BlenderNation - Demoreel Ramaswamy Blender Tutorial: Light Texture or How to Breathe Life into a Dull Scene Blender 2.73 Test Build Available Attraktors [Generative equation]


Posted: 18 Dec 2014 02:20 AM PST
Ramaswamy writes: Just a Collection on My Best Works so far and made this video...
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 12:40 AM PST
Gleb explains how he set up the lighting of his recent image 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'. Discover how to spice up your scenes by using Light Texture (or simply blocking part of the light).Lighting Open Project: This is the first tutorial from the bigger series, which I will post in the blog. I [...]
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 12:02 AM PST
Woah, I missed this - the first test release for 2.73 has been available for almost a week :-/ Stirling Goetz writes: is reporting a Blender 2.73 Test Build is available here. Release notes for features are already added and can be found here. I don't believe I've not seen this announced yet on [...]
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:10 AM PST
Impressive generated mathematical art by Gamel. I present a script that I developed on "blender" to generate attraktors.Here is my reference (made with cinema 4D plugin) and this is the site where I found the mathematical equations. See the full series on BlenderArtists.

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 December 17, 2014

"pic" The Game Outcomes Project: Learning how studios succeed and fail

"We have seen that four factors – project duration, team experience, financial incentives, and re-use of an existing game engine from a similar game – have clear correlations with game project outcomes."
"pic" Games rule the App Store: Most popular genres revealed

"We're going to examine the dominance of Games on the App Store by the numbers. And we're going to drill down to uncover how genre popularity breaks down by country."

 December 16, 2014

"pic" Flappy Bird and 2048 trump Destiny in Google searches this year

Google reports that 2014 saw more people using its search engine to look for information on mobile games Flappy Bird and 2048 than any other game, including big-budget releases like Titanfall and Destiny.
"pic" Dots studio Playdots reaps $10M from Tencent and other investors

New York's own Playdots, the mobile studio responsible for both Dots and TwoDots, announced today that it has raised $10 million in a recent round of Series A investment.
"pic" It came from the consoles: Console game design vs. mobile input

"It's not easier to make mobile games, it's just different. Especially if you want to keep making the same games you've made before. I really like the challenge itself and I definitely hope to see a solution in the future."

 December 15, 2014

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A high level overview of advanced memory pooling directions in Unity.
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This article takes a look at the popularity of the games genre within the iTunes App Store and explores the most popular genres, comparing them by country.
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December 17, 2014

Bigpoint GmbH - Japan
With over 300 million registered users and more than 50 online games, we are one of the top gaming portals in the world. Employees from over 35 different nations work hand in hand at the company to develop the best online games, cooperating with media partners, such as, Syfy, Pro7/Sat 1, M6, Antena 3 and many more, to internationally distribute the games as online content clicked millions of times. In our Hamburg headquarters as well as our office more...

Bright Future GmbH - Cologne/Koeln, Germany
Employment: Permanent, Full time  Category: Programming Experience: Several years of ActionScript experience Project experience with browser games, Android, and/or iOS Location: Cologne, Germany Start Date: Immediately (October/November/December 2014)   Join the development team of our strategy hit “Rail Nation” ( )!   Your Responsibilities: Developing the mobile client for an existing browser game Mobile 2D/3D graphics programming User interface programming Communication with other team members and internal customers Working well together with other team members in a cooperative, more...

December 16, 2014

Monarc Gaming Labs - Santa Monica, California, United States

Remedy Entertainment - Espoo, Finland

Nonstop Games - Singapore, Singapore
Here at Nonstop Games, we're creating games for everyone. Across the mobile and tablet world. We started out in 2011, but in many ways we're just beginning. Now part of King, we're looking for superheroes, whizz-kids and fun-makers to join us in a state-of-the-art studio in Singapore. So, next stop NonStop? Let's find out… Your Role We've taken the beauty of tailored-for-touch games to amazing new levels, and when you join us you'll be ready to jump in the more...

December 15, 2014

Nonstop Games - Singapore, Singapore
Here at Nonstop Games, we're creating games for everyone. Across the mobile and tablet world. We started out in 2011, but in many ways we're just beginning. Now part of King, we're looking for superheroes, whizz-kids and fun-makers to join us in a state-of-the-art studio in Lavender. So, next stop NonStop? Let's find out… Your Role Awesome artist, confident leader, creative coach. In six words, that's who you'll be as you lead our existing in-house art team and mentor more...

Monarc Gaming Labs - Santa Monica, California, United States

Spin Master Inc. - Los Angeles, California, United States

GREE International - San Francisco, California, United States
Director/Sr. Director of Engineering - RPG San Francisco, CA We're looking for a Director/Sr. Director of Engineering to lead development on one of our RPG titles! Reporting to the head of engineering for the studio, your mandate will be to hire and train world-class iOS, Android, Unity and Server engineers, manage and mentor the team, and provide technical insight and direction to the project. *Apply online:,job What you do every day:   Lead by example: Guide and mentor more...

AMI Entertainment Network, LLC - Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States

December 12, 2014

GREE International - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Game Systems Designer GREE Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada GREE is looking for an experienced Senior Game Systems Designer to join our team to develop next-generation mobile social gaming experiences for our users. Our ideal candidate has shipped a successful mobile free-to-play game and has experience measuring the impact of in-game events, analyzing player feedback and game data on design decisions, and collaborating with stakeholders to create the best player experience possible. Responsibilities (What you get to do more...

Shiver Entertainment - Miami, Florida, United States
Shiver is Miami's newest video game start-up, backed by industry veterans and sizable capital.  We're growing fast and need your help to build a superstar team. Shiver is focused on building immersive gaming experiences for mobile, tablet and PC - the devices we all use every day. Our CEO is John Schappert, former COO of EA & Zynga, and former head of Xbox at Microsoft. John heads up a veteran team with a deep belief in bringing AAA game more...

Rumble Entertainment, Inc. - San Mateo, California, United States

Filament Games LLC - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Vicarious Visions / Activision - Albany, New York, United States
Producer The Producer is primarily responsible for managing a mid-sized product development team or sub-team, and supporting development from concept to submission. Responsibilities include scheduling, tracking development, and ensuring team deliverables are met in a timely manner at high quality. The Producer will manage and coordinate the relationship with both internal and external stakeholders along with internal team resources to produce games for a variety of game platforms. Your responsibilities will include: Manages the execution of the game development more...

December 11, 2014

Gameloft - New York, New York, United States
  Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for a skilled Technical Director.   The right candidate will have a senior-level technical and game development background.  Current hit Gameloft games include:   Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Ice Age Village,  Asphalt 8: Airborne, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Ironman 3, Kingdoms & Lords, GT Racing 2, Shark Dash, Oregon Trail: American Settler, NOVA: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Littlest Pet Shop, The Dark Knight Rises, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, more...

Rumble Entertainment, Inc. - San Mateo, California, United States

December 10, 2014

Filament Games LLC - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

BluBox Games - Santa Monica, California, United States
BluBox Games is a leading publisher of mobile games with operations in Santa Monica, CA. BluBox's highly successful games include Fast Finger and Monster High Ghouls and Jewels. To fuel its rapid growth, BluBox is seeking a dynamic and motivated Marketing Manager with experience in mobile and/or social gaming, a passion for the creative process, fluency with app analytics and community management, a hands-on approach to partnering with cross-functional teams and licensors. By joining BluBox, you will be at more...

December 9, 2014

[x]cube - Dallas, Texas, United States

December 8, 2014

PerBlue - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

December 5, 2014

Nix Hydra - Los Angeles, California, United States

Demiurge Studios - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

December 3, 2014

Gameloft - Barcelona, Spain

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 December 17, 2014

Activision Publishing
Santa Monica, California, United States

 December 16, 2014

Treyarch / Activision
Santa Monica, California, United States

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Seattle, Washington, United States


Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Bend, Oregon, United States


Vicarious Visions / Activision
Albany, New York, United States

 December 11, 2014

New York, New York, United States

 December 8, 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Los Angeles, California, United States

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