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Mark DeLoura recently completed a term in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as Senior Advisor for Digital Media. Prior to joining OSTP, he worked nearly twenty years in the game industry, holding strategic, business, and technology leadership positions at Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ. 

As a passionate proponent for making game development more accessible and a valuable tool for education and expression, Mark has cultivated a broad perspective on the game industry, having worked at publishers, developers, platform holders, and as a journalist. His Game Programming Gems series of technical books, former role as editor-in-chief of Game Developer magazine, and presentations around the globe have introduced many aspiring developers to the joy of creating games.



Expert Blogs

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:05:00 EST in Serious
There were hundreds of politically-themed games created for 2012's U.S. presidential campaign season. Which should you play while watching the results roll in on November 6?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Wed, 19 May 2010 06:40:00 EDT in
Game developer related portions of the Google I/O 2010 Day 1 keynote, including information on Unity, Native Client, and the Chrome Web Store.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:28:00 EST in Programming
A year ago, I conducted a survey of senior technology- and production-focused game developers, asking them their thoughts about game engines. How have game engines evolved in the past year? What will the engine developers be showing at GDC 2010?

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Fri, 15 May 2009 07:20:00 EDT in Programming
The book "Real-Time Cameras: A Guide for Game Designers and Developers" covers real-time cameras in games, from a cinematographic perspective and a technical perspective. This is the story of how the book came to be, as told in the foreword.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:34:00 EDT in Programming
Recently I surveyed a large group of industry executives, seeking information on their thoughts and perceptions of game engine middleware. Last week I shared the general results of that survey with you; this week we’ll talk about the technology results.

Posted by Mark DeLoura on Mon, 02 Mar 2009 07:52:00 EST in Programming
The game engine survey conducted in February 2009 among industry executives resulted in some interesting information. This post discusses the first, high-level results.

Mark DeLoura's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/05/2016 - 10:24]

Ian is doing such great ...

Ian is doing such great work for computer science in the UK

Comment In: [News - 04/06/2009 - 05:54]

I 'm the Mark from ...

I 'm the Mark from Nintendo in this story, I had the pleasure of working with Mark HH quite extensively to help him get Shadows to its performance targets. Mark was an exceptional engineer and a real delight to work with. He later went on to work at Retro Studios ...

Comment In: [News - 10/12/2015 - 05:32]

Definitely have a great team ...

Definitely have a great team working on this

Comment In: [News - 09/04/2015 - 04:01]

Spring 2015 NEA grants are ...

Spring 2015 NEA grants are here:

Comment In: [News - 09/03/2015 - 04:01]

This is a great concept ...

This is a great concept and I 'm sure not particularly easy to execute inside of a large organization. I 'd love to hear more about this effort as it evolves... perhaps at GDC

Comment In: [Blog - 08/20/2015 - 12:57]

This sounds fantastic... I 'm ...

This sounds fantastic... I 'm looking forward to trying it out when released