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Hey parents, now's the time to register for childcare at GDC 2019  
by Staff [01.09.19]
The KiddieCorp team charges an affordable hourly rate for their services and snacks and beverages will be provided, but meals do need to be supplied by parents each day!
Serious, GDC

Unity opens $25k contest for in-dev games with meaningful impact  
by Emma Kidwell [01.07.19]
Unity has announced its first annual Unity for Humanity contest, where one developer will be awarded $25,000 in funding to help bring their project to fruition. 
Design, Console/PC, Serious

Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward evacuated after bomb threat 1
by Emma Kidwell [12.13.18]
Infinity Ward, the Los Angeles-based developer behind multiple Call of Duty games, evacuated employees today following a bomb threat.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Applications are now open for GDC 2019's low-income free pass program!  
by Staff [12.13.18]
Game Developers Conference organizers have once again donated a number of complimentary GDC 2019 passes that will be given away (via lottery) as part of a special low-income GDC pass program!
Serious, GDC

Unity offers guidelines for what it considers ethical AI design 1
by Alex Wawro [11.28.18]
While these are just Unity's suggestions, they may help jumpstart some useful conversations within game development teams about how and why advanced AI tools and applications are used. 
Programming, Serious

Video: How to design games for game developers  
by Staff [11.05.18]
In this GDC 2012 talk, EA/Maxis' Stone Librande discusses a series of card and board games he's developed that are not only designed to entertain, but also to teach the fundamentals of game design.
Design, Serious, Video

Come to GDC 2019 for expert insight on fashion in games & designing for the colorblind  
by Staff [10.24.18]
2019 may still feel far away, but GDC 2019 organizers are already lining up great stuff for next year's show -- including these two great Advocacy talks, one on fashion and the other on colorblindess!
Console/PC, Serious, GDC

Video: How to design educational games for low income students  
by Staff [10.23.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, IDEO's Peter Slattery and Kate Schnippering discuss specific methods for tackling educational objectives in games for reaching a wide range of students.
Design, Serious, Video



Advanced UX Prototyping: Next Gen. Prototyping for Games & Apps.  
by Om Tandon [01.17.19]
Why and How to create Hi-fidelity game UX prototypes that rival finished game's feel to gather qualitative user data or pitch a new idea, way early in pre-production.
Design Production Art Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Kliuless #19: An Improbable Dispute with Unity and Epic  
by Kenneth Liu [01.17.19]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

The Loot Box Saga Shows Consumers Regulate Better than Government  
by Matthew McCaffrey [01.15.19]
Either businesses are regulated by consumers, or by government. The loot box saga has shown how one of the world's largest developers can be humbled by its customers without the “help” of politicians or new legislation.
Business/Marketing Serious

A Morale Victory Part 1: Giving Players a Chance to Win  
by Caleb Compton [01.15.19]
In my experience, Player Morale is one of the biggest indicators of whether somebody will sit through your game and want to play it again. One component of raising player morale is to make everybody feel that they have a chance to win. Part 2 next week.
Design Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online

Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?  
by Matthew McCaffrey [01.14.19]
If consumers and regulators continue their joint opposition to the industry, and if the industry fails to placate them, it won’t remain independent for long.
Business/Marketing Serious


Impulse Gear, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[01.20.19]
Senior Software Engineer
If you're interested in taking first person shooters to the next level Impulse Gear is looking for you! Come work with a great team of friendly, skilled, and diverse game developers to push the limits of Virtual Reality.

Monomi Park — San Mateo, California, United States
[01.18.19]
Senior Game Designer


Cignition — Palo Alto, California, United States
[01.18.19]
Game Programmer
We are looking for innovative gameplay programmers to join our team. Cignition is a growing startup, passionate about blending gameplay and neuroscience to create immersive learning experiences.

Heart Machine — Los Angeles, California, United States
[01.18.19]
Level Designer
If you’re an incredibly capable level design with ample spacial reasoning skills, a strong sense of storytelling, great sense of pacing and an eye for good compositions in 3d, please reach out to us!

Heart Machine — Culver City, California, United States
[01.18.19]
Gameplay Engineer
As a critical anchor for the project you’ll be crafting code for character movements, NPC interactions, scripted sequences, enemy combat, environmental interactions and much more. Help us build something satisfying and fluid while overcoming new and exciting challenges in gameplay.

Digital Extremes Ltd. — London, Ontario, Canada
[01.18.19]
Environment Artist


Wargaming Sydney — Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
[01.17.19]
Gameplay Programmer, C++ - Vehicle Physics
Wargaming Sydney is seeking a physics programmer to join our studio.

Wargaming Sydney — Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
[01.17.19]
Lead Artist
Wargaming Sydney is seeking a passionate and experienced Lead Artist to play a key role in driving the art style and content creation for our new games.

Wargaming Sydney — Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
[01.17.19]
Senior Technical Artist
Wargaming Sydney is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join our talented team of game creators as they embark in creating the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming.

Wargaming Sydney — Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
[01.17.19]
Lead Game Designer
Wargaming Sydney is seeking a passionate Lead Game Designer to join our professional team and deliver fresh experiences for players.