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China's ongoing game license freeze prompts decline in market forecast  
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.18]
The market analysis firm Niko Partners has adjusted its 2018 forecast for PC and mobile game revenue in China, dropping those predictions by 3.8 percent and 2.4 percent respectively.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Jam City signs multi-year game dev partnership with Disney  
by Chris Kerr [11.14.18]
The deal means Jam City now has the rights to create mobile games based on characters and stories from both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. 
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 lead nominees for The Game Awards  
by Alissa McAloon [11.13.18]
The Game Awards has listed the games nominated for honors in the event's coming 2018 award show, with both God of War and Red Dead Redemption leading the pack with a total of 8 nominations each.
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Mobile publisher Flaregames lays off 45 staff  
by Alissa McAloon [11.12.18]
Flaregames has laid off a portion of its staff during a restructure that has also resulted in the departure of its CEO.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Google Play announces Games for Change design challenge finalists  
by Chris Kerr [11.12.18]
Google Play launched the competition back in March to promote gender diversity by inspiring young women as players and game makers. 
Design, Programming, Production, Smartphone/Tablet, Video

Get a job: Nexon M is hiring a Software Engineer  
by Staff [11.15.18]
Nexon M is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to be responsible for all aspects of developing, implementing, and evangelizing technology initiatives within the company.
Programming, Smartphone/Tablet, Recruitment

Despite China's game freeze, mobile game revenue is still on the rise at Tencent  
by Alissa McAloon [11.15.18]
Tencent’s game business saw a rise in mobile game revenue during the third quarter of the company’s fiscal year, though PC game revenue fell by 15 percent during that same period.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Deconstruct what makes top mobile games tick at GDC 2019  
by Staff [11.15.18]
How do popular mobile games rise to the top, and how can you help your own do the same? Find out at GDC 2019, which will host insightful talks from the Deconstructor of Fun folks and other experts.
Smartphone/Tablet



The Ingredients for Developing a Digital Wargame  
by Vincenzo Pirrottina [11.14.18]
The first and most important step to create an interesting and playable digital wargame is to choose the right ingredients.
Design Programming Indie Smartphone/Tablet

The Narrative Struggle  
by Gregory Pellechi [11.12.18]
Writing and Narrative Design are about more than telling stories, they're a question of what should be lost in compression that is creating a video game. It's not an easy choice, that's why we explore it on the latest episode of The Writing Game.
Design Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Quiet Man, With Trivial Credits 1
by Simon Carless [11.11.18]
This week's highlights include a look at the baffling The Quiet Man, a piece on HQ Trivia's struggles to continue its success, and a look at how credits in video games still aren't going quite right.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Space Frontier 2: Game Design in Depth 1
by Olin Olmstead [11.09.18]
A detailed look at the game mechanics underlying Space Frontier 2
Design Smartphone/Tablet

Kliuless? #11: Diablo Fans Feel Blizz-Conned 1
by Kenneth Liu [11.09.18]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet


NEXON M — Emeryville, California, United States
[11.14.18]
Software Engineer
We're hiring a full stack engineer to join our platform engineering team!

NEXON M — Emeryville, CA, California, United States
[11.14.18]
Data Engineer
We're hiring a Data Engineer to join our Platform Engineering Team!

Pixelberry Studios — Mountain View, CA, California, United States
[11.14.18]
Senior Platform Engineer (Server) - Top 25 Mobile Game
Our world-class development team is looking for a Senior Server/Platform Engineer!

Pixelberry Studios — Mountain View, CA, California, United States
[11.14.18]
Senior Software Engineer - Top 25 Mobile Game
Our world-class development team is in search of a Senior Software Engineer!

Zapdot — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[11.13.18]
Software Engineer


Zapdot — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[11.13.18]
Senior Software Engineer


Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[11.12.18]
Senior System Game Designer
Senior System Game Designer - Portage Michigan

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[11.12.18]
Senior General Game Designer
Senior General Game Designer - Portage Michigan

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[11.12.18]
Senior Game Developer
Senior Game Developer - Portage Michigan

innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[11.01.18]
Unity Developer for a New Mobile Game