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Mobile dev Next Games lays off 26 staff  
by Alissa McAloon [02.15.19]
The Helsinki-based studio says the move, which decreases its staff from 143 to 117, is to reduce costs, cut back on "time-to-market for its upcoming projects," and improve its overall development process
Smartphone/Tablet

Watch GDC 2019 speakers (try to) pitch their talks to you in 60 seconds or less!  
by Staff [02.15.19]
Produced for the fourth year running, these 'Flash Forward' videos are always great encapsulations of what makes GDC talks great: they're fun, lovable, and surprisingly informative!
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC, Video

BOY, God of War won big at the DICE Awards
by Kris Graft [02.14.19]
At the DICE Summit in Las Vegas tonight, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awarded game of the year to Sony Santa Monica’s God of War.
Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Revenue down by 5.4% at Rovio, but games segment holds firm  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.19]
Rovio has just released its full-year financials for the for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018, and consolidated revenue is down despite games holding firm.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.17.19]
This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, new titles from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: How to invite player creativity through game mechanics  
by Staff [02.13.19]
At GDC 2017 game designer Holly Gramazio shares a dozen different ways games can encourage player creativity, as well as some guidance on how to make your players feel comfortable being creative!
Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Video, Vault

Following Activision Blizzard layoffs, King shuts down mobile studio Z2Live 2
by Emma Kidwell [02.12.19]
Following the Activision Blizzard layoffs hitting employees today, King’s mobile game studio Z2Live is shutting down, resulting in the loss of 78 jobs.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Learn how machine learning can help you make better games at GDC 2019  
by Staff [02.12.19]
Machine learning is changing the way we make games, and GDC 2019 the place to be if you want to better understand how ML can be applied across different disciplines to help you build better games!
Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC



The Translation of Video Games Requires ‘Playability’  
by Evelyn Lin [02.18.19]
Playability is defined as a set of properties describing the player experience using a game system whose primary goal is to provide amusement and pleasure, by being satisfying and reliable. The relationship between playability and translation--
Business/Marketing Production Smartphone/Tablet

Astrogun, Unity, & Apple Have Team Up to Solve ‘Titanium Moth’ Bug Affecting iOS & tvOS Unity Games  
by Xander Davis [02.18.19]
We kick off Astrogun Ultra Updates on our YouTube Channel w the video announcement that Astrogun, Unity, & Apple Are Teaming Up to Solve 'Titanium Moth'
Programming Console/PC Indie Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style  
by Simon Carless [02.17.19]
This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, a look at a multitude of new titles - from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Creating a Sustainable PR Program in a Hits-Driven Mobile Game Ecosystem  
by Ken Johnston [02.15.19]
Mobile games are a hits-driven business. This is at odds with good public relations campaigns, which thrive on consistency. Here's a brief explainer on how to create a sustainable PR program around a mobile game's development, broken out in 3 phases.
Business/Marketing Indie Smartphone/Tablet

Rendering process in Shadow Fight 3 2
by Roman Tersky [02.15.19]
In the following essay, the leading technical artist of Nekki’s Russian development partner Banzai Games, Roman Tersky, describes the rendering process and the materials used for the characters' equipment in the mobile game Shadow Fight 3.
Design Production Art Smartphone/Tablet


Curriculum Associates — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.15.19]
Senior Software Engineer - Learning Games (Unity)


MindForge a Division of International Risk Management Institute — Columbus, Ohio, United States
[02.14.19]
Unity Engineer


Industrial Toys @ EA — Pasadena, California, United States
[02.13.19]
Lead Server Engineer
Lead Server Engineer

Within — Los Angeles, California, United States
[02.12.19]
Systems Designer


Giant Squid — Los Angeles, California, United States
[02.11.19]
TECHNICAL ARTIST


Giant Squid — Los Angeles, California, United States
[02.11.19]
GAME PROGRAMMER


Giant Squid — Los Angeles, California, United States
[02.11.19]
SENIOR PROGRAMMER


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Memphis, Tennessee, United States
[02.01.19]
Specialist – Video Game Community Development


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[01.30.19]
Community Manager for Forge of Empires (inhouse)


Within — Los Angeles, California, United States
[01.22.19]
Engineering Lead (Mobile)