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Video Game Deep Cuts: Castlevania Go-es To Arms  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.23.17]
This week's longform articles & videos of the week include the making of the Castlevania Netflix series, hardcore Pokemon Go players, and an in-depth Arms interview.
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Analyst: Dedicated mobile game players in Japan, South Korea now play 3+ hours/day  
by Alissa McAloon [07.21.17]
The most dedicated mobile users are spending more time than ever playing games on their smartphones according to a recent report from the analyst firm App Annie.

Yahoo Japan's new game platform offers HTML5 and console titles  
by Chris Kerr [07.20.17]
Yahoo Japan has launched a web-based games platform that'll serve up HTML5 titles alongside larger console-style efforts.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Highmark Interactive nets $2M to create games that fight brain disease  
by Chris Kerr [07.19.17]
Canadian digital therapeutics outfit Highmark Interactive has secured $2 million in seed funding to create games that help combat brain disease and injuries. 
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Mobile game dev N3twork snaps up mobile marketing firm Agamemnon  
by Alex Wawro [07.18.17]
This is chiefly notable to mobile game devs who had an eye on Agamemnon, which mobile game industry vet Eric Seufert built as a tool to help devs track and manage their user acquisition efforts.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Get a job: Disruptor Beam is hiring a Sr. QA Engineer  
by Staff [07.17.17]
Disruptor Beam is looking for a Sr. QA Engineer to take responsibility for testing its platform services, data pipelines, and more as a member of its team in Framingham, MA.
Production, Smartphone/Tablet, Recruitment

RuneScape is going multi-platform as a mobile MMORPG  
by Alissa McAloon [07.17.17]
Developer Jagex has laid plans to make the full version of its massively multiplayer online game playable on smartphones, complete with cross-platform play between PC and mobile.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Interview with Jose Gomez from Gasp Inc.  
by Jose Gonzalez [07.23.17]
Interview with Jose Gomez, founder of the now defunct Venezuelan studio Gasp Inc. Responsible for Battle Tennis for the Xbox 360 and Power Ping Pong for smartphones. This interview serves as an appendix for "Game Development in Latin America
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: Castlevania Go-es To Arms  
by Simon Carless [07.23.17]
This week's longform articles & videos of the week include the making of the Castlevania Netflix series, hardcore Pokemon Go players, and an in-depth Arms interview.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, VR

Skip the “Game vs Story” and “Entertainment vs Practical-Utility” Traps: The Anatomy of Compelling Experiences  
by Felipe Lara [07.21.17]
Rather than thinking about your game in terms of "game vs story" it is more useful to think of it as an experience. Some experiences are great because of their agency, some because of what they mean, and some because they help us solve a practical problem
Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

How Fire Emblem Heroes Made $100M from 10M Installs  
by Anil Das Gupta [07.21.17]
Fire Emblem Heroes has been Nintendo's most successful self-developed mobile game. But what makes it successful?
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Why we will never show ads in our mobile games  
by Andreas Papathanasis [07.21.17]
Despite the mobile market being challenging and full of uncertainty, we are comfortable staying far away from one of the most popular ways to make money in it.
Business/Marketing, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
Digital Marketing Specialist

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
Sr. QA Engineer

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
DevOps Engineer

The Walt Disney Company — San Jose, California, United States
Sr Manager, Engineering

SYBO Games — Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Super Game Server Engineer

SYBO Games — Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior DevOps Engineer

Abrakam — Liege, Belgium
Mobile games KPI's expert

Abrakam — Liege, Belgium
Unity Developer

Big Boss DM — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Animation Designer
Animation Designer

Backflip Studios — Boulder, Colorado, United States
QA Manager
Backflip has an immediate opening for an experienced QA Manager.