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Video Game Deep Cuts: Fortnite's End In Jedi's Order 2
by Gamasutra Staff [10.19.19]
This week's highlights include the end (and resurrection) of Fortnite, an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, plus games from Manifold Garden to Killer Queen Black & Disco Elysium.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Downscaling, upscaling, same-scaling: Porting to Switch and under-powered consoles 2
by Andrew King [10.18.19]
We chatted with some of the top porting houses and the author of Arcade Perfect to find out the current state of porting games to Nintendo's immensely popular Switch.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Production

Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Software Engineer  
by Staff [10.17.19]
The Software Development Engineer in Online Services will work with other engineers on selection, customization, and integration of a multi-tenant Content Management System (CMS) solution.
Programming, Recruitment

Blog: My three year journey to create Don't Give Up 5
by Chris Kerr [10.17.19]
I spent three years making my first commercial game, a 7-hour RPG that told a very charming and personal story. In this blog, I reflect on my efforts from start to finish.
Programming, Design, Production

Get a job: Disbelief is hiring a Junior Programmer  
by Staff [10.16.19]
Junior programmers at Disbelief are called on to develop and debug in a variety of areas from game play to core engine programming.
Programming, Recruitment

Registration is now open for GDC 2020!  
by Staff [10.16.19]
Sign up now to attend GDC 2020 at a discount price and gain access to the global game development community for a week of unmatched education, inspiration and networking in San Francisco!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: The simple difficulty of bringing Frostpunk to consoles 3
by Gamasutra Community [10.14.19]
Here's one short tale about how UX design theory can get you out of a hole when bringing a survival-city builder designed for a mouse and keyboard to consoles.
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Hearthstone Boycotts, Concrete Genie, Indie Sales 1
by Gamasutra Staff [10.11.19]
This week's highlights include fallout from Blizzard's 'Hong Kong censorship' controversy, new titles including Concrete Genie, Neo Cab, and John Wick Hex, plus the reality of indie game sales.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: The math behind predictable projectiles in games 1
by Staff [10.11.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Robot Entertainment's Chris Stark explains the math and code behind predictive linear and ballistic projectile aiming in game design.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Video, Vault

Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Senior Software Engineer  
by Staff [10.10.19]
The Senior Software Engineer contributes to the development, polish, and optimization of new Pokémon mobile game services.
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: An in-depth look at the physics of trains in Assassin's Creed Syndicate 11
by Staff [10.10.19]
In this article, Ubisoft Quebec gameplay engineer Bartlomiej Waszak presents details of the simulator for the physics of trains in Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Console/PC, Programming

Steam will soon let users play local-multiplayer games over the internet 1
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
Steam is close to rolling out a new feature called 'Remote Play Together' that will let friends play local-multiplayer games together over the internet.
Console/PC, Programming

Blog: Rimworld, Dwarf Fortress, and procedurally generated storytelling 4
by Gamasutra Community [10.10.19]
Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld have been named story generators, a type of game in which fun does not come from reaching specific objectives but rather from seeing non-scripted stories play out.
Programming, Design

Google Stadia could sidestep latency issues by predicting button presses 8
by Chris Kerr [10.09.19]
Google Stadia will eventually have traditonal consoles beat when it comes to responsiveness, according to the platform's VP of engineering Madj Bakar.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Video: Inside the process of solving a Nintendo-backed coding challenge  
by Staff [10.08.19]
At GDC 2017 coder Mike Acton walks through the process of solving a Nintendo-sponsored programming challenge to help you better understand how to efficiently overcome coding challenges in game dev.
Console/PC, Programming, Video, Vault

Get a job: Join Game Closure as a Backend Engineer  
by Staff [10.07.19]
Game Closure is on the hunt for backend/systems engineers to help us build the services and infrastructure that power our social games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Get a job: Insomniac, Manticore, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.04.19]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Video: A game programmer's guide to the math of deep learning  
by Staff [10.03.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, creative.ai's Alex Champandard looks at the mathematics behind deep neural networks and how to apply it to game development for fun and (hopefully!) profit.
Console/PC, Programming, Video, Vault

Blog: Simple and effective character pose prediction in Cascadeur  
by Gamasutra Community [10.03.19]
Banzai Games founder Evgeniy Dyabin and his colleagues Alexander Grishanin and Maxim Tarasov explain how they invented a pose prediction tool for their new character animation software Cascadeur.
Programming, Design

Nintendo Switch: A discoverability followup 4
by Simon Carless [10.01.19]
My recent piece on discoverability for Nintendo Switch got some decent feedback from a few active Switch developers - here's an update with some new data points and info.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design