4

Join the Industry

Sometimes people ask about hiring me on full-time someplace. I’m always flattered by this and willing to talk about it. I’m picky, though, and it would take a lot for me to give up freelancing and leave my hometown behind. I have an incredible support structure here, and I couldn’t buy the kind of help I get from friends and family in the area. Still, I chat with people about these things because you never do know what might happen.

In the meantime, though, I thought I might pass some of these opportunities on to you in the hopes that you might be a better fit for the positions. I’d love it if another of my friends ended up in a powerful position in the gaming industry.

So, here are two job opportunities that crossed my virtual desk this week:

Hasbro is looking for an associate toy/game developer in their Rhode Island offices. If I was in the mood for a move, I’d consider this one myself. It sounds like a blast, and I know a couple of the people who run the departments there. This is one of the top mass-market game development groups in the world.

Closer to home (for me, anyway), Patch Products (which makes family games, foam sports balls, and puzzles) is looking to fill a few positions here in Beloit, Wisconsin. Patch is a successful, family-run company owned by the guys who printed the first ever AD&D books in their former lives. They have a great reputation here in town and an excellent benefits package, and Beloit’s cost of living rate is dirt cheap.

If you’re interested, good luck. Even if these don’t do anything for you, let me know if I’m wasting your bandwidth bothering to post such things.

Comments 4

  1. Well, living in France, I don’t think any of the job offers you post will ever be attracting enough to warrant a move across the pond. But I’m sure your fellow North Americans are grateful.

    And it’s good to see the gaming industry’s still hiring (sadly, I don’t think it is over here)

    My two cents anyway…

  2. Well, living in France, I don’t think any of the job offers you post will ever be attracting enough to warrant a move across the pond. But I’m sure your fellow North Americans are grateful.

    And it’s good to see the gaming industry’s still hiring (sadly, I don’t think it is over here)

    My two cents anyway…

  3. Well, Eric, if I hear of a job in France, I’ll try to post that here too. Perhaps not too surprisingly, I don’t learn of too many of those. The guys behind Black Lotus asked me to help out with the American launch of the magazine last year, but that was put on hold. That’s the greatest magazine I can barely read.

  4. Post
    Author

    Well, Eric, if I hear of a job in France, I’ll try to post that here too. Perhaps not too surprisingly, I don’t learn of too many of those. The guys behind Black Lotus asked me to help out with the American launch of the magazine last year, but that was put on hold. That’s the greatest magazine I can barely read.

Leave a Reply