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Video: Building God of War's Atreus to fit with both gameplay and narrative  
by Staff [04.23.19]
Working Kratos' son Atreus into God of War complicated many aspects of development but, in the end, including him as a fully realized companion AI paid off.
Design, Programming, Console/PC, Video, Vault

Get a job: Into the Breach dev Subset Games is hiring a Platform Engineer  
by Staff [04.23.19]
Subset Games, the game studio behind FTL and Into the Breach, is looking for an experienced C++ programmer to work remotely and help manage its growing library of games.
Programming, Recruitment

Keywords nabs Japanese HTML5 developer Wizcorp for $1.1 million  
by Chris Kerr [04.23.19]
Irish game service provider Keywords has acquired Japanese work-for-hire studio Wizcorp for $1.1 million in cash. 
Business/Marketing, Programming, Smartphone/Tablet

XRDC returns this October, so now's the time to pitch your great AR/VR talks!  
by Staff [04.23.19]
There's no better place to be if you want to check out the latest AR/VR tech while sharing knowledge with your peers -- and now's the time to submit your pitches for talks!
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art

Don't Miss: Maintaining tension in Nex Machina 1
by Staff [04.22.19]
"We needed to cut as much of excess fat as possible and figure out what was really necessary to get the feeling you are on the "knife's edge"." - Henri Mustonen, Senior Level Designer at Housemarque.
Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Panzer At Heaven's Vault  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.21.19]
This week's roundup includes a Panzer Dragoon series classic postmortem, impressions of the eagerly awaited Heaven's Vault, as well as secret MMO servers, homebrew Game Boy Games & the return of D&D.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing


The Fun of Inaccessibility  
by Michael Heron [04.24.19]
You can't have fun without inaccessibility. It's an iron law of play. That has implications for game design and accessibility advocacy, and it's the subject of this post.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Serious, Indie

Unboxing BOXBOY! - A Character Controller Cover  
by Chad Cable [04.24.19]
An in depth look at what makes the character controller tick in HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! This was done by "Covering" the game - a terrific game development exercise for finding hidden design, honing you craft, and expanding your toolset.
Design, Programming, Console/PC

Xengris and Escaping the Corporate Titan  
by James Derek [04.23.19]
Knowing what career in life to follow is not easy for some. I found out a little later in life where I needed to be, how games shaped my early years and how game development is now calling me back.
Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie

Postmortem: Skirmish Line 1
by Tony Hua [04.21.19]
Roughly 3 years in the making, Skirmish Line was a first project, indie "success" story. Here's what I've learned making my first game, and how new and old indies can get some pointers for their own projects.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Indie

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Panzer At Heaven's Vault  
by Simon Carless [04.21.19]
This week's roundup includes a classic postmortem of Sega's seminal Panzer Dragoon series, impressions of the eagerly awaited Heaven's Vault, as well as secret MMO servers, homebrew Game Boy Games, the return of D&D, and much more besides.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

Referencing Objects: Names vs GUIDs 3
by Niklas Gray [04.18.19]
A comparison of the main ways to reference objects: names and GUIDs.
Programming


Subset Games — Seattle, Washington, United States
[04.23.19]
Platform Engineer
Looking for remote C/C++ programmer to help manage Subset Games' growing library, including FTL and Into the Breach.

Disbelief — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[04.23.19]
Junior Programmer, Cambridge, MA
Junior Programmer

Disbelief — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[04.23.19]
Senior Programmer, Cambridge, MA
Senior Programmer

Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[04.23.19]
Senior Programmer, Chicago
Senior Programmer

Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[04.23.19]
Junior Programmer, Chicago
Junior Programmer

Bohemia Interactive — Prague, Czech Republic
[04.23.19]
Unity Programmer
Unity Programmer C# Ylands

Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[04.22.19]
Experienced Game Developer


Giant Enemy Crab — Seattle, Washington, United States
[04.22.19]
Gameplay Engineer
We’re looking for a full-time Gameplay Engineer to work on our upcoming session-based multiplayer FPS Due Process. Due Process is an adversarial SWAT shooter that delivers on planning and coordination. Each round, two teams of five confront each other in an attack/defend mission on a procedurally-generated level. Before action, each team draws out a plan of attack or defense using SWAT equipment such as breaching charges, flashbangs, ballistic shields, and night vision goggles. Your primary responsibilities will include: Analyzing and implementing game systems and maintaining their stability during beta and release Here is a link to a trailer of an early gameplay prototype as well as a link to our press kit. All assets shown in the video are placeholder and the game looks very different now. Please look at the images included in the press kit to see our intended art style. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Wu0hOSOyA&t=3s&ab_channel=AlexanderBaard Press Kit: http://presskit.dueprocess.info/sheet.php?p=due_process

Chatham University — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
[04.22.19]
Assistant Professor - Immersive Media


Insomniac Games — Burbank CA or Durham NC, California, United States
[04.19.19]
Sr. Engine Programmer
Sr. Engine Programmer