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Systematic Inventive Thinking and game testing 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.04.14]
"How can you as a game tester continuously stay one step ahead of all potential problems? How can you think about improvements that would positively impact the user when you run your tests?"
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Shifting from waterfall to agile indie development 3
by Gamasutra Community [08.04.14]
Remedying production processes that just don't work: "it systematically made it difficult for me to collaborate well. It also resulted in stunted flexibility."
Console/PC, Indie, Audio, Production

'Are you interested in making a VR game? Why?' 9
by Christian Nutt [08.01.14]
With Oculus Rift DK2 shipping now, Gamasutra asks its Twitter followers whether they're interested in developing VR experiences.
Console/PC, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing, VR

The creator of Flappy Bird has a new game on Amazon's Appstore 3
by Alex Wawro [08.01.14]
Vietnam-based studio .Gears launches a multiplayer version of its hugely popular Flappy Bird game on the Amazon Appstore, less than 6 months after the original was taken down by its creator.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring a QA Analyst  
by Staff [08.01.14]
The folks who make World of Warcraft and Hearthstone are looking for a quality assurance analyst to work alongside them in Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How Ubisoft taught Massive to be a AAA shooter studio Exclusive 11
by Christian Nutt [08.01.14]
How does Ubisoft build a game across as many as 10 different studios? Gamasutra speaks to David Polfeldt, managing director of Massive, developers of The Division, to find out.
Console/PC, Production, Exclusive

Video Postmortem: Chasing Aurora, an indie console launch title  
by Staff [08.01.14]
Broken Rules developers Felix Bohatsch and Martin Pichlmair speak at GDC Europe 2013 about the challenges they faced while developing a Wii U launch game: Chasing Aurora.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Q&A: Oculus' software guru sheds light on the new SDK driving DK2 Exclusive 3
by Alex Wawro [08.01.14]
We catch up with Oculus' chief software architect Michael Antonov to learn a bit more about how and why the Oculus SDK has changed, and what it means for developers of VR titles.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Exclusive

Moving from Oculus' DK1 to DK2: What to expect 12
by Gamasutra Community [08.01.14]
VR game developer Sergio Hidalgo has gotten his hands on the Oculus Rift DK2, and gives you a preview of what to expect when you get your kit -- and the upgrades you'll see over DK1.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Production

Rayman creator helps launch new studio -- while still at Ubisoft 2
by Alex Wawro [07.31.14]
Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel is helping to launch Wild Sheep, a new French indie studio.
Console/PC, Indie, Production

TV star's new superhero game takes cues from improv acting Exclusive 2
by Brandon Sheffield [07.31.14]
Heroes and Hawaii Five-0 actor Masi Oka has started an independent game company. We spoke with him about his new project, and how he was inspired to create it by teaching improv in Japan.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

GDC 2015 announces call for papers, new advisory board members  
by GDC Staff [07.31.14]
GDC 2015 organizers have opened the Call for Papers, running until August 28th and added advisory board members Brenda Romero and Penka Kouneva.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

From the idea to the final product: Developing Toto Temple Deluxe  
by Gamasutra Community [07.31.14]
This blog post takes you through the design evolution of multiplayer indie game Toto Temple Deluxe -- walking you through the process of making an initial design compelling as a real game.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

GDC Europe reveals talks on Dead Island 2 and Angry Birds  
by GDC Staff [07.31.14]
Senior staff from Yager Interactive and Rovio join the roster of speakers sharing knowledge about the art and business of games at GDC Europe 2014 this August in Cologne.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, GDC Europe

Video: Using the Fox Engine to build Ground Zeroes  
by Staff [07.30.14]
Hideo Kojima and the Kojima Productions staff demonstrate and explain the workflow and development process of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes on the Fox Engine at GDC 2013.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Get a job: Turtle Rock is looking to hire a Technical Artist  
by Staff [07.30.14]
The developer of Evolve seeks to hire a technical artist to assist with asset production and optimization for PC and contemporary console hardware in their Lake Forest, CA studio.
Console/PC, Art, Production, Recruitment

Xbox One gets its first free-to-play MMO  
by Alex Wawro [07.30.14]
Perfect World is planning to launch Cryptic Studios' F2P Neverwinter PC MMORPG on Xbox One later this year in China, then roll it out to consoles in North America and Europe in 2015.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Making a shoestring-budget game for the Xbox One 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.30.14]
"Iíve been indie for almost nine years now and am still in the red, so Iíve gotten to a point where Iím loathe to spend another penny. Add to that I really had no idea how a game on the Xbox One would sell."
Console/PC, Indie, Production

Using Scrum in indie game development  
by Gamasutra Community [07.30.14]
"At the end of the day, the team is what remains in a company, and it grows up with its experiences. In every case the team should learn a lot, to take the maximum advantage independently from results."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production

Blog: Why I'm no longer participating in game jams 17
by Gamasutra Community [07.30.14]
"I started feeling like game jams have become a forced frame for creativity, a required activity for those interested in making games. It's like we collectively started saying 'You wanna make games? Do jams.'"
Console/PC, Indie, Production