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These girls are ready to shape the future of game development Exclusive 8
by Leigh Alexander [07.29.14]
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, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Could overcoming game challenges combat anxiety? 4
by Gamasutra Community [07.28.14]
After overcoming a challenge in Guacamelee, one developer asks: "Could you successfully improve peopleís ability to focus and concentrate by playing challenging side-scrolling platform brawlers?"
Design, Console/PC, Serious

Why I made a game engine (in HTML5) 13
by Gamasutra Community [07.28.14]
"I was most excited about creating my own game engine because I wanted to know everything that was going on under the hood."
Programming, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Overcoming Impostor's Syndrome 35
by Gamasutra Community [07.25.14]
"You realize that you donít deserve to be here. You do not belong. You see amazing, talented people with more experience and talent, and you know you arenít qualified to work in their industry."
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video: Designing games to be impactful, not escapist entertainment 2
by Staff [07.23.14]
In this GDC 2013 talk, designer Jane McGonigal reminds developers that their games really do affect the lives of their players and gives design advice to ensure those effects are positive.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Video, Vault

Alaska Natives share their stories, culture through commercial games Exclusive  
by Leigh Alexander [07.21.14]
After 20 years in traditional games, Sean Vesce aims to help the Inupiat people of Alaska share their culture and values with the commercial gaming audience through puzzle platformer Never Alone.
Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Exclusive, Video

Overcoming Impostor's Syndrome 35
by Gamasutra Community [07.17.14]
"You realize that you donít deserve to be here. You do not belong. You see amazing, talented people with more experience and talent, and you know you arenít qualified to work in their industry."
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Unorthodox tips on improving your programming skills 30
by Gamasutra Community [07.16.14]
There are "plenty of good resources out there that teach the technical skills"; this post concentrates on "the more personal lessons that you often only learn through experience or trial and error."
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Creating Virtual Reality Games: The Fundamentals 16
by Sťbastien 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


Baby Steps and Giant Leaps: Motivating Players with Achievements  
by Zac Zidik [07.30.14]
This post describes two types of achievements that can inspire people to play your games and keep them coming back for more.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Why Developers Outsource: The Less Obvious Advantages of External Production 15
by Anton Wiegert [07.26.14]
You might think game developers only outsource "to save money" - but that's not completely accurate. In fact, there is a very long list of advantages that are much less obvious; even counter-intuitive.
Business/Marketing, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious

Platforming brawlers vs Anxiety? 4
by Eske Knudsen [07.25.14]
Could you successfully improve peopleís ability to focus and concentrate by playing challenging side-scrolling platform brawlers?
Design, Console/PC, Serious

Why I Made a Game Engine 13
by Zac Zidik [07.25.14]
Reasons I created an HTML5 game engine called FLAG.
Programming, Serious, Indie

Interview with a Casual Game Dev moving to Hardcore Game Dev by Me  
by Renante Silvestre [07.23.14]
For my birthday I interviewed myself, here's how it went.
Design, Programming, Serious, Indie


Psychic Bunny — Los Angeles, California, United States
[07.30.14]
Lead Gameplay Engineer


Disney Consumer Products — Glendale, California, United States
[07.30.14]
Contract Game Programmer


Zindagi Games — Camarillo, California, United States
[07.30.14]
Software Engineer
Zindagi Games is looking for junior to mid-level software engineers to join our programming team.

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
[07.30.14]
Core Technology – Client Network Engineer
As our Client Network Engineer at Telltale, you will work in a fast-paced and creative environment as the bridge between our online server and core technology groups working to build the next generation of online technology for Telltale√ʬĬôs unique narrative experiences.

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
[07.30.14]
Senior Network/Systems Administrator
Fast-growing digital publisher of licensed interactive episodic content on all gaming platforms is looking for a bright, resourceful Senior Network and System Administrator to help maintain, diagnose, and grow our internal network infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have in-depth enterprise-level experience and comprehensive working knowledge of security, network analysis, server hardware, and game developer system administration.

Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[07.30.14]
Visual Effects Artist


Nexon America, Inc. — El Segundo , California, United States
[07.30.14]
Localization Coordinator
The Localization Producer leads and manages the localization of Nexon America√ʬĬôs western game titles, usually from English to French, Italian, German, and Spanish. This position is responsible for creating effective workflow processes between internal stakeholders, external developers, and localization vendors to ensure consistent, high-quality localization.

Firaxis Games — Sparks, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
[07.30.14]
Senior Visual Effects Artist


Gearbox Software — Plano, Texas, United States
[07.30.14]
Release Engineer


Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[07.30.14]
Software Engineer, Mobile
Turbine, Inc. seeks a Software Engineer for its Needham, MA development studio to develop new products for mobile and tablet platforms. In this position, you will have a hands on role in defining and implementing key game systems and features, in collaboration with other software engineers, artists, and game designers. You will be working with a mid-size team of developers to create new products for iconic Warner Bros. intellectual properties. We are looking for candidates with a passion for games and game development.