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Game Design Deep Dive: Creating an adaptive narrative in Reigns 1
by François Alliot [10.26.16]
"As soon as we weighted the decisions of the player with consequences on the 4 dimensions of power, we gave a lot of meaning to very simple swiping gestures." says François Alliot, creator of Reigns
Design, Programming, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Video

Nintendo cuts sales forecast as Wii U and 3DS lose traction  
by Chris Kerr [10.26.16]
Nintendo has released its first set of financials since announcing the Switch, and the Japanese giant has cut its sales forecast for the fiscal year after a hit-and-miss six months.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: The challenges of creating graphics for PC and mobile 1
by Gamasutra Community [10.26.16]
This in-depth article gives hints and tips on optimizing a graphical pipeline on a tight resource budget.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

The attempts to bring 'AAA quality' games to mobile - and why they're failing 25
by Gamasutra Community [10.24.16]
After my first post about the tech arms race in the triple-A space, I ponder why the same mindset isn't prevailing in mobile games.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Game studio hits Hasbro with cloning lawsuit 4
by Chris Kerr [10.24.16]
"Peak Games has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Hasbro and Backflip Studios for taking Peak’s popular game, Toy Blast, cloning it, and cloaking it under the My Little Pony brand."
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Mobcrush raises $20M more to keep working on mobile game livestreaming  
by Alex Wawro [10.26.16]
California-based startup Mobcrush, best known for building apps for livestreaming games on iOS and Android, has managed to raise $20 million from investors in its latest round of funding.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Apple's still selling fewer and fewer iPhones each quarter 2
by Bryant Francis [10.25.16]
Apple's fourth quarter report today confirmed the company is still seeing a decline in iPhone sales, as well as declines in iPad and Mac sales.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

What kind of games are popular with both children and parents?  
by Alissa McAloon [10.24.16]
A recent survey from Joan Ganz Clooney Center aims to discover what type of games are played in family homes by both children and parents alike.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

How Game Mechanics Condition Us  
by Josh Bycer [10.26.16]
Today's post looks at how the feedback we get from game mechanics can condition players and their behavior.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

Why Chinese mobile game companies are rushing to overseas markets?  
by Jason Kong [10.25.16]
A brief post on the sticks and carrots that drive Chinese game developers to shift their focus towards overseas markets.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The Challenges of Developing for PC and Mobile. Part 2: Graphics 1
by Mattieu Begin [10.25.16]
Developing for multiple platforms can be a real challenge, especially when technical specs differ as much as between PC and Mobile. This in-depth article gives hints and tips on optimizing a graphical pipeline on a tight resource budget.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Trick-or-Treat your bugs!  
by Flaviu Vescan [10.25.16]
This article is about how we found a way to squash a game bug in a creative way, and rewarding our players at the same time.
Design, Programming, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Four things that terrify me since I’m officially an indie dev  
by Florent Maurin [10.25.16]
The Pixel Hunt official started working on their first game as an indie studio. Yeah, it's pretty cool, but it's also SUPER SCARY!!! Here are the four main reasons why, listed in the project's first devblog post.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Particle City — Los Angeles , California, United States
Server Engineer
Do you wrangle big data while rustling up servers in your sleep? Do you compare and contract Asynchronous Servlets and Node.js around the camp fire? Would you like to tame the frontier of mobile gaming? If youÂ’ve got the know-how, weÂ’ve got the challenge: Bring the Titanfall universe to mobile!

Bandai Namco Entertainment America — Santa Clara, California, United States
Senior Mobile Product Manager
BNEA is searching for a Senior Mobile Product Manager to join the Team! Come work for the top gaming company in the South Bay. Enjoy our brand new corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California and work with amazing IP, and great people! BANDAI NAMCO is the biggest game company in Japan and one of the biggest video companies in the world. We offer a fun and collaborative environment for working with both Japanese and western games. We offer great benefits and fun company events like casino nights, movie days, picnics, and onsite barbecues.

Lionbridge Technologies — Irvine, California, United States
Software Test Engineer (STE)-#326

SYBO Games — Copenhagen, Denmark
Lead Game Engineer

Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
Sr. QA Analyst

Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
Software Engineer - Unity

Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale , California, United States
3D Animator

Tonk Tonk Games — Los Angeles, California, United States
Graphics Engineer

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
Performance Marketing Analyst

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
Game Server Engineer