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Epic Games sues alleged Fortnite cheaters over EULA violations 4
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.17]
One of the two had been previously banned as many as nine times.
Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online

Telltale's Batman seemingly shows real image of assassinated ambassador  
by Alissa McAloon [10.06.17]
Update An image used in-game to depict the aftermath of a bank robbery shares an unsettlingly strong resemblance to a photo of the late Andrei Karlov.
Art, Serious

Connecting educators with the unique teaching ability of games  
by Joel Couture [10.03.17]
Santeri Koivisto, CEO of TeacherGaming, looks to connect teachers with the educational value in games like Kerbal Space Program, Epistory, and Democracy 3.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

New deal brings the voice actors' union strike to a (tentative) end 3
by Alex Wawro [09.25.17]
On Saturday both sides reached a deal that brings the strike to a (tentative) end, though it does not include the royalty payments voice actors were pushing for.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Nex Shadow Of The Outsider  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.24.17]
Some of this week's longform article/video highlights include pieces on Nex Machina's intense gameplay, Shadow Of War's Nemesis system, & the latest Dishonored game's choices.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design

Hackers hijack Final Fantasy Brave Exivus dev Gumi's website with ransom demand  
by Alissa McAloon [09.22.17]
The group briefly replaced Gumi’s website with a ransom demand and distributed roughly $40 worth of in-game currency to Final Fantasy Brave Exivus players.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Video: Applying game design principles to be a better leader  
by Staff [09.21.17]
At GDC 2017, Happy Brain Science's Scott Crabtree took the stage to share his perspective on how you can apply game design lessons to your work as a game dev leader.
Design, Serious, Video, Vault

In the wake of CSGO Lotto, FTC takes to Twitter to clarify its disclosure policy  
by Alex Wawro [09.20.17]
In a live Twitter Q&A inspired by its recent case against YouTubers who stealthily promoted their own CS:GO gambling site, the FTC lays out how devs and influencers should handle disclosure.
Business/Marketing, Serious

The Homeless Game Developer Week 2  
by Jonathan Neves [10.16.17]
In need of a career boost, follow game designer and producer Jonathan Neves as he takes a journey from one location to the next in pursuit of job placement and professional satisfaction. Part 2
Serious Indie

'Unintuitive action at a distance' in video games and explorable explanations  
by Hamish Todd [10.16.17]
Mechanics in video games rarely have "action at a distance" - two objects in view affecting one another without somehow colliding. Yet this happens a lot in science - and in educational games!
Design Programming Console/PC Serious Indie Smartphone/Tablet VR

Interview with Maxime Durand on Assassin's Creed: Origins and Discovery Tour Mode  
by Bob Whitaker [10.16.17]
Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Maxime Durand, Ubisoft's resident historian, about Assassin's Creed: Origins. Topics include historical research, Ancient Egypt, and using games for education.
Console/PC Serious

New Music (Obscurity), Hurrah! Milestone #1 Reached, Squishing Magical Bugs, What's Next, Name Change  
by Jake Jollimore [10.16.17]
Some new music from Mika, and an exciting update (for me at least) on the game's first milestone!
Audio Business/Marketing Design Programming Console/PC Serious Indie

Video Game Tutorials: How Do They Teach?  
by Nathan Hedges [10.13.17]
The following is a condensed form of my master’s project, investigating early game levels/tutorials in video games to identify how to teach effectively. Analyzing participant response data to understand what affects player learning experiences.
Design Console/PC Serious

RedLynx — HELSINKI, Finland
Mobile Live Producer (South Park : Phone Destroyer)

Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency Inc. — San Diego, California, United States
UI Designer

Deck Nine Games — Westminster, Colorado, United States
Mobile Programmer
Deck Nine is hiring an experienced Mobile Programmer to join our diverse team and work on single and multiplayer cinematic adventure games. If you're tired of commuting and paying astronomical rent in SF, consider moving to gorgeous Colorado and join our team.

Deck Nine Games — Westminster, Colorado, United States
Senior Console Programmer
Deck Nine is looking for senior console programmers to join our team in Westminster, Colorado. We're focused on making amazing story-based games with deeply moving characters and stories. The first episode of our latest game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has received a 96% approval rating from Steam. As a senior member of the team, you'll be involved in gameplay, engine, tool and graphics work on all of our key games.

Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City, California, United States
Environment Artist
Sanzaru Games is looking for a visionary World and Environment Artist to join our cutting edge, experienced development team in crafting visually stunning and immersive worlds. We are interested in all levels of experience, from junior to senior artists.

DigitalFish, Inc. — San Mateo, California, United States
Software Engineer - Machine Learning
Immediate need for a Software Engineer - Machine Learning

DigitalFish, Inc. — Mountain View, California, United States
Software Engineer - AR/VR
Immediate need for a Software Engineer - AR/VR with professional 3D film or games production experience

DigitalFish, Inc. — Mountain View, California, United States
Senior Software Engineer - Unity/VR
Immediate need for a Senior Software Engineer - Unity/VR with professional 3D film or games production experience

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
Narrative Designer

Naughty Dog — Santa Monica, California, United States
Graphics Programmer (ICE Team)
As a Graphics Programmer on the ICE Team, you will be working on core graphics technologies for the PS4 that will be used in every shipped title.