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Reminder: Submit talks now for the first annual VRDC at GDC 2016!  
by Staff [09.22.15]
VR and AR enthusiasts, take note: Now is your chance to propose a talk for the all-new Virtual Reality Developers Conference at GDC 2016!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, VR, GDC

How (and why) Masquerada is risking government censorship 3
by Bryant Francis [09.22.15]
Singaporean dev Witching Hour Studios’ fantasy strategy RPG Masquerada: Songs and Shadows has a gay character. Officials in the Singaporean government would rather it didn't.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Worlds worth believing in: On Demon's Souls and Dark Souls  
by Gamasutra Community [09.22.15]
"I can point at Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls and say that both have set off a greater personal interest in architecture; and yet, something is further below, just as there is something further below Lordran."
Console/PC, Art, Design

Don't Miss: How Bungie forged a new artistic direction for Destiny 11
by Christian Nutt [09.21.15]
Senior environment artist Jason Sussman takes us on a tour of how Bungie creates worlds that are both "hopeful" and "inspiring" (as well as fun and functional) in this classic 2014 feature.
Console/PC, Art, Design

6 UX/UI improvements I made to my game, and where I go from here  
by Gamasutra Community [09.21.15]
"I'm quite happy and proud of everything that I managed to get done these past few months, however, it's become clear that in some ways, the product itself isn't the problem."
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production

Video: Deconstructing the art design of Journey  
by Staff [09.18.15]
Thatgamecompany's Journey is dominated by gentle slopes, but in this GDC 2013 talk its art director, Matt Nava, explains how the game's art direction coalesced through rocky starts and sharp turns.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: Can joy be more 'adult' than violence? 29
by Leigh Alexander [09.18.15]
In this classic 2014 feature Honeyslug's Ricky Haggett and Funomena's Robin Hunicke look at joy as an alternative quality of mature games, which are often dominated by violence.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design

3 steps to improve your game's graphics 6
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.15]
"Resonant visuals are more than just detailed graphics. They have to be both beautiful and meaningful. In practice, your game’s aesthetics encompass both the principles of design and your overall art style."
Indie, Art, Production

The tools, tips and tricks behind the spellbinding Armello  
by Gamasutra Community [09.17.15]
Experience counts, but it is the tools, resources, and established workflows that often really help us perform the impossible; create the magic and breathe the life into our projects.
Indie, Art, Audio, Production

Get a job: Sony Santa Monica seeks a Character Artist  
by Staff [09.16.15]
Sony's Santa Monica-based studio is looking for an experienced artist to collaborate with the God of War team and develop new characters using a mix of fine art and technical art skills.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

The design decisions that turned Relativity into Manifold Garden 3
by Phill Cameron [09.16.15]
We talk to William Chyr about the design decisions the led him to change the title of his game from Relativity to Manifold Garden just a few months before release.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Opinion: What can game devs learn from 19th century art?  
by Katherine Cross [09.14.15]
Nineteenth century artist Gustave Caillebotte showed how old methods could be used to tackle new subjects in a stunningly expressive way. Game devs can do the same, says columnist Katherine Cross.
Art, Design

Video: Disney animator draws in VR using ex-Double Fine engineers' app 2
by Alex Wawro [09.11.15]
Game artists may appreciate this brief, charming video of veteran Disney animator Glen Keane sketching in virtual reality with an HTC Vive dev kit running the 3D art app TiltBrush.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Use limitations to make great game art: Advice from the 2015 Game Career Guide  
by Staff [09.11.15]
In this edition, game developer and artist Randy O'Connor offers advice on making art for games within the limits of your abilities, budget and time. Those limitations are actually a great strength!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art

7,600 Infinity Blade assets now free to Unreal Engine developers 4
by Christian Nutt [09.10.15]
Epic Games has made a huge amount of content for its popular mobile franchise free-to-download for developers -- everything from characters to effects and environments.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art

Get a job: NetherRealm seeks an Unreal Engine Technical Artist  
by Staff [09.10.15]
The makers of Mortal Kombat are looking for a technical artist well-versed in Unreal Engine to join the team at its Chicago, IL studio to work with the art team on creating in-game assets.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Harmonix's Matt Boch takes up teaching role at NYU Game Center  
by Chris Kerr [09.10.15]
Harmonix's project director Matt Boch, who currently oversees the studio's Dance Central series, has been appointed visiting associate arts professor at the NYU Game Center.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Submit talks now for VRDC, Summits at GDC 2016!  
by Staff [09.08.15]
The GDC 2016 call for lectures and panels for topic-specific Summits and the all-new Virtual Reality Developers Conference is open now through Friday, October 2nd.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

This Week in Video Game Criticism: From 'Slave Tetris' to Street Fighter's 'Hot Ryu'  
by Kris Ligman [09.07.15]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the critical backlash to Playing History 2's 'Slave Tetris' to an unexpected Street Fighter 5 meme.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

Foliage research for a game set in nature  
by Gamasutra Community [09.07.15]
Tombeaux is a game that takes place on a river, so foliage is a must. Here's an example of the detailed research into plantlife that a dev making a realistic game set in nature goes through.
Indie, Art