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Mobile game dev Outfit7 opens new Barcelona studio  
by Alex Wawro [09.19.18]
Head's up, game devs: The mobile game makers at Talking Tom developer Outfit7 announced this week that they're opening a new studio in Barcelona, Spain.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Tilting Point drops $29M into Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam  
by Bryant Francis [09.20.18]
The $29 million deal between the companies will help fund Star Trek Timelines and development on a new game from Disruptor Beam.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Disney shuts down Star Wars: Rivals following soft launch 1
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.18]
The game has already been removed from online marketplaces as it awaits full shutdown next month.
Smartphone/Tablet

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Cryptic Studios, The Game Band, and more are hiring!  
by Staff [09.14.18]
Whether you're just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what's out there, here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Head like a hole: The wisdom of Donut County dev Ben Esposito  
by Alex Wawro, Bryant Francis [09.14.18]
Ben Esposito spent six years of his life making a wonderful game about a hole that eats up a California county -- and he learned a lot along the way.
Business/Marketing, Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Ex-Riot devs net $2.5M to help launch new LA studio Singularity 6  
by Alex Wawro [09.13.18]
There's a new game studio in Los Angeles: Singularity 6, founded by former Riot Games staffers Anthony Leung and Aidan Karabaich with an eye towards creating "genre-defining" online games.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Mobile marketplaces accused of publishing apps violating kids' privacy laws  
by Emma Kidwell [09.13.18]
An analysis by The New York Times examines a lawsuit filed by New Mexico’s attorney general claiming mobile game Fun Kid Racing violated a federal children’s privacy law.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Telecoms giant Sky forms new mobile studio with The Walking Dead producer 1
by Chris Kerr [09.13.18]
UK telecoms outfit Sky has partnered with multi-platform entertainment company Skybound to create new mobile game studio, Skybound Stories. 
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet



EU Approves Copyright Directive - What You Need to Know  
by Brandon Huffman [09.20.18]
The goal of the Copyright Directive is to hold platforms with user content, like YouTube and Facebook, liable for copyright infringement. Or in the video game world, sites and communities like Roblox, VR Chat, Minecraft and others might be impacted.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Game Changer: How Ragna Cycle Turned Into All-Star Troopers  
by Kelly Hornung [09.20.18]
A look into how Norsfell's latest mobile game, All-Star Troopers, started out as a very different project called Ragna Cycle. This article details how design plans evolved as a result of feedback and the changing mobile marketplace.
Design Production Indie Smartphone/Tablet


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

Video Game Deep Cuts: Destiny Forsaken, Remake Uncredited  
by Simon Carless [09.16.18]
This week's highlights include a look at Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion, an investigation of how game credits are handled for remasters, & lots more besides.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR


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


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


Outfit7 (Bcn Srl subsidiary) — Barcelona, Spain
[09.18.18]
Senior Game Developer
Are you passionate about gaming? Do you have excellent programming skills? Do you like being creative and working with the best developers, artists, and game designers from the industry? Do you enjoy solving technical challenges in mobile gaming and bringing mobile games to the next level? Then read on because you might just be the developer we're looking for.

Kwalee — Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
[09.18.18]
Frontend Web Developer


The Game Band — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.16.18]
Platform/Build Engineer
As our Platform/Build Engineer you'll be responsible for creating tools and systems to advance our in-development builds towards a polished, technical release across multiple platforms. You'll collaborate with a small team of developers to optimize efficiency of day-to-day tasks via tools and automation, while improving build performance and supporting QA.

The Game Band — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.16.18]
Technical Artist
As our Technical Artist, you'll be charged with setting up our shader pipeline, create stylized environment shaders, particles, and visual effects to enhance the mood and narrative of our game world.

Kwalee — Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
[09.14.18]
Digital Marketing Executive


Phosphor Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[09.13.18]
Unreal Programmer


New Moon Production — Hamburg, Germany
[09.13.18]
HTML5 Game Developer (m/f) – New Moon Production


New Moon Production — Hamburg, Germany
[09.13.18]
Senior Unity Developer (m/f) in Game Development