Retro Studios is Hiring Developers

We have a good friend working at Retro Studios in Austin, and he let us know that they are in the process of trying to fill several engineering positions. He is directly involved with trying to fill three Tools Engineer spots, so we’re doing what we can to help spread the word. Here are the links to those three openings: … Read More

Fun With Twitter

We were part of a seemingly inauspicious tweet yesterday that ended up taking on a life of its own. Chris Sulzbach is a Lead Character Artist at Firaxis, and he offered up info that his studio was hiring environment and tech artists: He included a few well-placed hashtags, and also threw in a mention to us. As of this morning, … Read More

Zynga Opening Orlando Studio

Zynga Orlando is now officially a thing. Ian Cummings is Director of Design at the new location, and has confirmed that the studio is open and hiring. No word yet on what titles they’ll be working on, but they do already have a few open positions listed on the Zynga site: Software Engineer Product Manager This is potentially a very … Read More

Game Industry Layoff Preparation Kit

First Aid Kit by u07ch on Flickr

I’ve got bad news for you – layoffs are, unfortunately, an all too frequent occurrence in the video game industry.  Shocking, right?!   Studios close, projects get cancelled, investors get itchy, the economy slumps, games bomb – all sorts of things can trigger a layoff.  If you’ve worked in or followed this industry for any amount of time, you’ve by … Read More

Personal Job Hunting Criteria

What’s the most important thing to you when looking for a job in the game industry?  If you’re fresh out of school, you might be satisfied with just finding someone who is willing to hand you a check to do something that you love.  Later in your career, you might add a few more things to the list – being … Read More

New City Page Added – LA/Orange County

Check it out – the LA list is finally done!  This list is a long one.  Of the cities that we’ve done, LA is now #2.  San Francisco is still #1, and Seattle slips to #3.  There are some large gaps on the list where headcount is concerned.  If you can help us fill any of these in, drop us … Read More

GDC Job Hunting Tips

GDC is almost upon us, and the Career Pavilion will be an essential part of the conference for many attendees.  If you haven’t been before, the GDC Career Pavilion houses an impressive collection of game studios who are looking to hire.  They’re forking over good money for that fancy booth, and they’re doing it so that they can talk to you (or … Read More

Should you use a recruiter?

I think this is an issue that causes some confusion for people in the game industry, especially for people without a lot of work experience.  First off, it makes sense to point out that there are two main types of recruiters: Studio recruiter – in-house recruiter, employed directly by the studio 3rd party recruiter – external recruiter, working independently or … Read More

International Game Job Ads

I was glancing at several postings on our site today, and I couldn’t help but notice how many different ads we’ve had go up recently from countries other than the US.  When we first started the site (over 2 years ago), we were contacting companies directly to see if they’d post their ads with us.  We focused almost exclusively on … Read More

New Companies, New Jobs – 12/02/09

We’ve gotten off to a busy start this week – the turkey-induced comas have started to wear off, and companies are once again posting new job ads.  I’ve said many times that one of the main reasons that we started this site was to help smaller/newer/unique/etc. studios get their jobs posted and seen by job hunters.  We love having the … Read More