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The Demand For Blockchain Engineers Is Skyrocketing, But Blockchain Itself Is Redefining How They're Employed

If you want to keep up on blockchain, you will need to ensure your technical skills are polished. The simplest way? Go work directly with a project that you find exciting. Projects are now directly funding those who have an interest in blockchain programming because there is a severe skill shortage …

Blockchain

The minds behind Uncharted and Firewatch talk candidly about surviving in the games industry

Amy Hennig and Sean Vanaman discuss the challenges of development and aging in the industry<p><i>Sometimes video game developers make games. And sometimes they don’t. In 2017, Campo Santo, the studio that made</i> Firewatch<i>, announced that it was working on a new game,</i> In the Valley of Gods<i>. And Visceral</i> …

Applied Machine Learning: The Less Confusing Guide

<i>Note: I recently migrated my website and some media broke in the</i> process; <i>if you’d like to learn using this article I recommend using the full version</i> …

GameMaker Studio creators look back at 17 years of development

Making games is easier than ever — even if it’s still difficult to make good games. One of the tools that tries to enable creators to craft modern 2D games with relative ease, however, is GameMaker Studio from software firm YoYo Games. That software kit is now 17 years old, and the folks at YoYo …

Game Development

Game Design Deep Dive: Creating the striking pixel art of Crawl

<i>Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in order</i> …

'Tutorials are not fun', so a Klei dev offers tips on avoiding them

<i>"Tutorials are not fun."</i><p><i>- Klei's Johann Seidenz, speaking to Gamasutra about why he tries to design games so explicit tutorial segments aren't</i> …

7 Japanese RPGs game developers should study

The Japanese role-playing game is one of the most enduring video game genres, and there are myriad good lessons to be learned from the classic JRPG …

Launch a new career as a video game designer with this massive training bundle

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Love …

'Lode Runner 1' is a Well-Made Adaptation of 'Lode Runner' and...Completely Free?

Author Carter Dotson<p>Posted On2017-05-19 18:00:07<p>Watch App<p>Nexon dropped a surprise <i>Lode Runner 1</i> [Free] release on the App Store this week, and it's, …

How video games help improve real-world AI

For decades, video games have been criticized for purportedly wasting time, stifling creativity, and even influencing violent behaviors. Now, it seems that video games have become an unlikely tool for AI researchers to improve their systems.<p>Seeing stop signs<p>Take, for example, Artur Filipowicz, an …

Artificial Intelligence

2D Game Design Just Got Better and Easier with Gamemaker Studio 2

You Have the Mind for It, Now Here Are the Tools<p>YoYo Games have gone ahead and made their cross-platform game developing tech even better. By …

Dream Job: Game Designer

Game designer is a dream job for many young people, and courses in the field are in demand. Two projects by game design students at the University of …

How the game industry tackles diversity and personal failure

A diverse workforce is meaningless if you don’t use their perspectives to shape and enhance your games.<p>This is one of the biggest takeaways from a presentation about diversity and leadership at the GamesBeat Summit in Berkeley, California (watch it here). Moderator Guy Bendov, the chief executive …

Video game hitboxes are kind of beautiful

Ever throw your controller in frustration because that punch or that shot didn't land and you just KNOW it should have? Well, blame the …

Esports Will Become a Medal Event at the 2022 Asian Games

Git Gud in Esports and Get Gold<p>Today, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Alisports of China, announced that eSports will be an official medal …

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One Thing<p>It's actually pretty easy: Become a master at one thing.<p>No joke. Master one …

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How A Game Designer Shifted Gears To Own A Game Store

<i>With International Tabletop Day around the corner, we’re counting down the days to the big celebration by highlighting friendly local gaming stores,</i> …

Xbox Academy - Microsoft offering free game development classes for Xbox One and PC

Ever wanted to learn how to make games? Those with a hankering to develop their own titles may be in luck, assuming they live in the right place.<p>As …

Game Development

VINDICTA (VR) – OFFICIAL LAUNCH TRAILER IS OUT!

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p>A …

Naughty Dog's guide to cinematography for game artists

Naughty Dog art director Robh Ruppel believes cinematography and visual art (more specifically, concept artwork) have evolved together over the years.<p>…

Creator of The Witcher Stiffed out of Video Game Profits

The Witcher Author Makes Zero Cash off the Video Game Series<p>Around here we’re big fans of The Witcher. <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> remains one of our …

An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground

Researchers say tens of thousands of sites are using JavaScript libraries that are years old and contain publicly known vulnerabilities.<p>An analysis …

Learn JavaScript: The Complete Guide

Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the web. The majority of websites use it, and all modern web browsers support …

The Australian Music Studio Giving New Life to Gaming’s Most Famous Songs

Based in Australia, Good Knight Productions' video game soundtracks are an instant shot of nostalgia.<p>Video game music can be pretty awesome. It can represent any mood or feeling, ranging from anger to serenity to sheer excitement. Decades of mainstream access to the internet have brought a slew of …

'Metal Gear Solid' Creator on How He Remains Creative Amid Hardships

Hideo Kojima talked Thursday night about how he finds ideas.<p>Original ideas are hard to come by, though they just seem to pour out of some people.<p>One of those individuals is Hideo Kojima, creator of the <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> video game series, which practically launched the stealth genre in the 1980s. …

5 Tips for Finding Success as an Indie Game Developer

<b>While being an indie designer remains a gamble, experts prove the right tools and mindset can make a difference.</b><p>The car-soccer game Rocket League’s …

Intel Corporation

Unity Brings Game-Development Certification to Higher Ed

Postsecondary Learning<p>Unity Brings Game-Development Certification to Higher Ed<p>By Marguerite McNeal     Aug 30, 2016<p>Image Credit: Unity<p>Aspiring game …

Unity Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started

To say game development is a challenge would be the understatement of the year.Until recently, making 3D games required low-level programming skills …

Game Development