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About KIXEYE

Founded in 2007, KIXEYE is an online gaming company that plays to win. Responsible for popular titles like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander, KIXEYE is the first developer to deliver proper game play experiences on social networks. The company is based in San Francisco and backed by Trinity Ventures, JAFCO and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Position Overview

We are looking for a passionate, resourceful and enthusiastic Senior Gameplay Programmer to join our new Australian studio. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of game developers on creating some of the best Flash- based online social RTS games on the market. Your main tasks will include programming User Interface controls, graphical elements and unit behaviors.

The keys to your success in this role are going to be deep and thorough understanding of Flash run-time and tools, excellent communication skills, good knowledge of social platforms and strategy computer games.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with designers and product managers to understand and define game features and system requirements
  • Deliver high quality, functional systems on time and according to the agreed specification
  • Have passion for games and sensitivity to the user experience
  • Provide time estimates, assist in project planning and reporting
  • Participate in code reviews, be able to receive and offer constructive criticism in a collaborative team environment

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, preferably in computer games
  • Experience in developing interactive Flash sites and applications
  • Fluency in ActionScript 3, good understanding of Flash run-time environment
  • Strong understanding of web technologies and web service API calls
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent work experience

Interested? Please send your resumes to akulakov@kixeye.com

News

3 Blokes Studios (established 2006) was acquired by Californian social gaming company, RockYou, in 2011 but closed down the Brisbane-based studio last April as they change their focus towards their media business and third party publishing rather than in-house development. 3 Blokes Studios General Manager, George Fidler, had a positive outlook on the closure as he revealed that most of their staff will be retained under a new company name and continuing their efforts in the Facebook strategy game space.

Well, it looks like it's back to business as usual for the 3 Blokes Studios team. According to an announcement by Venturebeat, the 3 Blokes Studios' staff are operating as Kixeye Australia, a newly created local branch of San Francisco online gaming company, Kixeye. From Venturebeat...

The company has nearly 200 employees in San Francisco and will add 10 more at its studio in Brisbane, Australia.

The new team comes from 3 Blokes, a development studio that worked on games such as Rome: Total War in the past. George Fidler, previously head of the Creative Assembly game studio in Australia, will be the general manager of the studio. The new team is now in production on a game and will add more people over time.

“The talent pool in Australia is exploding, and the 3 Blokes team is evidence of that,” said Harbin. “George and his team are highly driven and passionate game developers who aren’t afraid to push the limits of creativity and innovation. Those are the types of individuals we’re looking for to join our mission at Kixeye.”

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