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Why you should target passive games candidates

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:26:28 +0000
Why you should target passive games candidates Did you know that 70% of jobseekers are passive. That’s right, according to a report on Recruitment International, 70% of people looking for a job are waiting for recruiters to actively approach them. The proactive ones are the people that will draft up their CV and actively go […]

Spooklight SA launches augmented reality messaging app

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:34:13 +0000
Spooklight SA launches augmented reality messaging app. Geneva-based mobile studio Spooklight SA have just released their second title, the augmented reality video messaging app: Kouji. The app, which allows users to create a digital clone of themselves, makes use of the same technology which rocketed Pokémon Go to fame last year. Users can now film […]

Jagex: Runescape breaks new ground 16 years on

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:37:35 +0000
Runescape breaks new ground 16 years on There are few games that can boast an active player base 16 years of their initial launch. It’s extraordinary frankly. If Runescape was a baby it’d have grown up by now, picked it’s A levels in Computer Science and Maths, and be starting college in the UK this […]

Kopla Games claims Rookie Game Studio of the year! #gamejobs

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:06:32 +0000
Kopla Games claims Rookie of the year! Last week, the Finnish games industry came together in Helsinki for the annual Finnish Game Awards Gala. Organized by the Finnish Game Developers’ Association and the Neogames Finland Association, a total of seven awards were presented during the event. Amongst those present at the Gala were new GamesjobDirect […]

Paradox Interactive brings game programming to schools

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:42:51 +0000
Paradox Interactive brings programming to schools Paradox Interactive, the studio behind successes such as Cities Skylines and Stellaris, are moving into the classroom to bring programming into the Swedish national curriculum. After the announcement that programming would be taught in the 2018 Swedish school intake, Paradox Interactive have joined up with music giant, Spotify, to […]

Antimatter Games new video production department offers outsourcing services

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:44 +0000
 Antimatter Games new video production department offers outsourcing services The team behind Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’ and Cornwall’s largest game development studio, Antimatter Games have recently revealed their new video production department’s website and services. Unlike most trailer production houses, the studio, who have previously worked on Evolve and […]

Nordeus – A Company Recommendation – an outside perspective

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:29:09 +0000
Nordeus – A Company Recommendation – an outside perspective Successful independent mobile games developer Nordeus is recruiting a localization coordinator! The studio composed of 160 talented developers are the brains behind Top Eleven, one of the most successful online sports games ever made with over 150 million registered users, and Spellsouls, a real-time card-based MOBA. […]

Failbetter Games successfully kickstarts Sunless Sea Successor –

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:33:45 +0000
Failbetter Games successfully kickstarts Sunless Sea Successor After just four hours on Kickstarter, boutique video game studio, Failbetter Games, successfully funded their new game, Sunless Skies, earlier this month. Failbetter Games, well-known for the Victorian-gothic aesthetic which runs deep in all their games, has successfully raised over £377,000 for their new game, Sunless Skies. The […]

Strategy Game Experts PlayRaven are Hiring: Backend Developers & User Acquisition Professionals Needed in Helsinki

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:23:58 +0000
Passionate about games? Tired of the stagnant mobile offering? Join PlayRaven’s quest to create fresh new category-defining games! Strategy expert PlayRaven is an innovation focused studio that takes pride in not copying or cloning games. If you thrive when innovating in small teams with other likeminded multitalented games professionals you need to take a closer […]

Flying through Trim’s Winter Wonderland: The “Merry Christmas” Update of Manticore RISING

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:48:58 +0000
Article courtesy of @DSFishlabs Blog: There’s a heavy snow storm raging in Trim sector at the moment… which is kinda strange given the fact that there are no clouds in space. 😉 God rest ye merry space travelers! Holiday season is upon us and this time, we will celebrate Christmas Eve accordingly with sleigh rides, […]

Light up the Dark Ages on the Mac App Store with the Medieval II: Total War™ Collection

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:07:46 +0000
Article courtesy of Feral Interactive News We pledged a festive treat to our Mac App Store stalwarts, and it has arrived in the immensely immersive form of the Medieval II: Total War Collection. In this classic Total War game of real-time battles and turn-based strategy, you are a warrior king in a medieval world, playing […]

The GamesJobsDirect Blog has moved

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:11:53 +0000
Thanks for following GamesJobsDirect’s WordPress blog. We’ll be continuing to post about our clients’ #gamesjobs, event attendance, product launches, new hires, studio news and much more on the news feed so please come find us at You can also follow us @GamesJobsDirect and join our NamesinGames and / or GamesJobsDirect Linkedin Groups. We’d […]

DeNA & Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS Mobile Game + announce two new job opportunities in San Francisco: Marketing Strategist & Software Engineer Node.JS

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:30:12 +0000
February 5 2015 – DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced the release of TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a turn-based tactical mobile game inspired by the all new fan favorite COMBINER WARS comic story and the expansive 30-year history of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS universe. Players will collect and assemble epic teams, made up of AUTOBOTS and […]

Join Kobojo in Dundee as their Systems Administrator & IT Manager

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:27:16 +0000
An experienced Systems Administrator and IT Manager is required for Kobojo’s expanding mobile games development team in Dundee, Scotland. This is your chance to become a highly-valued part of the Kobojo team; responsible for setup, running, monitoring and administration of IT, network and communication services and providing a top class IT environment for their development […]

Dovetail Games UK release 3 new job opportunities – Technical Artist, Environment Artist & 3D World Builder

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:04:37 +0000
Over the next year Dovetail Games plan to hire over 50 people across all areas of development and are particularly interested in those looking to for the next step in their career – check out the newest opportunities to join the team which have been released today: 3D World Builder, Fishing Sim Team – Chatham […]

Forza Horizon 2 Developer Playground Games is Growing – Environment, VFX and Technical Art, Animation, Rendering and Tools Engineering jobs available in Leamington Spa UK

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:36:10 +0000
Article courtesy of Playground Games That’s right, we’re growing again. Following the stunning success of our multi-award winning Forza Horizon 2, we’re now ready to embark on our next project, and we have opportunities for some exceptional people to bolster our world class team. Areas we’re looking to grow include environment, VFX and technical […]

Playerthree London Seeking a Web Developer to support a new, high profile game title

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:02:17 +0000
Playerthree’s independent game studio based in London Bridge SE1 is looking for a talented Web Developer to work with their team on a variety of cross-platform projects, seeing them from concept to delivery and beyond. Having an interest in games will be useful to you in the course of your role but previous work experience […]

Crytek Frankfurt share news of their Server & Network Programming job opportunities

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:27:30 +0000
Crytek is well-known for its multiple award-winning titles (Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface) and their cutting-edge 3D game technology CRYENGINE, which is also the first choice of other leading developers and licensees. As the company continues to extend its reach through ongoing growth in the games-as-a-service market they have announced […]

Time is running out for Stick Cricket 2 iOS beta test sign-up

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:33:54 +0000
Stick Sports are looking for iOS users to test Stick Cricket 2! Not only will you get pre-release access to the eagerly awaited follow-up to Stick Cricket… but this is also your chance to impress the selectors. There are a limited number of spots in Stick Cricket 2 amateur teams up for grabs for those […]

Senior Developer, Mobile – Shoreditch, London

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:07:38 +0000
Stick Sports are seeking a Senior Developer with exceptional skills in UNITY to join the team developing existing and new games on iOs and Android. Stick Sports Ltd is a fast growing indie studio specialising in casual sports games for web and mobile. The team have already enjoyed top 10 successes with Stick Tennis and […]

GameDuell presents what casual games developers can learn from Core Games at Casual Connect 4th & 5th February

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:50:47 +0000
Article supplied by Axel Schmidt, Head of Public Relations,  GameDuell GmbH GameDuell’s new Art Director, Ian J. Bowden, will explain how design teams can create an outstanding brand experience for Social and Mobile Games Berlin, 27/01/2015. From the 4th to the 5th of February 2015 GameDuell will be presenting at Casual Connect in Amsterdam. The […]


Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:43:39 +0000
DOVETAIL GAMES ANNOUNCES FIRST OF FOUR EXCLUSIVE MISSION PACKS FOR MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X: STEAM EDITION Article supplied by Lidia Rumley, Light Switch PR                                       CHATHAM, KENT – 26th January 2015 Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning simulation developer and publisher today announced its first exclusive add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Developed by […]

Ninja Theory extends application date for Senior Sound Designer vacancy – apply by January 29th!

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:25 +0000
Phew, just when you thought you’d missed your chance to apply, Ninja Theory have extended the closing date on their Sound Design vacancy. But, don’t waste time deliberating; you’ve only got until January 29th (that’s this Thursday folks). Here’s a little more info on the role: “Ninja Theory – the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: […]

Kobojo Dundee Hiring Artists & Programmers for new Persistent Online RPG

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:37:44 +0000
Located near the riverside in Dundee, a hotbed of video games developers, Kobojo Ltd brings together a team of experienced AAA developers from Europe and US. Aiming to set a new standard in games for mobile devices Kobojo develops and publishes engaging, multiplatform online RPG games for mid-core audiences. The company is passionate about developing […]

Playground Games advertising for a C# Senior Tools Engineer – Leamington, UK

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:15:41 +0000
Playground Games is one of the UK’s most recently established, yet already most successful independent studios. With two critically acclaimed Xbox exclusive titles in Forza Horizon and its sequel Forza Horizon 2, Playground have firmly established themselves as true players in the AAA console market. Playground is looking to expand their world-class team with a […]

6 Reasons why you should use GamesJobsDirect to find your next job in Games.

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:17:28 +0000
867 games jobs available now with our clients around the world 89% of those direct from studios Our 350+ global clients offer you the chance to fulfil your dreams on a vast array of projects in every setting from the exciting buzz of an indie start-up through to world-class AAA studio environments Game jobs available […]

Shards of War: Bigpoint introduces new Sentinel Patches

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:31:18 +0000
Article courtesy of Bigpoint PR Team Hamburg, January 20, 2015 – Bigpoint reveals today the fourteenth playable character in the science fiction oriented MOBA game, Shards of War. Patches is an agile support Sentinel that is able to both shield and speed up allies in trouble. With its advanced skill set, it’s most effective in […]

Time is running out to apply to Ninja Theory’s Senior Sound Designer and Senior Concept Artist jobs!

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:41:17 +0000
Senior Concept Artist closing date January 22nd Senior Sound Designer closing date January 23rd Apply today

Things are hotting up in NaturalMotion’s London Studio – hiring multiple positions!

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:35:03 +0000
NaturalMotion’s London studio is working on a new and exciting game that will re-define its genre with the best visuals yet seen on mobile. It’s a hugely ambitious project which the really excited and passionate about – do you want to join them? You can be part of NaturalMotion’s mission to deliver jaw dropping visuals […]

Software Engineers – here’s why you should work with the Total Eclipse team in Greece

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:09:22 +0000
Source “Every new addition to the team helps define Total Eclipse’s future, so we want to make sure we would be a good match for each other. We have many of the good qualities of a start-up, such as low bureaucracy and a flat hierarchy, a flexible, open working space and a motivated, talented […]

DeNA News – Protocol Zero released for Samsung Gear VR Tech & Hiring Engineers in San Francisco

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:52:07 +0000
January 6th DeNA announced the launch of Protocol Zero, their innovative stealth-shooter for Samsung Gear™ VR Innovation Edition Powered by Oculus technology. A free demo version exclusively for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available now on the Oculus Store for Free. “Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition offers a thrilling experience of complete immersion and […]

Total Eclipse; Bringing ‘A Clockwork Brain’ to Android and Hiring a Software Engineer

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:00:26 +0000
In September last year Total Eclipse announced they’d been secretly working on porting A Clockwork Brain to Android for a few months. A Clockwork Brain is a big collection of unique, mind-twisting puzzles that aim to train the brain with bite-sized sessions of titillating fun. Although A Clockwork Brain was initially planned to be a […]

Disney Interactive Studios Shanghai Recruiting Director, Games & Mobile

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:54:34 +0000
Are you passionate about producing games on all relevant platforms in China? Are you the leader who could you grow Disney in digital across all Lines Of Business in China? Disney has developed a strong affinity with Chinese families and audiences through the core values that permeate all of their content: trust, decency, optimism and […]

Darkside Game Studios Florida hiring now for a variety of Art & Engineering positions!

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:49:07 +0000
If you’re passionate about video games and want to work in a fun, rewarding environment, be sure to check out Darkside Game Studios on Darkside are working with Microsoft on an exciting title that will be released in the next couple of years, do you want to aid in development of this title? Here […]

Ninja Theory Offering Senior Concept Artist and Senior Sound Designer Job Opportunities – be quick, you only have until 22nd January to apply :)

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:07:36 +0000
The makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC and Fightback are looking for a Senior Sound Designer and a Senior Concept Artist to join their expanding team in Cambridge. So if you have a background in game development or relevant transferable skills from outside the industry, they want to hear from you! […]

Creative Assembly & Playground Games Receive New Game Network’s ‘Game of the Year Awards 2014’

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:21:03 +0000
What a phenomenal year 2014 has been for GamesJobsDirect’s clients, with many appearing in those all important ‘Game of the Year’ and ‘Best of’ awards and polls it’s time to mention New Game Network’s ‘Game of the Year Awards’. Our congratulations go out to Creative Assembly who won ‘Best Sound Design’ & ‘Best Atmosphere’ for […]

Become a Senior Database Engineer for DeNA San Francisco

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:28:59 +0000
The DeNA Database Engineering team is a small and talented group with a diverse set of specialties who support tens of live game environments and a few large core services. DeNA West relies on the team to keep things running, keep people productive, and scale to meet their customers’ needs. They keep up to date […]

Total Eclipse Games Studio Recruiting Senior Software Engineer Greece (telecommuting also considered)

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:16 +0000
Total Eclipse create fun, original, and addictive games that are easy to learn yet hard to master. With a strong history of game releases, with 9 shipped games in 10 years, across different genres and platforms their purpose is to ‘Popularise Play’; they want to get more people to enjoy games to release the potential […]

HB Studios receives 2 Year End Awards for ‘The Golf Club’ (& they’re hiring a Producer in Lunenburg)!

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:08:20 +0000
Great news! Operation Sports, a leading news and content provider focused on the sports video games industry, has awarded HB Studios’ latest release ‘The Golf Club’ 2 Year-End Awards: 1 – The OS Year-End Awards: Best Indie/Arcade Game of 2014 (Reader’s Choice) Gold Award – The Golf Club “By a pretty big majority, most of […]

Shards of War: Bigpoint introduced new Sentinel Bastion December 19th – have you tried him yet?

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:22:08 +0000
Article provided by Bigpoint PR Team Hamburg, December 19, 2014 – Bigpoint revealed the thirteenth playable character in the science fiction oriented MOBA game, Shards of War. Bastion, the first melee based Sentinel, is an unstoppable juggernaut focusing on space control, initiation and the ability to sustain heavy damage to stay in the heat of […]

2 Awards for Forza Horizon 2 Developer Playground Games – Recruiting now on!!

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:37:10 +0000
The receipt of 2 awards means 2015 has got off to a great start for Playground Games; here’s what Game Trailers and Trusted Reviews has to say about Forza Horizon 2: Game Trailers Best Xbox Exclusive in 2014 “Microsoft knows how to woo car lovers with gorgeous visuals and phenomenal driving but Forza Horizon 2 […]

BECOME AN OUTPLAY ENTERTAINER! Multiple games job opportunities available in Dundee.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:01:46 +0000
Dundee, UK – 7th January, 2015 – Outplay Entertainment, creators of some of the brightest and most addictive games on smartphones and tablets, is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting and fastest growing game developers in the world. Venture-backed, the company has more than doubled its family of employees throughout an unstoppably successful 2014, […]

Bigpoint Hamburg & DeNA San Francisco promote their job opportunities on GamesJobsDirect

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:08:28 +0000
Happy New Year! To kick off 2015 we’re delighted to welcome two new studios to 1 – DeNA San Francisco. In the exciting South of Market heart of San Fran’s technology culture the DeNA team are building things that have never been built, delighting a rapidly evolving mobile app market. Discover how you can […]

Senior Games Artist needed to drive art direction and content creation for a mobile RPG – Bee Square, Barcelona.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:59:32 +0000
December has been a busy month for the Bee Square team; December 15th saw the release of Run Sheldon Power Costumes (available in the app store now, check it out!) and they’ve restructured their office layout to facilitate better and quicker mobility in their projects teams. As Christmas draws near they take time to focus […]


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:13:56 +0000
Revival of classic PC title follows global licensing deal between Microsoft and Dovetail Games Last week, Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of the Train Simulator series and Dovetail Games Fishing, gave flight sim fans a lift with the announcement that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will launch on 18th December 2014 […]

Game Design & Development Lecturer Job Opportunity in Singapore

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:40:13 +0000
The MAGES ACADEMIC Team have an opportunity for an experienced game development professional to join them in teaching Game Design and Development Courses. MAGES Institute of Excellence is a registered private education institution that provides tertiary level coaching on Animation, Game Design and Computing – all rapidly developing sectors in Singapore and around the world. […]

Forza Horizon Developer Playground Games – hiring talent in Leamington Spa UK

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:44:48 +0000
Article provided by Alex Wright-Manning, Head of Talent at Playground Games. Playground Games is one of the UK’s most recently established, yet already most successful independent studios. With two critically acclaimed Xbox exclusive titles in Forza Horizon and its sequel Forza Horizon 2, Playground have firmly established themselves as true players in the AAA console […]

Welcome to GamesJobsDirect Bigpoint Hamburg! We’re looking forward to sharing your vacancies with our users.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:56:48 +0000
With a portfolio of over 50 online games available and a community of more than 340 million players Bigpoint confidently demonstrate the success of their free-to-play business model. Their team and reach continue to grow; over the last 6 months Bigpoint has opened a new mobile games studio in Lyon, a subsidiary in Seoul to […]

Nick Rooke appointed as Head of Third Party Business at Dovetail Games

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:29:08 +0000
Congratulations to Nick who joins the company from his most recent position as third party publishing Account Manager at Microsoft, where he has worked for the past 8 years.  Prior to that Nick was European Account Manager, Developer Relations at SCEE for 3 years.  He also held positions at Computer Artworks, Gameplay, Fube Industries and […]


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:17:57 +0000
Former Codemasters Creative Director swaps racing cars for planes, trains and fishing reels Article provided by Lidia Rumley of Light Switch PR Chatham, Kent – 8th December 2014 Dovetail Games, the publisher and developer of the leading train simulation series Train Simulator, has today announced the expansion of its development team with the appointment of […]
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