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Best of 2018: How Rare designed Sea of Thieves' infinite pirate generator 1
by Jack Yarwood [12.13.18]
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

Blog: How I faked Desert Child's striking 3D visuals 1
by Chris Kerr [12.13.18]
Oscar Brittain and Akupara Games are releasing Desert Child on Switch, Xbox, PS4, and Steam on December 11. Oscar hit us with the following tech blog on how he 'faked' the game's striking 3D look.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design

Best of 2018: A Classic Tools Retrospective on the first version of the Unreal Editor 10
by David Lightbown [12.12.18]
Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks to David Lightbown about UnrealEd, one of the most popular level editors in the game industry, used to build levels for Unreal, Deus Ex, Gears of War, BioShock and more.
Console/PC, Programming

Get a job: Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing is hiring a Backend Engineer  
by Staff [12.11.18]
Nottingham-based Lockwood Publishing is looking for a backend coder with experience in golang, python or java to help develop the backend of Avakin Life.
Programming, Recruitment

Blog: How Tom Clancy's The Division manages AI online  
by Gamasutra Community [12.11.18]
In the second part of my series on The Division, I explain how the online systems manage the AI characters in-game.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

UBM India announces the premiere edition of Game Development and Design Conference
by UBM India [12.11.18]
UBM India has announced the premiere edition of Game Development and Design Conference (GDDC) slated for February 21st-22nd 2019 in Pune.
Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

How to get started with game programming
by Ben Wasser [12.11.18]
This post digs into the rather unconventional approach to learning to code that worked for us (and might even work for you?).
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Get a job: The team at Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a Lead Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [12.10.18]
Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring an experienced Lead Programmer to work at its studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on Paladins.
Programming, Recruitment

Catch new & classic GDC talks broadcasting live on the GDC Twitch channel  
by Staff [12.10.18]
The official Game Developers Conference Twitch channel has begun broadcasting gems from the GDC Vault of game development talks, roundtables, and postmortems, and you can tune in live now to watch!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.09.18]
This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a looks at the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Sucker Punch, Sony PlayStation, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [12.07.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

How enemy AI works in Dicey Dungeons 4
by Gamasutra Community [12.07.18]
A detailed write up how the new enemy AI works in my game, Dicey Dungeons. I tried to write it in a "popular science" style that's hopefully of interest to everyone, not just programmers.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Join the Fantasy Flight team as a Software Engineering Lead  
by Staff [12.05.18]
Wisconsin-based Fantasy Flight Interactive is looking for a Software Engineering Lead to oversee the code base for all of its existing and future games.
Programming, Recruitment

Enemy AI design in Tom Clancy's The Division 1
by Gamasutra Community [12.05.18]
This post explained how Massive attempted to diversify enemy encounters in The Division with five factions and 36 unique enemy character types.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Ubiquity6 is looking for an Augmented Reality Prototyper  
by Staff [12.04.18]
Ubiquity6 is looking for an experienced dev to rapidly prototype and refine augmented reality experience features and prototypes as a member of its team in San Francisco.
VR, Programming, Recruitment

Get a job: Join the Cignition team as a Game Programmer  
by Staff [12.03.18]
Cignition is looking for a passionate game programmer to join an innovative team that blends great gameplay with a unique take on education.
Programming, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: It's Spooky, It's Idle  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.03.18]
This week's highlights include a fascinating documentary on fighting game stalwarts Team Spooky, a hyper-analytical look at the top idle game mechanics, & lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Unity offers guidelines for what it considers ethical AI design 1
by Alex Wawro [11.28.18]
While these are just Unity's suggestions, they may help jumpstart some useful conversations within game development teams about how and why advanced AI tools and applications are used. 
Serious, Programming

Opinion: 'Winter is coming' for the video game biz 7
by Joost van Dreunen [11.28.18]
In this opinion piece, SuperData Research founder Joost Van Dreunen looks at the state of the game industry in late 2018 & predicts a markedly darker future for the game industry.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Monster Squad seeks a UE4 Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [11.28.18]
Monster Squad is a new Seattle studio established by team members from the Torchlight and Borderlands series, and it needs a gameplay programmer skilled in Unreal Engine 4. Could that be you?
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment