Sunday Loot: Making Your Next Career Move in Games

Image courtesy of IndieCade
Image courtesy of IndieCade

Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you had a relaxing weekend and that you’re ready for a little business lunch with us. When you’re ready, grab a latte, pull over a chair, and get those portfolios sorted. There are quite a few career opportunities available this week, and you won’t want to miss them!

If you’re new here, no worries. This is the place where we boost the people and projects pushing for change in the industry. And as per a recent trend, many of these opportunities have been available career positions for professionals of all skill levels. Whether you’re a writer looking to break into games journalism or an experienced developer searching for that next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place!

As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from you, especially about new and exciting spaces where all gamers can hang out. ✌

Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios Jobs

Avalanche Studios is one of the largest privately held, independent studios in the world. Our goal is simple: to develop the best open world games in the industry. To achieve this monumental mission, we believe in hiring the best and providing a diverse and supportive environment where great talent can flourish. Here’s how.”

With locations both in New York and Stockholm, there are a whole host of incredible job opportunities waiting for you here! Everything from art to tech positions are available, and the team seems especially excited to welcome fresh faces. They’re going to be part of the IGDA Games Careers Fair that we mentioned last weekend, so if you’ll be in the NYC area, you should totally stop by! It’s free to attend, and a great way to make new connections.


Bioware Jobs

“We value the creativity, innovation, and passion that our team members put in to develop and ship critically acclaimed games. We provide a stimulating environment that encourages sharing of skills, knowledge, and continuous learning and development.”

And in the same vein, quite a few career opportunities recently opened up at Bioware as well! If any of the positions featured above look intriguing, there’s plenty more where that came from. Follow the link below for a full list of all the available positions at this time. We sincerely hope you decide to apply! They’re good people over there doing some seriously necessary work. Your voice is an important one, and we believe in your amazing talents.


IndieCade Festival Submissions

“We take pride in hosting events that feature amazing indie games, productive networking environments, spaces for important discussions, and a whole ton of fun! All games are reviewed by a diverse jury of leaders from the games industry, academia, fine arts, and indie development for placement & award nominations at IndieCade Festival.”

It was around this time last year that we applied to be part of this truly amazing festival, and now you can, too! The submissions deadline for games has been extended to June 1, 2016, and while that seems like quite a bit of time, we highly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. IndieCade provides an absolutely unparalleled opportunity to showcase your work, and we’d love to see yours featured there!


Pixelles Mentorship Program

Pixelles organizes a mentorship program for women (cis/trans) wanting to join the games industry. You’ll be paired up with a super, awesome mentor in your area of expertise (ex: level designer with a professional level designer).”

We feature the work of several Pixelles members quite frequently on Miss N’s “Blanket Fort Chat” series, which is why this particular opportunity is so exciting. If you’ve ever wanted to cultivate a truly wonderful partnership with a fellow industry hopeful, now’s your chance. And you don’t even have to live in Montreal to get involved! Scroll to the bottom of the mentorship page and reach out to the team for a chance to jump on board if you’re located elsewhere.


Polygon Freelance Writers

“We’re looking for experienced freelance writers who understand that even stories in outer space don’t get made in a vacuum—and that examining our cultural landscape is a necessary part of examining culture. But above all, what Polygon is looking for in our contributors is perspectives, insights, and expertise that our core staff can’t provide.”

There’s another opportunity to join the illustrious Polygon team this week, and this time it’s for freelance writers! If you feel that you fit the requirements listed on their site, don’t hesitate to apply. This is a great chance to get your work published, and make no mistake, your insights are especially necessary in this industry. Never sell yourself short! We wish you luck during the application process, and hope to see your work featured soon.


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