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GCG: Grasshopper's Cooke On Working in Japan Exclusive 4
by Jill Duffy [08.14.08]
Mark Cooke left the U.S. for a programming career at Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture (No More Heroes) - and he tells how he got the job, an
Console/PC, Student/Education, Exclusive

Dare to Be Digital Reveals Winners  
by Leigh Alexander [08.13.08]
Winners were revealed for the 2008 Dare To Be Digital awards today at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival. The design competition, a collaboration between the University of Abertay Dundee and UK Channel 4, honored three different teams, all of whom become
Console/PC, Student/Education

2nd Annual IGF Mobile Awards Debut, Call For Submissions  
by Staff [08.12.08]
Submissions are now open for the second Independent Games Festival Mobile, celebrating creativity and innovation on handheld platforms from the iPhone through the cellphone, PSP, and DS - with finalists being showcased at GDC 2009, and a new 'Next Great M
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG: Richard Garriott On In-Game Languages  
by Jill Duffy [08.12.08]
Gamasutra sister site GameCareerGuide has debuted a piece on Richard Garriott’s thoughts on in-game languages, with the Ultima/Tabula Rasa creator setting
Console/PC, Student/Education

Ask the Experts: I’m Almost 30! Ack! 7
by Jill Duffy [08.11.08]
In the latest "Ask the Experts" career advice column, a reader asks if he’s too old to go back to school, learn game programming, and start making video games fo
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG Opinion: 'Women in Games: Who Cares?' Exclusive 26
by Jill Duffy [08.08.08]
Industry veteran (Wizardry/Jagged Alliance) and game design teacher Brenda Brathwaite is tired of being asked what it means to be a ‘woman in games.’ She aired her grievances today in Console/PC, Student/Education, Exclusive

GCG Game Design Challenge: Hero  
by Jill Duffy [08.06.08] has posted the latest interactive design challenge for its readers of students and aspiring game developers. The task this week is to develo
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

GCG Feature: ‘Confessions of a Non-Gaming Mom'  
by Jill Duffy [08.05.08]
Gamasutra’s sister site is celebrating Women and Games this week and today has an article from a woman who was, until recently, a self-professed non-
Console/PC, Student/Education

Ask the Experts: Translating Video Games  
by Jill Duffy [07.28.08]
In the latest advice column from sister educational site GameCareerGuide, Game Localization Handbook author Heather Chandler explains basic information one ne
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG’s Game Design Challenge: Player Aid  
by Jill Duffy [07.23.08]
GameCareerGuide has just posted the latest round of its Game Design Challenge, inspired this week by Ian Schreiber. The challenge is to design a player aid for the
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

Educational Feature: Iterative Design  
by Jill Duffy [07.22.08]
Experienced game designers throw around the word ‘iterate’ like it’s an old football, but students and industry newcomers might not know what a heavily loaded word it can be, so Vicarious Visions designer Brandon Van Slyke Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

GCG Op-Ed: Writing Off Game Writers 8
by Jill Duffy [07.21.08]
In the latest feature for sister educational site, writer, designer and Indiana University assistant professor Lee Sheldon says the game industry underval
Console/PC, Student/Education

Educational Feature: Ocean Summits and Virtual Fish Exclusive  
by Jill Duffy [07.15.08]
A new project to create 3D models of marine ecosystems is using video game technology. A new feature article on written one of the students f
Console/PC, Serious, Student/Education, Exclusive

GCG Launches 'Spoken Word' Design Challenge 1
by Jill Duffy [07.14.08]
Sister site has announced the winners of its previous 'Crate' game design challenge, and launched Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

City Rain Tops Eco-Minded XNA Student Game Challenge  
by Mathew Kumar, Brandon Boyer [07.11.08]
Games for Change has announced the winners of its international global warming-themed XNA game development contest on environmental sustainability, part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2008, with Brazil-based Mother Gaia's City Rain taking the top prize
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education

2008 Game Developer Career Guide Issue Available For Free Exclusive 2
by Staff [07.10.08]
For the first time ever, Gamasutra sister magazine Game Developer is giving away its Game Career Guide issue for free as a digital version - with postmortems, salary in
Console/PC, Student/Education, Exclusive

2009 Game Developers Conference Opens Call For Submissions  
by Staff [07.08.08]
Organizer and Gamasutra parent company Think Services has officially called for submissions to the March 23-27th 2009 Game Developers Conference, this year with a new three-phase submission system intended to cut down on the initial entry process and allo
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Student/Education

Ask the Experts: Two-Timing NJ Developer 1
by Jill Duffy [07.07.08]
This week’s game career advice column, ‘Ask the Experts,’ is written by guest columnist Coray Seifert of THQ’s Kaos Studios in New York. Seifert answers a question about Console/PC, Student/Education

DigiPen Opens Singapore Campus 1
by David Jenkins [07.07.08]
Officials from the DigiPen Institute of Technology have celebrated the opening of a new campus in Singapore, the first outside of the U.S. Two degree programs are currently being offered, with plans for 1,000 students within the next eight years.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Results: GCG’s Level Design Cues Challenge 1
by Jill Duffy [07.03.08]
In a recent Game Design Challenge on, readers were tasked with defining the cues and clues that would enable a player to solve a level. The site has just posted the Console/PC, Student/Education, Design