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Free 2012 Game Career Guide issue available from Game Developer  
by Staff [07.11.12]
The fifth annual Game Career Guide issue of Game Developer is out, featuring beginner-friendly tutorials for Unreal Engine and Source, a postmortem of experimental student game The Snowfield, and more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Student/Education

Get a job: Telltale and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [07.06.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Telltale Games, Turtle Rock Studios, Tencent Boston, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Get a job: Visual Concepts and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [06.29.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Visual Conceps, Naked Sky Entertainment, MLB Advanced Media, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Electronic Arts, ESA, and the Institute of Play found new education-focused game lab 6
by Tom Curtis [06.28.12]
The Institute of Play has partnered with Electronic Arts and the Entertainment Software Association, to establish a new game lab focused exclusively on making games for students across the United States.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

Get a job: ArenaNet and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [06.22.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Telltale Games, ArenaNet, Havok, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Who will be the Michael Moore of serious games? 30
by Leigh Alexander [06.20.12]
EA Maxis' Lucy Bradshaw says games for philanthropy and education can take some lessons from passionate documentaries, and that interactivity offers incredible opportunity to transform ideas.
Console/PC, Serious

The time is right for socially positive games, says ESA head 4
by Leigh Alexander [06.20.12]
ESA president Mike Gallagher reinforces the organization's commitment to going beyond games for entertainment, and offering advice for those exploring today's plentitude of opportunities for social change games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Serious, Programming, Design, Production

Way takes home top award at 2012 Games for Change Festival  
by Tom Curtis [06.20.12]
On Wednesday, the Games for Change organization held its regular awards ceremony at the 9th annual Games for Change Festival in New York, where Coco & Co's unique co-op game Way took home the award for Game of the Year.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

Valve helps educators Teach With Portals 2
by Leigh Alexander [06.20.12]
Valve's Leslie Redd and Yasser Malaika explain how creating Portal 2's Puzzle Maker -- simple tools for complex concepts -- led to classroom opportunities and the new Teach With Portals initiative.
Console/PC, Serious, Programming, Art, Design

LeapFrog unveils next-gen educational portables  
by Eric Caoili [06.19.12]
Educational toy company LeapFrog has announced two new platforms, the next generation of its LeapPad kid's learning tablet, and a new handheld learning video game system.
Smartphone/Tablet, Serious, Business/Marketing

UKIE polling devs to ensure effective tax breaks for game industry  
by Eric Caoili [06.18.12]
British industry trade body UKIE plans to meet with local developers to gather their opinions on the most effective ways for the government to implement its upcoming game industry tax relief.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Lucasfilm and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [06.15.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Lucasfilm, Sucker Punch Productions, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

White House sees video games' social, economic potential 7
by Dennis Scimeca [06.14.12]
"I can tell you the rhetoric around games has changed. Something has shifted," says Constance Steinkuehler Squire, a senior advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, Business/Marketing

Microsoft doctor envisions a future of healthcare through Kinect 5
by Dennis Scimeca, Frank Cifaldi [06.13.12]
Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect peripheral is primarily used for entertainment, but Microsoft's health director is hoping to see the day when your Xbox can connect you to your doctor.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

IGDA elects Dustin Clingman as new chair 1
by Eric Caoili [06.12.12]
The International Game Developers Association has selected Dustin Clingman, CEO of Zee Gee Games (My Tiny Planets), as its new chair to head the group dedicated to advancing game makers' interests.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Less than half of Kickstarter's game projects have succeeded - report 21
by Eric Caoili [06.11.12]
Though Kickstarter is seen by many small and indie developers as a great way to finance game projects that might otherwise have trouble picking up a publisher, less than half of them have reached their funding goals.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Infinity Ward and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [06.08.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Infinity Ward, Wizards of the Coast, LucasArts, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Get a job: Gearbox and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [06.01.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Gearbox Software, Rovio, Firebrand Games, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Get a job: Ubisoft and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [05.25.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Ubisoft, Majesco Entertainment, Powerhead Games, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Get a job: SCE Santa Monica and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [05.18.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at SCE Santa Monica Studios, Monolith Productions, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment