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Sensitive data compromised in massive edu-game company hack 1
by Chris Kerr [11.30.15]
The personal information of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 children has been stolen from the China-based device manufacturer.
Business/Marketing, Serious

On Thanksgiving, what are game devs thankful for? 2
by Staff [11.26.15]
It's the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., and on Twitter, we asked devs to tell us what they're thankful for. We've compiled a list of responses -- feel free to add yours!
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The best games of 2015: We want your picks  
by Christian Nutt [11.30.15]
Soon, Gamasutra's editorial staff will begin to publish our picks for the best and most significant games -- but that's only half of the picture. Once again, we're asking you to join in.
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video: 4 questions to help you find the best theme for your game  
by Staff [11.16.15]
As part of the GDC 2013 Microtalks sessions, Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan hopped up on stage to quickly run down four questions he'd created to help clarify the themes of his games.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Video, Vault

Understanding this year's biggest video game copyright ruling 3
by Chris Baker [11.13.15]
We explore the significance of a recent ruling by the US Copyright Office that grants some exemptions to the stringent copyright protection of games.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, History

How Monarch redefines what winning means in strategy games 4
by Bryant Francis [11.11.15]
'We rarely consider how being highly cultured is a strategy for maintaining power. When leaders are having cocktail parties with influential people, there’s work being done.'
Design, Art, Serious, Indie

Layoffs at Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios 1
by Chris Kerr [11.02.15]
Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios has been forced to let go staff at both its New York and Stockholm offices.
Business/Marketing, Production, Serious

There are over 1,600 studios and publishers in the U.S., says the ESA 13
by Christian Nutt [10.30.15]
And there are over 400 colleges and universities offering game development programs, too -- as the industry spreads across the entire country.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Student/Education, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter and the Affect Heuristic  
by Jamie Madigan [12.01.15]
How do gaming Kickstarters that rely on nostalgia make use of our irrational decision-making?
Business/Marketing, Serious

About PC and Mobile and revenue and stuff 1
by Pascal Bestebroer [11.30.15]
Times have changed, having earned a living on mobile for 10 years.. I'm now slowly moving away to PC. Is my love for mobile gone, or has my audience been scared away by free-to-play ?
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie

Don’t Test Private Methods  
by David Bernstein [11.25.15]
I often get the question when teaching developers test driven development (TDD), “How do you test private method?” The short answer is you don’t, but there’s also a longer answer...
Programming, Serious

Game Accessibility and Impacting Game Design 1
by Josh Bycer [11.25.15]
Today's post touches on the concept of game accessibility, and some of the factors you need to think about in terms of consumers with impairments playing your game.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

Jetpac to the Past 1
by Scott Fine [11.25.15]
This week we will be taking a look into Jetpac, a retro game from 1983, and discussing what current day Game Designers can learn from it.
Design, Console/PC, Serious

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Game Artist w/ Unreal experience
**Tesla Motors is Seeking Game Artist with Unreal Experience**

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
UI Programmer
Insomniac Games is looking for a talented UI Programmer to join us!

Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
Combat Designer - Insomniac Games
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Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
Sr Character TD
Insomniac Games is looking for an Amazing Sr Character TD to join our team!

DreamSail Games — New York, New York, United States
Senior Unreal Programmer

Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
Content Artist
Insomniac Games is searching for a Content Artist- Check it out!

The Walt Disney Company — Bellevue, Washington, United States
Lead UI Designer
Lead UI Designer

Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Mobile Software Engineer
Senior Mobile Software Engineer

2K Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
QA Tester - Temp

Six Foot, LLC — Houston, Texas, United States
Publishing Project Manager