Topics about the professional game development industry itself, as opposed to topics that come up in the process of developing games.

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How do we keep ourselves from being sued for unknown patent infringements?

There's breaking news about Zynga being sued over some very obvious implementations. This is making me think that the game industry is full of landmines to be stepped on at every turn. What input does ...
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How does one buy the rights for a game?

Let's take some old popular at a time but abandoned game: WorldRacing/HiOctane/Constructor/any other. Say I with a team want to revitalize said game and bring it to year 2011 without major changes and ...
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What popular/famous games are written in C? [closed]

It is very similar to this question: Famous games written in Java Does anyone know of any popular or famous games only written in C?
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Term for a game that used to cost money but is now a public license

What is the term for that? A game that used to cost money but is so old that it is now available for free (though not always open-sourced). Also, does anyone know where I can find a list of such ...
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List of all games names? [closed]

Is there any list of game names anywhere, so i can choose a name for my game and avoid (legal) conflicts with other games as much as possible?
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Does C# have a future in games development?

I recently learned that the MMO Minecraft is powered by Java from a recent interview on CVG.co.uk on a possible collaboration between two former and now competing colleagues. In the interview he ...
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What does it really take to make an MMORPG/Where should I go from here? [closed]

Foreword: I am posting this on answers.onstartups and gamedev.stackexchange because the expertise from each area will likely contribute useful information. Also, I saw similar questions to this, but I ...
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Are there any good articles that layout the evolution of game development techniques?

I'm just getting into coding up some 3d rendering apps and I'm considering taking the jump into interactivity. While developing I've learned about Euler angles, gimbal lock, quaternions, frustum, ...
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What are typical job interview questions related to game development? [closed]

I've already looked at some examples from StackOverflow, but I'd like to know if any of you could show concrete examples of job interview questions... Are they different with a job related to game ...
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Search gamedev companies and vacancies by game genre

My favourite game genre is quest/adventure and I am a C++ game programmer and game designer from Europe. I visited a lot of job search & employment websites, but did not find any with a function ...
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How was your experience working as a game tester?

I'm currently an independent game developer. I'm open to the idea of working on a team in the game industry. I'm under the impression that being a "game tester" is a relatively easy way to get a ...
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What are the typical day-to-day tasks of a games writer?

I am interested in plot writing for games, and wondered first of all: Is this available as an entry-level position, or is it accessed through other avenues (even external to games development) And ...
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Has an open console any chance to give more strength to the indie game world?

I have heard about the GPX, but i don't really think the embedded market is mature enough in terms of performance, but what about the home console market ? I'm not talking about last-generation ...
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Will we see a trend of stereoscopic 3D games coming up in the near future?

I've noticed that the trend of movies is diving into the world of movies with 3-dimensional camera.For me it provoked a thought as if it was the same feeling people got when they saw a colour movie ...
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Mini Game Platform for PC - similar to Warcraft III Custom Games

I think it would be fun to make a game for pc that has an online community like Warcraft III (the RTS, not the MMORPG), aka there's lobbies and chat rooms and users can host games to play with ...
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Is C++ “still” preferred in game development?

I am a 2D Game Programmer.Some programming languages which I am good at are C,Java ,C#. I also know Actionscript 2.0,3.0 and some javascript. I'm interested in learning 3D Game programming. So far ...
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Starting career with enough education but no experience?

I am a student in Game Programming at University and a lot of students like me are wondering the best way of entering the industry. With a bachelor degree in game programming, but no real experience ...
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What is “pixel art”?

I'm interested in working as an artist in the game industry. Many job postings contain the phrase "pixel art". What exactly is pixel art?