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Tips for motivating your indie team: Be human 2
by Gamasutra Community [11.25.14]
"Sometimes, members who leave will have an important perspective on your project. Even if it hurts to hear that criticism, it will make your team stronger in the end."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Charting distinctive features in games 1
by Gamasutra Community [11.24.14]
An academic look at how "distinctive features" open up games to study: "Games are as diverse as the humanity that created them. This means that trying to sort games in definite, discrete categories is fruitless."
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Why you want cross-functional team members 1
by Gamasutra Community [11.24.14]
"You are hurting the agility of your company or project if you have an over-reliance on the concept specialization and arenít encouraging teams to work collaboratively to spread knowledge and skills."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Congratulations! You're a game dev lead...Now what? 20
by Gamasutra Community [11.13.14]
A guide from Insomniac's Mike Acton: "Congratulations! Youíre a lead. Now what? In general, whatever skills youíve demonstrated that got you to this point arenít the same things youíll be doing from here on out."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video: Going beyond graphics to reach visually impaired players  
by Staff [11.10.14]
A group of developers and advocates join together to share advice at GDC 2014 on how developers can make games that are accessible and appealing to a vastly underserved market: the visually impaired.
Audio, Video, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, Vault

Learn how thatgamecompany recruits top talent at GDC 2015  
by Staff [11.07.14]
Thatgamecompany's Sunni Pavlovic has a truckload of experience finding and retaining top game dev talent, and she's coming to GDC 2015 to explain how she does it -- and how you can do it too.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

Using games to treat anxiety, autism 1
by Christian Nutt [10.29.14]
"The program starts to not feel like a game ... It feels real. You know it is an alternate reality, but you feel the same emotions you would feel in the actual situation you are practicing."
Design, Console/PC, Serious

New social issue games tackle education, big pharma Exclusive 26
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


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


Socializing a New Member in a Scrum Team  
by Jon Clark [11.26.14]
This blog explores the process of incorporating a new team member into a Scrum team through Group Socialization theory and Agile development methodologies.
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The Perception of Characters and their Impact on Narrative  
by Josh Bycer [11.25.14]
The main character in any video game can impact how the title is perceived by the gamer and for today's post, we're going to look at some common archetypes for game writing and what they do to the perception of the story.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Cross-Functional People 1
by Charles Palmer [11.21.14]
Production problems abound when you rely too heavily on specializations. This blog lays out a few of the pitfalls of over-reliance on specialization and the advantages of breaking free.
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Quit the Grind: New Ways to "Level" 63
by Zack Wood [11.21.14]
Any RPG fan knows the feeling when battle stops being fun and starts being work, when you're just grinding because you feel you have to. But it isn't necessary- just look at what some of the classic RPGs have done to keep "leveling up" fun!
Design, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie


Filament Games LLC — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[11.26.14]
Game Artist


Filament Games LLC — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[11.26.14]
Visual / Interaction Designer


Gameloft New Orleans — New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
[11.26.14]
Game Economy Designer


Gameloft New Orleans — New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
[11.26.14]
Lead Programmer


Blizzard Entertainment — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.26.14]
iOS Engineer, San Francisco
Do you love games, especially Blizzard games? How about building engaging experiences for mobile devices? Awesome, because we here on Battle.net√ʬĬôs mobile team are looking for a talented software engineer to join our group and help bring Blizzard√ʬĬôs trademark polish to iOS and in turn to millions of our players worldwide.

Gameloft New Orleans — New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
[11.26.14]
Producer


Aechelon Technology, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.26.14]
Geospatial Engineer


DeNA — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.26.14]
Software Engineer, Game Server
At DeNA our goal is to make the best mobile social games in the world and our game servers are central to that goal. Simply put, we're looking for talented and driven server engineers who are interested in building highly scalable game servers for hit titles. Our game server engineers build software that juggles the needs of a massive user population.

DeNA — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.26.14]
Full Stack Engineer, Games
You love to build things. Maybe its because you played with Legos growing up. Building is what you shall do at DeNA. We are looking for you to join us in building dynamic, networked games for the iPhone and Android devices. You will work with a team of talented engineers in a fun and focused environment to create the very foundation of our company √ʬĬď the games. We√ʬĬôll expect you to participate and contribute to the growth of our company by speaking up and being heard.

Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[11.26.14]
Online Analyst
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a passionate online analyst who will be responsible for supporting the analytic needs of Battle.net group. This person will perform online analytics and deliver actionable insights, analyses and recommendations that shape and inform day-to-day online strategies as well as long-term optimization strategies. The ideal candidate should be comfortable using the SQL language to run data queries and have experience in the e-commerce industry.