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  Get a job: Crystal Dynamics is hiring a senior Environment Artist
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1 The risks of using Steam Spy to evaluate a dev's performance
image And due to the recent technology, we can already obtain millions or billions of games in the internet in a single click. We can even connect with other people anywhere in the world. We need not to go to other places to seek for our playmates. We can play at home or just anywhere for as long as we have an internet connection. As always noted, we are never safe in the internet. That is the reason why as parents, we should make sure that our children is always protected. We should have private proxies to ensure our safety in the cyber world. And as children, we should make sure that we know our limitations. Remember, we can never be sure.
2 Gameflow: Comebacks, advantages, and entropy in competitive games
image "Gameflow. Make it interesting and worth the players' time. In my opinion, there is not a lot of deviation and playroom from curve of these good examples."
12 Don't Miss: The creative process that drives Valve's writers Exclusive
image In this classic chat, Valve writing lynchpins Marc Laidlaw and Eric Wolpaw dig into the narrative structure and pithy quips driving critically feted games like Half-Life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead 2.
  This Week in Video Game Criticism: From Stick Shift to Nintendo's lenticular design
image This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the lenticular design of Nintendo games to the (literal) autoeroticism of Robert Yang's Stick Shift.
  Video: Creators deliver a classic postmortem of Star Control
image Long-time developers Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III took the stage at GDC 2015 to deliver a candid postmortem on the creation of their seminal Star Control and Star Control II space adventure games.
8 What really happened to arcades
image "Consoles and the internet are the most common scapegoats for the decline in arcades, but the main reasons actually have much more to do with a business model that makes video arcades unattractive."
2 Enthusiasm, perfectionism, momentum, and failure
image "My biggest mistake was to completely think that I only need to do the business side of it, and let everything else come together by just presenting a plan and let creative talents take over."
14 How jumping on the MOBA bandwagon can f@!# your company up
image "A fast follower strategy can be a viable tactic. But not when everybody else and their dog is doing it. Developers seem to be in the 'let's make a game like DotA/LoL, just a little different' mindset."
  Here we are now, edutain us: Education and games with SpaceChem's Zach Barth
image We talk to Zach Barth about how making educational games has made him a better game designer, and why it's so hard to make educational games in the first place.
1 The most famous nobody in the Chinese mobile game industry
image "His marketing methods include posting his own naked photos, flirting with girls, and of course, narrating his special experience. As a bad result, Raven is cursed by some people as a scumbag."
5 Does Paula Deen's new mobile game infringe on an artist's copyright?
image "Reports are indicating that the depiction of Deen in her game may be a potential copyright infringement. The caricature of Deen is a little too close to artist Jerrod Maruyama’s drawing of her."
  Students can now apply for the 2015 AIAS game industry scholarships
image Heads up, budding game devs: the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has begun accepting applications from students seeking to claim the organization's Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont scholarships.
1 Video: Leading players astray with unexpected stories in 80 Days
image As part of the GDC 2015 Independent Games Summit, 80 Days writer Meg Jayanth spoke about how stories in games are uniquely able to engage, surprise, delight and discomfit players.
31 Don't Miss: How to design effective achievements for your game Exclusive
image In this classic feature, PhD researcher and game designer Lucas Blair uses academic research to formulate tips and best practices for designing your in-game achievements.
  Get a job: Telltale seeks a Cinematic Artist
image Got a passion for crafting great cutscenes? The folks responsible for The Walking Dead are looking for an experienced cinematic artist to join the team at Telltale's San Rafael, CA office.
10 Steam Spy aims to make it easy to estimate sales for all Steam games
image There's a new tool taking shape that aims to make it easier for people to keep tabs on Steam stats like owners and average playtime: Steam Spy, a side project launched by programmer Sergey Galyonkin.
4 Crazy glitches in triple-A games, and how you might fix them
image A host of triple-A glitches, arranged in categories: rendering and complex technology plugins, programming AI and physics, and networking -- with some potential fixes.
22 Blog: Don't monetize your (first) games
image "After I have become skilled enough, built a name for myself and the team, had built games that lots of people played and enjoyed -- then I'll be able to monetize."
2 Experiments in creating systems for storytelling
image "If you can represent something in that format, you can design and implement a game out of it. And if you can represent anything in that format, you can make a game out of anything."
  Technical postmortem: Bringing Octodad to life
image From character modeling to dealing with deploying on multiple platforms, this exhaustive technical postmortem gives you a look at what it took to make Dadliest Catch.
4 The butterfly effect, or: Fighting floating-point problems
image "As long as the initial starting positions of all the parts were the same then the contraption should always run exactly the same. This is where the floating point problem came into play."
1 Tips for how to design and develop free-to-play games
image "The way to conceive and plan the design of a free-to-play game is quite different than for other game models. We’d like to offer the following tips on how to make your games attractive so you can monetize them."
1 Blog: It all starts with (good) intentions
image "Whether you call them guidelines, pillars, objectives, or mantra, it is the long-term vision, the global idea of what you want to do with your project. You should keep it to the essential."
4 Charting Out There's long and difficult journey to completion
image The acclaimed space game took its development team on a rough ride. This candid diary-style postmortem takes you from before its conception up through its completion and release.

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  Augmented/Virtual Reality to hit $150 billion disrupting mobile by 2020
by Tim Merel
Digi-Capital's new Augmented/Virtual Reality Report 2015 forecasts AR/VR to hit $150 billion...
  How We Took Our Game On Tour
by Cody Diefenthaler
We took our game TEMPLE OF YOG across the frozen north US & Canada. Here's where we went and how we...
  User Attribution and Acquisition: Targeting Beyond New Customers (Part 3 of 3)
by Dmitri Williams
This article is the final installment in a three-part series on user acquisition
  Where do I start if I want to develop for consoles?
by Robert Fearon
I asked Sony and Microsoft how folks would need to approach them if they've never made a console...
1 Best practices using the PS4 Dualshock controller speaker
by Rev Dr Bradley Meyer
The controller speaker in the Playstation Dualshock 4 can be an effective way to communicate...

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Exis, LLC
Exis, LLC XCOM, CIV, Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks, the list goes on.Top publishers and defense contractors count on Exis to deliver their assets. Why not join them, and get the best art possible for your projects?
Clean Cuts Music & Sound Design
Clean Cuts Music & Sound Design Clean Cuts is an award winning audio facility with over 25 years of experience in original music composition, custom sound design, audio implementation, and voice over casting. We have 14 audio suites, 16 sound designers, and staff 3 full-time composers.
Guenther & Associates
Guenther & Associates A CPA Firm that provides Specialized Accounting, Legal and Tax Services to the Video Game Industry.
Zvky Design Studio
Zvky Design Studio Zvky Design Studio is an young entertainment design firm specializing in concept art and other art production services. Our artists have worked on many AAA title games from top studios.
SomaTone Interactive Inc.
SomaTone Interactive Inc. SomaTone Interactive (STi) is the leading provider of premium music, sound design, voice-over, and audio integration services for gaming and interactive entertainment companies. With over 1000 games to our credit over our 10 year history, including top s
Roboto Roboto is a young art production studio with AAA game development in its DNA. We are dedicated to creating excellent art quality and providing a reliable service at competitive rates

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What We Use to Make Our 2D Games
image Looking for the right tools to create a 2D game? Chad Ata lists several key applications that his studio used throughout the development of several titles.
Game Design Challenge: Instruments of Destruction
image With Rock Band making its return later this year, it's time to consider how musical instruments can impact gameplay across varied genres. Are you up to the challenge?
Angels, Devils, and Boomsticks: The Making of Demons with Shotguns
image David Craddock takes a look at Demons with Shotguns, an independently produced video game that turned to Steam Greenlight for support.
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