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Creating the alien writing in Infinifactory  
by Gamasutra Community [07.27.15]
"Although it may have no meaning, that doesn’t mean it’s meaningless; on the contrary, we spent a fair amount of time designing a writing system that would look believable, alien, and fit visually within the game."
Console/PC, Indie, Art

Get a job: Blizzard seeks a new Diablo Art Director  
by Staff [07.24.15]
Blizzard is hiring someone with significant art chops and leadership experience to serve as an Art Director on the Diablo franchise alongside the team in the company's Irvine, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Art, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The neuroscience that makes survival horror games work 14
by Maral Tajerian [07.24.15]
How do survival horror games like The Evil Within work on our brains? Neuroscientist M. Tajerian unpacks the mechanism behind the scares in Amnesia, Dead Space and Silent Hill in this classic feature.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design

What Yoko Ono's art teaches us about video games Exclusive  
by Katherine Cross [07.23.15]
Yoko Ono's brilliant performance art pieces were designed to be interactive and impermanent, ensuring that each audience member had their own unique experience of them.
Indie, Serious, Art, Design, Exclusive

Get a job: Sega Networks seeks a 3D Game Artist  
by Staff [07.22.15]
Sega studio Three Rings Design is hiring artists to work on both in-production and new mobile games alongside the team at its Madison, Wisconsin headquarters.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Recruitment

Get a job: Hi-Rez Studios seeks a Character Rigger  
by Staff [07.20.15]
The studio responsible for Smite and Tribes: Ascend needs an experienced rigger to work with the modeling and animation teams at Hi-Rez Studios' Alpharetta, Georgia headquarters.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Recruitment

Video: Deconstructing the hand-crafted art and design of Gorogoa  
by Staff [07.20.15]
Indie Jason Roberts speaks at GDC 2014 about how he built Gorogoa to be solvable no matter what language you speak by designing it to rely on players' natural discovery in lieu of guided tutorials.
Indie, Art, Design, Video, Vault

Rust devs do it again: Gender to be randomly assigned 21
by Christian Nutt [07.17.15]
After assigning players randomized races in March -- which was intended not just as realism, but also a social experiment -- a new update will assign gender randomly.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Blizzard seeks an Art Manager for World of Warcraft  
by Staff [07.17.15]
Got some artistic skills and leadership experience? Blizzard is looking for someone like you to be an Art Manager on World of Warcraft alongside the team in the company's Irvine, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: An oral history of developing Deus Ex Exclusive 5
by Alex Wawro [07.16.15]
15 years ago, Ion Storm Austin released the seminal cyberpunk game Deus Ex. Gamasutra speaks to some of its lead creators to learn more about how they developed it -- and what it did to them.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Alien: Isolation a big winner at Develop Awards, as Unity bags best engine  
by Christian Nutt [07.15.15]
The European game industry was recognized tonight at the Brighton, England-based conference; Development Legend went to Rare founders Tim and Chris Stamper, while Unity and others won, too.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Monolith Productions is hiring a Lead Character Artist  
by Staff [07.15.15]
The house responsible for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking for an artist to serve as a character design lead alongside the rest of the team at Monolith's Kirkland, Washington office.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The ups and downs of developing Goat Simulator 7
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.15]
In this classic feature, a Goat Simulator dev explains how "We’ve discarded a large part of game development practices...We’ve made a game in a way we never thought we would, and it actually worked."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Postmortem: Technocrat's cyberpunk adventure game Technobabylon Exclusive 1
by James Dearden [07.15.15]
James Dearden of Technocrat Games talks about the highs and lows developing Technobabylon, a classic 1990s-style cyberpunk adventure game that was five years in the making.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Get a job: DrinkBox Studios is hiring a 2D Animator  
by Staff [07.14.15]
The studio responsible for Guacamelee! is currently working on Severed and needs an experienced 2D animator to work on a contract basis alongside the team at DrinkBox's Toronto HQ.
Indie, Art, Recruitment

Making and selling visual novels and dating sims 7
by Gamasutra Community [07.14.15]
"Visual novels really are works of love and passion. Don't underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to write a good story, create good gameplay and develop interesting characters."
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Business/Marketing

Creating an authentic pseudo-3D world: Asset placement in Oh, Deer! 7
by Gamasutra Community [07.13.15]
"We made a pseudo 3D game in 2015. It's called Oh, Deer! Alpha, and we didn't fake it. There are no polygonal roads with filters over them, no cheats, just six sprite atlases and a bunch of code."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Production

Bringing Lara Croft to life: The tech and art of it  
by Christian Nutt [07.10.15]
"When you’re putting together a well-known character like Lara, you have to be aware of every aspect that goes into making her," says Rise of the Tomb Raider senior character artist Kam Yu.
Console/PC, Art

Get a job: Gameloft is hiring an Art Director  
by Staff [07.10.15]
The folks at Gameloft are looking to hire an experienced artist to serve in a director role alongside the mobile game development teams at the company's Seattle, WA offices.
Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Overhaul's Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition postmortem Exclusive 5
by Trent Oster [07.10.15]
What goes into remaking a classic PC game? Founding BioWare developer Trent Oster takes us behind the scenes of the development of the Baldur's Gate remake, and all of its complications.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive