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Report: COVID-19 could delay Amazon's cloud-based gaming platform into 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [04.03.20]
A New York Times article on Amazon's semi-recent dealings in the video game industry notes that the company's take on a cloud-based game platform, Project Tempo, might not see the light of day until next year.
Console/PC, Social/Online

What happens when an outbreak ruins your game announcement plans?  
by Aron Garst [04.01.20]
Sabotage Studio's Thierry Boulanger opens up about how the success of The Messenger allowed the studio to start in on Sea of Stars, and the impact COVID-19 has had on the game's development.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Year Of The Pac  
by Simon Carless [04.03.20]
The latest picks for the week's best writing & videos about video games includes a look at Over The Alps, Good Job!, & lots more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

QuakeCon 25 called off over COVID-19 concerns  
by Alissa McAloon [03.31.20]
Organizers say that uncertainties involving the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic make planning this year's event too difficult at this stage.
Social/Online

Xbox encouraging devs to push updates during off-peak hours to lessen server strain  
by Alissa McAloon [03.30.20]
A note from the Microsoft Azure team says that Xbox is working with publishing partners to push heftier updates to off-hours.
Console/PC, Social/Online

With more people staying home, Steam makes changes to reduce bandwidth use 1
by Alissa McAloon [03.30.20]
Valve is making slight changes to Steam’s auto-updating feature to free up more bandwidth during the hours newly home-bound internet users need the net for work, education, and the like.
Social/Online

Mojang shakes up AR game Minecraft Earth to adapt to shelter-in-place play  
by Alissa McAloon [03.26.20]
Teams with location based or augmented reality games out in the wild are having to make changes to remain playable as people forgo excursions due to the coronavirus.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice named game of the year in 2020 SXSW Gaming Awards  
by Alissa McAloon [03.25.20]
While the on-location event was called off due to the increasing presence of COVID-19, the 2020 SXSW Gaming Awards are still a go (digitally).
Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online



Video Game Deep Cuts: The Year Of The Pac  
by Simon Carless [04.03.20]
The latest picks for the week's best writing & videos about video games includes a look at Over The Alps, Good Job!, & lots more.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Personal Branding Must-Haves for Aspiring Community Managers  
by Meg Betteridge [04.03.20]
So you want to be a game community manager? Here’s how you can start building your personal brand to land the dream job you’ve been waiting for!
Business/Marketing Social/Online

Game Dev Digest Issue #38 - Coding, Editor Enhancements, Visuals & Shaders, Animations, Physics, XR, And Much More.  
by Mike Marrone [04.03.20]
Game Dev Digest Issue #38 - Coding, Editor Enhancements, Visuals & Shaders, Animations, Physics, XR, And Much More. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
Design Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming VR

Localizing A Game Into French—Which Variant Should You Choose?  
by Damien Yoccoz [04.03.20]
The French spoken in France is quite different from the variant spoken in North America—Canadian French, or Québécois. Here is what you should know about both.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Would you work for free?  
by Andre Faure [04.02.20]
I have written an article about the value of time. I’m still having bad examples of industry professionals that not only do not respect other professional’s time, but, covered by a big brand, try to abuse smaller companies. Check this testimonial.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR


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[04.03.20]
Senior Game Engineer
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Visual Concepts — Novato, California, United States
[04.02.20]
Online Software Engineer


Hipster Whale — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
[04.01.20]
Server Engineer (Senior)


Fire Hose Games — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[03.31.20]
Progression and Monetization Designer