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

Gameloft Logo

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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Motion Math Logo

Motion Math - Motion Math is a San Francisco, CA based company that creates “awesomely fun, rigorously educational learning games."

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Job TitleLocation
Restaurant ManagementBarboursville, WV
Mold Maker IIColorado Springs, CO
TellerOdessa, TX
Science/Technology Camp InstructorDanbury, CT
Experienced Software DeveloperBoulder, CO
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Shoutz Logo

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

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No current job openings.

Pocket Gems Logo

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: New GamesRedwood City, CA
Software Engineering InternSan Francisco, CA
Software Engineer, InternSan Francisco, CA
Lead 3D ArtistSan Francisco, CA
Art Outsourcing CoordinatorSan Francisco, CA
See all 29 job postings

GSN Logo

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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Stray Boots Logo

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 Logo

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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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
Product ManagerSeattle, WA
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Hatchlings Logo

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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Job TitleLocation
Manager, Sea Turtle ProjectDania Beach, FL
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GTECH Logo

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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Launchpad Toys Logo

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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Curse Logo

Curse - If you're into video games and the online communities that obsess over them, then a job at Curse might be a perfect fit for you.

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Job TitleLocation
UI/UX DesignerSaint George, UT
Need Hip Hop PerformersMerritt Island, FL
Need DJPhoenix, AZ
Need audio recordingLehigh Acres, FL
CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITALIST OPPORTUNITYMassachusetts
See all 28 job postings

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No current job openings.




Orbotix Logo

Orbotix - The Orbotix jobs page lists some amazing perks along with some really great opportunities. Check them out if you're excited about their balls.

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Sifteo Logo

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.


GameDesk Logo

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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Job TitleLocation
Research/Project ManagementLos Angeles, CA
Nonprofit DevelopmentLos Angeles, CA
See all 0 job postings

SCVNGR Logo

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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Lolapps Logo

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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Job TitleLocation
Senior Flash DeveloperSan Francisco, CA
Senior Web Developer / ArchitectSan Francisco, CA
Lead Performance EngineerSan Francisco, CA
See all 3 job postings


BigDoor Media Logo

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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DreamBox Learning Logo

DreamBox Learning - The founder of Netflix is putting a ton of money and attention into online education, and if you want to join him, check out Jobs at DreamBox Learning.

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Telltale Games Logo

Telltale Games - While they do have some non-technical positions shown on their Staff page, Telltale’s job openings include Build Engineer, Cinematic Artist, and Tester.

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Job TitleLocation
Associate ProducerSan Rafael, CA
Cinematic ArtistSan Rafael, CA
Set-Up ArtistSan Rafael, CA
ProducerSan Rafael, CA
Core Technology - Senior Platform EngineerSan Rafael, CA
See all 24 job postings

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