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Another veteran-staffed startup nets $1.55M to make mobile games  
by Alex Wawro [10.08.14]
There's a new competitor in the free-to-play mobile game-making market: Cloudcade, a startup that just raised $1.55 million in funding from venture capital firm IDG Capital to produce its first game.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Red Storm is hiring a Senior Level Designer  
by Staff [10.08.14]
Got a knack for multiplayer level design? Ubisoft's Red Storm Entertainment is looking to hire an experienced level designer to work alongside the team in the company's Cary, NC office.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Why we can't prove when Super Mario Bros. came out Exclusive 57
by Frank Cifaldi [10.08.14]
Super Mario Bros. is one of video game history's greatest touchstones. And yet, we don't know exactly when the game came out -- many people can't even agree on the year it was released.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Video: How to get your game covered by YouTubers 1
by Staff [10.08.14]
Gamasutra's own Mike Rose shares what he's learned about the YouTuber business -- and how devs can take advantage of it -- during his GDC Europe 2014 Independent Games Summit talk.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

AIAS reveals the winners of its annual game industry scholarships  
by Alex Wawro [10.08.14]
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences will award $10k in scholarships to four students selected by the academy's philanthropic division for their promising study of interactive entertainment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: What game developers should learn from Nintendo 10
by Gamasutra Community [10.08.14]
One developer shares lessons he believes we can learn from Nintendo's work that might improve not only our games, but the industry as a whole.
Console/PC, Design

Bioshock Infinite, Plague Inc among first batch of GDC 2015 talks  
by Staff [10.08.14]
Sessions on Bioshock Infinite, Steam porting and the state of the industry strike a balance between exploring the art and business of making video games at GDC 2015.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Audio, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: 4 gamification lessons from the arcades 6
by Gamasutra Community [10.08.14]
When I was young, one of my absolute favorite things in the world were arcades! Whenever my parents took me on holiday, I would pray that nearby would be an arcade...
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

Paying to win: Guild-vs.-guild events 3
by Gamasutra Community [10.08.14]
In this inside look at what it's like to be a high value player, I spend $200 and five-and-a-half hours to help my guild top the charts in a three-day event, in a build-and-battle style game.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Driveclub PS Plus edition held back as Sony deals with server stress  
by Mike Rose [10.08.14]
Sony has been forced to hold back digital copies of Driveclub from its PlayStation Plus users, after the game's servers buckled after launch yesterday.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The 7DFPS game jam returns in November 2
by Mike Rose [10.08.14]
The 7 Day First Person Shooter Challenge (7DFPS), an annual game jam that challenges developers to make a first-person shooter in a week, will return in November.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Funding firm Tilting Point is looking for mobile devs to partner with 1
by Mike Rose [10.08.14]
Tilting Point, a funding company set up by former Electronic Arts executives last year, is currently on the lookout for new mobile game studios to take on-board.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Game Design Deep Dive: Shovel Knight's Chester, the merchant 9
by Gamasutra Community [10.08.14]
"Even the tiniest game design idea can go through a long process... Starting small and evaluating the troubles of an existing design can guide any game developer to creative, interesting results."
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Deep Dive

Final Fantasy creator finds much to learn from mobile game design Exclusive 1
by Alex Wawro [10.07.14]
Hironobu Sakaguchi speaks to why he's made the jump to iOS and Android development as Mistwalker gears up to launch its first free-to-play mobile RPG with a unique download promotion.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

One unique way to give your game away: make people paint for it 1
by Alex Wawro [10.07.14]
Indie devs Colin Northway and Rich Edwards released their game Deep Under the Sky with a unique promotional scheme: fans can 'pay' for the game by submitting a piece of original artwork.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Singapore passes anti-gambling bill, downplays its affect on devs 4
by Alex Wawro [10.07.14]
Singapore's Parliament has passed the Remote Gambling Bill, which sparked concern in the legal community based on broad language which could target free-to-play games developed outside the region.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Avalanche Studios is hiring a Technical Artist  
by Staff [10.07.14]
Just Cause progenitor Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a technical artist to work on the development of high-profile AAA projects for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Can 'Curators' solve Steam's discoverability issues? 40
by Mike Rose [10.07.14]
Everyone has an opinion on how to "fix" Steam after Valve launched Steam Discovery, whereby your audience can now put its wallets into the hands of "The Curators."
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Legendary inks a deal to make a Myst TV show 7
by Alex Wawro [10.07.14]
American film company Legendary Entertainment has added another video game property to its production stable: Cyan's 1993 walking simulator Myst.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The studio making Madden NFL is game jamming to find new projects  
by Alex Wawro [10.07.14]
EA Tiburon is celebrating its 20th anniversary by conducting an internal game jam; it may lead to new projects for the studio that are completely unrelated to the sports games it's known for.
Console/PC, Design