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Blog: Making particles twice as fast through cache optimization 7
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.20]
Cache optimisation is one of the most hardcore, low-level topics in game programming. In this post I explain how our particle systems went from tons of cache misses to good memory coherence.
Programming, Design

Epic cancels Unreal Fest Europe 2020 due to coronavirus concerns  
by Chris Kerr [03.04.20]
Epic Games has canceled Unreal Fest Europe 2020 due to uncertainty caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Bringing Washington D.C. to life: The AI of The Division 2 1
by Tommy Thompson [03.04.20]
Part two of this interview with Massive's lead AI programmer Philip Dunstan discusses the weird problems that arose when balancing systemic game design in the new Washington D.C. map.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Game Closure is hiring a Backend Engineer  
by Staff [03.03.20]
Game Closure is on the hunt for backend / systems engineers to help us build the services and infrastructure that power our social games.
Programming, Recruitment

Obituary: Arcade game designer and programmer Tim Skelly has passed away 2
by Chris Kerr [03.03.20]
Celebrated arcade game designer and programmer Tim Skelly has passed away. 
Programming, Design

Get a job: Industrial Toys is hiring a Senior Software Engineer  
by Staff [03.02.20]
If you're interested in working with veteran mobile, console, and PC developers in creating new AAA experiences that will reach billions of mobile players around the world we would like to hear from you!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Blog: Programming visual effects for Lightmatter 3
by Gamasutra Community [03.02.20]
Software developer and game programmer Benjamin Overgaard looks into the development process behind the visual effects in Lightmatter.
Programming, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Speedrunning Cyberpunk 2077's Shadow Dust  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.01.20]
The latest link highlights include a crazy Dark Souls speedrunning exploit, Cyberpunk 2077 from a couple of different angles, the lovely looking new title Luna The Shadow Dust & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Shiver is hiring a Game Programmer/Software Engineer  
by Staff [02.26.20]
Shiver is looking for a full-time onsite programmer to join our software engineering team in Miami, Florida.
Programming, Recruitment

Obituary: Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.20]
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, game programmer and creator of the famous Konami Code, has passed away at the age of 61.
Programming

Get a job: Double Fine Productions is hiring a Multiplayer Programmer  
by Staff [02.25.20]
Double Fine has an immediate opening for a full time, permanent Multiplayer Network Programmer for its San Francisco development studio.
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A water interaction model for great video game boat physics 19
by Staff [02.24.20]
Boat physics! In this timeless, meaty programming feature, Avalanche Studios' Jacques Kerner (Just Cause 3) walks us through coding "a simplified model that captures the important features of a boat."
Console/PC, Programming

Video Game Deep Cuts: Your World Of Horror's Clockwork God  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.22.20]
Highlights include a raft of new games, from World Of Horror through Lair Of The Clockwork God to Hunt: Showdown and beyond, as well as voxels and Apple Arcade, and an investigative piece on GameStop.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Double Fine, Insomniac, and more are hiring now  
by Staff [02.21.20]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Audio, Recruitment

Video: Inside the AI systems of Final Fantasy XV  
by Staff [02.20.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Square Enix's Youichiro Miyake offers up a behind-the-scenes look at the design and development of Final Fantasy XV's three primary AI systems!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Get a job: AfterThought is hiring an Unreal Engine 4 Programmer  
by Staff [02.18.20]
AfterThought is looking for a dev familiar with Unreal Engine 4 to join its team in Nevada.
Programming, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: You Got Politics In My Dreams  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.15.20]
The latest highlights include the politics in games discussion re-ignited by Tim Sweeney's DICE comments, the full launch of Media Molecule's Dreams, a look at new games like Wide Ocean Big Jacket, & more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Double Fine, Insomniac, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [02.14.20]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Attend GDC to see how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare balances looks with performance!  
by Staff [02.14.20]
Infinity Ward's Rulon Raymond is coming to GDC 2020 to reveal how a well-curated toolbox of content scaling techniques work in harmony to strike a great balance between visuals and performance.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

Blog: How AlphaStar became a StarCraft grandmaster  
by Gamasutra Community [02.14.20]
Google Deepmind's AlphaStar is now a grandmaster StarCraft player, but how does it work? Let's find out.
Console/PC, Programming, Design