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Video Game Deep Cuts: Gnog Bunnies Love Snipperclips  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.22.17]
This week's best longread/standout articles & videos about games include Gnog's quirky gameplay, Second Life bunny tragedy, and Snipperclips' surprising third-party story, among others.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Minecraft dev sacrifices Nirvana in-joke to save players' parrots 1
by Alex Wawro [05.16.17]
Here we are now, entertain us -- but please don't encourage us to unwittingly poison our pets.
Design, Serious, Social/Online

Attend VRDC Fall 2017 and learn about Tilt Brush and phobia care in VR  
by Staff [05.10.17]
VRDC Fall 2017 organizers debut two talks for the September show: a deep dive into the development and production of Tilt Brush and a deep look at how VR can/should be used to treat phobias!
Design, Production, Serious

U.S. politicians form Congressional caucus dedicated to VR & AR tech  
by Alex Wawro [05.03.17]
They're referring to it as the 'Reality Caucus', and together the 5 founding co-chairs hope to 'help support innovation and address the challenges posed' by VR, AR and mixed-reality tech.
Business/Marketing, Serious

VRDC Fall 2017 adds fresh talks on Cyan's Obduction and VR in healthcare  
by Staff [05.03.17]
Come to VRDC Fall 2017 to see a smorgasbord of great VR-focused talks, including a practical guide to VR in healthcare and Cyan's postmortem of bringing its FMV-rich game Obduction into VR.
Design, Serious

FoldIt dev has a new game that's helping map the human brain  
by Alex Wawro [04.24.17]
"You can see this as symbiosis -- computers learn from what people are doing and they do better," Center for Game Science director Dr. Zoran Popovic tells The New York Times about its new game Mozak.
Design, Serious, Social/Online

Blog: A creative way to give basic audio inputs narrative meaning  
by Gamasutra Community [04.17.17]
How one team hacked together an interactive journey driven by microphone inputs, bringing together the audience, performer, and experience.
Design, Serious

Don't Miss: How would the Affordable Care Act repeal impact indie devs? 17
by Lexi Pandell [03.24.17]
"After all the talk about small business and creating jobs, anything that makes it scarier to strike out on your own and start a new business is a loss to our entire economy."
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie



All GAConf talks now viewable online  
by IGDA Game Accessibility SIG [05.18.17]
GAConf was a new conference run this February by IGDA-GASIG, dedicated solely to advancing the field of accessibility for gamers with disabilities. Today we're making all of the sessions freely available online.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

7 tips on creating a good press release for your indie games  
by Antonio Santo [05.17.17]
Have you ever struggled to write a good press release about your game? Here you have 7 tips that will make them more useful and efficient to help you with your PR and communication strategy
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

Issues about Impact  
by Sande Chen [05.17.17]
In this article, game designer Sande Chen ponders issues about social impact and the difficulties regarding its implementation and assessment.
Serious

Biggest LifeHack of IndieDev: Talk to them :)  
by Radek Bazak [05.17.17]
(...) After all, you made the game for them to play, not for yourself. Devour and absorb every word they type. They are the feathers of your wings. Let them pull you up, into the sky. Let them... Inspire you. And all you have to do is...(...)
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

Characters and Worldbuilding: Analyzing the Strength of Japanese Games 2
by Zack Wood [05.16.17]
This updated post from 2013 offers an in-depth look at Japanese developers' approach to worldbuilding and characters. It also explains key terms like "sekaikan," which is used frequently in discussion of games and other media in Japan.
Design, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie


Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[05.22.17]
Shader Artist
Insomniac Games is looking for a Shader Artist

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[05.22.17]
Gameplay Programmer
We are looking for gameplay programmers at Insomniac Games!

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[05.22.17]
Senior Gameplay Programmer
Senior Programmer wanted for a role at Insomniac Games!

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[05.22.17]
Senior Designer
Insomniac Games is looking for a Senior Designer to join our team!

Twisted Pixel Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[05.22.17]
Senior Animator


Gameloft — Barcelona, Spain
[05.22.17]
Senior Producer


Mindshow, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.20.17]
Lead Engineer (Unity / Virtual Reality)
Lead Engineer (Unity / Virtual Reality)

Mindshow, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.20.17]
Unity Engineer / VR Inverse Kinematics
Unity Engineer / VR Inverse Kinematics

Mindshow, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.20.17]
Unity Engineer / VR Platform
Unity Engineer / VR Platform

Treyarch — Santa Monica, California, United States
[05.19.17]
Senior Online Systems Designer