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Posted by Willy Franzen on January 6, 2011. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Associate Producer or Production/QA Internship||San Francisco, CA|
|Game Designer||San Francisco, CA|
|Lead Web Developer||San Francisco, CA|
|Front-End Web Designer+Developer||San Francisco, CA|
|Gameplay Programmers/Developers||San Francisco, CA|
|Platform Engineer||San Francisco, CA|
|Front End Web Developer/Designer||San Francisco, CA|
|Front End Developer/Designer||San Francisco, CA|
Today marks the official start of CES or the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s a big deal for tech and gadget junkies, as companies big and small, new and old make major announcements at the show. In past years we’ve seen game changing products like the Compact Disc, HDTV, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the DVR, Blu-Ray Discs, and lots more introduced at CES. One of the early announcements that caught my attention came yesterday from Sifteo, a San Francisco, CA based gaming company (I originally heard about them from Brad Feld’s Blog—he’s a Venture Capitalist invested in Sifteo). They’ve finally opened up an “Early Access” program (it’s already sold out) for their “alternative game system.” We’ve seen iPhones, iPads, and other touch-based mobile devices open up gaming to the masses, while we’ve also see products like the Wii, Xbox Kinect, and Playstation Move change the way that we interact with console-based games. Sifteo has taken a little from both sides and created a completely new way to game that you’ll have to see to fully comprehend.
Instead of focusing on developing software for other platforms or building a single gaming console, Sifteo has developed a gaming system that consists of multiple cubes—”1.5 inch computers with full-color displays that sense their motion, sense each other, and wirelessly connect to your computer.” You need to see it, so watch the video below to see Sifteo cubes in action (e-mail readers click through).
It’s super cool hardware technology, and it’s only going to get better as more software developers start to develop for the platform. Beyond looking really fun, Sifteo cubes will also be amazing educational tools. Who knows if Sifteo cubes will ever catch on, but right now they’re at a point where they’re about to ship their first products and the opportunities seem endless. If you’d like to be a part of Sifteo’s most exciting stage, check out their Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for an Office Assistant, Software Developers, and Game Designers, but I’m sure they’d love to hear from you if you think there’s something else you can add to the company.
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