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Inafune advising new $15M investment fund for indie game startups  
by Alex Wawro [07.28.14]
VC neophyte Inflexion Point Capital is looking to make its mark on the game business by investing up to $15 million in promising game startups, especially Japanese mobile game makers.
Business/Marketing, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Why game testers should be integrated into development teams 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.28.14]
"Why should almost all game testers be integrated into the development teams, and part of the development process? The short answer is 'complexity' and 'combinatorial explosion.'"
Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: The 2014 Game Developer Salary Survey Exclusive  
by Kris Graft [07.28.14]
Make sure to check out our dedicated page highlighting key stories from Gamasutra's 2014 Game Developer Salary Survey, then download the whole report!
Audio, Exclusive, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Business/Marketing

'Who are your game dev heroes?' 39
by Christian Nutt [07.25.14]
Games inspire us to make games, but so do the people behind them. Here are inspirational developers, as selected by our Twitter followers.
Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Crytek speaks about its financial woes, manages to explain little 4
by Alex Wawro [07.25.14]
The company blames recent reports of its developers not being paid on internal miscommunication as Crytek sought additional funding, which it claims to have now secured.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Game developers speak their minds as part of our 2014 Salary Survey Exclusive 24
by Kris Graft [07.25.14]
As part of Gamasutra's 2014 Game Developer Salary Survey, we asked respondents an open question: "Do you have anything to say about the game industry in 2013?"
Audio, Exclusive, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Q&A: Keeping up with hit mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Exclusive 55
by Alex Wawro [07.24.14]
Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Game developer layoffs were up in 2013, according to new survey Exclusive 3
by Kris Graft [07.24.14]
While previous years have seen a downward trend in layoffs, 2013 saw a slight increase, according to Gamasutra's Game Developer Salary Survey 2014.
Audio, Exclusive, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing


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) 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


Why game testers should be integrated into the development teams 6
by Johan Hoberg [07.25.14]
Jeff Sutherland recently wrote about that being agile means getting rid of separate test teams. So why should game testers not be a separate team? Why should most game testers be integrated into the development teams? This is my opinion on the subject.
Programming, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Introduction to Steering Behaviours 1
by Juan Felipe Belon Perez [07.24.14]
Sometimes we play with AI's that looks smart, how are they doing it?. I'll give you a reason to believe in automated steering behaviours for your next game AI.
Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Is better always better? 4
by Catalin Marcu [07.23.14]
Obsessively trying to make anything you work on better, in any sense of the word, can have worse consequences than you think.
Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Five nightmares of a modern Game Designer 22
by Svyatoslav Torick [07.22.14]
The Game Designer is the only person who is utterly and completely in charge of the game experience, so to make the impressions seamless and thorough they have to meet compromises and make sacrifices. Here are five basic working issues we experience.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Hover Cabs: porting from PC to Windows Phone 2
by Paolo Gambardella [07.22.14]
When we thought to build Hover Cabs, a casual version of Stress Taxi for PC, the first move was to think in our players.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet


Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[07.25.14]
Environment Artist-Vicarious Visions
See job description.

Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[07.24.14]
Unity Engineer


GREE International — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.24.14]
Senior Software Engineer, Unity
Senior Software Engineer, Unity

GREE International — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.24.14]
Engineering Manage - Game Server
Engineering Manager - Game Server

GREE International — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.24.14]
Senior iOS Developer
Senior iOS Developer, Game Studio

HITN — Brooklyn, New York, United States
[07.24.14]
QA Tester


Galxyz Inc. — Mountain View, California, United States
[07.24.14]
Narrative Writer for Interactive Media
The Narrative Writer will take ownership of writing a series of narrative-themed interactive learning experiences for a cutting-edge games & learning product

Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[07.24.14]
Human Resources Manager
See job description.

Disney Consumer Products — Glendale, California, United States
[07.23.14]
Contract Game Programmer


Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
[07.23.14]
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’s unique narrative experiences.