Mark DeLoura is an engineer and game developer who worked as Senior Advisor for Digital Media in the Obama White House. Prior to joining the administration, Mark worked nearly twenty years in the game industry, holding strategic, business, and technology leadership positions at companies like Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ.
As a passionate proponent for making computer science and game development more accessible, Mark has cultivated a broad perspective, working for the government, for publishers, developers, platform holders, and as a journalist. 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, and read his weekly newsletter on games, coding, and making, the Level Up Report, which is always pinned to the top of his Twitter feed.
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!
Getting ready for GDC? Here are some thoughts about how to maximize your experience from a former advisory board member.
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?
Game developer related portions of the Google I/O 2010 Day 1 keynote, including information on Unity, Native Client, and the Chrome Web Store.
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?
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.
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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.
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That 's a great list ...
That 's a great list Of course there are more and more quality educational games out there. If you 're reading this piece, and this is a topic you 're interested in, you may also find this YouTube playlist of interest: https://www.youtube.com/playlist list PLVHqsnePfULrwpx 8rOKrYS K7erBVMYT r n r nThe ...
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Thanks, team Gamasutra, for a ...
Thanks, team Gamasutra, for a great technical post Always super interesting to hear about the hardware architecture and its intent from the architect themselves.