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Video: Veteran game dev Chris Crawford's famous 'Dragon Speech' 1
by Staff [06.15.17]
Watch this seminal speech from the 1992 CGDC which sees Crawford charge out of the room (and out of the commercial game industry, really) in pursuit of the "dragon" of truth, beauty, and art in games.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Video, Vault

Report: Konami is making life hard for people who leave the company 6
by Alex Wawro [06.14.17]
The Nikkei Asian Review published a report today that alleges Konami has been reliably blacklisting, stonewalling, and generally just making things difficult for people who choose to leave.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Staffordshire University to offer UK's first eSports degree  
by Alex Wawro [05.30.17]
This is a big deal because it's the first time any university in the United Kingdom has pitched a degree program as being explicitly about the business of playing games professionally.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Why Texas may have lost its status as a hotbed of game patent lawsuits  
by Alex Wawro [05.24.17]
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on a patent fight over powdered drink mixes that potentially changes the landscape of patent fights in the game industry -- by moving them out of East Texas.
Business/Marketing, Serious

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



How to Handle Criticism Like a Classy Developer  
by Jennifer Mendez [06.22.17]
DO YOU TAKE CRITICISM WELL, OR ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE THE NEXT INTERNET MEME? HERE'S WHAT TO DO, AND WHAT TO AVOID, WHEN DEALING WITH DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND UNRULY PLAYERS.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

Top Kickstarter Tips From Kickstarter's Video Games Expert 1
by Anya Combs [06.22.17]
I talk to a ton of people who are planning to launch game projects on Kickstarter. Here's what I tell them.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

The 4 Required Parts of any Game Tutorial  
by Josh Bycer [06.21.17]
Today's post looks at tutorial design and what elements should be a required part of any tutorial regardless of the genre or game.
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

The effect of proper pre-production  
by Dennis Verschuur [06.21.17]
How much impact does it have on the outcome of the quality on a game when the developers take the time to carry out a proper pre-production phase?
Production, Serious

Selling ASCII: Pre-Steam Sales Data for a Traditional Roguelike 4
by Josh Ge [06.20.17]
A summary of Cogmind's second year of alpha (early access) sales data, including revenue, pricing effects, and a breakdown of development time.
Business/Marketing, Production, Serious, Indie


Pixelberry Studios — MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, United States
[06.22.17]
Junior Game Writer


Backflip Studios — Boulder, Colorado, United States
[06.22.17]
Studio Art Manager


Naughty Dog — Santa Monica, California, United States
[06.22.17]
Character Shading TD
A Character Shading TD is in charge of making sure the surface materials of Naughty Dog’s characters look fantastic. Paint textures, tune materials, write shader code, and work with the artists and programmers – whatever it takes to push the beauty and realism of our characters to new levels!

Naughty Dog — Santa Monica, California, United States
[06.22.17]
Character TD / Rigger
Naughty Dog is seeking a Character TD / Rigger to come join our team! This talented individual should be able to work with minimal input and feel comfortable working in a team environment. Our ideal candidate possesses strong technical skills in rigging, an artistic eye, and passion for video games.

Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[06.22.17]
Senior Narrative Designer - Destiny


Hasbro — Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
[06.22.17]
Game Developer/Architect


Casumo — Swieqi, Malta
[06.22.17]
JavaScript Developer with a Passion for Games


Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
[06.22.17]
Mobile Marketing Associate


Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
[06.22.17]
Senior Data Analyst


Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[06.21.17]
Experienced Game Developer