GAMASUTRA is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development . It is owned and operated by UBM TechWeb (formerly a part of CMP Media ), a division of Unite Business Media, and acts as the online sister publication to the print magazine Game Developer .
* 1 Sections * 2 Trade Center Resource * 3 Post-Mortems * 4 Guidelines * 5 GameSetWatch
* 6 IndieGames.com
* 6.1 Podcast * 6.2 Interviews * 6.3 Features * 6.4 Reviews
* 7 Awards * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links
Gamasutra has five main sections: the News where daily news is posted, the Features where developers post game postmortems and critical essays, Blogs where users can post their thoughts and views on various topics, Jobs/Resume where users can apply for open positions at various development studios, and Contractors where users can apply for contracted work. The articles can be filtered by either topic (All, Console /PC , Social /Online , Smartphone/Tablet, Independent, Serious ) or category (Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Biz/Marketing). There are three additional sections: a Store where books on game design may be purchased, RSS where users may subscribe to RSS feeds of each section of the website, and a section that links to the website's Twitter account.
TRADE CENTER RESOURCE
While it does post news found on typical video game websites,
Gamasutra is known for providing online resources to aspiring and
professional game developers on the disciplines of games, including
design, audio, public relations, and art.
professionals to publish blogs in order to share their expertise with
other developers. Analysis articles are popular reads as writers spark
discussions on game design and the various trends of the industry. The
editorial staff also takes part in conducting interviews with
developers and hardware designers, such as
Project postmortems , articles which developers recount the
successful and unsuccessful elements of a specific game's development,
are the most celebrated features on the website, as they provide
direct insight in all aspects of game design and educate other
developers of various risks and important tips. Many postmortems have
been published, ranging from independent games such as Okabu and The
Path to major studio projects such as
Gamasutra requires users who wish to publish articles on the website to work with the features director Christian Nutt, whether they have fleshed-out drafts, an outline, or a concept. The editorial staff offers help in shaping, polishing, and editing articles before publication. A broad range of topics can be selected given the audience, which consists of businesspeople, educators, and developers, both professional and aspiring. The articles are required to contain at least 1500 words, though the average length tends to be 2500 to 3500 words. Gamasutra also requires a thirty-day exclusivity period from the date of publication, after which the writer is free to take the article elsewhere and retains ownership.
Users are also allowed to comment on articles, but there is a strict set of rules. Comment guidelines are designed to keep user discussions of a given article on topic and prevent comments from devolving into flame wars (hostile interactions on the Internet), as seen on other community-driven websites where comment regulations are looser. Users are encouraged to post only constructive thoughts that add to the conversation.
GAMESETWATCH is an alternative video game web