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Gamasutra Explains: The YouTuber Phenomenon Exclusive 3
by Christian Nutt [07.31.14]
What do YouTubers do? Who are they? Why does it matter to you? Gamasutra looked into the phenomenon and created a handy guide so you can get up-to-speed on it.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Touch Love: Ledoliel and the world of Devine Lu Linvega Exclusive 3
by Leigh Alexander [07.30.14]
Leigh Alexander spends time with Ledoliel, an often-intimate, often-violent alien negotiation app -- and looks into the distinctive world of its multidisciplinary creator, Devine Lu Linvega.
Audio, Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Puzzle & Dragons' GungHo has great first half: $523 million in profit 1
by Christian Nutt [07.30.14]
The top-ranked Japanese smartphone publisher reveals strong numbers for the first half of 2014, though its second quarter saw a slight year-on-year dip in profit.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC Europe reveals talks on Dead Island 2 and Angry Birds  
by GDC Staff [07.31.14]
Senior staff from Yager Interactive and Rovio join the roster of speakers sharing knowledge about the art and business of games at GDC Europe 2014 this August in Cologne.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC Europe

Game about HIV shows how playing and learning go hand-in-hand 3
by Mike Rose [07.30.14]
A new study, based around an iPad game that teaches about the risks of HIV, has found that video games can be used in "new and exciting ways" to teach young kids real-world knowledge.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Japan's console game market is shrinking fast - report 4
by Mike Rose [07.30.14]
According to a new report from the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association, Japan's console game market shrunk by a fair margin during 2013, while the country's mobile games market expanded.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

9 reasons why video game developers turn to outsourcing 15
by Gamasutra Community [07.29.14]
Anton Wiegert, head of outsourcing at Guerrilla Games (Killzone), explains why developers outsource, and outlines less-obvious advantages of commissioning external development.
Business/Marketing, Production, Art, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC Europe adds talks from Fireproof Studios and Chris Roberts  
by GDC Staff [07.29.14]
Fireproof cofounder Barry Meade and game industry veteran Chris Roberts join the lineup of speakers exploring the art and business of games at GDC Europe 2014 this August in Cologne.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC Europe


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 18
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) 96
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

Best of 2013: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year 51
by Gamasutra staff [12.23.13]
In 2013, we handled our "Game of the Year" list quite differently. Instead of publishing a single top 10, Gamasutra writers simply picked five games that they loved most in 2013.
Design, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet


How Prototyping Saved Our Game  
by Heather Chandler [07.31.14]
This article discusses Elephant Mouse's experience with prototyping core game mechanics for their mobile puzzle game - Robots Need Love Too! Read about their highs and lows with this key part of pre-production.
Design, Production, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

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

Game Screenshots that sell on the Apple App Store  
by Alexandru Bleau [07.30.14]
An overview of what to pay attention to when making screenshots for the App Store so they help sell the game.
Business/Marketing, Art, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

My iOS Indie-Game Numbers 4
by Chad Etzel [07.29.14]
In the last year I wrote and published 3 iOS indie-games. While everyone dreams of striking gold in the App Store, it wasn't the case for me. In this post I share hard download and sales numbers in the hope of shedding some light on the current market.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Big Data, Big Problems: A Mathematicianís Take on the Current State of Game Analytics 2
by Tom Matcham [07.29.14]
After performing an extensive analysis of the games industry's use of data science, mathematician and middleware developer Tom Matcham gives some insight into what studios can do to improve their game analytics.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[07.31.14]
Human Resources Manager
See job description.

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


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.

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.

Big Fish Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[07.30.14]
Director of Product Management


InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[07.30.14]
Software Developer Flash (m/f)
Software Developer Flash (m/f)

Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[07.29.14]
Senior Unity Artist


Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[07.29.14]
Cloud Solution Architect
Turbine, a division of WB Games Inc., is seeking a Cloud Solution Architect to work with our operations team to build a best practice, large scale game deployment platform. The Cloud Solution Architect will ensure Turbine√ʬĬôs cloud products maintain the highest level of quality, security, scalability, availability and compliance amidst an environment of rapid change and growth

Big Fish Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[07.29.14]
Game Engineer