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How Rare designed Sea of Thieves' infinite pirate generator 2
by Jack Yarwood [06.24.21]
Rare lead character artist Sam Chester talks through the conception, design, and implementation of the "infinite pirate generator" character creator in the studio's swashbuckle-'em-up Sea of Thieves.
Console/PC, Programming, Art

Get a job: Zing Games needs a Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [06.24.21]
Zing Games is looking for talented and passionate gameplay programmers to join us in creating original titles for both the PC and consoles.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Rare's postmortem of the N64 hit GoldenEye 007  
by Staff [06.23.21]
It's the Nintendo 64's 25th anniversary. Celebrate with a look back at the making of one of its most popular games.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: SideFX is hiring a Senior Distributed Systems Developer  
by Staff [06.23.21]
SideFX is seeking an exceptional software developer with distributed systems experience and a talent for producing high performance, robust software to join its Toronto-based R&D team.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

You can now run Xbox Cloud games at Series X performance levels  
by Bryant Francis [06.23.21]
It’s now possible to play Xbox Cloud games running at the same fidelity as their Xbox Series X equivalents.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Sponsored Content
How Midwinter Entertainment improved Scavengers' gameplay with rigorous testing  
by Improbable [06.23.21]
Sponsored: Discover how a tactical collaboration empowered Midwinter Entertainment to focus on what they do best.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Production, Sponsored Article

Unity acquires 3D data optimization software provider Pixyz Software  
by Chris Kerr [06.23.21]
Unity has acquired 3D data preparation and optimization software provider Pixyz Software for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Remedy is hiring a Lead DevOps Engineer  
by Staff [06.22.21]
Remedy Entertainment is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

At GDC 2021, you can celebrate 25 years of Quake with John Romero  
by Staff [06.22.21]
Happy Birthday Quake! Get in on the celebration when you attend GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

Epic Online Services expanded with free anti-cheat and voice chat tools  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Epic Games is expanding its Epic Online Services toolkit with two free services in the form of Easy Anti-Cheat and Voice.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A quick LOD (level of detail) tutorial for Unity 2
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.21]
In this blog post, I will show you why, when and how you should use LOD in Unity. Remember, LOD is not only about the poly count.
Programming, Design, Production

The full GDC 2021 schedule is now live!  
by Staff [06.17.21]
All of the sessions for the all-digital GDC 2021 have been scheduled. Start planning your show today!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

BAFTA YGD 2021 to honor young devs working in Unity, Unreal, Dreams, and more  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
The YGD Awards are organised by BAFTA to celebrate and spotlight some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
Programming, Art, Design, Production

Get a job: Join Sucker Punch as a Multiplayer/Network Programmer  
by Staff [06.14.21]
Sucker Punch, the studio that created Ghost of Tsushima and the multiplayer Legends Mode, is looking for a Multiplayer/Network Programmer to join our studio in Bellevue, WA.
Social/Online, Programming, Recruitment

Get a job: Treyarch is hiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer  
by Staff [06.10.21]
Treyarch, the studio behind the best-selling Call of Duty – Black Ops franchise is seeking a passionate Senior Test Automation Engineer to help us take our cutting-edge games to the next level.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Video: Dive into Marvel's Spider-Man procedural lighting tools  
by Staff [06.10.21]
In this 2019 GDC session, Insomniac Games' Xray Halperin presents how procedural systems assisted the lighting team on Marvel's Spider-Man.
Console/PC, Programming, Video, GDC

Blog: An interactive choose-your-own debugging story  
by Chris Kerr [06.10.21]
The tricky thing with writing about debugging is that it's such a hands-on experience. So, I decided to try something else: a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure about debugging in The Machinery.
Programming, Production

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Concept Artist  
by Staff [06.09.21]
Insomniac Games is searching for a Sr. Concept Artist, responsible for creating pre-visualization work.
VR, Programming, Production, Recruitment

Come on down for the Tools Summit Live Game Show at GDC 2021!  
by Staff [06.09.21]
Win prizes, make friends, and show off your toolmaking trivia at the first-ever Tools Summit Live Game Show.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC