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Nordisk Film Games invests $5.5M in indie publisher Raw Fury  
by Chris Kerr [08.15.18]
Nordisk Film Games is an offshoot of Nordisk Film, which has made a number of moves into the games business of late, including the purchase of Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios for over $100 million. 
Business/Marketing, Production

Future perfect: THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to Timesplitters 1
by Chris Kerr [08.15.18]
A Timesplitters revival could be on the cards, with THQ confirming it's secured the rights to develop new titles and re-release the originals.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC

Video: The double-edged sword of developing Darkest Dungeon as partners  
by Staff [08.14.18]
Red Hook Studios' Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa share crucial lessons learned throughout the development of Darkest Dungeon.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Video

Ex-Naughty Dog dev explores the perks of a studio devoid of 'dedicated management' 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.14.18]
Former Naughty Dog dev Andrew Maximov offers insight into how teams can function, even thrive, with few managers or producers.
Production, Video

Reminder: Thursday is your last day to pitch Main Conference talks for GDC 2019!  
by Staff [08.14.18]
Heads up, game makers: The last day to pitch talks for the 2019 Game Developers Conference is this Thursday, August 16th -- so get your submissions in now!
Audio, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

EA's chief design officer Patrick Soderlund is stepping down  
by Chris Kerr [08.14.18]
Company CEO Andrew Wilson broke the news in an open letter to employees, and explained Soderlund is departing to "begin a new chapter" later this year.
Business/Marketing, Production

Taking a Swim with Sharkbite Games: A 'BeSwitched' Q&A  
by Jill Sullivan [08.14.18]
A Q&A with Sharkbite Games, creators of Kongregate’s latest mobile release "BeSwitched."
Production, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The Dangers of the Echo Chamber Effect on Game Development 2
by Josh Bycer [08.13.18]
Today's post looks at the echo chamber effect and how it can hurt your changes of making the best possible version of your video game.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie

Game Developers Diaries. Crush of Bones  
by Andrei Semiankovich [08.13.18]
Here at Polygon Gamelab  we create small groups of our students who want obtain more practical knowledge about process of game-making and game-releasing.
Business/Marketing, Production, Art

Video Game Deep Cuts: We, Happy To Take The Magic Leap  
by Simon Carless [08.13.18]
This week's highlights include impressions of the much-pivoted We Happy Few, hands-on with the vaunted Magic Leap AR glasses, and lots more besides.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

Being a (pure evil) business developer #5: some post-E3 thoughts  
by Marcin Kaleta [08.10.18]
Gaming is going through a truly REVOLUTIONARY era, hell yeah! But is E3 still worthy attending for Indie devs in this era?
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

ADAPTIVE GAMEPLAY AESTHETICS (PART 1): A Disruptive Game Design Framework 1
by Krzysztof Solarski [08.09.18]
This 2-part essay provides a disruptive game design framework based on shape language and traditional composition for heightening physical empathy and the sensory experience of players with a focus on art and narrative-driven games and transmedia.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, VR

Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
Experienced Game Developer

Velan Studios — Troy, New York, United States
Lead Producer

Crystal Dynamics — Redwood City, California, United States
External Lead Producer

Bohemia Interactive — Mníšek pod Brdy, Prague, Czech Republic
Project Lead

Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
Associate Producer

Defiant Studios — New York, New York, United States
Lead Engine Programmer
Defiant Studios is looking for a Senior/Lead Engine Programmer to join our growing team in New York City

Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
Art Producer
Our best in class Skydance Interactive VR team is in search of an Art Producer to help our internal and external content teams support the vision of our games and studio future. As an Art Producer, you will work with the Sr. Producer and other Production staff on our content pipeline including cross-functional resources to support each game. If you are process-focused and production minded, we want to hear from you!

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
Associate Producer

innogames — Hamburg, Germany
Senior Product Manager for a New Mobile Strategy MMO

innogames — Hamburg, Germany
(Senior) UI Designer for a New Mobile Game