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Genesis Noir leads IGF finalists with four nominations  
by Staff [05.07.21]
Check out the 2021 Independent Games Festival finalists, who will be honored at a virtual ceremony held at Game Developers Conference, running July 19th - 23rd.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Get a job: Join Shiny Shoe as a Rigger/Technical Artist  
by Staff [05.03.21]
Shiny Shoe is seeking a multi-talented, self-motivated Rigger/Technical Artist to join its team in San Francisco.
Art, Recruitment

Get a job: Join SideFX as a Sr. Houdini Technical Artist  
by Staff [04.30.21]
We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our talented Technical Consulting Team, reporting to the Technical Consulting Manager.
Programming, Art, Recruitment

Epic Games now owns ArtStation 2
by Bryant Francis [04.30.21]
Epic Games has announced that it's acquiring ArtStation, one of the major portfolio platforms for visual artists across different fields.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Business/Marketing

Here are the different session formats for GDC 2021  
by Staff [04.30.21]
Take a look at the different session formats for the all-digital GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Don't Miss: Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank (2016) postmortem 3
by Staff [04.29.21]
"We needed to make a big game that blew away our previous efforts. It needed to sync up with the just-getting-started film. And we needed to ship it in 10 months to line up with the movie release."
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production

Video: Using photogrammetry to scan faces for State of Decay 2  
by Staff [04.29.21]
In this 2019 GDC session, Undead Labs' Matt Heiniger shares lessons learned from 2 years and over 200 faces scanned in implementing photogrammetry in State of Decay 2.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Don't Miss: Double Fine's 2005 Psychonauts postmortem  
by Alissa McAloon [04.28.21]
Take a look behind the scenes of Double Fine Production's Psychonauts in this 2005 postmortem covering what went right (and what went wrong!) during the iconic platformer's development.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Ringtail Games as an UI/UX Artist  
by Staff [04.23.21]
The role is very broad and you should be ready to tackle many different kinds of tasks, ranging from creative challenges to implementation tricks.
Art

Video: Crafting key art for The Elder Scrolls Online  
by Staff [04.23.21]
In this 2019 GDC session, ZeniMax Online Studios' Lucas Slominski discusses compositional strategies for crafting key art in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Get a job: Join PlayStation as a Facial Modeler  
by Staff [04.21.21]
PlayStation is looking for a Blendshape Artist/Facial Modeler to bring highly realistic faces to life for both cinematic and in-game sequences.
Art, Recruitment

Here are the nominees for the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards  
by Staff [04.20.21]
The winners of the developer-picked awards will be revealed during GDC 2021.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Devs can now check out Epic Games' MetaHuman Creator, now in early access  
by Alissa McAloon [04.15.21]
Epic Games is slowly opening up access to its MetaHuman Creator, a browser and cloud-based tool that allows devs to create high-fidelity (and fully rigged!) human models in a matter of minutes.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Blog: Using live biometric data to adapt a mood and enhance the player experience  
by Gamasutra Community [04.13.21]
This blog post will discuss the use of biometrics in the gaming industry. It will also discuss my research about: Enhancing the Player Experience Using Live Biometric Data to Adapt a Mood in a Virtual Reality Game Environment.
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Hades, Ghost of Tsushima and more await: Start planning your GDC 2021  
by Staff [04.08.21]
GDC 2021 is right around the corner, making now the best time to start planning out the sessions and talks that will define your event.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get a job: Hinterland Studio is hiring an Art Director  
by Staff [04.07.21]
In this role, you will lead a team of artists across multiple areas and unify their efforts behind a clear artistic vision, ensuring the result reinforces gameplay, strengthens narrative, and delights players.
Art, Recruitment

Resident Evil Village director shares the process behind creating its imposing antagonist  
by Alissa McAloon [04.06.21]
In a larger interview with IGN, Resident Evil Village director Morimasa Sato notes that the setting of the upcoming horror game was built around the character concepts that emerged, similar, he says, to Resident Evil 4.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Blog: Out of Weakness, Strength - The Three Ds of Narrative Design  
by Gamasutra Community [04.05.21]
An analysis of what makes for compelling storytelling in games, and a proposed set of guidelines for maximizing the intrinsic advantages of video game narration.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Don't Miss: A Classic Postmortem of The Sims 2 and how Maxis avoided sequel-itis 1
by Staff [04.02.21]
In this classic postmortem from Game Developer magazine, Lucy Bradshaw and the Maxis team recount what went right and what went wrong during development.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Video: Using sketches to fuel your passion project  
by Staff [04.02.21]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Joseph Sanabria explains how developers, designers and artists can use sketches to help create a vision and bring teams together.
Console/PC, Art, Video