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China has quietly stopped approving new games for release  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.18]
The freeze takes the typically complicated task of releasing a game in China from difficult to legitimately impossible following government restructuring efforts.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

RuneScape dev forms Jagex Partners to take on publishing live games  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.18]
The developer behind the long-running online game RuneScape is branching out into third-party publishing through its new arm Jagex Partners.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

'Fundamentally we were building an MMO': Designing The Walking Dead AR game  
by Alan Bradley [08.14.18]
The developers of the new augmented reality game The Walking Dead: Our World open up about their experiences designing and building on the cutting edge of AR tech.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet

PUBG Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads since launch  
by Emma Kidwell [08.16.18]
PUBG Mobile has been downloaded over 100 million times on both iOS and Android devices since first launching about five months ago.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Tencent reports decrease in PC and mobile revenue despite rising DAUs  
by Emma Kidwell [08.15.18]
Tencent has released its financial report for the second quarter ended June 30, which shows an overall increase in revenue across the board despite a drop in PC and mobile game revenue.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Publisher Tilting Point sets up Barcelona studio to support live mobile games  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.18]
Tilting Point has set up shop in Barcelona with the goal of offering more support to mobile game developers in Europe. 
Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Reminder: Thursday is your last day to pitch Main Conference talks for GDC 2019!  
by Staff [08.14.18]
Heads up, game makers: The last day to pitch talks for the 2019 Game Developers Conference is this Thursday, August 16th -- so get your submissions in now!
Audio, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Bethesda reluctant to bring Elder Scrolls: Legends to systems that don't offer cross-play 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.13.18]
"We can't be talking about one version of Legends, where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay within that ecosystem or its walled off from everything else," said Hines.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet



Five Tips for VR/AR Device-independent Unity Projects  
by Jonathan Linowes [08.15.18]
How does a Unity developer “create once, build many” while dealing with the rich, varied, constantly changing plethora of VR or AR toolkits and services? At Parkerhill, we came up with a set of best practices that work for us.
Programming Console/PC Smartphone/Tablet VR

Taking a Swim with Sharkbite Games: A 'BeSwitched' Q&A  
by Jill Sullivan [08.14.18]
A Q&A with Sharkbite Games, creators of Kongregate’s latest mobile release "BeSwitched."
Production Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

The Dream IS the Product 4
by Neil Schneider [08.13.18]
Billions of dollars later (and many more to come, I'm sure), seemingly wild investments in Magic Leap, Oculus, and more are put into future computing perspective.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Smartphone/Tablet VR

Video Game Deep Cuts: We, Happy To Take The Magic Leap  
by Simon Carless [08.13.18]
This week's highlights include impressions of the much-pivoted We Happy Few, hands-on with the vaunted Magic Leap AR glasses, and lots more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Scaling a Game Simulator with Cloud DataFlow  
by Ben Weber [08.10.18]
Procedural content generation needs automated playtesting, here’s one approach to explore.
Programming Smartphone/Tablet


Boss Fight Entertainment — Allen, Texas, United States
[08.16.18]
Senior Server Engineer


Velan Studios — New York, New York, United States
[08.14.18]
Online Programmer


Velan Studios — Troy, New York, United States
[08.14.18]
Lead Producer


Gear Inc. — Hanoi, Vietnam
[08.14.18]
Remote Senior Game Designer


The Game Band — Los Angeles, California, United States
[08.13.18]
Technical Artist
As our Technical Artist, you'll be charged with setting up our shader pipeline, create stylized environment shaders, particles, and visual effects to enhance the mood and narrative of our game world.

The Game Band — Los Angeles, California, United States
[08.13.18]
Platform/Build Engineer
As our Platform/Build Engineer you'll be responsible for creating tools and systems to advance our in-development builds towards a polished, technical release across multiple platforms. You'll collaborate with a small team of developers to optimize efficiency of day-to-day tasks via tools and automation, while improving build performance and supporting QA.

Tic Toc Games — Burbank, California, United States
[08.10.18]
SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER


Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[08.10.18]
Game Systems Designer


Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[08.10.18]
QA Automation Architect


Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[08.10.18]
QA Analyst (Bilingual Mandarin)