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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Disruptor Beam - Disruptor Beam is a Framingham, MA based company that is aiming “to create the most fan-centric game company in the 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
Intern ProgrammersNew York, NY
Artist InternSeattle, WA
Junior 2D ArtistSeattle, WA
Game Design InternSeattle, WA
Game Economy DesignerNew York, NY
See all 36 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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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
Story Writer (Contract)San Francisco, CA
Story Artist (Contract)San Francisco, CA
Financial AnalystSan Francisco, CA
Strategic FinanceSan Francisco, CA
Product Manager - Casual GamesSan Francisco, CA
See all 14 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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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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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
Senior DevOps EngineerSeattle, WA
See all 2 job postings


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
Sea Turtle Worker (Temporary)Dania Beach, FL
NeurologyTexarkana, TX
Internal MedicineTexarkana, TX
Internal Medicine-GeriatricsTexarkana, TX
Family MedicineTexarkana, TX
See all 2 job postings

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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No current job openings.


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No current job openings.



Complex Media Network Logo

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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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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Job TitleLocation
Project ManagerBoulder, CO
See all 1 job postings

38 Studios Logo

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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United Talent Agency Logo

United Talent Agency - If you've always wanted to be a talent agent, then you need to check out United Talent Agency and their entry level Agent Training Program.

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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
Lead Unity ProgrammerLos Angeles, CA
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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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No current job openings.



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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No current job openings.

Watercooler Logo

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 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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No current job openings.

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