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One post, 27 indie production lessons 2
by Gamasutra Community [09.17.14]
The developer of smartphone serious game Terrachanics shares lessons learned on the journey from conception to completion.
Production, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Why you need to play Bond Breaker and Algebra Assembler 8
by Gamasutra Community [09.16.14]
"We are entering a golden age for educational video games. Portal and Braid sowed the seeds of revolution... they introduced a spirit of expressiveness."
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

How to shoot photographs for better 2D in-game art 1
by Gamasutra Community [09.16.14]
"If youíre living in a big city, Beijing, Paris, Prague, you will not be short of museums. These are good places to hunt good antique pictures."
Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Kickstarter launches in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland  
by Christian Nutt [09.15.14]
You can start building your projects now for launch on October 21; for the rest of us, it's time to start backing campaigns in kronor, kroner and euros.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

'What value do you see in game jams? What have you learned?' 4
by Christian Nutt [09.12.14]
They're increasingly popular and seemingly going on all the time. What value do they hold for game developers? We asked our readers.
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: From student to serious game developer 2
by Gamasutra Community [09.12.14]
"Since the DOE was looking for a recruitment game that could reach as many people as possible, I wanted us to explore an alternative to what serious games had done in the past. We decided to focus on inspiration over instruction."
Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC 2015 reveals new Summits and opens call for papers  
by Staff [09.08.14]
The GDC 2015 call for lectures and panels for topic-specific Summits focused on eSports, indie games, community management, free-to-play, narrative, mobile, and education ends 10/3.
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Wage gauge: Industry salary stats from the 2014 Game Career Guide Exclusive  
by Staff [08.27.14]
In this edition you'll find lots of great data aimed at preparing you for a career in game development, including the results of Gamasutra's most recent industry-wide salary survey.
Audio, Exclusive, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing


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


5 Ways to Aggressively Defend a Patent Lawsuit  
by Eric Buresh [09.18.14]
Often out of the blue, video game companies find themselves the target of so-called patent trolls. If you find yourself on the receiving end, you must immediately mount a defense. Here are five key steps to an effective offensive plan.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious

Exhibiting at Game Industry Events - A Developer's Perspective  
by Mathew Anderson [09.18.14]
What does it take to setup, manage, and tear down booths at events like E3 and Comic-Con? Here's a glimpse...
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

A tale of SIX: NDA's, Transparency and Trust  
by Nathaniel Green [09.17.14]
The business side of TOO DX talks about not being able to talk about things and what it is like to be working under an NDA as a small studio.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

Trademark Basics Part 1: Disney Sues famous DJ for Infringement  
by Jonathan Sparks [09.16.14]
Trademark basics, and how Disney sues solo-artist DJ DeadMau5 for his alleged trademark infringement of the Mickey Mouse image.
Business/Marketing, Design, Art, Serious, Indie

Can you use other companies' trademarks in your video game?  
by Zachary Strebeck [09.16.14]
Game attorney Zachary Strebeck examines some of the case law surrounding the use of third-party trademarks in video games. While trademark protection is generally very strong, in these cases the First Amendment often reigns supreme.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Mixamo — San Francisco, California, United States
[09.18.14]
Animation Outsource Manager


Phosphor Games Studio — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[09.18.14]
Game Producer


Trion Worlds — Redwood City, California, United States
[09.18.14]
Senior Gameplay Engineer
Gameplay Guru Wanted - AI, Combat, Movement, Physics

Heavy Iron Studios, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.18.14]
Game Programming Intern


Wargaming.net — Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States
[09.18.14]
Sr. 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.

Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[09.18.14]
Sr. 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.

Heavy Iron Studios, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.18.14]
Gameplay and Engine Programmer


Digital Extremes — London, Ontario, Canada
[09.18.14]
Gameplay Programmers


Digital Extremes — LONDON, Ontario, Canada
[09.18.14]
UI ARTIST/DESIGNER


Digital Extremes — Costa Mesa, California, United States
[09.18.14]
SEO & CRM Specialist