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Unity won't be sold, and is planning for a VR future: John Riccitiello speaks  
by Christian Nutt [03.04.15]
Unity's CEO holds court with Gamasutra, dismissing the possibility of an acquisition, charting the future of the engine, and talking about what sets the company apart. Oh, and yeah, he talks pricing.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

The rise of games you (mostly) don't play 19
by Simon Parkin [03.03.15]
"Idle games," or games that virtually play themselves, are a nascent genre that sometimes become unexpectedly popular. Anthony Pecorella with Kongregate explains.
Design, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

Our tutorial doesn't work. What next? 10
by Gamasutra Community [03.04.15]
A redesign blog: "How many people got overwhelmed and just stepped away because of the sheer number of tutorials? We have no way of knowing."
Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Unity 5 released with upgrades, full-featured free version 55
by Christian Nutt [03.03.15]
This morning, Unity released the latest version of its engine, which it announced a year ago -- and Gamasutra talks to CEO John Riccitiello about the competition, and his plans for the company.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Unreal Engine 4 is now free-to-download for everyone 63
by Christian Nutt [03.02.15]
You'll still pay a royalty on any commercial projects you make, but say goodbye to subscription fees -- the popular engine is now completely free to try.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

500 games launched per day on iOS last year (and other digital sales facts) 8
by Kris Graft [03.02.15]
With digital marketplaces becoming increasingly crowded, Mike Rose, of tinyBuild dug into the current state of indie sales expectations for digital platforms.
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

GDC 2015 coverage begins!  
by Staff [02.27.15]
Click this link to be magically transported to the central location for Gamasutra's GDC coverage -- which is already full of good stuff, and which will be live from the show in San Francisco starting Monday.
Audio, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Carmack's perspective on the future of mobile VR game development Exclusive  
by Alex Wawro [03.04.15]
Oculus CTO John Carmack spent nearly two hours today speaking to GDC attendees about the ups and downs of mobile VR development, and what developers can do to make better VR games.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC, Exclusive


Best of 2014: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year 9
by Christian Nutt, Brandon Sheffield, Kris Graft, Alex Wawro, Leigh Alexander, Phill Cameron [12.22.14]
Making a definitive "best of" is impossible, thanks to the diversity of games out there. But Gamasutra's small staff, naturally, played a whole lot of games this year, and we all have strong opinions about the ones we loved.
Design, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

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 19
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) 109
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


Git for Unity Developers  
by Alistair Doulin [03.04.15]
This tutorial takes you through the steps to start using Git with Unity.
Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

User Acquisition and Attribution: The Basics (Part 1)  
by Dmitri Williams [03.04.15]
This article marks the beginning of a three-part series on user attribution
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

2D art team: How to manage level background assets  
by Junxue Li [03.04.15]
This article is about how to manage various types of 2D & 3D files for background art. It would help you save troubles when you need to edit, and reuse the graphics.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Kitty Pot Cracker Off Screen Pre Release  
by Kelsey Cidade [03.02.15]
Here is a look at the first stage and boss in Kitty Pot Cracker, a game for Android/Google Play by Cidade Art Productions. Coming out March 2015!
Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Redesigning Auro's Tutorial 10
by Keith Burgun [03.02.15]
The launch version of Auro was received super-well, but we also got some complaints about how the game is hard to learn. Here's what we think we did wrong with our Tutorial, and here's what we plan on doing about it.
Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet


Honey Vision — Los Angeles, California, United States
[03.04.15]
Artist


Intel — Santa Clara, California, United States
[03.04.15]
Desktop Segment Marketing Director - Gaming Enthusiast Segment


Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[03.04.15]
Senior Mobile Software Engineer, Gameplay
Turbine is looking for a Senior Mobile Engineer with iOS development experience. Multiple positions open.

Shiver Entertainment — Miami, Florida, United States
[03.04.15]
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer with at least 5 years experience, preferrably in game design and development. Programming experience in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Javascript, Objective-C and/or Unity. Mobile Development experience is also preferred.

Imangi Studios — Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
[03.03.15]
Game Developer
Game Developer

PerBlue — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[03.03.15]
UI Artist


InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[03.03.15]
Software Developer Flash (m/f)
Software Developer Flash (m/f)

InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[03.03.15]
Software Developer C++ Mobile (m/f)
Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)

Filament Games LLC — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[03.03.15]
Associate Producer


Filament Games LLC — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[03.03.15]
Game Engineer