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Former Senior Advisor for Digital Media in the Obama White House. Mark has worked over twenty-five years in the game industry, holding strategic, business, and technology leadership positions at companies like Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ. His Game Programming Gems series of technical books, former role as editor-in-chief of Game Developer magazine, and presentations around the globe have introduced many aspiring developers to the joy of creating games.

You can follow Mark on Twitter here.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:43:00 EST
Here we go again! How to prepare yourself for a conversation about violent video games. Read the research, watch the videos, share with your friends!

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:27:00 EDT
Getting ready for GDC? Here are some thoughts about how to maximize your experience from a former advisory board member.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:05:00 EST in Serious
There were hundreds of politically-themed games created for 2012's U.S. presidential campaign season. Which should you play while watching the results roll in on November 6?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Wed, 19 May 2010 06:40:00 EDT
Game developer related portions of the Google I/O 2010 Day 1 keynote, including information on Unity, Native Client, and the Chrome Web Store.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:28:00 EST in Programming
A year ago, I conducted a survey of senior technology- and production-focused game developers, asking them their thoughts about game engines. How have game engines evolved in the past year? What will the engine developers be showing at GDC 2010?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Fri, 15 May 2009 07:20:00 EDT in Programming
The book "Real-Time Cameras: A Guide for Game Designers and Developers" covers real-time cameras in games, from a cinematographic perspective and a technical perspective. This is the story of how the book came to be, as told in the foreword.

Mark DeLoura's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/23/2021 - 12:00]

Congratulations to you all, and ...

Congratulations to you all, and thank you for the great work Still my daily source after all these years - that 's really impressive. Thank you for honoring the magazine, as well

Comment In: [News - 07/20/2020 - 05:49]

Attentat 1942 won Best Learning ...

Attentat 1942 won Best Learning Game at the 2018 Games for Change Awards. It seems crazy that the game would be blocked from releasing in Germany when the regulators there have specifically approved it. Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding that will be sorted out soon. It would be a ...

Comment In: [News - 08/22/2019 - 12:59]

Such heartbreaking news. Those who ...

Such heartbreaking news. Those who knew Mark know he was a living encyclopedia of the game industry, and had a part in just about every game that ever released on a PlayStation platform. He was that guy who would try a new game before release and note oh yeah that ...

Comment In: [News - 07/10/2018 - 04:16]

It sounds like you might ...

It sounds like you might want to educate yourself on what they actually do.

Comment In: [News - 03/08/2018 - 06:23]

If the Administration had intended ...

If the Administration had intended to have a fact-based discussion it would have been easy for them to reach out to their Office of Science and Technology Policy and pull in relevant research and researchers. That they didn 't, tips you off as to the true intent of the meeting.

Comment In: [News - 02/27/2018 - 12:02]

Nice job, ESRB ...

Nice job, ESRB