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Career: Gameplay Programmers

Red Storm Entertainment is seeking Gameplay Programmers to join the biggest new IP in Ubisoft’s history Tom Clancy’s The Division!  If you have strong gameplay programming abilities, and an extensive knowledge of online multiplayer gaming systems this may be your next big opportunity to work on a hot AAA franchise. At RSE the developers are challenged to collaborate with team members globally to achieve optimal performance and quality gaming experiences.

Responsibilities: 

  • Writes programs in a variety of computer languages using tools such as Microsoft visual studio, Perforce, C++, PS4 Development Kit
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Evaluates engine or middleware strengths and weaknesses
  • Modifies existing code to improve design, structure and clarity
  • Validate and verify whether the newly developed systems fulfill the intentions of the project and are coherent with the existing code
  • Ensure that the implementation of the controls and game systems provide the player with the experience that the designer and creative director had envisioned
  • Debugs and corrects the gameplay bugs identified by the production and quality control items.
  • User performance analysis tools to determine areas that need optimization
  • Performs code reviews for peers (detects errors, programming flaws)
  • Build and use computer-assisted software engineering tools.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related field, plus 1 year of programming/development experience, which must include experience in the video game industry.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related area, plus 5 years progressive experience in programming/development, which must include experience in the video game industry.

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Thank You.

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, we want to reflect on the last year and what the Far Cry 4 launch meant to the studio.

We are thankful to be a part of such an amazing game and franchise.

We are thankful for all the hard work from the teams that made this game happen, especially our all-star PvP team at Red Storm.

Most of all, we are thankful to all the fans that have supported us and are playing our game.

Here are some pictures from our launch celebrations over the last week.  It’s been a great ride.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The White House Game Jam

Red Storm recently took a trip to the White House to participate in the first ever White House Educational Game Jam. Organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Educational Technology, the jam brought several small teams of developers and education experts together for 48 hours of intense prototyping and exploration into the power of playful learning. Senior policymakers had a hunch that games could engage students and help them tackle some of the trickiest subjects, and they invited about a hundred developers to help prove them right.

We joined teams from big studios, small studios, universities, and other educational companies at the offices of Difference Engine in the heart of Washington DC’s Dupont Circle. From the instant the jam began, the teams’ creativity and technical prowess were on full display. Our team took on the challenge of teaching students about ecosystems and what it takes to keep a complex web of interactions from collapsing in a total extinction event.

The result was Endemos, a game that allows players to create new creatures and balance traits such as size, vitality, lifespan, and mobility in an effort to create a sustainable population. Towards the end of the weekend, the organizers brought a number of students in to play the prototypes, and it was amazing to see the positive response the team got from their intense efforts. It was a long haul, but seeing the kids make ridiculous creatures and debate whether wolf-sharks were cooler than bear-sharks made it all worthwhile.

Red Storm’s team returned exhausted but fulfilled. It was a privilege to get to partner with so many excellent educators and also to see the amazing creativity and talent our fellow devs brought to the jam. With senior officials seriously exploring how games can be used to support education, there’s a lot of reason to be excited about the future of collaboration between educators and developers. Red Storm was truly honored by the invitation, and we’re proud of our team’s contribution to making the first White House Educational Game Jam a success.