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Layoffs hit Hibernum Creations as dev downsizes to 'key personnel'  
by Alissa McAloon [08.16.17]
The Canadian studio Hibernum Creations has laid off the majority of its staff, over 100 employees, as the mobile game developer begins the process of selling off its assets.
Serious, Business/Marketing

5 game dev students set to receive AIAS Foundation scholarships  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.17]
This year, five students have been awarded $2,500 as part of the Foundation’s three annual scholarship offerings.
Serious, Business/Marketing

National Videogame Museum opens scholarship program for young Texan devs  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.17]
The National Videogame Museum has established four $1,500 scholarships for aspiring game developers.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Discord shuts down server and accounts linked to white supremacists
by Alex Wawro [08.14.17]
The company publicly took down a number of accounts and a chat server associated with an alt-right website in an ongoing effort to combat 'white supremacy, Nazi ideology, and all forms of hate.'
Serious, Business/Marketing

Devs, submit your pitches for great GDC 2018 Design talks now!  
by Staff [08.14.17]
If you have a talk that'd fit perfectly in the Design track at Game Developers Conference 2018, organizers want to hear it -- and they're only accepting submissions through this Thursday, August 17th!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

Now's the time to pitch great Business & Marketing talks for GDC 2018  
by Staff [08.11.17]
If you aim to speak at the Game Developers Conference next year, better hurry -- time is running out to submit your talk! The deadline is next Thursday, August 17th.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Submit your great Production & Team Management talks for GDC 2018!  
by Staff [08.10.17]
The GDC 2018 Production & Team Management track is looking for talks, especially from experienced producers who have shipped games and seek to share their best techniques or experiences!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Production, GDC

New study sheds light on how playing games literally shapes the brain 1
by Alex Wawro [08.09.17]
A recent study suggests that playing specific genres of games regularly may cause the players' brains -- specifically, the hippocampus -- to grow (3D Mario games) or shrink (Call of Duty).
Console/PC, Serious

GDC 2018 seeks your submissions for great Audio talks! 1
by Staff [08.09.17]
If you have a talk that would fit perfectly in the Audio track at Game Developers Conference 2018, organizers want to hear it -- and they're accepting submissions through Thursday, August 17th!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Audio, GDC

War Child opens submissions for its latest 'Help' charity game jam  
by Alex Wawro [08.08.17]
This year UK charity War Child is taking submissions (via Itch.io) through November of mobile games made with Unity that have been built in six days or less, and are no larger than 50 megabytes.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Now's the time to pitch your best Programming talks for GDC 2018  
by Staff [08.08.17]
Hey devs! GDC officials seek great submissions of interesting, cutting-edge Programming talks for the GDC 2018 Main Conference, from now through August 17th!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, GDC

Devs, submit your best pitches for a GDC 2018 Visual Arts talk!  
by Staff [08.07.17]
Artists, take note: GDC officials seek great submissions of intriguing, cutting-edge Visual Arts talks for the GDC 2018 Main Conference, from now through August 17th.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Art, GDC

Learn about innovative ways VR is being used in healthcare at VRDC Fall 2017!  
by Staff [08.01.17]
Want to know all the cutting-edge ways VR and AR are being used to help doctors and patients? You should come out to VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening in San Francisco this September!
VR, Serious, VRDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Prison Of The Night Trap Kickmen  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.30.17]
This week's highlights include an article series about gaming in prison, behind the scenes of Night Trap, & how satirical soccer game Enter The Kickmen got made.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Ex-THQ exec Danny Bilson takes leading role at USC games program  
by Alex Wawro [07.28.17]
In practice, this means Bilson will be taking on more leadership of the USC game dev education programs after former Interactive Media & Games Division chair Tracy Fullerton stepped down. 
Serious

Don't Miss: How would an Affordable Care Act repeal impact indie devs? 20
by Lexi Pandell [07.25.17]
"Anything that makes it scarier to strike out on your own and start a new business is a loss to our entire economy," says Fullbright's Steve Gaynor in this timeless look at how indies value the ACA.
Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

PS3 games are a big deal inside the Guantanamo Bay detention camp 1
by Alex Wawro [07.24.17]
"We're constantly trying to increase the amount of games that we have," an officer at Guantanamo Bay tells Waypoint in a new feature on the camp's game library and how inmates make use of it.
Serious


Video: Veteran game dev Chris Crawford's famous 'Dragon Speech' 1
by Staff [06.15.17]
Watch this seminal speech from the 1992 CGDC which sees Crawford charge out of the room (and out of the commercial game industry, really) in pursuit of the "dragon" of truth, beauty, and art in games.
Console/PC, Indie, Serious, Design, Video, Vault

Report: Konami is making life hard for people who leave the company 6
by Alex Wawro [06.14.17]
The Nikkei Asian Review published a report today that alleges Konami has been reliably blacklisting, stonewalling, and generally just making things difficult for people who choose to leave.
Serious, Business/Marketing