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Reminder: GDC 2015 call for submissions closes tomorrow!  
by Staff [08.27.14]
The call for proposals for Main Conference talks, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA ends tomorrow (8/28). Don't miss the deadline!
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

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

Don't Miss: How Girls Make Games aims to shake up the industry Exclusive 9
by Leigh Alexander [08.22.14]
With help from sponsors and the expertise of Tim Schafer, Kellee Santiago and Tracy Fullerton, the Girls Make Games program has launched to resounding success, helping young girls learn game-making.
Audio, Exclusive, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

GDC board members share advice for pitching a GDC 2015 talk  
by GDC Staff [08.21.14]
The GDC 2015 call for submissions closes next Thursday, August 28th, and to help you better prepare we've got some advice on pitching talks from a few members of the GDC advisory board.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC GM Meggan Scavio calls for speaker diversity at GDC 2015 2
by GDC Staff [08.19.14]
Game Developers Conference general manager Meggan Scavio explains her plans to expand the diversity of the community interacting at the 28th annual GDC next March.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Quick Kickstarter tips: Getting your video right 6
by Gamasutra Community [08.13.14]
"It’s loud, confusing, it shows snippets of the game, it doesn’t tell the story of WHY you’re putting it to the Kickstarter community! Welcome to yet another failed Kickstarter project."
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't monetize like League of Legends, consultant says Exclusive 32
by Leigh Alexander [08.11.14]
By many metrics, League of Legends is the most-played game in the world. But its monetization system probably won't work for your online game -- consultant Teut Weidemann explains the stats.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Exclusive, GDC Europe

2 costly legal mistakes when working with contractors 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.11.14]
Attorney Zachary Strebeck on "deadly mistakes that crop up in licensing or independent contractor agreements" that you absolutely should avoid.
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


Square Enix too lazy to pay for games anymore?  
by Johnathan Lackovic [08.28.14]
Why is Square Enix too lazy to pay for games anymore?
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

CounterStrike GO streamer the subject of latest incident of "Swatting"  
by Zachary Strebeck [08.27.14]
On August 27, a SWAT team responded to a threat at the offices of gaming group The Creatures in Littleton, CO. The threat, however, was fake, the latest incident of a prank known as “swatting.”
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online

They Shout Louder 6
by Robert Fearon [08.27.14]
The future of videogames is not in the hands of the mob that shouts the loudest. A look at the past, present and future of videogames and a theory on why we're maybe where we are right now.
Console/PC, Serious, Indie

I don't like media that makes people cry. 1
by Sean Perryman [08.27.14]
Some people find crying to be a good release; I personally view it as a loss of control I am uncomfortable with. I dislike not being in control of my emotions, and I feel that is what producers are trying to do with their tear-jerking content.
Design, Serious

Understanding Games as Art  
by Stefan Kowal [08.25.14]
What is a 'game'? In essence, a game is a challenge in which one wins or loses (or ties). A game is a sport, and for this reason is said to not be 'art'. I argue that games have transcended this primary function, and in disembarking from such, are art.
Design, Art, Serious


Monochrome LLC — Aptos, California, United States
[08.28.14]
Senior Programmer


Monochrome LLC — Aptos, California, United States
[08.28.14]
Level Designer


Monochrome LLC — Aptos, California, United States
[08.28.14]
Lead Audio Designer


Infinity Ward / Activision — woodland hills, California, United States
[08.28.14]
Build Engineer-Infinity Ward
See job description.

Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.27.14]
Lead Network Engineer
Cloud Imperium is looking for a Lead Network Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[08.27.14]
Animation Programmer
Cloud Imperium is looking for an Animation Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Cloud Imperium Games — SANTA MONICA, California, United States
[08.27.14]
Art Director
Cloud Imperium is looking for an Art Director to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Cloud Imperium Games — SANTA MONICA, California, United States
[08.27.14]
Audio Director
Cloud Imperium is looking for an Audio Director to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.27.14]
Lead Software Engineer
Cloud Imperium is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Cloud Imperium Games — SANTA MONICA, California, United States
[08.27.14]
Senior Producer
Cloud Imperium Games is seeking an accomplished Senior Producer for our Santa Monica, CA studio.