Posts Tagged "Game Development"

Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Breaking into the world of video game tester jobs and earning an official game tester salary or getting a full-time job as a game developer (artist, programmer, audio/sound engineer, etc.) doesn’t require fancy degrees, insider knowledge or a well-connected ex-roommate. Better still, anyone can do it right from home and get started overnight. But it’s not necessarily easy. Leading game companies receive thousands of queries from eager job seekers hoping...

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How Indies Can Escape Work-For-Hire

How Indies Can Escape Work-For-Hire

What is best in life? If you’re a creative person with a passion for video games, there’s enormous satisfaction to be had in founding a game studio and bringing your own IP into the world. Nothing extravagant; just a small team of talented fellows and ladies who want to help you give birth to your sassy ledge-hopping cat. Unfortunately, unless you have a great deal of money to cushion potential falls (and there will be falls), indie studios usually end...

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Is Video Game Piracy Theft?

Is Video Game Piracy Theft?

Society’s transition to digitally-distributed entertainment is exciting, but it’s not without a few speed bumps. When games were invariably encased behind three inches of bullet-proof glass at the local Toys R Us, there was no question about how you were supposed to go about procuring the latest Mario adventure: You whipped out your wallet, and a shuffling red-shirted employee would pick through his ring of keys and open Heaven’s Gate just long...

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iPad 2 Games: Do They Have Potential?

iPad 2 Games: Do They Have Potential?

Finally ready to break your penny jar for the purchase of an iPad? Hold on a sec. If you live in the United States, you may as well grab yourself an iPad 2 instead. A mere year after the launch of the original iPad, the American public now has the option of adopting an iPad 2. It costs about the same as the original iPad (though stores that still stock the first incarnation of the tablet will undoubtedly be dropping prices to make some room for the sequel), is...

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Can Developers Prosper on Nintendo 3DS?

Can Developers Prosper on Nintendo 3DS?

The Nintendo 3DS will be launching in North America on March 27 with 18 games. That’s a pretty impressive library on its own, but the 3DS’s launch lineup is worth a special mention for what it lacks: Namely, first-party titles. Out of the 18 launch games, only three belong to Nintendo’s development teams. Those include Nintendogs + Cats, Steel Diver, and Pilotwings Resort. That’s not to say Nintendo is lacking for content. The Nintendo...

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