Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 17, 2014
arrowPress Releases
April 17, 2014
PR Newswire
View All
View All     Submit Event





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


Designing for empathy, with Papo & Yo dev Minority Media Exclusive 2
by Kris Graft [04.17.14]
For Vander Caballero, designer at Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, his style of games may need a label in order order to thrive.
Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Q&A: Canabalt creator rides the wave of indie publishing, collaboration Exclusive 1
by Mike Rose [04.16.14]
Adam Saltsman has always been a man of many hats, but with his latest venture Finji, an indie game publisher-cum-collaborator, he's now essentially evolved into a human hat stand.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Can Zynga change? FarmVille 2 launches on mobile today 5
by Christian Nutt [04.17.14]
Zynga needs FarmVille 2, which launches today, to become its crown jewel on mobile -- but is that possible? Gamasutra's Christian Nutt speaks to the developers to find out.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Candy Crush Saga coming to China via online giant Tencent 1
by Christian Nutt [04.16.14]
One of the biggest mobile games partners exclusively with China's biggest distributor for an upcoming Chinese-language launch.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

In-app purchases really are most effective for mobile game monetization 15
by Christian Nutt [04.15.14]
In-app purchases handily beat every other form of monetization for effectiveness and popularity both, according to new data released in a report by VentureBeat Intel based on a survey of 176 developers.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

But is it hot? Design challenges for sex in games Exclusive 28
by Leigh Alexander [04.14.14]
A panel at Different Games convened designers working on expressing intimacy, sexuality and diversity in games to talk about ways to confront common design challenges, and evolve the role sex plays in games.
Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Postmortem: Touchscreen ninja action game Shadow Blade 7
by Gamasutra Community [04.14.14]
"The main design goal for Shadow Blade was to create a platformer for mobile devices that would embrace touch controls as much as possible."
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: Crunch - It's all your fault 19
by Gamasutra Community [04.14.14]
Crunch is less a word and more of an institution. We crunch because it is the personification of what we've been told our entire lives; if we work hard enough, anything is possible.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 13
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) 90
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

A New Pokémon for a New Era 9
by Christian Nutt [09.19.13]
Pokémon X and Y launches next month, and Gamasutra speaks to director Junichi Masuda about the encroachment of smartphones, changing player habits, and staying inspired 18 years on.
Design, Interview, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

A Conversation with Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey 9
by Christian Nutt [09.03.13]
Following from his GDC Europe talk, Palmer Luckey explains what it takes to make a game look and feel right in VR -- and explains that he has some tricks up his sleeve to make sure his headset beats any potential competition.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet


The Collectables monetization analysis 2
by Ethan Levy [04.17.14]
Despite Crytec pedigree, high-end visuals, core gameplay and Mobage integration, The Collectables has not made a major impact on the iOS charts. In this post, F2P expert Levy analyzes the design issues negatively impacting monetization and retention.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

How to prepare isometric assets for your games  
by Junxue Li [04.17.14]
This article is about the planning and art production of isometric assets.It starts from the project definition and planning, covers tips in 3D render setup and 2D post production.
Design, Production, Art, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Improving Freemium Design - Cardinal Quest II  
by Benjamin Sipe [04.17.14]
I love RPGs, I love mobile gaming and I love F2P games. Do I love Cardinal Quest 2? Let's take a look at what works and what doesn't in this edition of Improving Freemium Design.
Business/Marketing, Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Winning at DevOps: Increase Revenue by Protecting the Player Experience  
by Dave Ewart [04.16.14]
When you think about the big levers of revenue and profitability in online games, DevOps isn't the first to come to mind. But done right, an investment in DevOps function can actually deliver more to the bottom line than the best marketing campaign.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Let there be shadow! 1
by Joey Fladderak [04.16.14]
In this post I will explain how you can get shadows in your own custom vertex/fragment shader in Unity3D.
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Crytek — Shanghai, China
[04.17.14]
Mobile Programmer
Game programmer (Mobile)

Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.16.14]
Sr. Front-end Web Developer
Create performance-optimized, highly interactive web interfaces.

Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.16.14]
Sr. Software Engineer, Back-end
Be the go-to person for the Python backend of our iOS app, Blocksworld!

Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.16.14]
Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer needed to lead a group of Engineers working on our iOS game, Blocksworld!

Muti Labs — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.16.14]
Senior Game Engineer


Gameloft — New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
[04.16.14]
R&D Game Designer


SOAR Inc. — Mountain View, California, United States
[04.16.14]
Game Designer/Narrative Writer
The MiniGame Designer/Narrative Writer will take ownership of designing a series of narrative-themed simulations and minigames for a cutting-edge games & learning product

Big Fish Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[04.14.14]
Senior Game Developer


Big Fish Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[04.14.14]
Game Server Engineer


Big Fish Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[04.14.14]
Game Engineer