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ESRB president Patricia Vance's plan for a world ratings solution Exclusive 10
by Brandon Sheffield [04.10.12]
Entertainment Software Rating Board president Patricia Vance tells Gamasutra how the game content ratings organization intends to stay relevant in an increasingly online marketplace.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Mobile Phone, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital, Exclusive, Marketing

Study: Teens losing interest in traditional games, prefer social/mobile experiences 12
by Eric Caoili [04.04.12]
Teens are losing interest in playing traditional video games on consoles, and prefer to play social or online games instead, according to a new survey of high school students by analyst firm Piper Jaffray.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital

UK indie dev Mediatonic doubling headcount this year  
by Mike Rose [04.02.12]
UK indie game developer Mediatonic, best known for platformer Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, is expanding its staff headcount as it moves its London headquarters.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Console Digital

Thatgamecompany's Journey is fastest-selling U.S. PSN game ever 1
by Mike Rose [03.29.12]
Thatgamecompany's Journey, released for PlayStation 3 earlier this month, is now the fastest selling game ever on the PlayStation Network in the U.S., selling faster than any other first or third-party game available.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

UEFA Euro 2012 will be DLC for FIFA 12, not a standalone release 1
by Mike Rose [03.29.12]
The UEFA Euro 2012 video game, due to be released around the same time the 2012 European Football Championship kicks off this summer, will not be a standalone release, but rather DLC for EA's popular FIFA 12.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Console Digital

How does new game retail stack up in international markets? Exclusive 5
by Matt Matthews [03.28.12]
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the role of new video game retail sales in European countries, in a world where consumers have used, online and mobile game options.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Mobile Phone, Mobile Console, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital, Exclusive

Microsoft brings big releases to XBLA with Arcade Next, Minecraft 2
by Eric Caoili [03.22.12]
Microsoft has announced a new marketing campaign for Xbox Live Arcade releases starting next month, debuting high-profile titles like Trials Evolution and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.
Business/Marketing, Console Digital

NPD: Digital, non-traditional business almost half of retail game sales last quarter 2
by Eric Caoili [03.22.12]
Consumers spent $3.33 billion on games outside of retail (e.g. digital downloads, social/mobile games) in the U.S. and key European markets during the fourth quarter of 2011, the NPD Group reports.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Console Digital




Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Engine Software Engineer
Infinity Ward is looking for an Engine Software Engineer, someone who considers themselves a Generalist with the ability to work with (or near) rendering code. You would be comfortable understanding the needs of and writing a render target management system as well as modifying how the priorities function in our threaded worker command system. You might find yourself debugging an access violation in the render list generation code one day and working on optimizing the shader compiler build pipeline the next.

Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Sr. Core Systems Engineer
The ideal candidate will have functioned as a generalist with industry experience in core engine architecture. While the work may involve some gameplay work, the primary focus is at the systems and engine level, working with other members of the team (including Designers, Animators, Artists and other Engineers) to achieve phenomenal results

Infinity Ward / Activision — woodland hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Senior Visual Effects Artist
You will use our in-house particle editor to author high quality, photo-real particle effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project and implement them into our game engine.

Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Senior Game Designer (Scripter)
Infinity Ward is looking for a senior level, Single-Player Gameplay Designer on some of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed shooters of all time.

Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Senior AI Engineer
Infinity Ward is currently seeking a Senior AI Engineer in the Woodland Hills, CA area. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in a similar role. This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge AI in the world’s premiere FPS franchise. We’re looking for someone who comes to the table with new ideas, but has the pragmatism required to ship a video game.

Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[09.21.17]
Tools Engineer
The tools team at Infinity Ward is responsible for providing a good user experience for the content creation story of game development. This includes improving the content editing tools as well as the build pipeline technology used to deliver content changes to the game. It also encompasses delivering good feedback to the entire studio on both a micro and macro level. This includes keeping artists informed about the specific changes they submit, and the larger team informed about the health of the whole game.

2K — Novato, California, United States
[09.20.17]
SENIOR SERVER ENGINEER
We are looking for a senior engineer to join our Identity and E-Commerce initiatives. First and foremost, we need someone who knows how to work autonomously and get things done. You will not be spoon-fed technical specifications or be simply maintaining an existing codebase. Instead you will be faced with interesting, challenging and constantly evolving problems that require a creative yet disciplined approach. You will need to work with other engineers, game teams, producers, designers and more to understand problems, design solutions and turn them into reality.

2K — Novato, California, United States
[09.20.17]
SENIOR ONLINE ENGINEER (C++, PC / CONSOLE GAME CLIENT)
We are looking for an experienced and highly effective Software Engineer to drive the development of compelling online features for use in existing and new games. Our platform keeps maturing, and will benefit from a strong arm who is proficient building sharable components for multiple platforms (including next generation consoles), collaborating with engineers and partner developers to integrate them and applying best practices to deliver a performant full-featured SDK.

Pixelberry Studios — Mountain View, California, United States
[09.20.17]
Senior Game Writer


Hangar 13 — Novato, California, United States
[09.20.17]
SENIOR VFX ARTIST
Hangar 13 is looking for an experienced artist to join our VFX team. You must have an ability to push the visual quality of game effects so that they closely match those of blockbuster movies, but have real-time experience. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the engineering team and push the rendering and FX production capabilities of our engine.