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PSA: Tomorrow is your deadline to register early for GDC 2017!  
by Staff [01.17.17]
With just over 24 hours to go before early registration for Game Developers Conference 2017 ends tomorrow -- Wednesday, January 18th at 11:59 PM Pacific, now's the time register at a discounted rate!
Audio, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

7 educational games that every developer should study 14
by Stefanie Fogel [01.05.17]
We reached out to some game devs who are also educators, or who work in educational software, and asked them to name some of the educational games that are most instructive to designers.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious

Come to GDC 2017 and learn how to write better, richer game characters  
by Staff [01.03.17]
At GDC 2017 Treachery in Beatdown City dev Shawn Allen will talk about how he approached creating dozens of characters of various ethnicities in a fictional NY, and how he too has stumbled. 
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, GDC

The Making of GOP Arcade's Voter Suppression Trail 11
by Phil Hornshaw [12.07.16]
"Oregon Trail is an insanely slow game, very frustrating," says Chris Baker of GOP Arcade. "We matched the feeling of the original quite closely."
Business/Marketing, Design, Serious, Indie

The state of educational games in the Minecraft era 4
by Richard Moss [10.18.16]
Minecraft, Kerbal Space, and even Civilization all have instructional spin-off versions. But do educators know how to integrate games into the classroom? We got the takes of some educational game devs.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

See how Girls Make Games supports girls who want to be game makers 1
by Staff [10.12.16]
Artifact Studios has released Girls Level Up, a brief documentary about LearnDistrict cofounder Laila Shabir and the Girls Make Games summer camp she launched years ago to help girls learn game dev.
Business/Marketing, Serious, Video

Eco is a Minecraft-like with an environmental, educational twist  
by Lena LeRay [10.12.16]
While it shares Minecraft's basic gameplay loop of harvest/gather/plan/build, Eco is designed to teach kids to collaborate and solve problems while being mindful of protecting the environment.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Video

Games For Change expands student game dev contest about real-world issues  
by Alex Wawro [10.11.16]
The Games For Change organization is preparing to host its second Student Challenge next year in more cities, with more resources and more programs to help kids make games about real-world issues.

The Argument for Video Games  
by Ben Sim [01.17.17]
Video games have always been a topic of debate for many decades. It is often cited for the root cause of anti-social behavior on one extreme to violence on the other. But regardless of which end you stand, every cloud has a silver lining.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Publishing Agreement Pitfalls: A Practical Guide for Indie Devs  
by Pete Lewin [01.17.17]
A practical guide for indie devs on evaluating and negotiating a publishing deal.
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie

Therapy by game development 1
by Byron AtkinsonJones [01.13.17]
How I dug myself out of a depression by making a game.
Serious, Indie

What To Expect - Video Game Cybersecurity In 2017 2
by Matthew Cook [01.12.17]
Matt Cook shares his predictions for cybersecurity in online games for 2017, and discusses potential threats for the coming year.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

Building empathy and self-healing: Game development as an awareness and healing tool  
by Thais Weiller [01.11.17]
Use your own personal experiences to create games and have unexpected results.
Design, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City , California, United States
Gameplay/UI Scripter

Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City , California, United States
Network Engineer

Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City , California, United States
Gameplay Engineer

Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City, California, United States
AI Engineer

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
Director of Product Management (Mobile)

Digital Extremes — London, Ontario, Canada
Weapons Artist

SYBO Games — Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Mobile Engineer(s) and Game Designer(s)

Bandai Namco Entertainment America — Santa Clara, California, United States
Senior Mobile Product Manager
Senior Mobile Product Manager

Tesla Motors, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
Developer, Digital Design Technologies
Developer, Digital Design Technologies

Lionbridge Technologies — Bellevue, Washington, United States
Native Language Video Game Localization Tester-3471