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Attend GDC Summer for an inside look at the physical animation of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order  
by Staff [05.26.20]
GDC Summer attendees will have a chance this August to (remotely) learn how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order blends authored animations with physical simulation to create high-fidelity character motion.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train 2
by Gamasutra Staff [05.24.20]
The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Demystifying C#'s under-utilized superpower for game development 5
by Gamasutra Community [05.21.20]
An introduction, overview, and deep dive on the power of C#'s Attributes.
Programming

EA is releasing the source code for Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn 1
by Chris Kerr [05.21.20]
EA is releasing the source code for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert under the GPL version 3.0. license.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Senior Java Developer  
by Staff [05.20.20]
As a Java Software Developer, you will join our agile, cross-functional team to advance the development of our next-generation marketing tools and contribute with your knowledge of software architecture
Programming, Recruitment

Blog: Developing multi-tile creatures in roguelikes 2
by Gamasutra Community [05.20.20]
Describing technical and design issues associated with having creatures that occupy multiple cells in the grid-based world of a roguelike, with solutions.
Programming, Design

Get a job: Stray Bombay Company is looking for a Senior Unreal Engineer  
by Staff [05.19.20]
Help define and architect innovative, best-in-class co-operative multiplayer games at scale.
Programming, Recruitment

Blog: Open-world enemy AI in Mafia III  
by Gamasutra Community [05.19.20]
A broad survey of the most important systems that went into creating the AI of Mafia III, such as perception, position selection and the cover system.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Question is hiring a remote Senior Network Engineer  
by Staff [05.18.20]
Question is seeking a network engineer with Unreal Engine multiplayer experience for a full time position to round out our team with ownership over matchmaking, session flow, and/or dedicated servers.
Programming, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Ghost Of Id's Pro Skater  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.16.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Paradox Development Studio's postmortem of Stellaris 4
by Staff [05.13.20]
Game director Henrik Fåhraeus and project lead Rikard Åslund take us through the making of Paradox Development Studio's epic 4X space strategy game Stellaris.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Epic debuts free Online Services to help devs build cross-platform, cross-play games 2
by Alex Wawro [05.13.20]
Epic today launched its Online Services SDK, a free toolkit devs can use to create cross-platform multiplayer backend services like matchmaking & friends lists spanning consoles, PC & (soon) mobile.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Blog: Should STL containers be used in game engines? 1
by Gamasutra Community [05.13.20]
A deep dive into STL containers' performance for a small number of elements.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Join Ori developer Moon Studios as a remote Sr. Character TD  
by Staff [05.12.20]
Moon Studios - award-winning creators of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - are looking for Senior Character TDs.
Programming, Recruitment

Video: Using deep reinforcement learning for NPCs and playtesting  
by Staff [05.12.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Unity's Jeffrey Shih explains how deep reinforcement and imitation learning can be used for scaling playtesting and NPC creation in games.
VR, Programming, Art, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Treyarch's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for the Dreamcast  
by Staff [05.12.20]
Former Treyarch developer Jamie Fristrom opens up in this classic 2000 feature about the ups and downs of porting one of the most successful PlayStation games of 1999 to Sega's Dreamcast console.
Programming, Design

Gaining fans for your game? A marathon, not a sprint 2
by Simon Carless [05.12.20]
There is no silver bullet in having people find your game. If you’re relying on one thing to change your fortunes radically - you’re using the wrong strategy to develop & market your game.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Skydance Interactive is hiring a Senior Software Engineer  
by Staff [05.11.20]
Skydance Interactive is looking for Senior Software Engineers with specialties in AI, graphics, and low-level systems to help develop our next generation of groundbreaking games.
Programming, Recruitment

Sponsored Content
Sponsored: Learn to build fast, secure, and reliable game servers in this free webinar  
by Cloudflare [05.11.20]
Now more than ever, ensuring the security, performance, and reliability of game servers is important to the success of online gaming companies.
Social/Online, Programming, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Donkey Kong Snowrunning Team  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.09.20]
The latest roundup of interesting games, articles & videos from the last week includes new titles like Snowrunner & old beefs like the Donkey Kong high score lawsuit.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing