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U.S. government backs summit to unite teachers and game makers 8
by Alex Wawro [04.14.15]
The U.S. Dept. of Education will help host the first-ever "Games for Learning Summit" to try and bring educators and developers together to discuss how to best design games for use in the classroom.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Adding debt to your daily Scrum 5
by Gamasutra Community [04.14.15]
"After being stung by it a few times... I’ve added a fourth question that everyone is expected to answer in daily Standups: What debt have I incurred?"
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: A living guide to the GDC vault 8
by Gamasutra Community [04.10.15]
A project from Schell Games developers to rate GDC Vault talks by quality, "in the hopes that it will help you find the gold nuggets in the vast expanse that is the GDC Vault."
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Where Games Go To Sleep - The game preservation crisis 44
by John Andersen [04.09.15]
A look into the state of classic game preservation circa 2011, this feature delves into strange tales of what happened to Atari's source code, the surprising rescue of Sonic Spinball, and much more.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online

Video: Stanford seminars examine the societal impact of games  
by Alex Wawro [03.31.15]
Stanford is publicly sharing videos from its Interactive Media & Games Summit, an ongoing series of open lectures on how games intersect with art, healthcare, education and other aspects of society.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Video

Unity creates educational resources, makes engine free to teachers  
by Christian Nutt [03.23.15]
Unity 5 can head to high schools complete with a curricular framework for teaching the engine, and standards aimed at integrating with school curricula.
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Student/Education, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Testing in a Scrum team  
by Gamasutra Community [03.23.15]
"I will discuss what types of testing I think should be done by a Scrum team, and what types could be done by someone outside of the team."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

New Chicago summit aims to raise awareness about video game law  
by Alex Wawro [03.20.15]
Two Chicago-based law students are looking to raise awareness among developers about the state of video game law by organizing the first annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit next week.
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


The Joy of Columbo and Successful Non Serialized Narratives  
by Josh Bycer [04.20.15]
I'm back with another look at narrative in video games and what game designers can learn about non serialized storytelling from the classic TV show Columbo.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Tears for Spheres: Developing "Grudgeball" in the year everything changed  
by Guillermo Crespi [04.17.15]
HeavyBoat is a game development company from Argentina. This is the story behind "Grudgeball", one of our latest collaborations with Cartoon Network, and how the business risks HeavyBoat took during that year made it our most difficult period to date.
Design, Production, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

The most important reason to register your copyrights  
by Zachary Strebeck [04.16.15]
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the big reason you should register your copyrights sooner than later: more money. A prompt registration allows you to get damages for infringement without having to prove how you were actually damaged.
Business/Marketing, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Celebrating Dual Stick Control Schemes in Game Design  
by Josh Bycer [04.15.15]
Today's post looks at how control schemes were forever altered thanks to the evolution of the dual stick system and what they mean when designing gamepads and the difference between 2D and 3D game design.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The Smartest $5,000 You’ll Ever Spend on Your Mobile Game: Q&A with Rovio’s VP of User Acquisition & Engagement 1
by Pepe Agell [04.14.15]
Chartboost Head of International chats with Eric Seufert — Rovio's new VP of user acquisition and engagement — about the ins and outs of a killer UA strategy and expectations for the future of mobile gaming.
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet


Bigpoint — Hamburg, Germany
[04.21.15]
Lead QA Tester (m/f) - Hamburg - 3586


Cat Daddy Games — Kirkland, Washington, United States
[04.21.15]
Server Tools Developer


Retro Studios - Nintendo — Austin, Texas, United States
[04.20.15]
Concept Artist - RETRO STUDIOS


Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.20.15]
Graphic Designer


FunPlus — SF, California, United States
[04.20.15]
Systems Designer


Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC — San Diego, California, United States
[04.20.15]
Staff SW App Engineer
Sony San Deigo Online Technology Group is looking for a Staff SW App Engineer!

Evertoon — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.20.15]
Senior Mobile Engineer at Animated-Movie Startup


Off Base — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.20.15]
Game Platform Engineer
We are creating media focused console applications for the Sony PS4 & Xbox One.

NetherRealm Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[04.20.15]
Senior Artist, Cinematics
Netherrealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc., is looking for an exceptionally skilled artist to help create high quality environments and assets with a strong understanding of player space, composition, functionality, and performance optimization.

NetherRealm Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[04.20.15]
Senior Technical Artist
NetherRealm studios is seeking a passionate problem-solver to drive and evangelize creative, cutting-edge tools and pipelines. A senior technical artist at NetherRealm studios is a driving force in recognizing innovative trends and tools, finding creative solutions to complicated problems, defining and constantly improving pipelines, and empowering artists with tools and techniques to push the boundaries of what is possible.