CAREERS IN... Computer Games Development

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Careers information

Prospects Graduate Careers Website

Prospects Job Profile – Games Developer – Find out about the job, entry requirements, typical employers and vacancy sources.

Skillset – Creative industries – games development – includes a storyboard of the games development process.

Interactive Selection – a recruitment company specialising in games and entertainment. View the ‘Tips for jobseekers’ which includes ‘Games Careers’ and ‘Women in Games’.

University of Kent Careers – Computer Games – produced by University of Kent Careers Service and includes a profile of the computer games industry, roles and job sites.

National Careers Service – computer games tester profile – job profile on games tester.

Jobs & Work Experience

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Aardvart Swift – The biggest recruiter for games related jobs. They also run Grads in Games.

Answers Recruitment – specialises in New Media and Interactive Computer Games Industry– mainly France, Spain and Germany based jobs.

Bubble – jobs – source of digital jobs in the UK – use keyword search to find gaming related jobs.

Creative Pool – recruitment agency covering the creative industries.

Gamasutra.com – some jobs in the UK but mainly in the USA.

gamesindustry.biz – site covering all aspects of jobs in the computer games industry.

Games Jobs Direct – Search for games jobs by category and region – jobs available in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Interactive Selection – global games recruiter.

Jobs Database – search games jobs database to find your ideal video game job.

MCV.com/jobs – find jobs in computer & video games.

Technojobs – games – search games jobs.

Recruitment Agencies

amiqus – specialist recruiter for the games industry.

Animated People – recruitment specialists for the feature film, tv broadcast, tv commercials & games industries.

Change – recruitment site for the games industry.

Datascope Recruitment – recruitment consultancy for jobs in games, online and mobile technology sectors. Includes Datascope Gateway to Games – provides links to most of the UK’s games companies and contains a comprehensive list of useful games-related sites.

DS Interactive specialist recruitment and media group within the interactive entertainment and gaming sectors.

Games jobs direct – lists games industry recruitment agencies.

Jam Creative Studio – Jam Creative Studios is a multimedia creative agency. Jam have employed USW students in the past.

OPM Recruitment – recruitment specialists for the games industry.

semag – recruitment site specialising in video games.

Employer Directories

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Wales based Companies

Games Wales – an online directory of games companies in Wales


UK/Worldwide Companies

gamedevmap – map of games development companies all over the world

gameindustrymap – maps out games development organisations across the globe

Edge – Check job adverts to identify companies that advertise there

Activision – careers – a leading developer and publisher of video games

Blizzard – includes jobs and roles available

BulldogInteractive – video games developer based in Leicestershire

Codemasters – award winning games developer and publisher based near Leamington Spa and employs more than 400 people

Colossal Games – go to the Careers page to find out about opportunities

Creative Assembly – view the jobs section to find out about roles available and vacancies

crytek – an independent videogame developer, publisher and technology provider

DeepSilver – go to careers section to find out about opportunities

Dovetail Games – www.dovetailgames.com/ – view Vacancies to find out about opportunities with this simulations developer

Square Enix – Search jobs section.

EA Careers – view career search to find opportunities.

Eutechnyx – view Recruitment to find and apply for opportunities.

FortuneFish – click onto Careers for job information.

Gamesys – view Careers for job information.

Hard Light Studio click onto Careers for job information.

www.headstrong-games.com – a leading independent videogame development studio based in London.

Hot Gen Ltd – a videogame development and interactive toy design studios.

Jagex – games developer and publisher – view job listings.

Legendary Games – view Careers at the bottom of the page.

Mediatonic Games view Careers for information on opportunities.

Natural Motion – view Careers for job vacancies.

Pixel Toys – view Join Us for information on opportunities.

Playground Games – view Careers for information on opportunities.

Playstation Jobs – find out about vacancies with Sony Computer Entertainment.

Spiral House – an independent games developer.

Team 17 – Careers – view Careers for information on opportunities.

Tt Games – Jobs – find out about job vacancies.

Ubisoft – search job opportunities.