Whether you're just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what's out there, the Gamasutra Job Board is the place where game developers move ahead in their careers. Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now. If you're a recruiter looking for talent, you can also post jobs here. Location: Hamburg, Germany InnoGames is looking for a QA Engineer to review test requirements and provide feedback, carry out exploratory testing, and optimize the testing process as a member of its team in Hamburg, Germany. This role requires at least 3 years professional software testing experience, experience with programming in C# or Java, and a degree in technical sciences or relevant work experience. Location: Burbank, California Insomniac Games is looking for Mid to Senior level Engine programmers for its core team. In this role, one would get to work with the team to design, add and modify features of both runtime and tools … [Read more...] about Get a job: Infinity Ward, InnoGames, and more are hiring now!
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Ready Up opens with a shot of the CS:GO grand finals at ESL One. The size of the stadium dwarfs the players on the stage, who all wear deadly serious expressions. There are thousands of people in the audience, many of them frantically waving inflatable tubes covered in sponsorship scrawls. A member of one team makes a clutch pistol play, and the room erupts in a roar of screaming and thunderous chanting. The player solemnly acknowledges the applause with a showboating chef kiss, but he doesn’t look like he’s having much fun. Then, we change rooms. A few dozen people are sitting in front of a screen, watching their friends compete at a Team Fortress 2 LAN event. The players seem focused, yet relaxed. “Ah, I’m dead” says one of them, half-grinning at his misfortune. At the heart of the competitive TF2 scene, it transpires, is a community with bonds that transcend the tribalism you might see in other esports. I spoke to Alex “Dashner” Pylyshyn … [Read more...] about We spoke to the co-director of Ready Up, a documentary showcasing competitive TF2
Sonic the Hedgehog was the first video game character featured as a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1993, arguably at the height of the Sega mascot’s popularity, the Sonic balloon soared above New York City until it neared Columbus Circle at the Southwest corner of Central Park. There it struck a light pole. The balloon ruptured and deflated, causing minor injuries to a child and an off-duty police officer standing below. The next year, the balloon reappeared, repaired and ready to fly once more. It successfully completed the parade’s route and Katie Couric noted on NBC’s live coverage of the event that she and co-host Willard Scott were happy to see Sonic doing well after running into some turbulence the year prior. In 1995, the year Sega released its Sega Saturn console in North America, the balloon struck another light pole. Then in 1997, the balloon hit a third light pole and deflated once again. The parade retired the balloon, keeping it … [Read more...] about Sonic the Hedgehog’s long, great, rocky history
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301
The paltry few Updated on 3/27/2014 How hard it is to be an RPG gamer in this day and age? With the rise of over-the-shoulder shooters (as well as the FPS-RPG chimera) that don't take eons to finish, gamers just don't seem to have the time to sink into a traditional RPG. And where gamers go, developers go. But traditional RPGs are the reason many of us got into gaming--so where's the love? There is love! Yes, most of the games coming out are the heavy hitters that we've all been seeing and waiting for. And yes, many are direct or spiritual sequels of franchises that weve seen do well. But in this list are some very interesting games that should pique your interest. And so, fellow RPG gamers, sit down, hang tight, and get excited for the new games of this genre to roll out. Release date: Out now Read our Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 review now! The third installment in the FFXIII universe. If you werent pleased by the first two stabs at it, wait before you refuse to pick this … [Read more...] about 25 new RPGs on the horizon for 2014 and beyond