Game Developer/Programmer

Want to work on original strategy and simulation games? Squeaky Wheel is looking for a game programmer!

Squeaky Wheel is an independent game studio based in Metro Manila. We mainly focus on original strategy and simulation games for the PC. To find out more about the games we make, click here. Because of the terrible traffic, we work virtually most of the week, meeting only once a week to plan out our weekly targets.  If the idea of owning your time and working in your underwear appeals to you, then this might be for you!  Our priority is to hire programmers based in Metro Manila, Philippines but if you feel very strongly about working with us on Academia go on and send in a resume.

Job Description

We need someone who can help us program complex game systems and simulations for Academia : School Simulator. We specifically do not want "rock stars" or programmer "gods".  We want someone who is dependable and responsible for their work and can generally get along well with us.  A virtual office in a small team can also be difficult for some people to handle.  You are expected to be pro-active and actively look for things to work on, rather than waiting for tasks to be assigned to you.  That said, we value work-life balance, and we generally do not have active crunch time while working on our games.


  • Collaborate with designers to architect game systems to support game requirements within the defined technical constraints

  • Stay current with the state of the industry, and emerging technical innovations in the field

  • Write clear and well-structured C# code while bearing in mind performance, maintenance and compatibility requirements

  • Verify and validate that newly developed systems conform to the project’s goals without negatively affecting existing code

  • Find and fix bugs flagged by team members

  • Document implemented code when needed

  • Support the Lead Programmer in any ad hoc tasks and duties

  • Perform other programming related tasks



  • At least 2 years work experience in commercial programming or software development. Experience in a commercially released game is a plus.

  • Having a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is preferred

  • Considers himself/herself an intermediate programmer

  • Excellent knowledge of languages like Java, C++, or C# with good grasp of object oriented development. Someone knowledgeable in Unity3D and C# is preferred.

  • Proven ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity

  • Able to plan and estimate their own tasks and ensure timely delivery of work

  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a strong work ethic

  • Excellent communication skills, ideally fluent in both Filipino and English

  • Likes strategy and simulation games

  • Lives in Metro Manila and capable of meeting with us once a week

Send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (you must have a portfolio!) to Portfolio can be in a form of an online collection of work, or a document in pdf format with description on which systems you have contributed to. It could also be a working game or software with source code. 

Freelance Game Artist

Job Description

We need some help creating art for Academia : School Simulator.  Art requirements will be sent in batches to the the chosen artist as necessary, and deadlines will be relatively loose.  Art may consist of 2D sprites rendered in vector, icons for use in UI, etc.  If you are interested, please send your portfolio to along with your rates.

Freelance Social Media Manager

Job Description

We need help managing social media for Squeaky Wheel and Academia : School Simulator.


  • Create/Compile/Search for shareable content

  • Inform team of popular content in order to shape better social media engagement

  • Manage and respond to different social media outlets including but not limited to : Facebook, Twitter, Youtube

  • Explore and expand market to different communities outside of those listed above

  • Increase page views and conversions in both Steam page and Academia website buy page

Ideal candidates would be those familiar with PC games like Minecraft, The Sims, Sim City, Prison Architect, Rimworld, etc.  If you are interested in the position please email with examples of previous social media engagements and your rates.