC event.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, ADC

Double Fine's Broken Age, Grand Cru's Supernauts added to 'GDC Next 10'  
by Staff [09.19.13]
GDC Next organizers have revealed Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure game Broken Age and Grand Cru's 'Minecraft vs. Clash Of Clans'-esque Supernauts as the latest in the 'GDC Next 10' lecture series.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Next

Blog: Core social games need music  
by Gamasutra Community [09.19.13]
To bring players into the experience, you need original music, argues Plarium creative director Nick Day. He explains how and why the studio built out its music capabilities.
Social/Online, Audio

Blog: The ins and outs of original music for games  
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.13]
Composer and sound designer Kole Hicks lays out exactly what goes into producing original, finished music for a game -- the possibilities, the requirements, and the costs.
Indie, Audio, Business/Marketing

IGF China 2013 winners announced  
by Brandon Sheffield [09.17.13]
The fifth annual IGF China has concluded, after some 250 entries were boiled down to a core 14 finalists across the main and student competitions. Here are the nine winning entries.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, GDC China, IGF

Video: Don Daglow on next-gen transition 'traps and treasures' 1
by Staff [09.16.13]
How do you prepare for the next-gen transition? In this GDC Europe talk, industry luminary Don Daglow revisits game dev history lessons from past console generations to avoid making old mistakes.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

IGF, Valve to offer Steam agreements to Main Competition finalists 1
by Staff [09.11.13]
IGF organizers have announced that 2014 Main Competition finalists will get an opportunity to accept a distribution agreement for Steam once more, following a successful first year for the program in 2013.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing