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Get a job: Crystal Dynamics is looking for an experienced Camera Designer  
by Staff [01.03.19]
Crystal Dynamics is looking for a dev to ensure a smooth and seamless player experience through a rich and epic narrative experience.
Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How Everything connects the arts of animation and game design  
by Staff [01.03.19]
There's a subtle link between Everything's playable characters and the early history of animation. Watch developer David OReilly explain it in this live-streamed interview.
Console/PC, Design

2019 Independent Games Festival reveals this year's finalists!  
by Staff [01.03.19]
From Return of the Obra Dinn to Speed Dating for Ghosts to Noita, IGF organizers are excited to announce the finalists for the 21st annual IGF Awards!
Indie, Design, GDC, IGF

Blog: What Bandersnatch teaches about the illusion of choice 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.03.19]
Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch' episode recently debuted, and offered viewers a lesson on the illusion of choice that developers often have to deal with.
Design

Opinion: Here's what 2019 will be like for the game biz 15
by Joost van Dreunen [01.03.19]
In this opinion piece SuperData Research founder Joost van Dreunen examines 10 major trends for 2019, from a fresh wave of consolidations to a fragmentation of PC game marketplaces.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Animating expansion packs for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  
by Staff [01.02.19]
CD Projekt Red's Sebastian Kalemba discusses the most important upgrades in CD Projekt RED's pipeline and workflow while producing two expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production, Video

Valve shares data on Steam's most popular game/controller pairings 2
by Emma Kidwell [01.02.19]
Valve published a blog with the top controller-friendly games on Steam for 2018, and the analysis provides guides to help players find games they might enjoy with the kind of controller they own. 
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Devs weigh in on the best ways to use (but not abuse) procedural generation 3
by Staff [01.02.19]
Devs on Into the Breach, Astroneer, and Moon Hunters chat with Gamasutra about how they've learned to best use proc-gen techniques in their games -- and what other devs looking to start should know.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Production

Get expert advice on building hyper-casual mobile hits at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [01.02.19]
Come out to GDC 2019 this year to get a guided tour of what it takes to succeed in hyper-casual game design, from Double Coconut chief (and Telltale/Digital Chocolate alum) David Fox!
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Ducking up the game design of Mutant: Year Zero
by Bryant Francis [01.02.19]
Some of the minds behind Mutant: Year Zero break down what they learned about game design and riffing on the XCOM formula.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: End Of The Year Extravaganza 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.30.18]
This week's video game article & video highlights include another gigantic chunk of 'end of year' charts, discourses, thoughts and ruminations.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Sony PlayStation, Sucker Punch, and many more are hiring now!  
by Staff [12.28.18]
From Backend Engineers to Community Managers, here are just some of the job openings being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Production

Best of 2018: The Heartbeat Symposium - Exploring love, sex, and intimacy in games  
by Joel Couture [12.28.18]
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, Design

Black Mirror creators broke Netflix's script writing tool with Bandersnatch  
by Chris Kerr [12.28.18]
Netflix has just dropped a special interactive installment of Black Mirror to give us all a bleak reality check as we try to forget about the crushing weight of existence during the holidays.
Design, Video

Attend GDC to see how Bethesda made Elder Scrolls: Blades look good on mobile  
by Staff [12.28.18]
There was no clear demand for a game that switches seamlessly between portrait and landscape orientation, but Bethesda decided to design a game that adapted to both anyway. Why? Find out at GDC 2019!
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Design, GDC

Gamasutra's Best of 2018: The top 10 games of the year 3
by Staff [12.28.18]
There were so many games that were great in 2018. Here are the 10 games that stood out in the minds of Gamasutra's writers this year.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Gameloft is looking for a Lead Game Designer  
by Staff [12.27.18]
Gameloft is looking for an experienced designer to join its team in Barcelona, Spain.
Design, Recruitment

Best of 2018: How Baldi's Basics taps into the real horror of '90s edutainment 1
by Joel Couture [12.27.18]
Developer Micah McGonigal talks about the design and development of his edutainment horror game Baldi's Basics, in the process reminding us how weird and messed up old edutainment games could be.
Indie, Design

Learn to do game environment design the Rockstar way at GDC 2019  
by Staff [12.27.18]
Come out to GDC in March and catch this cool talk from Rockstar North's Miriam Bellard that's all about how to think of 3D environment design as "spatial cinematography" to improve your game.
VR, Console/PC, Art, Design

Gamasutra's Best of 2018: The top 10 game developers of the year  
by Staff [12.27.18]
The achievements we saw from game developers, from indie to triple-A, were incredible. Here are the game developers that left an indelible mark on 2018, and pushed the art of game development forward.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing