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If you're coming to GDC 2017, know your GDC Code of Conduct!  
by Staff [02.23.17]
GDC 2017 is happening next week! As we prepare for the show, GM of GDC events and all-around Boss Lady Meggan Scavio is here to highlight the official code of conduct for GDC and its related events.
Serious, GDC

Coming to GDC 2017 next week? Use these travel tips and discounts!  
by Staff [02.23.17]
GDC officials have worked with local transit companies to arrange special discounts for GDC 2017 attendees! Also, they want to encourage attendees to get out and enjoy San Francisco during the how.
Serious, GDC

Ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike raises fresh questions about game dev unions 2
by Alex Wawro [02.22.17]
"What if actors get royalties and the programmers don't? You can imagine what that could trigger," composer Tommy Tallarico told Motherboard. "The reality is that it should."
Serious

Video: Improving our games through subversive diversity  
by Staff [02.16.17]
Game devs Catt Small and Shawn Alexander Allen take the stage at GDC 2016 to talk about how you can create more diverse and inclusive games, and why that's a valuable thing you should be doing.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Video, Vault

Step up your teaching game by attending GDC 2017's Education Summit  
by Staff [02.16.17]
Don't miss out on these great education-focused talks that will be taking place during the Education Summit at GDC 2017 later this month!
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, GDC

Over 100 tech companies sign brief detailing harms of US travel ban  
by Alissa McAloon [02.06.17]
Update Zynga, Microsoft, Google, Bungie & 100+ other tech companies signed a legal brief on Sunday to oppose the selective travel and immigration ban put in place by the President of the United States.
Serious

Obituary: Ember Entertainment tester Wesley Warren Olson  
by Chris Kerr [02.06.17]
Ember Entertainment tester Wesley Warren Olson has passed away at the age of 30.
Serious

If you're attending GDC 2017, don't miss the Nite to Unite charity gala  
by Staff [02.01.17]
As the game industry prepares for GDC 2017 in San Francisco next month, organizers would like to quickly remind attendees about the Nite to Unite charity gala taking place alongside the event.
Business/Marketing, Serious, GDC



5 tips to get in the video game industry  
by Gerardo Garcia [02.23.17]
Some people may say that “you got lucky” when you land a job in the industry. Well, I don’t believe in luck, I believe in chances and odds. And there are somethings you can do (or don’t do) to increase your odds in order to get the job. 
Business/Marketing, Serious

Identity Crisis - Playing a mixed heritage character in a modern day video game  
by Vivek Bhurtun [02.22.17]
Having been born in the UK but raised in an Indian family, I'd never really considered myself anything other than British. It was not until recently when I acted as the protagonist in a video game, that I started to ask myself what this actually meant
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

How the Chinese Games Industry is Evolving  
by Bradford Hinkle [02.22.17]
Consolidations, closings, and lack of investment are driving most mid to small-size developers in China out of business. Surviving in 2017 will be tough, but there is a way so long as former F2P mobile developers are willing to adapt.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Game Think 2.0 - How Not To Make A Game by Brian Baglow  
by Stephen McCallum [02.21.17]
A reflective analysis of a talk made by Brian Baglow during Game Think 2.0 about how not to run a game studio.
Business/Marketing, Serious

3 Tips for Selling Your Game on Your Own  
by Josh Bycer [02.21.17]
With Steam Direct changes poised to effect the Steam marketplace, I put together some important tips for selling your game when Steam isn't an option.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR


Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[02.24.17]
Senior Security Engineer
See job description.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — Troy, New York, United States
[02.23.17]
Open Rank Faculty
Faculty Opening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Top Ranked National University, and Digital Gaming Hub.

Intel — Santa Clara, California, United States
[02.23.17]
Research Scientist
Research in 3D graphics, working alongside other Intel researchers to invent new techniques or technologies that advance the field of real-time rendering. - Producing a long-term technology vision that impacts Intel graphics hardware and software products - Publishing your work in leading conferences and journals We're looking for graphics explorers who are collaborative and team oriented with strong written and verbal communications skills - ready to follow ideas and findings where-ever they take you to innovate and make a difference with Intel real-time graphics. Come join us!

Cat Daddy Games — Kirkland, Washington, United States
[02.23.17]
SERVER ENGINEER - MOBILE GAMES
Come join a small team of talented and passionate server engineers designing and building our future server architecture. We're using Azure hosted servers and a new micro-services architecture to achieve our very high scale and reliability goals. This role offers lots of ownership and impact if you have the right blend of creative and server engineering skills to help make our games awesome for millions of players. We are solving very interesting technical challenges with new services while supporting and growing multiple mobile game titles. It is a great time to jump into our game and become a big impact contributor. We would love to talk to you directly if this opportunity sounds appealing to you!

Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
[02.23.17]
Generalist Programmer
Generalist Programmer

Sharecare Inc — Sarasota, Florida, United States
[02.23.17]
UI/UX/Graphic Designer


Sharecare Inc — Sarasota, Florida, United States
[02.23.17]
Senior Animator/ FX Artist


Gimmie Games — Decatur, Georgia, United States
[02.23.17]
Office Manager


Tencent Games — Helsinki, Finland
[02.23.17]
Game Artist
Game Artist

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
[02.23.17]
User Acquisition Specialist