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Get a job: Be a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Boss Key  
by Staff [07.08.15]
Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee's studio is looking for an experienced C++ engineer to work on its upcoming sci-fi shooter alongside the team at Boss Key's Raleigh, NC offices.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Breaking the NES - Developing Shovel Knight 21
by Gamasutra Community [07.08.15]
In this classic blog, Yacht Club Games coder David D'Angelo details how breaking but "being aware of the rules... led to the game feeling clear and simple; one of the hallmarks of a great NES game."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design

Sponsored: Webinar: Graphics Performance Analysis with Intel GPA  
by Intel [07.07.15]
Want to build your best Windows or Android game? Learn how Intel INDE Graphics Performance Analyzers help you analyze, optimize and debug your game to identify issues negatively impacting your framerates.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Sponsored Article

Get a job: Cloud Imperium Games is hiring a Gameplay Engineer  
by Staff [07.07.15]
One of the studios behind Chris Roberts' Star Citizen is hiring a gameplay engineer to work on the massively crowdfunded CryEngine title from Cloud Imperium's Santa Monica, CA offices.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

ARK hits 1 million sold, reveals UE4 modding toolset  
by Bryant Francis [07.07.15]
Studio Wildcard has announced new modding support for hit Steam early access game Ark: Survival Evolved, which has now sold an impressive 1 million copies.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

A close look at the modern asset pipeline 1
by Gamasutra Community [07.07.15]
"A modern asset pipeline can help teams that are striving for greatness in visuals, without having to drown in the amount of work required to make the game run properly."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Production

Programming 'promises' for game development 9
by Gamasutra Community [07.07.15]
"Promises are a design pattern to structure asynchronous code and smooth over the complexities of running sequences of (dependent) asynchronous operations."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming

Shadow play: On Feist coming back from the dead  
by Phill Cameron [07.07.15]
We talk to Bits and Beasts about their soon-to-be-released Feist, and the challenges of spending six years developing the same game.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Video

TeacherGaming mods Minecraft to teach basic coding skills 1
by Alex Wawro [07.06.15]
After testing it out in classrooms, modder Daniel Ratcliffe and the educators at TeacherGaming have released a mod for Minecraft that adds programmable turtle robots to teach kids to code.
Console/PC, Programming

Procedural level generation in The Dungeoning 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.06.15]
Tips and tricks for creating a procedural 2D level generator from a dev of a game who's already done it: "this blog addresses the methods I used, warts íní all."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design

Next-gen cel shading in Unity 5 12
by Gamasutra Community [07.06.15]
"With the arrival of Unity 5, itís never been so easy to get high quality visuals in our game. In a small amount of time we Ďhackedí the new Unity Deferred pipeline to completely change our visual style."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art

Making design tools in Unity: Creating WorldShape  
by Gamasutra Community [07.03.15]
"How does our WorldShape tool actually work? How might you create your own similar tools? I wonít be able to explain every aspect of Unity, obviously, but Iíll try to point you in the right direction."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design

The best in Japan: CEDEC shares 2015 award nominees  
by Christian Nutt [07.02.15]
CEDEC has shared the nominees for its annual awards across five categories, including popular games like Final Fantasy XIV. It's a peek into how Japan's industry works.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: How Other Ocean made #IDARB (and you can too!)  
by Staff [07.02.15]
As part of the GDC 2015 Game Career Seminar's 'Micromortems' session, Other Ocean's Mike Mika and Frank Cifaldi playfully break down the design process of their hit multiplayer game #IDARB.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: 20 fun facts about hex grids 28
by Gamasutra Community [07.02.15]
In this light-herated, timeless post, a studio shares twenty "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

Video: A design retrospective of Civilization: Beyond Earth  
by Staff [07.01.15]
Civlization: Beyond Earth leads David McDonough and Will Miller reveal how they took evolved the perennially popular civilization-building game for humanity's possible future on an alien planet.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Sponsored: Creating a simple puzzle game in Unity  
by Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios, Tech Evangelist, Microsoft Greece [07.01.15]
Microsoft brings you a tutorial on how to make a simple puzzle game in Unity. Check out the in-depth walkthrough, which includes plenty of code.
Indie, Programming, Sponsored Article, Microsoft Sponsored

GDC Europe State of the Industry: Devs moving from mobile to PC 1
by Staff [07.01.15]
GDC Europe 2015 officials have released the results of the third annual European State of the Industry Survey, which offers insight into which platforms are most appealing, the perceived value of crowdfunding and what VR means for the industry at large.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC, GDC Europe

Get a job: Firaxis is hiring a Multiplayer Programmer  
by Staff [06.30.15]
Civilization: Beyond Earth studio Firaxis Games is looking for a network programmer with C/C++ and Visual Studio skills to help develop multiplayer game mechanics at its Baltimore, MD offices.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Unorthodox tips for improving your programming skills 41
by Staff [06.30.15]
There are plenty of good resources out there that teach technical skills; this timeless post concentrates on more personal lessons that you often only learn through experience or trial and error.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming