Careers in Video Games


Looking for an entry level job or internship in video games? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

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.

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Video Gaming Terminal Handler/Technician/ Collector
Prairie State Gaming Bloomington, IL
Front-End Web Developer for Gaming - Toy - Entertainment
Haven Agency Ontario, CA
Game Technician
Coin Op Amusements Pensacola, FL
Software Developer - Imagery - Defense and Intelligence
Esri Redlands, CA
Cloud Software Engineer
Clearleap Atlanta, GA
Business Intelligence Engineer
Plex Systems Troy, MI
Computer Technician
Thumbtack, Inc. Norfolk, VA
PHP Developer
CLEARLINK Salt Lake City, UT
Java Software Developer - located in South Metro Denver, CO
Starz Entertainment Houston, TX
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Virtual Financial Chicago, IL

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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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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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Betaworks - Betaworks is an NYC company that works "to create beneficial and transformative products for the socially connected 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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Motion Math - Motion Math is a San Francisco, CA based company that creates “awesomely fun, rigorously educational learning games."

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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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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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eSpark - eSpark is a Chicago, IL based startup that works with K-8 schools to offer “personalized learning on the iPad.”

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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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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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Jellyvision - Jellyvision is a Chicago, IL based company that excels at communicating about complex subjects through interactive software.

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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 - 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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GREE - GREE is a Japanese mobile social game developer that is expanding rapidly in the U.S, and that means that they're hiring a ton of new grads.

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The Marketing Arm - The Marketing Arm is a Dallas, TX based marketing agency that focuses on building brand experiences through promotions, and they're hiring.

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W3i - W3i is a company that is focused on connecting people with apps, and they have some awesome looking job opportunities.

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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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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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Intergi - If you're interested in the video game media business, then Intergi would be a great place to work.

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Heyzap - Based in San Francisco, CA, Heyzap is bringing social discovery to mobile gaming, and you have to check out their Jobs page.

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ngmoco - ngmoco is a social/mobile gaming company that calls their employees mofos. It looks like a great place to work, so maybe being a mofo isn't all that bad.

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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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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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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 - 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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Wikia - Wikia doesn’t appear to have received any new funding in over 4 years, yet their Jobs page shows quite a few openings for new and recent grads.

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Mindspark - Mindspark's websites may seem a little goofy, but they're running a serious business with serious job opportunities.

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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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Tagged - If you like what you see at Tagged, you’ll probably also like what you see on their Jobs page. They have a ton of positions posted.

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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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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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Lucasfilm - Lucasfilm is a dream employer for many, and if you’re not insanely fanatical, you’re probably not going to be a great fit (unless you’re just really good).

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IGT - IGT is really big on campus recruiting, and they seem to put a lot of effort into their University Relations presence.

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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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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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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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Riot Games - With all of the recent investment, Riot Games is growing its headcount rapidly. Their Jobs page will show you that they have nearly two dozen full-time openings

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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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WMS Gaming - WMS Gaming, a Chicago based company that produces the machines that you find in casinos, and they're hiring at the entry level.

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Slide - Slide is very clearly growing, and as I mentioned in the opening of this post, they’re hiring a lot of new grads.

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Rockstar Games - It's amazing how many job openings Rockstar Games has, so whether you're an artist, programmer, or marketer, there's probably something for you.

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Mochi Media - If you want to work somewhere where getting caught playing games isn’t going to result in your getting fired, then you should check out jobs at Mochi Media

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JamLegend - If you’re a music loving video game junkie who is fascinated by the social web, then you really couldn’t find a better fit than JamLegend.

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Bungie - I don’t know if it’s because unemployed people buy video games or it’s hard to find people w/ the right skills, but I’m shocked to see Bungie has 21 job openings

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Raptr - If you’re excited about both video games and social networking, then you might also want to check out Raptr’s Job Opportunities.

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