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Are you a developer in the NYC area?

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!

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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Budgetball played at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

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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Frank Lantz interviewed in EDGE Magazine

Check out the latest interview with Frank. Our Co-Founder and Creative Director has never been so accurately described as in the first paragraph here.

 
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Refresh Coming Soon!

The Area/Code website is getting ready for an overall refresh, but in the meantime, do check out Spore Islands.

 
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Code of Everand in EDGE Magazine

EDGE Magazine covers Code of Everand and features an interview with Frank Lantz and Kevin Slavin as well as Carat’s Simon Williams

 
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Drop7 Launches in the App Store

Area/Code is proud to announce that our first iPhone game Drop7 is available in the app store. Drop7 gives a smart, quirky number-logic twist to the simple drop and break mechanics of a classic puzzle game.

 
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Area/Code Cleans Up the PMA Awards

Area/Code quietly cleans up at the PMA awards, awarded 4 Reggies for our work with A&E Networks, including two Gold for the Sopranos Connection (best Digital, best National Consumer Campaign) and Bronze for the use of our Media Res servers with Southwest Airlines

 
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Area/Code at the MIND Symposium

Kevin presents Area/Code’s work in answer to the question “What is Reality?” at the MIND symposium for MoMA + Seed.

 
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Area/Code on BusinessWeek

As part of a feature series on Innovation and Play, BusinessWeek runs a special profile on Area/Code. This follows an earlier feature (March 03) on “Building a Brand with Widgets,” focusing on the success story of the Parking Wars app for A&E TV.

 
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Kevin on the Growth of Gaming

Kevin speaks on “The Growth of Gaming: From Virtual Worlds to Real Economies” at the Guardian’s Changing Media Summit in London.

 
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Frank on GDC08

Frank presents on “Videogames to Build & Retain TV Audience”, “The Paradox of Play” and runs a Game Design Workshop at the Game Developers Conference 08.

 
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Area/Code makes the Creativity 50

Falling somewhere between Ridley Scott and Zaha Hadid, Area/Code is honored to be included in the Creativity 50.

 
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Sharkrunners at Design Museum of London

Sharkrunners featured in the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum of London.

 
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Kevin Moderates on “Digital Gets Physical”

At DLD 08, Kevin moderates on “Digital Gets Physical”, together with Julian Bleecker, Neri Oxman, Ohad Eder-Pressman and Area/Code’s own Kati London. Beyond her work with Area/Code, Kati presents a case study on Botanicalls.

 
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SuperStar Global Launches

SuperStar Global launches. Originally designed for the city of Tokyo, the new global version is playable from anywhere in the world. Make a sticker and join the game!

 
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Creativity Tour

Together with Dodgeball, Yellow Arrow, Glowlab, Winksite and Kamida, Kevin presents at Electric Artists‘ Cool School, a “creativity tour” that explores community based marketing trends.

 
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Videoludica’s Interview on Frank Lantz

Frank is interviewed by the Italian game culture magazine Videoludica.

 
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Frank on Real-World Gaming

Frank speaks at the Montreal International Game Summit on the topic of real-world gaming.

 
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Area/Code presents ‘Learning from Las Venturas’

The Nabi Urban Play and Locative Media Workshop in Seoul invites Area/Code to present our paper “Learning from Las Venturas: Games and Urban Space” at the conference.

 
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State of Play

Area/Code is invited to take place in the State of Play workshop led by Clay Shirky. In a group that included Danah Boyd, Tom Coates, Eric Zimmerman, Ben Hammersley, and 20 other brilliant minds, we brainstorm ways that technology could help groups achieve collective action.

 
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Frank on AIGA’s Radical Territories

Frank takes part in Katie Salen’s panel at the AIGA Design Conference, Radical Territories: The Future Frontiers of Game Design.

 
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Area/Code Takes Part In Ubicomp 2005

Area/Code takes part in Ubicomp 2005, contributing to both the Julian Bleecker / Ian Smith workshop, Ubiquitous Computing, Entertainment, and Games, and Eric Paulos’ workshop, Metapolis and Urban Life. We also launch SuperStar, a Tokyo Big Game designed to conicide with the conference.

 
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Area/Code at the Kitchen’s Sidney Kahn Summer Institute

Frank speaks about Area/Code’s recent projects at the Kitchen’s Sidney Kahn Summer Institute.

 
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Kevin at Where 2.0

Kevin speaks about Big Games at Where 2.0, the location-aware technology conference.

 
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Frank on CBC NewsWorld

On the occasion of PacMan’s 25th anniversary, Frank is interviewed on CBC NewsWorld regarding the game’s history and significance.

 
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Roundtable Discussion on The Mobile City

Together with Jan Abrams, Michael Bierut, Steven Johnson, Dana Spiegel, Kadambari Baxi, Katie Salen, Jane Harrison, and Benjamin Aranda, Area/Code is part of a roundtable discussion on The Mobile City, for the Van Alen Institute.

 
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Area/Code Wins Silver

ConQwest wins a silver pencil at the One Show, as well as a silver Clio at the Clio Awards.

 
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Area/Code at the Mobile Multiplayer 3D, and Location-based Games Forum

Area/Code participates in a Location-Based Games panel at the Mobile Multiplayer 3D, and Location-based Games Forum in Barcelona. Moderated by Kurt Uhlir, Area/Code presents together with Simon Woodside from Semacode, and Paul Poutanen from Blister Entertainment.

 

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