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Reminder: GDC Europe 2014 call for talks ends Monday  
by GDC Staff [04.18.14]
Don't miss the April 21 deadline to submit proposals for talks, roundtables and panel sessions at GDC Europe 2014, which will be held in Cologne, Germany August 11-13.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

'What's the best game dev educational resource you've ever used?' Exclusive 1
by Staff [04.18.14]
There's a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you refine your game development skills -- the trouble is knowing where to look.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Blog: Organizing yourself when overwhelmed 2
by Gamasutra Community [04.16.14]
"I'm not writing this to give you a fail-safe solution. I don't even have a solution. I'm just going to argue a bit how first trying to organize yourself can help your efficiency through the day."
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

6 tips to make your backlog lean 2
by Gamasutra Community [04.15.14]
"A large backlog is a problem. A fat backlog will impede innovation and cause a frustration. Is our ability to generate ideas paradoxically one of the biggest impediments for new ideas?"
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: How to get the best our of your external QA team 2
by Gamasutra Community [04.11.14]
"We had different sorts of clients, ranging from the biggest players to the small indie studios. All of them made common mistakes -- some of which are easily avoided."
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Shipping on time 2
by Gamasutra Community [04.03.14]
"How do we, as obsessive, design happy, feature happy, develop happy engineers actually ship something?" This blog post explains -- in detail.
Programming, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Sexism in the game industry: A study 42
by Gamasutra Community [04.02.14]
Research culled from a year of research and over 40 interviews with women working in the game industry, previously presented at GDC 2014.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Blog: The Unity Asset Store and the hidden cost of doing it yourself 25
by Gamasutra Community [03.31.14]
"One of the things that we often forget when developing a game, especially when you are an indie, is that everything has a cost. EVERYTHING."
Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Creating Virtual Reality Games: The Fundamentals 16
by Sébastien Kuntz [05.23.13]
As VR heats up again thanks to the emergence of the Oculus Rift, Gamasutra presents a ten-year veteran's take on best practices for developing immersive games using this technology.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie

Games With The Power To Offend: Surviving And Stoking Controversy 20
by Michael Thomsen [08.24.10]
Developers, execs and PR talk some of gaming's top controversies -- from Six Days in Fallujah to Resident Evil 5 -- how they handled them, and how they might be avoided in the future.
Business/Marketing, Design, Serious

From Research To Games: Interacting With 3D Space 7
by Joseph LaViola Jr. [04.22.10]
While 3D interfaces are just taking off for consumers, years of research have been poured into the field. Dr. Joe LaViola of the University of Central Florida shares detailed academic findings about building useful and fun ways to interact with games.
Design, Programming, Art, Serious

Persuasive Games: Shell Games 23
by Ian Bogost [03.03.10]
Just what will the achievementization of the world mean? Author and game designer Ian Bogost ponders Jesse Schell's DICE talk and blends his interpretation with research. Will it work... and, more importantly, is it good?
Design, Serious

Moving Hardcore Gaming To The Web: Making History 31
by Matt Seegmiller [01.05.10]
Can you take your game into the browser and gain in the process? Developer Muzzy Lane (Making History series) discusses the challenges and advantages of this approach in this in-depth tech-oriented article.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Serious, Social/Online


Map of the Irish Games Industry  
by Jamie McCormick [04.20.14]
In follow up to http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JamieMcCormick/20130619/194663/Meanwhile_over_in_Ireland_A_Games_Industry_is_Born.php , the first all Ireland map of the games industry is now up at http://getirishgames.ie
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie

OpenGL Development Cookbook  
by Bartlomiej Filipek [04.18.14]
Review of a very interesting book about Modern OpenGL Application Development.
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Diversity, Halo, and the 'sexual/political agenda' of Fragments of Him 2
by Mata Haggis [04.17.14]
Why is it that games that address issues of diversity are often described as having an 'agenda', regardless of content, when mainstream titles are not given this label? Inspired by the recent Different Games conference, this post discusses this phenomena.
Business/Marketing, Design, Serious, Indie

Are you Protecting Your Business from its Employees?  
by Jonathan Sparks [04.17.14]
How to protect the most valuable assets of your company with modern legal tech.
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie

Let there be shadow! 10
by Joey Fladderak [04.16.14]
In this post I will explain how you can get shadows in your own custom vertex/fragment shader in Unity3D.
Programming, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]
Associate Art Director - Treyarch
Come work at Treyarch in sunny Santa Monica!

Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]
Associate Animator (temporary) - Treyarch
Come work in sunny Santa Monica!

Activision Publishing — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[04.19.14]
Principal Graphics Programmer
See job description.

Activision Publishing — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]
Executive Producer-Skylanders
See job description.

Activision Publishing — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]
Director, Central User Testing
See job description.

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[04.18.14]
Associate Engine Programmer
The associate that could...

Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[04.18.14]
iOS Programmer
iOS Programmers Wanted by Insomniac Games!

Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
[04.18.14]
Senior Engine Programmer
Insomniac Games is looking for Senior Engine Programmers

2K — Novato, California, United States
[04.18.14]
Senior VFX Artist- Contract - EVOLVE


2K — Novato, California, United States
[04.18.14]
Cinematic - Gameplay Scripter - Contract: EVOLVE