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Area/Code http://dev.areacodeinc.com We make games with computers in them. Mon, 10 May 2010 22:41:53 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Are you a developer in the NYC area? http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/05/are-you-a-developer-in-the-nyc-area/ http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/05/are-you-a-developer-in-the-nyc-area/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 22:41:53 +0000 areacode http://dev.areacodeinc.com/?p=208 We’re looking someone who knows PHP/MySQL (and Flash/AS3). If you are such a person or know one get in touch with us!

Client and Server-side Games Programmer

Area/Code Entertainment LLC, an award-winning, cross-media games developer, is looking for a talented full time Developer to join our small team.

The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years experience in the game industry working as a programmer, and at least 1 year using Flash ActionScript3.

Languages
Flash/AS3 + PHP/MYSQL
C++ and/or ObjC

Job Responsibilities
• Developing games using ActionScript3 and related tools.
• Optimizing the performance of games.
• Working with other tools and platforms in PC game development.
• Creating and maintaining utilities for use in development.
• Creating and maintaining technical documentation.
• Working closely with the development, design, and QA teams to meet completion deadlines for each project.
• Integrating change requests and playtesting feedback.

Specialized Knowledge/Expertise Requirements
• Must have experience integrating Flash games with server-side applications: remote databases, multiplayer engines, etc.
• Familiarity with common game algorithms and/or design patterns.
• Passionate gamer and creative problem solver.
• Strong sense of design and experience with graphic design applications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent debugging and optimization skills.
• Agile development experience a plus

Professional Attributes
• Must be responsible and accountable; able to self-manage, and effectively delegate when working with junior developers.
• Good communicator who possesses strong written and oral communication skills.
• Enthusiastic and outgoing, excited about working in independent game development.
• Responsible for meeting deadlines.
• Able to listen to and provide constructive criticism.
• Well-organized and detail-oriented.
• Demonstrates excellent analytical skills.
• Innovative thinker with ability to come up with creative solutions.
• Strong team player.

The candidate should have the ability to work in a small, informal atmosphere and be prepared to work on site in our Flatiron area office. Salary and Benefits are competitive and salary is negotiable based on experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, examples of your work and contact information for three references as soon as possible (please include where you saw this posting) and send to jobs@areacodeinc.com

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Play Area/Code’s newest game Kingdom Keepers Online now! http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/04/play-areacodes-newest-game-kingdom-keepers-now/ http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/04/play-areacodes-newest-game-kingdom-keepers-now/#comments Mon, 12 Apr 2010 19:57:40 +0000 areacode http://dev.areacodeinc.com/?p=193 Kingdom Keepers Online, developed for Disney’s Hyperion Books and based on novels by Ridley Pearson, is our new massively single-player game with procedurally generated levels. Play it at http://www.thekingdomkeepers.com/

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Kati London speaks at Where 2.0 2010 http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/04/kati-london-speaks-at-where-2-0-2010/ http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/04/kati-london-speaks-at-where-2-0-2010/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:17:58 +0000 areacode http://dev.areacodeinc.com/?p=189 Kati London gives a lightning overview of First 10 Years of Locative Gaming – past, present and future.

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Budgetball played at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/03/budgetball-played-at-the-victoria-and-albert-museum-in-london/ http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/03/budgetball-played-at-the-victoria-and-albert-museum-in-london/#comments Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:32:54 +0000 areacode http://dev.areacodeinc.com/?p=191 Kati London introduces Budgetball at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s social games event, “Playgrounds” — sad to have to turn away eager players.

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Drop7 now available in the Android Marketplace! http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/03/drop7-now-available-in-the-android-marketplace/ http://dev.areacodeinc.com/2010/03/drop7-now-available-in-the-android-marketplace/#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 19:43:07 +0000 areacode http://dev.areacodeinc.com/?p=192 Wired says it’s “the first truly great game available for the platform” and we agree.

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