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Don't Miss: Why the metrics aren't the message 31
by Staff [07.01.15]
In this timeless feature, industry veteran Laralyn McWilliams explains how a pivotal moment in her life showed her that over-reliance on analytics and player friction in games isn't the answer.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Learn to make great episodic content for your game at GDC Europe  
by Staff [07.02.15]
At GDC Europe in August, developers from Gameloft and Experimental Game GmbH will show you how to reliably produce great content for your game on a weekly or even daily basis.
Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, GDC, GDC Europe

Games affecting people 8
by Gamasutra Community [07.01.15]
Raph Koster that despite arguments to the contrary, we must accept -- we do accept -- that games have an effect on people, and we must also be conscious of that power.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC Europe State of the Industry: Devs moving from mobile to PC 1
by Staff [07.01.15]
GDC Europe 2015 officials have released the results of the third annual European State of the Industry Survey, which offers insight into which platforms are most appealing, the perceived value of crowdfunding and what VR means for the industry at large.
Audio, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Don't Miss: 20 fun facts about hex grids 27
by Gamasutra Community [07.02.15]
In this light-herated, timeless post, a studio shares twenty "of the interesting (and obscure) facts we uncover in our quest to know everything we can about grids and their use in games."
Design, Programming, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Survey: Devs remain unsatisfied with European game dev tax breaks 2
by Staff [07.02.15]
Trends in developer opinion come to light as GDC Europe officials share data on how GDC Europe State of the Industry Survey respondents feel about tax incentives for game development in Europe.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC, GDC Europe

Swedish broadcasting firm pays $86M for a majority stake in ESL  
by Alex Wawro [07.01.15]
The Modern Times Group, best known for its TV sports broadcast networks, will buy a 74 percent stake in eSports firm ESL for 78 million (~$86.3 million USD) to expand its eSports coverage.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online

Video: How Disney designs VR experiences for themeparks  
by Staff [06.30.15]
Walt Disney Imagineering was one of the original VR pioneers in the late 1980s, and at GDC 2015 Imagineer Bei Yang shared lessons learned from 20 years of crafting VR experiences.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Video, Vault


Rebooting the world's first MMORPG: A Habitat story 2
by Chris Barylick [10.06.14]
Recently, the original creators of the world's first massively multiplayer online role-playing game got together with other game developers to bring a history to the present.
Design, Social/Online, History

Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV 10
by Christian Nutt [04.18.14]
Producer and director Naoki Yoshida sits down with Gamasutra for an in-depth interview about why he took on his successful quest to reboot a failed MMO into an all-new project.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

Diversity, communication, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf 1
by Christian Nutt [04.02.14]
Aya Kyogoku, co-director, and Katsuya Eguchi, producer, sit down and discuss the development of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and how fostering a diverse, communicative team leads to the best results.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 16
by Christian Nutt [03.28.14]
The president and CEO of GungHo, the studio behind the massive success Puzzle & Dragons, explains his philosophy toward game development, his studio's relationship with Supercell, free-to-play, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Ethical Free-to-Play Game Design (And Why it Matters) 110
by Greg Costikyan [01.10.14]
Ex-Playdom senior designer and game industry veteran Greg Costikyan takes a hard look at free-to-play design and business practices and urges the industry to change them -- as ethical design will increase long-term value.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Building a Global-Survival game  
by John Krajewski [07.02.15]
Our new project Eco puts a fragile world in the hands of a group of players, who must build a civilization without destroying it in the process.
Design, Indie, Social/Online

Production Fundamentals  
by Richard Wood [07.02.15]
Throughout my time in production it's been the fundamentals that have kept me sane, improved my output or taken me off the wrong path onto the right one. In this post I share what I believe production fundamentals are.
Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Examining Organic Tutorials  
by Josh Bycer [07.02.15]
Tutorials can be one of the trickiest elements to get right in a title, but today's post looks at a shortcut of combining learning with level design.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Segmentation for Game Developers  
by Mo Firouz [07.02.15]
Push notifications are a powerful resource to engage and reward gamers. Segmentation is key to ensuring the users you reach out to will be incentivized by your messages. Mix this with your gameplay mechanics as a hook to engage with your gamer audience.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Bubble Witch 2 Saga: The most beautiful 3D render maps 1
by Junxue Li [07.01.15]
In this series of posts, I would evaluate the characteristics of maps of a few popular games: Bubble Witch Saga 2, Jelly Splash, etc, from the point view of an art producer. This is part 2.
Design, Production, Art, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet


Gameloft — Seattle, Washington, United States
[07.03.15]
Art Director


2K Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[07.02.15]
QA Localization Tester – Bilingual Italian/English


2K Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[07.02.15]
QA Tester - Temp


NetherRealm Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[07.02.15]
Senior Software Engineer - Mobile
NetherRealm Studios seeks a Senior Software Engineer for the Mobile Engineering department.

Tango - Austin — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.02.15]
Software Engineer


Tango - Austin — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.02.15]
Software Engineer, Server


Tango - Austin — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.02.15]
Senior Artist


Tango - Austin — Austin, Texas, United States
[07.02.15]
VFX Artist


Sega Networks Inc. — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
[07.02.15]
Mobile Game Engineer


Miniclip — Lisbon, Portugal
[07.02.15]
DevOps Engineer