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Video: Visual designer Peter Chan shares how artists can revitalize their creativity  
by Emma Kidwell [12.12.17]
In this 2014 GDC session, visual designer Peter Chan discusses how artists of all skill levels can rediscover their creative drive even in the face of adversity.
Serious, Art, Video, Vault

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Insomniac Games, Gamehouse, and more are hiring now  
by Staff [12.12.17]
This week's roundup of game development job openings includes companies looking to hire animators, engineers, programmers, and release managers.
Programming, Art, Production, Recruitment

Bury Me, My Love and the emotional rollercoaster of making a video game 2
by Gamasutra Community [12.12.17]
Bury Me, My Love creative director Florent Maurin walks through every step of the dev team's very intense 18 months building the striking game about a Syrian migrant's journey to Europe.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Exploring the link between light distribution and art direction 2
by Gamasutra Community [12.11.17]
A brief look at the importance of bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDFs) in stylized work, which is often overlooked in favor of simply changing art assets.
Art, Design

GDC partners with Unity to present the Unity 3D Game Art Challenge! 1
by Staff [12.11.17]
Organizers of the Unity 3D Game Art Challenge are looking for the most beautiful and skillfully-created 3D games made in Unity. Submit by December 31st to show your game at GDC!
Console/PC, Art, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Far Cry From Wizard-Sniffing  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.11.17]
This week's top game articles/videos include the story behind Far Cry 5, a wizard-sniffing text adventure, the hillbillies of Grand Theft Auto Online, and lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Environmental artist Jane Ng only made 23 unique trees for Firewatch 1
by Emma Kidwell [12.08.17]
Jane Ng is lead artist at Campo Santo and presented at the NYU Game Center lecture series about the environmental art of Firewatch, discussing how she only created 23 unique trees for the entire game.
Indie, Art, Design

Video: Skullgirls animator Mariel Cartwright presents a live animation demo  
by Emma Kidwell [12.06.17]
Lead Animator at Lab Zero Mariel Cartwright presents a live 2D animation demo at GDC 2015 demonstrating how the fighting game Skullgirls was animated.
Indie, Art, Video, Vault

Postmortem: Mimimi's Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun 7
by Dominik Ab & Johannes Roth [12.06.17]
The team at Mimimi Productions share the lessons they learned while making Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, the real-time tactical stealth game they first released a year ago today.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Best of 2017: Making Horizon Zero Dawn's Machines feel like living creatures 4
by Staff [12.04.17]
Horizon Zero Dawn's Machines are clearly automatons, with all their inner workings plainly visible. But they also exhibit unmistakable animal-like behaviors and movements.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Blog: Camera logic in a 2D platformer 5
by Jochen Heizmann [12.04.17]
Getting the camera right in a 2D platformer is not as easy as it might seem. In our game Tiny Thor we have experimented with various options and I want to describe which techniques we ended up using.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dream Of A Million Onions  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.03.17]
This week's best articles and visuals around games include a podcast about Dream Daddies, a wonderful video profile of Million Onion Hotel creator Yoshiro Kimura, and lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Learn animation principles, design tips, and more at GDC 2018's VFX Bootcamp  
by Staff [11.30.17]
GDC 2018 organizers are reminding you to make time to check out all the cutting-edge talks taking place during the day-long VFX Bootcamp that helps kick off the conference next year in San Francisco.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, GDC

Video: Animating the spy fantasy in Splinter Cell: Blacklist  
by Staff [11.29.17]
At GDC 2014 Splinter Cell: Blacklist dev Kristjan Zadziuk offers an inside look at the game's animation pillars, the technical challenges faced by the animation team, and how they overcame them.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Video, Vault

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Visual Concepts, Pixelberry Studios, and more are hiring now  
by Staff [11.28.17]
This week's roundup of game development job openings includes companies looking to hire animators, engineers, and more.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Production, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: HAL In The Clouds, Monster-Free  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.26.17]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts includes a look at HAL Laboratory's last self-published title, a poke at a famous game artwork's use of Mario's clouds, and how SOMA's patch allows you to play sans monsters. 
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Portraying migrants' struggles via cellphones in Bury Me, My Love  
by Joel Couture [11.23.17]
"The vast majority of migrants have smartphones. We felt the best way to tell the story we wanted to tell efficiently was to mimic the device they use and the way they use it."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Blizzard, Heart Machine, and Insomniac Games are hiring now  
by Staff [11.22.17]
This week's roundup of game development job openings includes companies looking to hire Artists, UI Engineers, Level Designers, and more.
Programming, Art, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Do we always have to strive for 'realism'? 17
by Staff [11.22.17]
In this reprint from the January 2010 issue of Game Developer magazine, Damion Schubert contends that the pursuit of realism can sometimes lead to pretty unrealistic experiences.
Art, Design

Mass Effect's dialog scenes were inspired by British sitcom 'Extras', says former dev  
by Alex Wawro [11.21.17]
To mark its 10th birthday, animator Jonathan Cooper shared trivia about Mass Effect's production -- including that its iconic over-the-shoulder chats were directly inspired by 'Extras'.
Console/PC, Art