In Game Jobs:

November 2nd, 2009 1,560

Robert Half Technology-Staffing Testers

Robert HalfHeadquartered out of California, Robert Half Technologies specializes in staffing technical positions including game testers.

They have over 100 locations throughout the US, Asia and Europe.

At any given time they post positions for their gaming clientele including contract and full time positions.

To search for their jobs you can go here.

This is just one more outlet for you to help find the perfect game testing job.  Be sure to check them out as they are one of the top staffing agencies when it comes to game jobs.

September 17th, 2009 1,436

Why Yes There Are Game Companies in Oregon!

Although it’s certainly no “mecca” of gaming, Oregon does have a few game developers that you can check out.  So what options do you have?  Check it:

Black Jacket StudiosBlack Jacket

Based in Portland Oregon, Black Jacket focuses on action games.  Founded in 2007 they are working, they are working on their first title Metal Drift.  Actually they are currently looking for gamers to sign up for the beta testing of the game.  Check that out here http://www.metaldrift.com/

Machineworks NorthwestMachineworks

Located in Salem Oregon, Machineworks is all about mobile phone gaming including Duke Nukem Mobile 3D.

June 8th, 2009 1,472

GameJobs.com, a Great Source for Gaming Jobs

gamejobsI love to share the little secrets that people would love to hear regarding finding a great game job.  This is just one more source for great information on the gaming job scene.

GameJobs.com is is site that was established back in February of 2008.  There are so many things you can do on this site including:
Searching jobs
Posting your resume
Looking for schools

I have found it to be a very helpful site and they seem to get a decent amount of postings to their site.

Obviously employers are also granted access to post jobs and view resumes.

April 28th, 2009 1,188

Temporary Staffing Agencies & Game Testing

I can tell you that over the years I have seen a large number of staffing agencies being hired by big gaming firms to find their game testers.

The way this works is you are employed by the staffing agency, not the gaming company.  That company pays the staffing agency for your time but never has to add you on to payroll, saving major expenses for them.

There are several that are well known for hiring game testers throughout the US.  The most frequently viewed staffing agencies are:

April 24th, 2009 1,314

Game Jobs, What Field Are You Interested In?

So yeah my site is dedicated to game testing jobs, but that doesn’t mean I am limited by that.  Gaming is a huge industry and the types of jobs you can get are truly unlimited.

Let’s say your specialty is hiring.  Did you know there are a ton of Human Resource positions in gaming companies?  I mean these companies are just like any other and therefore they require a lot of different types of workers to make up their staff.
The major positions within gaming can be found in:
Audio (Music/Sound)
Customer Service
Technical Support
Management
Producer
Director
Project Manager
System Administrator
IT
Programmer
Developer
Art
Animation
Designer
Marketing
Testing
Sales

April 3rd, 2009 2,475

New York Game Testing Options

Obviously you’re going to find a lot of developers/publishers on both the East and West Coast.

If you live in New York and are looking for a game job, the options are truly endless.

I know of over 15 developers and over 10 publishers in the New York area.  That doesn’t include the smaller guys like the cell phone game developers.

This is just a small taste of the companies you have to choose from.  I will list 4 developers and 4 publishers and tell you a little bit about them.

Developers

March 12th, 2009 1,577

New Jersey Game Testing Options

I know a ton of gamers live on the East Coast.  But with many of the companies in NY state, what is a person from Jersey to do?  Well just find a local developer/publisher in New Jersey.  There are a few to choose from.

Here is a list of developers located in New Jersey:

D2 Team-Sim

Located in Somerset New Jersey, D2/Team-Sim speciailizes in 3D simulations.  They are focused on providing their clients with high quality simulations, mostly used for training.  If you visit their site you will see they seem to be focused on the military.

February 23rd, 2009 1,304

GameDevMap

If you’re a gamer looking to break into the game business, then you should already be aware of Gamdevmap.com.  It’s an amazing site which basically gives you access to all of the game development organizations ALL over the world.  We’re talking about Budapest, Barcelona, Osaka, Vegas, you name it, this site will help you find out who is there.

All you do is click on a colored square on the map to search for all the companies in that particular area.

You can also type in a city, company or other detailed info into the “search” box and find what you are looking for.

February 3rd, 2009 1,697

Gamasutra-One Stop Job Shop

There are many game job sites out there.  I mean you can search on the major job boards like Monster or you can search on a specific game job board such as Gamasutra.

Gamasutra happens to be my favorite job site out there today.  Not only can you search the most recent job postings, you can also get the hottest game news.

Over 85 employers currently post their game jobs on Gamasutra.  Employers such as Rockstar, 2K Sports, and Midway Games just to name a few.  Now they don’t have every single game job posted on their site, but it’s one of the top job boards for gaming that I know of today.

January 15th, 2009 1,260

South Carolina Equals Game Studios

So do you think that if you live in South Carolina you have no options as a game tester?  Well think again.

You have several options to choose from and in continuing with my ongoing reports on game studios all over the US, here are my top selections for South Carolina:

Void Star Creations

Founded in 2006 they are currently in production of Poker Smash.  You can visit the Poker Smash site here.

The company is run by two very young guys and I’m sure they’ll have a lot to offer us in the coming years.