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Get a job: Soulbound seeks an experienced Engine Programmer  
by Staff [08.09.16]
Soulbound Studios is seeking a full-time, Senior Engine Programmer to join the dedicated team working on its indie MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria in Bellevue, Washington.
Social/Online, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Procedurally generating the worlds of No Man's Sky 2
by Staff [08.09.16]
At GDC 2015, Hello Games' Grant Duncan popped up on stage to speak frankly with fellow developers about exactly how and why the studio came to procedurally generate the worlds of No Man's Sky.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Production

Don't Miss: The tale of the tools that built Dead Rising 2 12
by Tom Niwinski [08.08.16]
In this classic feature, technical director Tom Niwinski tells the story of how the Dead Rising 2 team crafted the tools to handle the population and testing of a (then) hyper-crowded open-world game.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Sponsored: Learn what every PC game dev should know about Windows 10 2
by Alex Teodorescu-Badia, Senior Product Manager for Gaming, Windows Developer Platform [08.08.16]
At GDC Europe 2016, the Microsoft developer platform team is excited to showcase the technologies we've been working on to make both game development and gaming better on Windows 10.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Quadrilateral Cowboy's source code has been released  
by Chris Kerr [08.08.16]
The source code for cyberpunk puzzler Quadrilateral Cowboy has been released by developer Blendo Games.†
Console/PC, Programming

Get a job: Be a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Particle City  
by Staff [08.05.16]
Los Angeles-based studio Particle City is looking to hire an experienced gameplay engineer to take a senior role with the team working on the Titanfall mobile game.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Come to GDC Europe for expert advice on rendering your games in 4K  
by Staff [08.05.16]
GDC Europe 2016†is happening very soon, and organizers want to highlight a talk taking place at the August conference will help you better understand what it takes to make 4K-ready games.
Console/PC, Programming, GDC Europe

Don't Miss: David Cage's classic postmortem of Indigo Prophecy 5
by David Cage [08.04.16]
With Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy now coming to PS4, it's a good time to take a look back at this feature-length postmortem of the game's development by designer and writer David Cage.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Devs, submit your best Programming talks for GDC 2017  
by Staff [08.03.16]
Heads up game devs: GDC officials seek great submissions of interesting, cutting-edge Programming talks for the GDC 2017 Main Conference, from now through August 18th.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming

Get a job: Psyonix is hiring a UI Programmer  
by Staff [08.02.16]
Psyonix, that independent studio responsible for Rocket League, is looking for an experienced UI programmer to join the team working out of its offices in San Diego, California.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Abzu and the challenge of conveying emotions through game design 1
by Alex Wawro [08.02.16]
As Giant Squid releases Abzu, lead engineer Brian Balamut chats with Gamasutra about the practical challenges (and personal upsides) of making a chill nonviolent underwater exploration game.
Indie, Programming, Design

Get a job: Petroglyph Games seeks an experienced Unity Engineer  
by Staff [08.01.16]
Las Vegas-based Petroglyph Games (Grey Goo, 8-Bit Armies) seeks a senior level Unity wiz to work alongside the team in developing new systems for the studio's upcoming virtual reality game.
VR, Programming, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: 10 seminal game postmortems every developer should read 3
by Alex Wawro [08.01.16]
These timeless game postmortems, written by pioneering designers like Warren Spector and Dr. Ray Muzyka, detail the trials and triumphs of developing games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The 2017 Independent Games Festival opens calls for submissions  
by Staff [08.01.16]
Submissions are now officially open for the 2017 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 18th year during GDC 2017 in San Francisco next March.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, IGF

Blog: Unprecedented raw footage of the Japanese games industry 5
by Gamasutra Community [07.29.16]
A collection of videos from John Szczepaniak's recent documentary that shine a light on the forgotten history of Japanese game development.
Programming, Production

Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar reflect on their work at Robotron: 2084 dev Vid Kidz  
by Alex Wawro [07.28.16]
A fan at California Extreme captured video of veteran arcade game devs (and Defender†co-creators)†Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar delivering a postmortem of their work at Robotron: 2084 dev Vid Kidz.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

At GDC Europe you'll see how The Witcher's living world was built  
by Staff [07.27.16]
At GDC Europe CD Projekt Red's Matthew Steinke will walk you through how the studio designed and developed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's remarkable open world.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC Europe

Devs band together for Help: The Game to raise cash for War Child 2
by Chris Kerr [07.27.16]
A group of 11 developers, including Team 17, Rovio, and Bossa, and Creative Assembley, have released Help: The Game to raise money for War Child.†
Console/PC, Programming

Epic launches public bug tracker for Unreal Engine 2
by Chris Kerr [07.27.16]
"No longer will you have to wait, wonder or ask about the status of an issue whenever one of our support staff or engineers reference a JIRA ticket number on the forums or Answerhub."
Console/PC, Programming

Rad adds newer, faster game data compressors to its Oodle offerings  
by Alex Wawro [07.26.16]
Fun names alert: RAD Game Tools has updated its Oodle library of data compression tools for game developers with two new compressors, Selkie and Mermaid, that are faster than Oodle's extant Kraken.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Production