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Video Postmortem: The making of Prince of Persia 2
by Staff [10.03.14]
25 years ago this month, Jordan Mechner released his seminal game Prince of Persia for the Apple II. In this postmortem talk from GDC 2011, he explains exactly how he did it.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Last chance to be a speaker at GDC 2015 Summits!  
by Staff [10.03.14]
Future GDC speakers, don't miss your last chance to propose a talk for one of the GDC 2015 Summits!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: 343 Industries is hiring an AI Engineer  
by Staff [10.02.14]
The folks now responsible for the Halo franchise need a senior-level AI engineer to work alongside the team at 343 Industries' headquarters in Kirkland, Washington.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Carmack reveals the challenges of mobile VR game dev Exclusive 15
by Alex Wawro [10.02.14]
Gamasutra speaks to Oculus CTO John Carmack to learn more about how Oculus' new Mobile SDK works and what it means for developers who are currently making -- or thinking about making -- VR games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Exclusive

Insomniac's engine guru expounds on his studio's approach to code 3
by Alex Wawro [10.02.14]
Mike Acton serves as Insomniac Games' engine director, and last month he gave a talk about the studio's approach to optimizing C++ code for game design that game programmers may find useful.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Snowkit: A collection of libraries and tools for the Haxe toolkit 1
by Mike Rose [10.02.14]
A group of developers have put together snowkit, a collection of libraries and tools for the Haxe programming language.
Console/PC, Programming

Get a job: Telltale is hiring a Tools Engineer  
by Staff [10.01.14]
The folks who made The Wolf Among Us seek an experienced Qt engineer to work on Telltale's suite of graphical user interface tools at its studio in San Rafael, California.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

GDC 2015 is now open for registration! 2
by GDC Staff [10.01.14]
The time has come to sign up for the largest and longest-running worldwide event for game developers: Game Developers Conference 2015 is now open for registration!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Synchronizing gameplay and animation with music 4
by Gamasutra Community [10.01.14]
"Humans learn that when we see and hear things happening concurrently we can try to draw an association. So when it comes to syncing up music and game events, timing is extremely important."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design

Making fast-paced multiplayer networked games is hard 7
by Gamasutra Community [10.01.14]
A practical guide to making internet play work -- the challenges and the solutions -- from an indie who wants to see more online indie games.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

52,000 buildings, 60 frames per second 5
by Gamasutra Community [09.30.14]
Solving the problem: "If you don't set hard coded limits, someone will play until they find another one -- memory, CPU, GPU, you name it."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

Get a job: Fun Bits Interactive is hiring a Senior Engine Programmer  
by Staff [09.26.14]
Want to take on the challenge of leading development of a console game engine? Seattle-based Fun Bits Interactive (Escape Plan) is hiring.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Blog: How I got peer-to-peer networking in my 2D indie game 7
by Gamasutra Community [09.25.14]
"My implementation is very naive but it's also very flexible and not too complex so far, so I hope those pros outweigh the issues I may have to face in the future."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

Don't Miss: 20 fun facts about hex grids 23
by Gamasutra Community [09.23.14]
20 "of the interesting (and obscure) facts we uncover in our quest to know everything we can about grids and their use in games."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design

Get a job: Respawn Entertainment is hiring software engineers  
by Staff [09.22.14]
The Titanfall is seeking software engineers at the mid and senior levels with experience in C/C++ fluency.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime dev: Timing is everything 3
by Gamasutra Community [09.22.14]
"One of the tasks we find ourselves doing quite frequently is controlling the timing of things (loop an animation for x seconds, randomize AI behavior every y seconds, etc.)."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

How John Carmack is bending Samsung's VR strategy 5
by Christian Nutt [09.20.14]
For the last year, John Carmack has been working on mobile VR at Oculus -- in close partnership with phone manufacturer Samsung. Here's his take on what's been happening.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, VR

Oculus freely distributes DK1 headset schematics, firmware 1
by Christian Nutt [09.19.14]
Today at its Oculus Connect event in Hollywood, the company announced it's made the DK1 available to everyone -- so you can make your own.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, VR

Procedural generation: By molecule or mythology 8
by Gamasutra Community [09.19.14]
"This post will help you choose the best 'zoom level' for your game. Itís part post-mortem, part raw idealism, and entirely intended to be just one way to think about design within a procedurally generated system."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design

Don't Miss: The Gamasutra community's game developer flashcards 8
by Gamasutra Community [09.19.14]
Developers from across Gamasutra's community contributed to this quirky taxonomy of personalities and situations that you're likely to encounter if you spend much time in the game industry.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing