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How Shooty Skies dev Mighty Games aims to do serious games right  
by Katherine Cross [01.18.18]
Contributor Katherine Cross chats with the team at Australian indie Mighty Games about their new serious games branch, Mighty Serious, and the ethics of making F2P games about real-world issues.
Business/Marketing, Design, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

ESA rebukes U.S. President's 'shithole countries' comment 11
by Alissa McAloon [01.12.18]
The Entertainment Software Association calls Trump’s comment 'repulsive', saying that it condemns the 'backward thinking' represented by the comment.

Star Citizen devs file motion to dismiss Crytek lawsuit 1
by Alissa McAloon [01.08.18]
The developers of Star Citizen have filed a motion to dismiss Crytek’s original suit, claiming the breach of contract allegations “sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity.”
Business/Marketing, Serious

Civilization V mod adds realistic superintelligent AI research 5
by Emma Kidwell [01.04.18]
Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk has released a mod for Civilization V introducing superintelligent AI into the game. 
Programming, Serious

Supercell CEO, NYU Game Center director to speak at GDC 2018 Vision Track!  
by Staff [01.04.18]
GDC 2018 welcomes Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen and NYU Game Center Director Frank Lantz to speak as part of the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire GDC attendees!
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

ESA rebukes World Health Organization 'gaming disorder' classification 5
by Alissa McAloon [01.02.18]
The Entertainment Software Association argues that including ‘gaming disorder’ in the upcoming diagnostic manual "recklessly trivializes real mental health issues."
Serious, Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Best Wolpaw Of The Year  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.01.18]
This week's Video Game Deep Cuts highlights include innumerable 'best of the year' countdowns - from VR games to mobile titles to, uh, Eric Wolpaw's vegan juice cuts, and loads more besides.
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Game devs around the world share their New Year's resolutions 1
by Staff [12.29.17]
2018 is nearly upon us, so what are game devs planning for the year ahead? To make games, of course, but also lots of other interesting things -- read on to find out what!
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Call of Duty WWII and Historical Memory 1
by Bob Whitaker [01.19.18]
Historian Bob Whitaker discusses the media coverage surrounding Call of Duty WWII, and considers problems related to public memory of famous historical events.
Console/PC Serious

Are probabilities ruining your RPG experience? 2
by Martin Kolesar [01.18.18]
Wouldn’t it be more fun if we hid the success probabilities of choices in an RPG? In real life, you mostly understand your chances without percentages popping up in front of your face. Here's how we think about the problem when designing Sacred Fire RPG.
Design Console/PC Serious Indie

What to do if your video game art is used in ads without your permission  
by Brandon Huffman [01.18.18]
What do you do if your video game art is being used in advertisements without your permission? You've got a few options, but they depend on how it's being used and what your goal is.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

More Introspection, Please: Why We Should All Make Time to Not Make Things  
by Sherveen Uduwana [01.18.18]
After a recent creative break, I grapple with how rest and introspection are not championed in the industry, even they can be a huge boon to creative work.
Design Serious Indie

Pragmatic and Philosophical Tips for Hobbyist Creators  
by Michael Heron [01.18.18]
It's hard to create things when you're having to fit it in amongst all the other things you have to do in life. For a lot of us, creation is a hobby not a job even if we'd love it to be otherwise. Here are some of my tips for the hobbyists amongst us.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
Technical Art Director
Insomniac Games is looking for a Technical Art Director

Lucky Charm Games — Altadena, California, United States
Web Developer - Front End

Blackstorm — Mountain View, California, United States
Studio Game Engineer

Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
Senior Tools Engineer

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior UI Artist
The Art Team is seeking a talented senior UI/Graphic Designer to join us in creating innovative and industry leading UI.

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior Tools Software Engineer
We’re seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer, focused on tools development.

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior Technical Artist / Rigger
We are seeking self-motivated and experienced Technical Artist/Riggers.

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior Systems Software Engineer
We’re seeking a Senior Systems Software Engineer to join our ongoing and best-in-industry development efforts across a multitude of platforms.

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior Graphics Software Engineer
We are looking for an experienced engineer to push the boundaries of graphics for our games.

Visual Concepts — Agoura Hills, California, United States
Senior Gameplay Software Engineer
We are seeking software engineers with experience in gameplay systems including AI, animation, and physics.