Hello, aspiring game developers! We are Dreamspike Studios, a small strategy game development company. We specialize in making unique turn-based games and have released a number of titles in the last couple of years. You can find the review of our latest game, Bronze, in the February 2011 issue of PC Gamer (that’s issue #210).
Following the success of Bronze, we are looking to expand our team. Specifically, we are looking to add one individual to serve as the Lead flash/php/internet programmer for one of our upcoming titles. Who We Are Looking For
1. Do you have extensive programming experience? Do you know how to program games for the internet, using Flash or PHP? Are you comfortable creating or using an existing graphics engine to display beautiful 2D art?
2. Do you have a real, steady job so that you are NOT dependent on making games as your only means of income? Everyone at our company has a full-time job away from games. This allows us to take the time and make great games without worrying about how we will pay the bills next month. In addition, we are not trying to make quick buck by pumping out derivative casual titles. Having said all of that, you must be able to work on games for at least 20 hours per week.
3. Can you handle working on a project for a long time? Can you take guidance from and work with individuals who have been doing this for years? We start games and we finish them. An average game takes us 1.5 years to complete.
This position is not for everyone. Please consider whether you enjoy game programming enough to commit at least 20 hours a week for several years. This is game development, so there is no guarantee that you will make a single dollar doing this. The only thing we can guarantee is that you will work on something meaningful and thousands of people will be exposed to what you create.Your qualifications:
1. You must be over the age of 21 and have a college degree.
2. Most communication between team members will be conducted through email and detailed design documents, so you must feel comfortable with written communication.
3. You must be a top-notch programmer. You must be comfortable learning new concepts and technologies. You will be the programming “expert” and main coder on a project. Can you handle that responsibility?If you are interested, please submit:
1. A resume that includes your educational background, jobs you’ve held (please include all non-game related jobs), and all game-related experience and projects you’ve been involved in.
2. A cover letter. Please describe the languages, game engines, and other tools you are comfortable using. Please describe your experience with them. Finally, please indicate why you want to work with us.
Email both documents to us at: [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!