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At XRDC, study the healing effects of swimming with VR dolphins!  
by Staff [09.18.18]
Come out to XRDC next month and see Dolphin Swim Club's Marijke Sjollema & Benno Brada break down how the Club (a nonprofit that crafts therapeutic VR experiences) works and what it's learned!
Design, Serious

Games4EU launches, highlights Brexit's negative impact on UK games industry 3
by Emma Kidwell [08.13.18]
The anti-Brexit organization Games4EU has launched today, campaigning to demonstrate the negative impact leaving the European Union will have on the UK games industry.
Business/Marketing, Serious

AbleGamers donates $10k worth of accessible game gear to NOLA kids hospital  
by Alex Wawro [07.12.18]
The charity gave ~$10k worth of training and accessible video game equipment to the New Orleans Children's Hospital, and Microsoft's new Xbox Adaptive controller seems to have been among the gifts.
Business/Marketing, Serious

ArenaNet firings inspire IGDA to remind devs: Ask about harassment protection 13
by Alex Wawro [07.09.18]
International Game Developers Association chief Jen MacLean updated her company blog today with a post offering "Questions You Should Ask For Your Protection" if you're a game dev on social media.
Console/PC, Serious

Come to XRDC and learn firsthand how VR is best used in education!  
by Staff [06.19.18]
Hey devs, come to XRDC in San Francisco this October to hear the results firsthand of Foundry10's studies conducted with over 3,000 adolescents using VR in educational settings.
Serious

'Gaming Disorder' officially listed in World Health Organization diagnostic doc 5
by Alissa McAloon [06.18.18]
The World Health Organization has finalized the draft for the 11th International Compendium of Diseases (ICD) revision, including a disorder involving video game addiction within its pages.
Serious

New XRDC Healthcare Report offers insight into how AR/VR/MR is shaping medicine  
by Staff [06.06.18]
This insight-laden survey of experts offers fresh insight into how AR/VR/MR is being applied in cutting-edge medical efforts like drug discovery and therapy. Download your copy for free!
Serious

Ex-Microsoft exec J Allard speaks to the game industry's inherent burnout problem  
by Alex Wawro [06.01.18]
"Staff will often sacrifice much more than should be required of them," ex-Xbox exec J Allard told Gamasutra. "If the work/life balance isn’t healthy, they will naturally grow to resent the dynamic."
Console/PC, Serious, Indie



Could the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fund your next game?  
by Claire Baert [09.19.18]
The NIH sees the potential of games for biomedical research and understands the importance of collaboration with the games industry. In this interview we explore their vision, their program and the financial support they can give to games.
Business/Marketing Serious

DEAR INDIE GAME DEVS ON STEAM  
by ifeanyichukwu chigbata [09.18.18]
A reality look at most indie games sales on steam in 2018
Business/Marketing Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online

On Quality Assurance 1
by Casey DeWitt [09.18.18]
In this post I will begin to dive in to the primary concepts of QA and attempt to broadly define the primary schools of thought, drawing a general conclusion of what Quality is, and what it means to Control, Assure or Develop it as such.
Serious

Committing career suicide, telling true stories about game development 3
by Larry Charles [09.17.18]
Why I left my AAA game development job and what about that experience forced my hand to start Game Dev Unchained, an honest and unfiltered game development podacast exposing the true stories of game development for game developers.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online

Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #3 1
by Kenneth Liu [09.17.18]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


Hi-Rez Studios — Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
[09.19.18]
Lead QA Analyst
Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a Lead QA Analyst to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia. At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication. Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

Fantasma Games — Stockholm, Sweden
[09.19.18]
Front-End Game Programmer


Bohemia Interactive — Mníšek pod Brdy, Czech Republic
[09.19.18]
Game Programmer


Endnight Games Ltd — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[09.18.18]
Senior Programmer (Generalist)
Senior Programmer (Generalist)

Wombat Studio — Silicon Valley, California, United States
[09.18.18]
Backend Engineer


Wombat Studio — Silicon Valley, California, United States
[09.18.18]
Graphics Engineer


PerBlue — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[09.18.18]
Senior Data Analyst


Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[09.18.18]
Engine Programmer


Cold Iron Studios — San Jose, California, United States
[09.18.18]
Site Reliability Engineer
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to join us in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC!

Cold Iron Studios — San Jose, California, United States
[09.18.18]
Senior Content Designer
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Sr. Content Designer to join our world class team in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC!