Posts Tagged ‘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.

October 22nd, 2009 1,167

More Company Layoffs, Closings

layoffsWe all know the economy has taking a turn for the worst over the last year.  So it’s not surprise that more companies have shut down and laid off employees.

The most recent headlines…

Idol Minds the developer behind the down loadable PS3 game “Pain” recently cut half of it’s staff members.  Inside information states the reason for this lay off was due to “Sony budget cuts”.  It’s sad since Idol Minds has been in business for 11 years and their game “Pain” was the most downloaded PSN game as of January 2009.  It’s really so sad to hear.

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.

May 29th, 2009 1,480

California-Gaming Capital of the World

Well so everyone says and in some ways it is quite true.  There are over 100 gaming developer/publishers in the state of CA.

So it’s very true to state that if you live in Cali, you’re going to find a game job, it’s simply a matter of time.

What kind of options do you have?  Below are the different types of companies you can work for along with just a few sample companies for each.

You’ve got your developers, such as:

42 Entertainment
Buzztime
Double Helix
High Moon Studios
Insomniac Games

Then you’ve got publishers like:

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

March 4th, 2009 1,521

Is The Economy Effecting Gaming?

Of course it is.  This is bound to happen.  I mean everyone is being hit by this tough economy.

Recent word confirms that THQ has laid off 85% of it’s QA staff with Volition.  Luckily they gave their staff 60 days notice and they also promise to try to help them find new jobs either in another location or within the company.

THQ posted losses of over $191 million.  So it’s inevitable that lay offs are going to be done.

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.