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Saving video game history begins right now 6
by Kris Graft [03.05.15]
At Game Developers Conference 2015, Jason Scott, archivist at the Internet Archive, urged developers to start preserving their history immediately.
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC, History

Studio management tips from Jesse Schell  
by Christian Nutt [03.06.15]
Over the course of the last 12 years of running his studio, Schell Games, Jesse Schell has learned a few things about management: Here's a collection of his insight, shared today at GDC.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

One Life Left vs. Gamasutra Podcast #1: Pipelines 'n' Tubes Exclusive  
by Staff [03.05.15]
Guests from Naughty Dog, Campo Santo, Vlambeer, Undead Labs, and much more join One Life Left and Gamasutra for fun stuff, smart stuff, and random stuff from GDC 2015.
Audio, Exclusive, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Podcast

Being smart, being stupid with Hitman Go's design  
by Kris Graft [03.05.15]
At Game Developers Conference 2015, Daniel Lutz, game director at Square Enix Montreal, explained how designing with constraints in mind helped lead to the success of the stealthy mobile game Hitman Go.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

The value of 'rubber banding' as a casual engagement driver 2
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.15]
"Theoretically, you can say the concept and effect of rubber banding is a high engagement driver in casual games and is less effective in hardcore games."
Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Unity won't be sold, and is planning for a VR future: John Riccitiello speaks 6
by Christian Nutt [03.04.15]
Unity's CEO holds court with Gamasutra, dismissing the possibility of an acquisition, charting the future of the engine, and talking about what sets the company apart. Oh, and yeah, he talks pricing.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

The rise of games you (mostly) don't play 19
by Simon Parkin [03.03.15]
"Idle games," or games that virtually play themselves, are a nascent genre that sometimes become unexpectedly popular. Anthony Pecorella with Kongregate explains.
Design, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

Our tutorial doesn't work. What next? 11
by Gamasutra Community [03.04.15]
A redesign blog: "How many people got overwhelmed and just stepped away because of the sheer number of tutorials? We have no way of knowing."
Design, Smartphone/Tablet


Best of 2014: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year 9
by Christian Nutt, Brandon Sheffield, Kris Graft, Alex Wawro, Leigh Alexander, Phill Cameron [12.22.14]
Making a definitive "best of" is impossible, thanks to the diversity of games out there. But Gamasutra's small staff, naturally, played a whole lot of games this year, and we all have strong opinions about the ones we loved.
Design, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Sponsored: 'Sweat, Swearing and Tears' - A new documentary series on indie game developers 8
by Jocelyn Moffatt [07.07.14]
Patrick Haynes, Founder and Executive Producer at Fatbelly Productions, speaks about his experience working with Barking Mouse Studio and Autodesk on a new indie game-focused documentary series.
Console/PC, Indie, Sponsored Feature, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

'Roguelikes': Getting to the heart of the it-genre 19
by Christian Nutt [05.21.14]
Over the last year, the roguelike has become the it-genre. Gamasutra speaks to developers to get to the heart of its appeal.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 16
by Christian Nutt [03.28.14]
The president and CEO of GungHo, the studio behind the massive success Puzzle & Dragons, explains his philosophy toward game development, his studio's relationship with Supercell, free-to-play, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Ethical Free-to-Play Game Design (And Why it Matters) 109
by Greg Costikyan [01.10.14]
Ex-Playdom senior designer and game industry veteran Greg Costikyan takes a hard look at free-to-play design and business practices and urges the industry to change them -- as ethical design will increase long-term value.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


4 vital contract terms when hiring a gamedev contractor  
by Zachary Strebeck [03.06.15]
Contracts are the lifeblood of any creative industry. Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the essential contract terms that a developer needs when hiring an artist or programmer.
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

DLC Changed the Face of Gaming—What’s Next?  
by Brandon Perton [03.06.15]
When DLC started to become a significant force early into the last (PS3, 360, Wii) generation of console gaming. Many didn't know what to expect from downloadable content, but now it's here to stay.
Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Beyond Nausea: The Reality of Virtual Reality Headsets 1
by Elizabeth Boylan [03.06.15]
I was so excited about Oculus Rift. As of the past couple weeks there are a slew of VR Headsets announced by Valve, Sony, Microsoft. I was so excited about the possibilities until I actually tried the headset. I didn't want to even admit it to myself but
Business/Marketing, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Wordy noun: The name of the game  
by Alastair McQueen [03.06.15]
If you clone a game, why not clone the name? Mobile platforms are swamped with similarly-titled, similarly-themed games. What does it say about the audience, and is it so different on PC?
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Git for Unity Developers 4
by Alistair Doulin [03.04.15]
This tutorial takes you through the steps to start using Git with Unity.
Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet


Sega Networks Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.06.15]
Product Marketing Manager


Sega Networks Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.06.15]
Creative Director


Sega Networks Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.06.15]
Game Systems Designer


Gameloft New York — New York, New York, United States
[03.06.15]
Lead Programmer


JuiceBox Games — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.06.15]
2D Artist, Senior


Gameloft New York — New York, New York, United States
[03.05.15]
Splash Screen Artist


Intel — Santa Clara, California, United States
[03.04.15]
Desktop Segment Marketing Director - Gaming Enthusiast Segment


Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[03.04.15]
Senior Mobile Software Engineer, Gameplay
Turbine is looking for a Senior Mobile Engineer with iOS development experience. Multiple positions open.

Shiver Entertainment — Miami, Florida, United States
[03.04.15]
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer with at least 5 years experience, preferrably in game design and development. Programming experience in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Javascript, Objective-C and/or Unity. Mobile Development experience is also preferred.

PerBlue — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[03.03.15]
UI Artist