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New social issue games tackle education, big pharma Exclusive 4
by Leigh Alexander [10.24.14]
Subaltern Games' No Pineapple Left Behind and Twice Circled's Big Pharma are two new games that represent a humorous, provocative approach to social issues.
Design, Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Exclusive

Google now embeds information about games in search results  
by Christian Nutt [10.23.14]
The dominant search company has expanded its "Knowledge Graph" program to serve up info on games from a simple search.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Learn to make multiplatform games and protect your IP at GDC Next  
by Staff [10.23.14]
Attorney Mona Ibrahim explains how to avoid IP lawsuits and Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz reveals everything you need to know about multiplatform development at GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Designing educational games that grow up with the child  
by Gamasutra Community [10.22.14]
"As we work with developers around the globe, we’ve come to understand that the most successful games for kids are a balance of both education and fun, but also stretch a child to reach the next level."
Design, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

Building a game for charity that makes players care  
by Gamasutra Community [10.21.14]
"Serious games pose some unique challenges. How do you convey key messages in a clear, memorable and transparent way, while also creating an experience that succeeds as a game in its own right?"
Design, Production, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

Why anything but games matters 20
by Gamasutra Community [10.20.14]
"A couple months ago, I was talking to a friend in technology media. 'Sometimes I wonder why I’m in tech,' he started saying. He paused for a beat. 'Then I think, at least I’m not in games.'"
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: Crowdsourced translations can work: Here's how 1
by Gamasutra Community [10.15.14]
"The flow of work can go a lot smoother when partnering with some trustworthy power users. They will be able to provide extra localization feedback to your products if they are highly engaged."
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Robin Hunicke joins UC Santa Cruz's game program as an instructor  
by Christian Nutt [10.14.14]
The Games and Playable Media program picks up the Journey producer and co-author of the influential MDA framework as an Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Creating Virtual Reality Games: The Fundamentals 16
by Sébastien 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


Alternative Sales Strategies for Digital Stores -- Loyalty Programs  
by Ulyana Chernyak [10.23.14]
Our next topic on sales tactics for digital stores are loyalty programs. While their use in the Game Industry isn't far reaching yet, they are another potential area for digital stores to look into.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Can Game Design be Appraised?  
by Josh Bycer [10.22.14]
The Game Industry is facing a severe issue of devaluing content which has been our fault and part of it has to do with the problem of understanding and evaluating game design.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Volcano Game Jam!  
by Thierry Brochart [10.22.14]
The Volcano Game Jam, november 14, 15, 16 will be huge! We are honored to have Eric Chahi (Another World...) as president of the jury!
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

We need games like Hatred. 4
by Tommi Aijala [10.22.14]
Ponderings on why the game culture need controversial games like Hatred
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious, Social/Online

If you're Playing Games, you're Already Training your Brain  
by Yannis Patras [10.21.14]
Brain training is heavily built around neuroplasticity's premises. But neuroplasticity doesn't need elaborate scientific exercises to kick in. All it needs is an entertaining context, a challenging environment, and time! And these sound very familiar...
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet


Bohemia Interactive Simulations — Prague, Czech Republic
[10.24.14]
Game Designer


Next Games — Helsinki, Finland
[10.24.14]
Senior Level Designer


Activision Publishing — Santa Monica, California, United States
[10.24.14]
Tools Programmer-Central Team
See job description.

Crystal Dynamics — Redwood City, California, United States
[10.23.14]
Senior/Lead VFX Artist


Magic Leap, Inc. — Wellington, New Zealand
[10.23.14]
Level Designer


Magic Leap, Inc. — Wellington, New Zealand
[10.23.14]
Lead Game Designer


Sega Networks Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[10.23.14]
Mobile Game Engineer


Intel — Santa Clara, California, United States
[10.23.14]
Rendering Research Scientist
If you're interested in computer graphics and working with leading graphics software engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture, then our Visual and Parallel Computing Group (VPG) has opportunities for you. VPG delivers Intel's 3D graphics, media, display GPU, and Parallel Computing Technology.

Bluepoint Games, Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States
[10.23.14]
Senior Graphics (or Generalist) Engineer
Bluepoint Games is looking for a SENIOR GRAPHICS (or Generalist) ENGINEER with an interest in cutting-edge graphics and visual effects systems to join our efforts in developing advanced titles for major current- and next-gen consoles.

Intel — Folsom, California, United States
[10.23.14]
Senior Graphics Software Engineer
As a graphics software validation engineer, you will be responsible to work with internal/external stake holders, engage in analysis of requirements, architecture and development of automated tests, test frameworks and libraries for the Scheduling and Memory Management modules of the Intel Graphics Driver for Android or Windows Operating System. You will work to breakdown the architecture and design into validation coverage areas to develop effective, efficient automated tests and deploy them in pre-si and post-si Test Suites.