Game Careers was thrilled to chat with game designer and producer Robin Hunicke, perhaps best known for her role as executive producer on blockbuster PSN game Journey. Her game titles include family-friendly franchises like The Sims2, MySims, whimsical online game Glitch and Steven Spielberg’s Boom Blox for Nintendo Wii. She is currently co-founder of the [...]
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Game Careers recently had the chance to speak with Susan Gold, professor of game design at Full Sail University and president of the Global Game Jam. Susan joined the faculty of Full Sail University’s Graduate in 2009, after founding the annual Global Game Jam, an experiment in creativity and innovation in game development. With more [...]
Game Careers was lucky to talk with Wright Bagwell, Director of Design at Zynga, shortly before his presentation on Farmville 2 at GDC in San Francisco. Wright joined Zynga in 2011, and is currently a director of design. In 1996, his obsession with making Quake mods compelled him to abandon his doctorate work in neuroscience, [...]
Game Careers recently spoke with Ubisoft’s Alex Hutchinson at GDC in San Francisco, where he spoke on an Assassin’s Creed III panel, covering project collaboration. Alex is currently the creative director on Assassin’s Creed III at Ubisoft Montreal. Previously, he was creative director at EA Montreal on Army of Two: The 40th Day. Alex was also [...]
Game Careers was fortunate to catch up with Richard Rouse III at GDC in San Francisco, where he was presenting his latest session on game design. Richard is a game designer and writer at Microsoft Game Studios, working on unannounced projects. Previously, he was narrative director on the Rainbow 6 franchise at Ubisoft Montreal. During a [...]
Dr. Jo Twist, CEO of games trade body UKIE, met David Smith from Game Careers during the Develop conference in Brighton. A former journalist and content commissioner with the BBC and Channel 4, she was headhunted for this role. She tells Game Careers about the importance of UKIE for all in the games sector. Her [...]
Gina Jackson, CEO of Women in Games Jobs, met David Smith from Game Careers during the Develop conference in Brighton. A 20 year veteran of the games industry with companies like Ocean Software, Eidos and Nokia, she tells Game Careers about why the games industry offers a great career for women. “I really hope that [...]
Christopher Schmitz, Head of Production at Ubisoft Blue Byte talks to David Smith of Interactive Selection and Game Careers at gamescom in Cologne. Chris joined the games industry almost 20 years ago. After many years in localization and programming, he finally turned towards producing in 2001. Christopher joined Blue Byte in 2007 as Executive Producer for the Anno [...]
A new jobs board was launched as part of the new web site for the UK Game Developers trade association, TIGA at the start of 2012. Built on the engine of DS Interactive Ltd’s very own Games Job Board the site boasts hundreds of senior level and mid level games industry jobs in the UK, China, [...]