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How Landfall Games finds the fun in physics engines  
by Jack Yarwood [10.15.18]
"If everyone doesn’t take the game so seriously we can have a lot more fun with it and do more," says Landfall's Petter Henriksson of the studio's penchant for weird physics in this in-depth chat.
Indie, Programming, Design, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.14.18]
This week's highlights include a neat Smash Bros interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Outfit7, Cryptic Studios, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.12.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's Job Board.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Recruitment

Get a job: Heart Machine is hiring a Gameplay Engineer  
by Staff [10.11.18]
Heart Machine is after someone to craft code for character interactions, NPC interactions, scripted sequences, combat, environmental interactions, and much more.
Indie, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Bringing Camouflaj's République to PlayStation 4  
by Paul Alexander [10.11.18]
The curious story of how Camouflaj's episodic game République made its way from iOS in 2013 to Steam and then onto PS4 involves an engine overhaul, a port house, and a tricky overseas deal.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Mojang is making some Minecraft libraries open source 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.10.18]
Minecraft developer Mojang plans to release a handful of libraries from the game for developers to explore or use for their own projects. Two such libraries have already hit Github.
Console/PC, Programming

CD Projekt Red partners with multiplayer studio Digital Scapes  
by Chris Kerr [10.09.18]
Digital Scapes specializes in triple-A multiplayer console and PC game development, and is made up of industry veterans from BioWare, Radical Entertainment, and Relic. 
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Building a multiplayer real-time strategy game in Unreal Engine 10
by Gamasutra Community [10.09.18]
A detailed, but practical take on transferring bits and networking architecture for a real-time strategy game.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uri Geller's Pessimistic Starlink  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.07.18]
This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Building Brink's SMART parkour traversal system  
by Staff [10.05.18]
At GDC 2012 Splash Damage's Arne Olav Hallingstad, presents a detailed programmer-oriented overview of the freedom of movement implementation in the studio's 2011 multiplayer shooter Brink.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Nerd Kingdom, Plarium Michigan Studio, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.05.18]
From gameplay programmers to UX designers, here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Design, Production, Recruitment

Blog: Using artificial intelligence to generate game content 5
by Gamasutra Community [10.05.18]
This post covers my experiences trying to leverage AI to generate game content rather than make them actors in a planned story.
Programming

Owlchemy Labs' latest project will turn your smartphone into a VR window 1
by Chris Kerr [10.05.18]
Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs has devised a new way for players to watch their friends inside a virtual reality experience. 
VR, Programming, Design

Breaking fences, escaping dinosaurs?! Oh my, it's Parkasaurus' developers  
by John Harris [10.05.18]
Gamasutra spoke to one half of Washbear and co-developer of Parkasaurus, Chris McQuinn to explore the design and intent of the slightly-silly dino zoo sim Parkasaurus.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

How Serious Sam set itself apart in the era of Duke Nukem and Quake  
by Alissa McAloon [10.03.18]
Croteam’s chief creative officer Davor Hunski tells the story of how Serious Sam’s hand-made engine came to be and how a vertical slice demo ultimately saved the game.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Get a job: PuzzleNation is hiring a Sr. Mobile Developer  
by Staff [10.01.18]
PuzzleNation is looking for a Sr. Mobile Developer to work remotely with its team and oversee development on its new puzzle game.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uncle Buddy's Wattam Is Strange  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.01.18]
This week's highlights include an overview of a very odd old Mac game, Keita Takahashi on making games in tough times, and a close look at Life Is Strange 2.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Plastic Wax is hiring a Lead UE/VR Developer  
by Staff [09.28.18]
Plastic Wax is after a veteran VR/UE Blueprint/C++ Developer to Lead its Unreal Department onsite in its waterfront studio in Rhodes, Sydney.
Programming, Recruitment

Devs will need to code creatively to get the most out of the Oculus Quest 7
by Alissa McAloon [09.28.18]
Oculus CTO John Carmack likens the power of the Quest to last-gen video game consoles, something devs will have to compensate while approaching their own projects for the system.
VR, Programming

Using interior mapping to render rooms without geometry 10
by Gamasutra Community [09.28.18]
Modelling interiors behind every window in a city often takes too much performance, so some games use "interior mapping," a shader trick to render geometry that isn't actually there.
Console/PC, Programming, Design