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ESRB president Patricia Vance's plan for a world ratings solution Exclusive 10
by Brandon Sheffield [04.10.12]
Entertainment Software Rating Board president Patricia Vance tells Gamasutra how the game content ratings organization intends to stay relevant in an increasingly online marketplace.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Mobile Phone, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital, Exclusive, Marketing

Study: Teens losing interest in traditional games, prefer social/mobile experiences 12
by Eric Caoili [04.04.12]
Teens are losing interest in playing traditional video games on consoles, and prefer to play social or online games instead, according to a new survey of high school students by analyst firm Piper Jaffray.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital

UK indie dev Mediatonic doubling headcount this year  
by Mike Rose [04.02.12]
UK indie game developer Mediatonic, best known for platformer Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, is expanding its staff headcount as it moves its London headquarters.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Console Digital

Thatgamecompany's Journey is fastest-selling U.S. PSN game ever 1
by Mike Rose [03.29.12]
Thatgamecompany's Journey, released for PlayStation 3 earlier this month, is now the fastest selling game ever on the PlayStation Network in the U.S., selling faster than any other first or third-party game available.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

UEFA Euro 2012 will be DLC for FIFA 12, not a standalone release 1
by Mike Rose [03.29.12]
The UEFA Euro 2012 video game, due to be released around the same time the 2012 European Football Championship kicks off this summer, will not be a standalone release, but rather DLC for EA's popular FIFA 12.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

How does new game retail stack up in international markets? Exclusive 5
by Matt Matthews [03.28.12]
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the role of new video game retail sales in European countries, in a world where consumers have used, online and mobile game options.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Mobile Phone, Mobile Console, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital, Exclusive

Microsoft brings big releases to XBLA with Arcade Next, Minecraft 2
by Eric Caoili [03.22.12]
Microsoft has announced a new marketing campaign for Xbox Live Arcade releases starting next month, debuting high-profile titles like Trials Evolution and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.
Business/Marketing, Console Digital

NPD: Digital, non-traditional business almost half of retail game sales last quarter 2
by Eric Caoili [03.22.12]
Consumers spent $3.33 billion on games outside of retail (e.g. digital downloads, social/mobile games) in the U.S. and key European markets during the fourth quarter of 2011, the NPD Group reports.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital


NPD: Behind the Numbers, October 2011  
by Matt Matthews [11.14.11]
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews breaks down U.S. retail video game sales for the month of October, as reported by the NPD Group, and additionally touches on global sales of third-party publishers.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

NPD: Behind the Numbers, September 2011 1
by Matt Matthews [10.17.11]
Gamasutra's comprehensive breakdown of NPD Group's U.S. physical video game retail sales estimates for September exhibit how Xbox 360 hardware is "defying gravity" with a higher price and higher sales than competition, and how Madden and Gears of War 3 saved the month.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

The Crowdfunding Revolution: Making Your Choice 23
by R. Hunter Gough [05.05.11]
In the second part of our series on crowdfunding, we compare and contrast the different funding options available to game developers, so you can choose the one that fits best for you -- including a useful chart, and quotes from many of them.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Indie, Console Digital

Postmortem: Team Meat's Super Meat Boy 42
by Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes [04.14.11]
In this Game Developer Magazine postmortem, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes candidly discuss the development process of smash Steam and Xbox Live Arcade hit Super Meat Boy, diving into the punishing process that lead to the retro revitalization that took hardcore gamers by storm.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, PC, Console/PC, Indie, Console Digital

Steve Swink On The Art Of Experimental Games 17
by Christian Nutt [04.08.11]
Indie Fund Shadow Physics developer Steve Swink discusses creative inspiration, the realities of developing games in a fiscally-driven world, and how Braid and Portal profoundly influenced his conception and understanding of development.
Design, Interview, Indie, Console Digital



Sulon Technologies — Markham, Ontario, Canada
[07.11.14]
SDK/Tools Programmer


Sulon Technologies — Markham, Ontario, Canada
[07.11.14]
Lead Programmer


AtomJack — Seattle, Washington, United States
[07.11.14]
3D Character Animator


Gameloft — New York, New York, United States
[07.11.14]
Game Economy Designer
Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for a skilled Game Economy Designer.

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[07.11.14]
Creative / Art Recruiter
Successfully recruiting within a passionate and creative environment takes a blend of listening and responsiveness, and an appreciation for the artistic temperament and for gaming culture in general. Take a look at the sheer array of our other openings and you’ll see we need someone able to present an understanding of not only a variety of artistic disciplines and concepts, but various production cycles and workflows as well. Blizzard is an addictive, hugely fun backdrop to operate in, and we want to hear from enthusiastic, creative recruiters ready to dive in and embrace the opportunity!

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[07.11.14]
Diablo III - Senior Concept Artist
As a senior concept artist you are at the tip of the spear of creating and championing new worlds for our games.

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[07.11.14]
Unannounced Title - Concept Artist
Concept Artist - Uannounced Title

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[07.11.14]
World of Warcraft - 3D Character Artist
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character artist to join the World of Warcraft team. The ideal candidate has experience modeling and texturing a diverse visual range of characters and creatures. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets is essential. The character artist must be skilled in another form of art production as well -- illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, concept drawing -- and be well-versed in related tools --3ds Max, Photoshop, etc. The ideal candidate also works well in an environment with peers who are passionate about making great games.

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[07.11.14]
Diablo III - VFX Artist
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled VFX Artist to work on all things Diablo. Our ideal candidate has extensive experience working with 3D packages, in-game VFX systems to create a wide range of VFX (fire, smoke, explosions, etc.), as well as a general understanding of good game play communications. Essential skills include a solid grasp of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, and other facets of animation. The VFX Artist must also have skill in creating textures and geometry needed for stylized VFX backed by related tools expertise – Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, etc.

Gameloft — Seattle, Washington, United States
[07.11.14]
Studio Manager
Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for a Studio Manager to start a new studio in Seattle.