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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 45
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

Hi-Rez Studios — Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
UI/UX Deisgner
Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced UI/UX Designer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia. Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects! We are looking for an exceptional User Interface Artist who wants be a part of a close-knit and fast-paced development team. This person will work directly with the director, programmers, and designers to create groundbreaking user interface designs with our game. We are interested in experienced candidates with high levels of creative energy and passion for creating amazing artwork.

Monolith Productions — Kirkland, Washington, United States
Art Lead, Characters
Monolith Productions is seeking a Lead Character Artist to lead a team of character artists in the creation and implementation of the highest quality characters and creatures.

Nuclear Division — Los Angeles, California, United States
Director, Game Development
We are looking for an experienced Director, Game Development who has a passion for mobile gaming and has shipped multiple mobile games. Primary responsibilities will be to build, mentor and manage the mobile game production lifecycle of our Los Angeles studio. We want to leverage your passion, creativity and insights to forge a strong team and game development culture.

Imangi Studios — Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Environment Artist
We’re looking for a highly creative, self motivated artist with solid 3D modeling, texturing, and lighting skills for environments and prop work.

Six Foot — Houston, Texas, United States
Production Coordinator

Imangi Studios — Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Senior Game Developer
This role is responsible for all aspects of building games including tools, gameplay, rendering, character control/animations, effects, management, and optimizations. In addition, senior game developers are expected to manage, mentor, and help train junior game developers.

Tilting Point — New York, New York, United States
Quality Assurance Lead

Loot Crate — Los Angeles, California, United States
Lead Game Designer
Lead Game Designer

Tynker — Mountain View, California, United States
Game Designer at Tynker

Midnight Studios, Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States
Systems Engineer
The systems engineer will be responsible for implementing foundational systems.