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NBCUniversal is closing its game publishing division  
by Chris Kerr [09.19.19]
NBCUniversal is shuttering its game publishing division after just over two years, resulting in an unknown number of layoffs.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The long slow death of an indie studio 11
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.19]
I run a studio called Super Icon Ltd, which I formed back in 2012. This is its story from the beginning through to now, the end.
Production

Dragon Age: Origins lead writer David Gaider has formed a new studio in Australia  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
Former Bioware scribe David Gaider has established an Australian studio called Summerfall Studios alongside fellow writer and narrative designer Liam Esler.
Production, Business/Marketing

Don't delay: Pitch your best AR/VR talks for VRDC at GDC 2020!  
by Staff [09.17.19]
Hey game makers, quick reminder today that organizers of the 2020 Game Developers Conference are still accepting VRDC talk submissions -- but only until Monday, September 30th at 11:59 pm Pacific!
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, VRDC, GDC

Get a job: Tequila Works is hiring a Senior Producer  
by Staff [09.16.19]
The Senior Producer is vital to oversee the pipeline, scheduling, asset managing, build processes, and QA of the whole game.
Production, Recruitment

PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards!  
by Staff [09.16.19]
Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your resume and land the job you want!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: Apple Arcade's Blasphemous Ring Fit  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.14.19]
This week's highlights include some views on Apple Arcade, looks at the latest games, including the very gothic Blasphemous, the odd new Switch fitness title Ring Fit Adventure, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [09.13.19]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Want to speak at the GDC 2020 Indie Games Summit? Pitch a talk today!  
by Staff [09.12.19]
Just a quick reminder today that the 2020 Game Developers Conference is still accepting Independent Games Summit talk submissions -- but only through 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday, September 30th!
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video: Improving cross-disciplinary communication in small teams  
by Staff [09.11.19]
In this GDC 2017 talk Harmonix's Jeff Hesser examines and explains why, as teams get smaller and more agile, their need to improve conversations across disciplinary lines increases.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Video, Vault

Tales from discoverability land: vol. 1 1
by Simon Carless [09.11.19]
This roundup around game discoverability includes looks at Steam users and how they look at your game, mobile discoverability and Steam wishlists to sales.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Maxis avoided sequel-itis on The Sims 2 1
by Staff [09.10.19]
In this classic postmortem from Game Developer magazine, Lucy Bradshaw and the Maxis team recount what went right and what went wrong during development.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

BAFTA shuffles categories for 2020 Games Awards as submissions open  
by Alissa McAloon [09.10.19]
BAFTA has removed the mobile game category from the running for the 2020 award show, and added several technical categories to the next iteration of the long-running event.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Get a job: Bending Spoons is hiring a Game Lead  
by Staff [09.09.19]
Bending Spoons is looking for a Game Lead to join its team in Milan, Italy.
Production, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: Underpricing The Gears Of Steam  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.07.19]
This week's highlights include why you might be underpricing your video game, a look at the debuts of Gears Of War 5 and Wilmot's Warehouse, & how Steam users see your game.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: GDC has launched a new podcast! 2
by Kris Graft [09.06.19]
Game Developers Conference has a new monthly podcast! Don't miss the August episode, featuring Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon, along with game production expert Grant Shonkwiler as the first guest.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast

Celeste developers form new studio Extremely OK Games  
by Chris Kerr [09.06.19]
The developers behind acclaimed platformer Celeste have formed a new studio called Extremely OK Games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Ghost of Tsushima dev Sucker Punch is hiring a QA Manager  
by Staff [09.05.19]
You’ll be responsible for the entire Quality Assurance process, from the strategic planning to final verification, in order to help Sucker Punch ship a best-in-class AAA game for the PlayStation console.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Video: Understanding Halo 5's geometry caching optimizations  
by Staff [09.05.19]
In this 2017 GDC session, Zabir Hoque and Ben Laidlaw walk you through the optimizations made to the vertex caching pipeline of Halo 5: Guardians to make the game's destruction come alive.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Video, Vault

MWM Immersive turns game publisher, debut title will be Creature in the Well  
by Chris Kerr [09.05.19]
The division is being rebranded as MWM Interactive, and will make its publishing debut with Flight School Studios' hack-n-slash pinball mashup Creature in the Well.
Production, Business/Marketing