Careers in Video Games

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in video games? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Video Games Careers

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Have you ever thought about being on the other side of the video game experience? No, not the characters–the game creators. There are many types of jobs available in the video game industry, both in the business and technical sides.

For the artists, you could become a game artist or animator and make the art that makes video games aesthetically pleasing. If you make your art with words, you can write video games, making the dialogue and play text fit the overall mood of the game. Actors may find jobs in voice acting, though this requires lots of perseverance and voice training.

If you’re technically inclined, you can write the code that makes the game operate. Some potential titles include Programmer or Game Developer. You can also work in audio engineering, creating sound effects and voices for games.

You can also work in technical support and help other users out. Additionally, you can test video games for bugs and quality assurance. With more experience and determination you can become a game designer and become responsible for an overall game concept.

Smartphones and the Internet have revolutionized the video game business. Because of this more and more small companies are getting into the video game businesses. Even individuals are creating games and putting them on app stores or online, so if getting into the video game industry is your dream, dive in and create something.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Video Games

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Fingerprint - Fingerprint is a San Francisco, CA based company that has “designed a way to transition this parent and kid engagement into the digital world.”

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Gameloft - Gameloft is a New York, NY based company that allows its “fans to play games anywhere, anytime, and on any digital platform.”

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Job TitleLocation
Production InternNew York, NY
AnimatorNew Orleans, LA
Intern ProgrammersNew Orleans, LA
QA TesterNew York, NY
Account ExecutiveNew York, NY
See all 46 job postings


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Shoutz - Shoutz is an Austin, TX based “technology company dedicated to making lotteries more convenient, engaging and rewarding.”

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Pocket Gems - Pocket Gems is a San Francisco, CA based company that “develops free-to-play mobile games that are ridiculously fun.”

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Job TitleLocation
Product Manager: MonetizationRedwood City, CA
3D Character Artist InternSan Francisco, CA
Data AnalystSan Francisco, CA
Story Writer (Contract)San Francisco, CA
Video Game Writer (Contract)San Francisco, CA
See all 33 job postings

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GSN - GSN “is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment" on tv and online.

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Job TitleLocation
Analytics InternSan Francisco, CA
Game Production InternSan Francisco, CA
Data AnalystBoston, MA
Product ManagerPalo Alto, CA
Electrical Designer - PhysicalCharlotte, NC
See all 39 job postings


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Stray Boots - Stray Boots is a New York, NY based company that offers scavenger hunts and interactive walking tours of a variety of cities through your mobile phone.

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Wowzers - Wowzers is a Chicago, IL based company that offers a cloud-based adaptive learning platform that teaches kid math in the form of a video game.

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Arkadium - Arkadium is a New York, NY based company that develops “casual, mobile, social, and Windows 8 games.”

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Job TitleLocation
Marketing AssociateNew York, NY
Senior Game ProgrammerNew York, NY
Product ManagerNew York, NY
Sales ExecutiveNew York, NY
Inside Sales AssociateNew York, NY
See all 6 job postings

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Z2Live - Z2Live is a Seattle, WA based company that “creates original next-generation, free-to-play, social and multiplayer games for mobile devices.”

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Job TitleLocation
Game ProgrammerSeattle, WA
See all 1 job postings


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Hatchlings - Hatchlings is a Des Moines, IA based company that runs "the world's biggest egg hunt" via Facebook app, and they're hiring.

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GTECH - GTECH is a Providence, RI based company that calls themselves "architects of gaming." They focus mostly on lottery games, and they have some great job openings.

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Vox Media Logo

Vox Media - Vox Media is an online media company that is rapidly growing into new verticals (currently in sports, tech, and games), and they're hiring.

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Launchpad Toys - Do you love educational toys? Launchpad Toys is building digital toys for the next generation, and they're hiring.

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No current job openings.


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No current job openings.



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Complex Media Network - If you’re a true “influential 20-something male consumer” or you want work in a business that focuses them, check out jobs at Complex Media Network.

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38 Studios - 38 Studios is “combining the ages-old art of the story with 21st century interactive entertainment" and they're hiring lots of people to help achieve this.

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Job TitleLocation
Account Executive - NYCNew York, NY
Digital Ad Sales PlannerNew York, NY
Full Stack EngineerSan Francisco, CA
Data EngineerSan Francisco, CA
Software Engineer in TestSan Francisco, CA
See all 16 job postings


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Sifteo - If you’d like to be a part of Sifteo’s most exciting stage, check out their Jobs page. They have a number of opportunities available.

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No current job openings.


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GameDesk - GameDesk doesn’t have jobs posted on their Idealist page at this moment, but you have to think that some will be coming as the launch of the school gets closer.

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No current job openings.

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SCVNGR - If you check out SCVNGR's Rockstars page, you’ll see profiles of all of their employees along with job postings for positions in Software Development and Sales.

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No current job openings.

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Job TitleLocation
Interactive DesignerLos Angeles, CA
Star Wars Brand Marketing LeadRedwood City, CA
Hard Surface ModelerSan Francisco, CA
Promotions SpecialistSan Francisco, CA
Marketing CoordinatorSan Francisco, CA
See all 30 job postings


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Lolapps - Lolapps is in great position to be a leader in the space. If you’d like to join them, then you should check out their Jobs page.

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No current job openings.

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Watercooler - Watercooler has already raised $9.5 million in venture capital, so they’re certainly in a growth stage. This is also evident when you look at their Jobs page.

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BigDoor Media - BigDoor Media doesn't even have a Jobs page yet, but with $5 million in new funding, they’re almost certainly going to be hiring soon.

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