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Niantic partners with United Nations to boost tourism using AR games  
by Chris Kerr [11.20.18]
Pokemon Go and Ingress creator Niantic has partnered with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to boost global tourism through the use of augmented reality games.
Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Weta Workshop, Playful Corp, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [11.21.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Recruitment

Video: Virtual Rick-ality Postmortem: VR lessons learned  
by Staff [11.20.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Owlchemy Labs' Alex Schwartz and Devin Reimer break down the successes, failures, and lessons learned during the development of Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
Design, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Grandmaster Of Fallout 76  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.18.18]
This week's highlights include a look at the U.S. grandmaster vying for the world chess championships, a diary playing through Bethesda's oddly emergent Fallout 76, and more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Impulse Gear is looking for a Sr. Narrative Writer  
by Staff [11.16.18]
Impulse Gear is looking for a Senior Narrative Writer to help push the boundaries of interactive storytelling in its next virtual reality game.
Production, Recruitment

Magic Leap is offering grants of up to $500,000 to AR devs 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.15.18]
Magic Leap has announced what calls the Magic Leap Independent Creator Program, an initiative that aims to provide devs cash and resources for their AR projects
Business/Marketing

Blog: Creating audio for VR platforms  
by Gamasutra Community [11.14.18]
Game composer Winifred Phillips looks at developments with VR platforms and their SDKs, this time honing in on audio issues.
Audio, Design

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



Kliuless? #12: NFL aka National Fortnite League  
by Kenneth Liu [11.19.18]
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 Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Grandmaster Of Fallout 76  
by Simon Carless [11.18.18]
This week's highlights include a look at the U.S. grandmaster vying for the world chess championships, a diary playing through Bethesda's oddly emergent Fallout 76, and a host of other notable pieces.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

VR for the Game Music Composer: Audio for VR Platforms  
by Winifred Phillips [11.13.18]
Game composer Winifred Phillips looks at developments with VR platforms & their SDKs, focusing on audio issues. Included: Soundfield for AR, Spatial Sound for AR/MR, audio improvements in the Vive & Oculus SDKs, & audio for the new untethered platforms.
Audio VR

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

Retrospectives are powerful - do them more often!  
by Richard Wood [11.09.18]
Retrospectives are a powerful tool for Producers, but they're often underused. In this blog I outline how I run retrospectives and why I believe they're powerful.
Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


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


Zapdot — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[11.20.18]
Software Engineer


Zapdot — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[11.20.18]
Senior Software Engineer


Weta Workshop/Magic Leap — Wellington, New Zealand
[11.19.18]
Lead Animator


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[11.16.18]
3D Artist - for Elvenar


Impulse Gear, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Senior Narrative Writer


Tender Claws — Los Angeles, California, United States
[11.14.18]
Senior Unity developer


HaptX Inc. — San Luis Obispo, California, United States
[10.24.18]
Technical Environment Artist (Customer Facing)