Posts Tagged ‘game testing 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 24th, 2009 1,392

Best Places to Live If You Want to Test Games

placestoliveNow there are gaming companies in just about every state in the US and of course internationally.  But obviously there are a few states that have greater concentrations of companies than other.

So what exactly are the best places in the country to live if you want to work for a gaming company?  There are quite a few.

Let’s start with the East Coast.  Obviously many gamers know there are a ton of companies on the East Coast.

Massachusetts is a hot gaming mecca right now.  There are over 35 game developers & publishers in that area.  Definitely a great choice.

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

February 26th, 2009 1,419

Need a Game Testing Job-Have No Experience?

There are many, and I mean many gamers out there who have never “officially” tested a video game.  They’ve never worked for EA, or Microsoft but they want to.  So what can you do?

I remember when I was looking for my first job and it was basically like “If you don’t have experience, you can’t get the job”.  My question was “How can I get experience, if I can’t get a job?”  I know that is the same question being asked by so many gamers.

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.

December 18th, 2008 1,411

Live & Test Games in Hawaii

As part of my ongoing report on different places to test games, Hawaii is one that you can count on for a great selection of gaming firms.

Just check out this list of options:

1. Maui Games

They are a developer of cell phone games.  Just check out their site and you’ll get that tropial feeling.  Maui Games na ka oi.  Which I believe translates to Maui Games is the best!

2. Blue Planet Software

Chosen to manage the exclusive business licensing rights to Tetris, Blue Planet has made a name for themselves in gaming.  Working with many of the major manufacturers and publishers like Sony & Nintendo, there are many potential opportunities that await you.

December 11th, 2008 1,556

In This Tough Economy, Are Game Jobs Available?

Absolutely!

Listen, when times get tough people tend to resort to things that allow them to escape.

Take a look at your local bar.  I’m sure they aren’t feeling the pain of the economy at this moment.  Why?  People are drowning their sorrows in alcohol.  This is just one example of the types of businesses who do well in a downward economy.