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Understanding the musical meaning of games GDMag Exclusive  
by David Kanaga [05.16.13]
David Kanaga, the musician behind Dyad and Proteus, explores the connections lying at the heart of video games and music, in this reprint from Game Developer's May issue.
GD Mag, Audio, GD Mag Exclusive

Putting on a game symphony with the greats  
by Gamasutra Community [05.15.13]
Thomas Boecker put on a series of symphonies over the last decade -- and here, he shares stories of working with Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu and Chrono Trigger's Yasunori Mitsuda.
Console/PC, Audio, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Let's retire the word 'gamer' Exclusive 99
by Brandon Sheffield [05.15.13]
"The word 'gamer' is regressive. It accepts the portrait of us painted by the mainstream news media, and every time I hear it or read it it actually makes me feel a little sick."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Exclusive

Sponsored: Win $100K in Intel's Perceptual Computing Challenge  
by Intel [05.14.13]
Intel wants to inspire developers to forge new ground by integrating voice control, gesture control, facial recognition, and augmented reality with apps and games on PCs.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Video: The Legend of Zelda's evolution, from Nintendo's Aonuma 6
by GDC Vault Staff [05.09.13]
The Legend of Zelda designer-turned-director Eiji Aonuma discusses how the franchise evolved, how A Link to the Past won him over, and how he handles the "Miyamoto Test," in this special GDC Vault video.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video


A decade of video game symphonies: A look back  
by Gamasutra Community [05.08.13]
In 2002, Thomas Boecker had the idea to launch a series of video game symphonies featuring music from Final Fantasy and other franchises -- and in this Q&A, he reflects on his early days.
Console/PC, Audio, Business/Marketing

This code-free design tool lets you freehand your games 6
by Kris Ligman [05.03.13]
In the vein of accessible tools like Unity, Inform7 and Twine comes Robin Rath's Pixel Press, an iOS app which allows its users to "sketch" game levels and scan them into their iPad or iPhone.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Audio, Design

Video: Designing a new emotional experience in Journey 5
by GDC Vault Staff [05.03.13]
Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen wanted Journey to be genderless and ageless, with gameplay that was neither about achievements nor empowerment.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video

Using memorable, iconic sounds in video games GDMag Exclusive 14
by Damian Kastbauer [04.30.13]
The jingling of coins in a Super Mario Bros. game, or the "waka waka" of Pac-Man -- our ears recognize these instantly. But as audio leans toward realism, have we forgotten the importance of iconic sounds in games?
GD Mag, Audio, GD Mag Exclusive

Postmortem 4-in-1: FTL, Dyad, Dragon Fantasy, War Commander 5
by Staff [04.29.13]
Four postmortems to help you stay current on every potential platform out there. Find out what went right and what went wrong in development of these noteworthy games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Making a game while struggling with obsessive compulsiveness 3
by GDC Vault Staff [04.24.13]
At GDC, Matt Gilgenbach shared his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder while developing the PlayStation Network and PC rhythm shooter Retro/Grade.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Final reminder: Call for GDC Europe 2013 talks closes today!  
by Staff [04.22.13]
Game Developers Conference Europe 2013 organizers are reminding that the show's call for lectures will close today- submit your talks for the August show in Cologne before midnight PT.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GD Mag, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Send your dirty dev tricks for the final issue of GD Mag!  
by Staff [04.19.13]
Game Developer is bringing back one of one of its most popular features: Dirty Coding Tricks! It's not just for coders, though; send us stories of your dirtiest workarounds for other dev discipline.
GD Mag, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

5 tips for making successful kids' games in 2013 Exclusive 11
by Mike Rose [04.11.13]
Some Disney veterans have founded a kids' games start-up which they will focus on creating experiences that will value compelling storytelling. Here, they discuss 5 tips for making successful children's games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Audio, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Game Developer magazine closing in July 2013 50
by Staff [04.09.13]
Gamasutra parent company UBM Tech is announcing that, as of July 2013, Game Developer magazine will stop printing its physical edition and transition to become a Gamasutra section - details within.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GD Mag, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Gender, cloning and heartfelt goodbyes from the GDC 2013 showfloor  
by Staff [04.05.13]
Here's our last One Life Left vs. Gamasutra episode of GDC 2013, recorded on the show floor at lunchtime on Friday with a tremendous stream of guests, gently interrogated.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast, Video, GDC

Industry in flux: What we learned from Game Developer's 2012 Salary Survey GDMag Exclusive 20
by Patrick Miller [04.04.13]
The 2012 Game Developer Salary Survey is available in the April issue of Game Developer magazine! U.S. average salaries rose, layoffs continue to trend downwards, and devs are worried about change.
Console/PC, Social/Online, GD Mag, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GD Mag Exclusive

Listen to Fullbright, Harmonix and NYU from the GDC floor  
by Staff [04.03.13]
As the final lectures of last Thursday finished, One Life Left convened another diverse panel to chat some more about life making games in 2013. Click through for portals, storytelling and secrets.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast, Video, GDC

Motivation, cross-media pollination and the creative process  
by Staff [04.02.13]
GDC 2013 might be over, but you can relive One Life Left's relentless guest schedule, which includes game experts from Double Fine, Lady Shotgun and Spry Fox. Put these people in your ears now.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast, Video, GDC