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Hi all, I'm from alphawave Games and right now we're working on our upcoming game "Wavelength" and looking for a remote based gameplay programmer with a hefty knowledge of Unity, C# and work with Editor Tools within Unity.

Let's get straight to the biscuits.

What you'll be doing

You'll be working with our lead designer and translate the insanity that is game design ideas and bring to them to life on the screen.

Here's what your character sheet should look like under "Abilities"

- Can adhere to deadlines
- Experience with Rhythm games
- Extensive Editor experience
- Knowing Unity like it was your own child
- An attitude that is professionally unprofessional - we're a pretty haphazard group of people, so naturally we're looking for someone who can tread the fine line between cracking a joke and dead focused on the task at hand.
- A human problem solver - You'll be able to step back from the problem and think of creative ways to overcome an obstacle
- On the topic of human, can actually speak it - You have A+ listed next to Communication and Positivity. Clear, concise and always up to brainstorm new ideas!
- Encyclopedic knowledge of games and their design - your knowledge and influences should range from Earthbound to Mystical Ninja to Gitaroo Man to Silent Hill. Far and wide!

Other considerations

While we prefer someone who lives in Brisbane, we're very much open to working with remote programmers all around!

If you're sitting there right now and thinking "Hey, wait a minute. I'm that person!", then send your portfolio and any questions to contact@alphawavegames.com.

UPDATE : Position has now been filled! Thanks for all your interest and stay tuned because we'll be back for more posts!

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Scarlet City Studios is a game Studio based in Kingsland, Auckland. We believe in the power of games to create immersive and effective learning experiences that can bring about positive behaviour, and as such we design and build educational games for children. We have a passion for education and for children to be encouraged to make a positive impact on their local communities and environments. Our studio is owned by a Christian Trust whose vision is to create game based resources that open up the story of the bible in fun and engaging ways for 21st century kids. You don't need to be a Christian to work with us, just passionate about gaming and supportive of our vision.

We're building a children's multiplayer adventure game based on the storyline of the Bible and we are looking for another developer to join our team. We have built our game client over the last 18 months and our next milestone is to get the iPad version of the game working.

The kind of person we are looking for loves to optimise things so that they run smoothly and efficiently on all target platforms. Ideally you would have experience in optimising games for tablets (in particular iPad), but optimisation for any mobile device would also be relevant. In addition, we would expect that you would also play a role in adding more 'developer firepower' to our team. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of game programming, especially in Unity3D and C#. Sorry recent graduates, this is unlikely to be a role for you!

  • Lots of experience in memory/processing optimisation of Unity3D-based games running on low-end tablets (think iPad 2nd gen)
  • Strong coding skills, including the ability to design and write good code that others can use and understand
  • A good understanding of object oriented design and maintainable code principles
  • An understanding of Gameplay programming
  • A passion for quality and an intuitive understanding of smooth and positive player experience

You will be reporting directly to the Technical Lead, and working in a team of 6 developers.

In other news, our offices are bright, fun, and open plan. We have a great team atmosphere here, with a team lunch once a week, Nerf battles, and the usual studio banter. Our studio is a great place to work, with a full team of 20. We have a great culture and aim for high levels of collaboration and having fun together.

Please note if you make the short list we may require you to take a technical test to determine your suitability for the role.

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PikPok is looking for talented Senior Programmers to join our world beating mobile game dev team!

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in the Games Industry and have shipped multiple titles working in a managed team environment. You should enjoy the fast pace of mobile game development, and the challenges that entails. You should also have knowledge of a variety of game systems, such as: graphics, gameplay, networking, AI, art pipeline, sound, and animation. You must be a strong communicator and should enjoy collaborating with team members across disciplines to design robust solutions to the tricky issues inherent in modern game development.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with artists and designers to create quality PikPok signature experiences.
  • Lead small teams and mentor other developers.
  • Learn, create and master any game systems as required.
  • Create and maintain tools for use by other members of the team.
  • Work with Producers to manage priorities and timelines.

Requirements:

  • 5 Years experience in the Games Industry or related fields.
  • Fluent in C++ and/or C#.
  • High aptitude for learning new skills.
  • Intuitive understanding of good software design and architecture.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to talk through problems and collaborate in system design.
  • Excellent debugging skills and practices.
  • Visual Studio and/or Xcode experience.
  • Experience working with version control systems (SVN and GIT).
  • Writes good readable code.
  • Familiar with scrum/agile development practices.
  • Knowledge of mobile game production processes.
  • Experience in developing AI, 3D graphics, 2D based engines, networking, and/or physics game systems beneficial.
  • Must be eligible for NZ Visa.
  • Fluent in English.

Bonus points:

  • Experience in Unity3D.
  • Experience working with and integrating 3rd party SDKs.
  • Experience with content creation tools - Maya, 3DS Max, After Effects.
  • Foosball Skills.
  • Likes Coffee (Wellington has the best coffee in the World!)

Contact:

Please send your application along with a digital copy of your resume/CV to: careers@pikpok.com
Additional contact details can be found below and by visiting us online at www.pikpok.com

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About Two Bulls

Two Bulls is a boutique software development firm. We work with a select group of major clients and leading startups to create amazing products. We provide digital and product strategy consulting to our clients and then we design, build, and release those products globally. We are a team of 40 experts in a variety of fields with offices in Melbourne, New York and Berlin. We do all of our design and development in-house. While some talk about great products, we are the ones the best hire to make them. Check out our work at twobulls.com and twomoos.com.

The Role

Due to the kick-off of a number of awesome, game-changing projects, we are currently looking for a Senior Games Developer with either a background in HTML5 development or an interest in learning HTML5. We need a person with a passion for games; who will use their skills in a team responsible for designing, prototyping, testing, developing, and polishing web games and other interactive experiences?

REQUIREMENTS

The perfect candidate will have:

Expertise in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, WebGL and/or a desire to develop HTML5 skills
Experiencing architecting a wide variety of games
A passion for game development and creating experiences that excite, entertain, and educate
Experience with web game frameworks e.g. phaser
Experience with animation frameworks e.g. createJS
Familiarity with modern javascript and CSS approaches to building web structures
General experience with a range of modern web frameworks and development approaches
Knowledge of the arcane workings of asset pipelines
BSc or MSc in computer science or similar

BENEFITS

Two Bulls can provide you with a small company work culture, big company clients, and cutting edge products. We get excited by beautiful architectures, solving difficult problems, creating great user experiences and being at the cutting edge of everything that we do.

To Apply:

Visit us at http://twobulls.workable.com/jobs/60232
Briefly (briefly!) tell us why you want to be a Developer at Two Bulls.
Tell us something awesome in 200 words or less. Anything.
Skip the cover letter. Everything we need to know is in the materials above.

No recruiters. Seriously.

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Appster are looking for a Cocos 2D programmer for casual contract work.

It will be very sporadic work, mostly doing fast fixes to existing projects - inserting ad services, updating existing game to work on new models of phone, etc.

We'd prefer you to be located in Melbourne, but anyone with experience is welcome to send in their resume.

Please email your resume and examples of your work to julian@appster.com.au

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We are looking for an experienced C# Gameplay Programmer who has made something previously with Monogame to develop Gameplay for an upcoming mobile game.

Essential:
Excellent C# knowledge.
Monogame Experience.
Gameplay Programming Experience.
Mobile Game Experience.
Previously worked with Physics Libraries.
Time Efficient.
Great Communication Skills.
Projects Built with Monogame (Able to show)

Desirable:
Native Android Development Experience.
Android Familiarity.
XNA Background.

This is a short term contract and would suit a junior to midlevel.

You must reside in Australia or New Zealand, international travellers welcome to apply. This is a work from home contract position.

Terms to be negotiated.

Please forward CV'S and work examples to:
jobs@starcravingmad.net

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Mid level to Senior game programmer (Unity).

2and2, the company behind ABC Zoom, Halflife Hero and RAC Wheels are looking for an experienced game programmer to help create their next generation of games.

We're after someone who knows Unity like the back of their hand and has a passion for creating beautiful, impactful game experiences.

Leading candidates will have experience creating games for mobile and web. Be comfortable working in small, agile, multi-disciplinary teams. Have familiarity with programs like Photoshop & Audacity. And most importantly, have a desire to contribute the the games direction and help create the best game possible.

Key skills

  • Loads of experience with Unity 3D. Multiplayer game experience a plus.
  • 2D engines such as Flash, CreateJS or GameMaker.
  • Familiarity with web development - HTML5, CSS, Angular.
  • Ability to work across multiple languages such as C#, Java/Coffee script, Actionscript.
  • Source control through Git.

2and2 strives to create a diverse & open team. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply.

The position is for an ongoing contract, with a view to going full time.

Please apply including a cover letter, and examples of your previous work.

Please apply through the related seek ad or directly to careers@2and2.com.au

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About Two Bulls

Two Bulls is a boutique software development firm. We work with a select group of major clients and leading startups to create amazing products. We provide digital and product strategy consulting to our clients and then we design, build, and release those products globally. We are a team of 40 experts in a variety of fields with offices in Melbourne, New York and Berlin. We do all of our design and development in-house. While some talk about great products, we are the ones the best hire to make them. Check out our work at twobulls.com

The Role

Due to the kick-off of a number of awesome, game-changing projects, we are currently looking for a person with a strong background in HTML5 development - a person with passion for games and/or technology; who will use their skills in a team responsible for designing, prototyping, testing, developing, and polishing web games and other interactive experiences; a person able to work hard while having fun… Are you that person?

Requirements

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Expertise in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, WebGL
  • Experience building web games targeting mobile, webviews, and old browsers
  • A passion for game development and creating experiences that excite, entertain, and educate
  • Experience with web game frameworks e.g. phaser
  • Experience with animation frameworks e.g. createJS
  • Familiarity with modern javascript and CSS approaches to building web structures
  • General experience with a range of modern web frameworks and development approaches
  • BSc or MSc in computer science or similar

Two Bulls can provide you with a small company work culture, big company clients, and cutting edge products. We get excited by beautiful architectures, solving difficult problems, creating great user experiences and being at the cutting edge of everything that we do.

To Apply:

  • Visit the ad on our careers page.
  • Briefly (briefly!) tell us why you want to be a Developer at Two Bulls.
  • Tell us something awesome in 200 characters or less. Anything.
  • Skip the cover letter. Everything we need to know is in the materials above.

No recruiters. Seriously. Your enquiries will not be responded to and your calls will be placed on indefinite hold with very bad music. Sorry, but you guys can't take "no thank you" for an answer.

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We are seeking Game Programmer to develop games for mobile and desktop platforms. The programmer must have an modest level of experience with developing games with Unity 3D, to produce high quality and fun 3D and 2D games.

The minimum requirement for candidate selection is to show at least one commercially released game which the candidate completed a majority of the programming. The quality of these games must be of an excellent standard. The programmer will need to demonstrate the games they have developed in an interview and be able to discuss the development of their games by showing snippets of C# source code. The Game programmer must exhibit a mix of creativity and technical know how in the games they have developed.

Additional to our minimum requirements we favor candidates who have experience with 3D modelling tools, game design, frame by frame animation, sound editing and artwork creation tools (Photoshop).

This position is a long term contract, initially 3 months in duration rolling weekly here on. Weekly rates dependant on experience. The candidate must work onsite 9am-6pm, 5 days a week from our vibrant Surry Hills, Sydney office.

Our requirements are as follows:

  • Strong knowledge of C# and experience with Unity.
  • Ability to quickly prototype and test ideas.
  • Self motivated and great communication skills.
  • Awesome problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able to time manage themselves and work to a deadline.
  • Get in touch via our jobs application page including a link to your portfolio and CV http://www.mode-games.com/jobs/

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    Loveshack is a multi-award winning, independent game studio based out of Melbourne, Australia. We have just released our critically acclaimed game FRAMED, and are looking for more amazing talent to help us create new game experiences that are hard to place in a genre. We are an equal opportunity studio that promotes diversity, and encourage everyone no matter what gender, race, or sexuality they identify with to apply.

    GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER

    Loveshack is looking for a contract gameplay programmer either in the video game industry already or experienced with indie developed games (personal projects included!). The role will involve a variety of different programming-driven tasks, including:

    • Adding new gameplay features to our games (C++)
    • Prototyping new game ideas (C++ and potentially Unity)
    • Supporting and fixing bugs in our existing games/engine/tools (C++)

    Required Skills:

    • Solid command of C, C++ and C#.
    • Experience with OpenGL.
    • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming.
    • Strong understanding of 2D maths concepts.
    • Understanding of version control, experience with SVN and/or Git.
    • Ability to learn new concepts quickly.
    • Proactive and interested in learning new concepts or exploring software libraries.
    • An eye for detail and an ability to take a design and fill in the blanks.

    Demonstrable Experience A Must

    At Loveshack, we recognise that not all applicants may have relevant industry experience. Demonstrating your experience through your past or personal projects will go a long way to help us gauge if you're the right fit for our team. Work in progress projects are fine too. Please submit these via a dropbox link.

    Bonus Criteria:

    • Experience with OpenGL ES and GLSL.
    • Experience with Objective-C
    • Strong understanding of 3D maths concepts.
    • Experience with Unity.
    • Familiar with Microsoft Visual Studio and Apple Xcode.
    • Proactive and interested in participating in design discussions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Submission Details

    This is for a paid, contract position with the chance to be extended to ongoing full-time work.

    To apply for this position please email us at jobs[at]loveshackentertainment[dot]com with the subject "GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER APPLICATION - [YOUR NAME]".
    Please include:

    • A public Dropbox link (or equivalent file sharing software) to your previous work (be it personal, professional, or work in progress)
    • A resume (and/or whatever additional materials / cover letters you feel are worth sharing)
    • A picture of a cat.

    Applications close 5th of April, 2015.

    While we prefer applicants to work closely with us in-house in Melbourne, if you are a good fit and have an awesome portfolio we can make an exception and work remotely with you.

    We look forward to hearing from you!
    <3 The Shack

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