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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com along with your rates.
Freelance Social Media Manager
Create/Compile/Search for shareable content
Inform team of popular content in order to shape better social media engagement
Explore and expand market to different communities outside of those listed above
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with examples of previous social media engagements and your rates.