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Going mobile the right way: A Crack Attack postmortem Exclusive 4
by Martin Wakeley [05.14.15]
Rare and Free Radical veteran Martin Wakeley writes a no-nonsense postmortem of Crack Attack, a mobile puzzle game that draws on his years of dev experience and love of smartphone games, too.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Get a job: Turbine is hiring an experienced Mobile Engineer  
by Staff [05.13.15]
The studio known for Lord of the Rings Online and the Infinite Crisis MOBA seeks a senior software engineer to work on mobile projects in its Needham, Massachusetts office.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Tips for starting a mod project, from a Black Mesa dev 3
by Gamasutra Community [05.13.15]
Frank advice from the Half-Life modder: "If I saw these 10 years ago I probably would have thought 'Yeah, seems like good advice' and then promptly forgotten everything listed."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

6 musts for a perfect platformer, from the Yooka-Laylee team 9
by Playtonic Games team [05.13.15]
Yooka-Laylee is a Kickstarter smash, coming as it does from a team of Rare veterans. With that in mind, Gamasutra asked for platformer development wisdom from the team.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design

Don't miss: The secrets of cloth simulation in Alan Wake 11
by Henrik Enqvist [05.12.15]
Remedy animation programmer Henrik Enqvist takes a look at how the team created a believable tweed cloth simulation on the title character's jacket in Microsoft's horror-thriller Alan Wake.
Console/PC, Programming

Deep inside No Man's Sky 1
by Christian Nutt [05.11.15]
In a new profile of No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, lead developer Sean Murray pulls back the curtain on an intriguing game that hasn't even yet been released.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Tripwire Interactive is hiring an AI Programmer  
by Staff [05.08.15]
Killing Floor 2 progenitor Tripwire Interactive is hoping to hire an AI programmer that can design creature and character AI alongside the folks at Tripwire's Roswell, GA office.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How behavior trees for AI work 26
by Gamasutra Community [05.08.15]
Lamenting a lack of base-line information to make behavior trees comprehensible, Project Zomboid developer Chris Simpson wrote this 2014 post to open your eyes to the possibilities.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming

Watch your favorite GDC talks now on the new GDC YouTube channel  
by Staff [05.08.15]
Game Developers Conference officials are very excited to announce the launch of an official GDC YouTube channel where you can watch clips of game industry experts sharing knowledge with their peers.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Don't Miss: How did Maxis put the 'sim' in SimCity? 32
by Christian Nutt [05.07.15]
In 2012, then-SimCity creative director Ocean Quigley revealed how Maxis designed systems that offer satisfying decisions for players and also accurately reflect aspects of the real world.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design

Cocos-2dx adds third-party SDK catalog, certification with SDKBOX beta  
by Christian Nutt [05.06.15]
Engine provider aims to offer a simplified solution for integrating third-party SDKs with Cocos-2dx -- currently in beta.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming

Blog: I'm not rolling my own tech, and neither should you 17
by Gamasutra Community [05.06.15]
"The old 'donít make an engine, make a game' advice is truer now than ever. Unity 5, Unreal 4, and Source 2 all have free options and are all reasonably priced."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

Get a job: Irrational Games is seeking a Senior Programmer  
by Staff [05.05.15]
The original BioShock developer is seeking a new high-level programmer to focus on AI and gameplay -- with a lot of responsibility.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A look back at the history of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 11
by Matt Barton, Bill Loguidice [05.05.15]
In this classic 2009 feature, authors Matt Barton and Bill Loguidice offer a history of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, the game that popularized a niche genre and sparked a host of imitators.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

C# memory and performance tips for Unity 20
by Gamasutra Community [05.05.15]
"In the end, this list is not a set of rules set in stone, they're just opportunities. I actually really like Linq, foreach, and other productivity extensions, and use them often."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming

Postmortem: Moon Studios' heartfelt Ori and the Blind Forest Exclusive 4
by Thomas Mahler [05.05.15]
The CEO of Moon Studios pours his heart out in a lengthy postmortem of what went right -- and wrong -- during the 4-year development of Super Metroid-inspired Ori & The Blind Forest.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Don't Miss: The classic postmortem of Shadows of the Empire 4
by Mark Haigh-Hutchinson [05.04.15]
This classic 1997 postmortem by the late Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, originally printed in Game Developer magazine, goes behind the scenes on early Nintendo 64 title Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Tengami: The art of a folding world 5
by Gamasutra Community [05.04.15]
Tengami is a game built "within the constraints of an authentically folding pop-up book" -- and here's how the team did it -- both the learning process and a detailed workflow.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art

See Square Enix's DirectX 12-powered Final Fantasy graphics in a new video 6
by Christian Nutt [05.01.15]
It's become a game industry tradition that the Final Fantasy developer shows off its latest and greatest realtime facial animation as tech demos, and this one's a doozy.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Video

Get a job: Temple Run's Imangi Studios seeks a Senior Game Developer  
by Staff [05.01.15]
Imangi Studios, creators of the massively popular Temple Run franchise, seek a multidisciplinary "Senior Game Developer" who is optimally proficient in Unity, too.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Design, Recruitment