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Unity creates educational resources, makes engine free to teachers  
by Christian Nutt [03.23.15]
Unity 5 can head to high schools complete with a curricular framework for teaching the engine, and standards aimed at integrating with school curricula.
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Student/Education, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Testing in a Scrum team  
by Gamasutra Community [03.23.15]
"I will discuss what types of testing I think should be done by a Scrum team, and what types could be done by someone outside of the team."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

New Chicago summit aims to raise awareness about video game law  
by Alex Wawro [03.20.15]
Two Chicago-based law students are looking to raise awareness among developers about the state of video game law by organizing the first annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit next week.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The UK's new budget includes two funds for game studios 5
by Christian Nutt [03.18.15]
A Prototype Fund designed to help game startups get off the ground and the Skills Investment Fund, which provides matching funds for training initiatives both made it in.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

This Week in Video Game Criticism: The Limits of Games with Stories  
by Kris Ligman [03.16.15]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the limits of games with stories to the psychological effects of game violence.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

150 books for game devs 11
by Gamasutra Community [03.13.15]
"We have been building a big list of books about video games. It features more than 150 books dealing with the history of videogames, biographies, Game Design, Serious Games, videogames studies & analysis..."
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC 2015 and the battle for headlines: An analysis  
by Gamasutra Community [03.12.15]
A media analysis that shows what kind of coverage GDC got as compared to other industry events -- and whether it was Unreal Engine or Unity that got the most play during the show.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Adaptive audio for smartphone games 4
by Gamasutra Community [03.12.15]
"We developed a very simple, user-focused, adaptive method of switching the music based on when the player was interacting with the game or not." And here's how.
Audio, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet


Creating Virtual Reality Games: The Fundamentals 16
by Sťbastien Kuntz [05.23.13]
As VR heats up again thanks to the emergence of the Oculus Rift, Gamasutra presents a ten-year veteran's take on best practices for developing immersive games using this technology.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

Games With The Power To Offend: Surviving And Stoking Controversy 20
by Michael Thomsen [08.24.10]
Developers, execs and PR talk some of gaming's top controversies -- from Six Days in Fallujah to Resident Evil 5 -- how they handled them, and how they might be avoided in the future.
Business/Marketing, Design, Serious

From Research To Games: Interacting With 3D Space 7
by Joseph LaViola Jr. [04.22.10]
While 3D interfaces are just taking off for consumers, years of research have been poured into the field. Dr. Joe LaViola of the University of Central Florida shares detailed academic findings about building useful and fun ways to interact with games.
Design, Programming, Art, Serious

Persuasive Games: Shell Games 23
by Ian Bogost [03.03.10]
Just what will the achievementization of the world mean? Author and game designer Ian Bogost ponders Jesse Schell's DICE talk and blends his interpretation with research. Will it work... and, more importantly, is it good?
Design, Serious

Moving Hardcore Gaming To The Web: Making History 31
by Matt Seegmiller [01.05.10]
Can you take your game into the browser and gain in the process? Developer Muzzy Lane (Making History series) discusses the challenges and advantages of this approach in this in-depth tech-oriented article.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Serious, Social/Online


Have you done your gamedev legal "spring cleaning" yet?  
by Zachary Strebeck [03.30.15]
Have you looked at your game development legal situation lately? Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck gives developers a heads-up on some important issues.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Game Dev 101  
by Juliette Dupre [03.27.15]
Quick start guide for anyone brand new to game development who wants to become a part of it.
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC BizDev Diaries: Managing 150+ Meetings for Twelve Companies Without Losing My Mind (Part 1 of 3)  
by Jay Powell [03.27.15]
The first in a series of posts outlining how our consulting firm handled business development and marketing meetings for twelve very different companies simultaneously at GDC 2015.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The Balance of Meta-game Design Featuring Age of Empires  
by Josh Bycer [03.27.15]
Age of Empires for the last few games became one of the first strategy series to have Meta-game design and today's post examines the differing philosophies and challenges of adding this model to your game.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Why Your Game Company Needs a Marketing Plan  
by Jovan Johnson [03.26.15]
The basic reason your game company needs a marketing plan? Without a marketing plan, your game(s) will only reach a fraction of your target audience. Learn more.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


WEVR — Venice Beach, California, United States
[03.30.15]
Core Engine Architect


Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[03.30.15]
Graphic Designer


Evertoon — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.30.15]
Senior Mobile Engineer at Animated-Movie Startup


Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[03.30.15]
Graphics Software Engineer
Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is a part of the leading free-to-play MMO game developer and publisher, with over 65 million subscribers and multiple studios worldwide. We are looking for the right individuals to join us and help deliver great user experiences in both our highly-successful current game, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, as well as our upcoming projects.

Bluepoint Games, Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States
[03.30.15]
VFX Artist (Contract)
Bluepoint is looking for a VFX ARTIST to join our team on a contract basis as we work on our latest project. Help us remaster a highly-acclaimed franchise on a current generation console.

Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[03.30.15]
Technical Designer
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher is bringing World of Tanks to the Xbox 360, marking the company's debut on consoles. Built specifically for the Xbox 360, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will bring the title's trademark team-based tactical action and free-to-play accessibility to the tens of millions of Xbox Live gamers around the globe. Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 1300 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.

Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[03.30.15]
Narrative Writer


Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[03.30.15]
User Experience Lead
Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is a part of the leading free-to-play MMO game developer and publisher, with over 65 million subscribers and multiple studios worldwide. We are looking for the right individuals to join us and help deliver great user experiences in both our highly-successful current game, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, as well as our upcoming projects.

Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[03.30.15]
Lead Mission Designer
Lead Mission Designer

Wargaming.net — Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States
[03.30.15]
Gameplay Engineer
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, at E3 this year announced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, marking the company√ʬĬôs debut on consoles. Built specifically for the Xbox 360, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition brings the title√ʬĬôs trademark team-based tactical action and free-to-play accessibility to the tens of millions of Xbox Live gamers around the globe. Published by Microsoft and developed by Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore (formerly Day 1 Studios), World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a free download from Xbox Live, providing unlimited gameplay for Xbox Live Gold members and a limited-time trial for Xbox Live account holders.