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5 trends that defined the game industry in 2018 1
by Kris Graft [12.17.18]
The year 2018 lasted approximately 30 normal years. From studio closures to the Fortnite phenomenon, here are the trends that defined the game industry in the longest year in the history of humankind.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Below The Ashen Mutant Hades  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.17.18]
This week's highlights showcase Below, Mutant Year Zero, Hades, Gris, and Ashen - all of which have standout features - with reviews in the round-up, as well as more 'best of the year' & more besides.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

ZeniMax Media agrees to settle lawsuit against Facebook VR  
by Chris Kerr [12.12.18]
It marks the end of a legal battle that's been raging for over four years, with ZeniMax initially suing the Oculus all the way back in May 2014. 
Business/Marketing

UK Parliament launches inquiry into 'immersive and addictive' tech  
by Chris Kerr [12.11.18]
The inquiry will touch on various topical issues such as the future of eSports in the UK, the wider uses of gamification, and the potential links between gaming and gambling.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Catch new & classic GDC talks broadcasting live on the GDC Twitch channel  
by Staff [12.10.18]
The official Game Developers Conference Twitch channel has begun broadcasting gems from the GDC Vault of game development talks, roundtables, and postmortems, and you can tune in live now to watch!
Audio, Video, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.09.18]
This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a looks at the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

StarVR puts dev program on hold as company shifts from public to private  
by Alissa McAloon [12.07.18]
StarVR, a joint VR venture from Acer and Starbreeze, has temporary suspended its StarVR developer program as the company undergoes the operational shift of going from a publicly traded company to a private one.

Opinion: It's 'Store Wars' in the 21st century 3
by Joost van Dreunen [12.05.18]
In this opinion piece, SuperData Research founder Joost van Dreunen examines the new digital store rivalries between Steam, Epic and a host of others - who will reign supreme?
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie



Putting into play  
by Katarina Gyllenback [12.18.18]
"Putting into play" is about how our thinking works when putting the thoughts into play towards a desired goal in the making of an engaging and dynamic game system.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Video Game Deep Cuts: Below The Ashen Mutant Hades  
by Simon Carless [12.16.18]
This week's highlights showcase Below, Mutant Year Zero, Hades, Gris, and Ashen - all of which have standout features - with reviews in the round-up, as well as more 'best of the year' & more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Resources for Video Game Music Composers: The Big List  
by Winifred Phillips [12.11.18]
Game composer Winifred Phillips presents an annual resource list for game composers. Included: game music concert tours for inspiration, communities and forums for advice, popular software tools, and conferences/academia resources for advanced learning.
Audio Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

How to build world and tell stories in VR - Part 2  
by Michela Rimensberger [12.10.18]
In the first part of 'how to build worlds and tell stories in VR' we emphasized on the aspects of worldbuilding order to create a consistent self-contained fantasy universe. This part sheds light on VR specific difficulties and how to tackle them.
Design Console/PC Indie VR

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard  
by Simon Carless [12.09.18]
This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a review (& compendium of reviews) for the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR


Ubiquity6 — San Francisco, California, United States
[12.17.18]
Augmented Reality Prototyper
We are looking for a developer with experience rapidly building games or other complex experiences in Unity, Unreal or Javascript. 3D experience is strongly preferred.

Columbia College Chicago — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[12.14.18]
Assistant Professor, Immersive and Interactive Media


Wombat Studio — SANTA CLARA, California, United States
[12.13.18]
Graphics Engineer (Tech Art focused)


Purdue University — West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
[12.13.18]
Professor of Practice in Game Development and Design


CI-VS — Henderson, Nevada, United States
[12.12.18]
Technical Lead


HaptX Inc. — San Luis Obispo, California, United States
[11.21.18]
Technical Environment Artist