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dmr87
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(02-19-2014, 12:51 AM)
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Just an idea I got from seeing people trying to reach out, don't know if this thread will make any difference but it's nice to help out.

If you see people on Twitter or some place else just post the link in here, or if you are a developer youself feel free to post or use the contact email below.

Here's a google doc containing links to a lot of companies that are hiring, share at will. You can also look at #IrrationalJobs on Twitter
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...xznofGIkw/edit

Please contact Chris Bigelow at 2K if you’re interested in acquiring Irrational Games’ talent.
chris.bigelow@2k.com


Here's a few I got from Twitter

JP from Platinum

https://twitter.com/PG_jp/status/435905181251690496


Sony Santa Monica

https://twitter.com/sonysantamonica/...09708193341440


Sledgehammer Games

https://twitter.com/SHGames/status/435839178148806656


Firaxis

https://twitter.com/JohnnyCullen/sta...95820161142784


Remedy

https://twitter.com/remedygames/stat...99776979443712


Raven

https://twitter.com/RavenSoftware/st...60558378582016


Oculus VR

https://twitter.com/oculus/status/435882297984696320

Good luck, I'm sure most people will find a new place!
kenta
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(02-19-2014, 12:53 AM)
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Feels like a cruel joke that Irrational Games is in the Google Doc list of developers that are hiring
papersleeves
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(02-19-2014, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by kenta

Feels like a cruel joke that Irrational Games is in the Google Doc list of developers that are hiring

Ouch.
axisofweevils
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(02-19-2014, 12:54 AM)
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Retro Studios is hiring too.

https://twitter.com/vonkoz/status/435843530469044224
jackissocool
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(02-19-2014, 12:54 AM)
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Yes go to SSM and the PlayStation domination will grow ever stronger...

uncledonnie
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(02-19-2014, 12:57 AM)
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343i did the same:
https://twitter.com/DavidEllis/statu...31294648270848
Mr. Pointy
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(02-19-2014, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by axisofweevils

Retro Studios is hiring too.

https://twitter.com/vonkoz/status/435843530469044224

That would work out well...


If we were getting another Metroid Prime *sobs*
wildfire
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(02-19-2014, 12:57 AM)
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Nice post. This news still stuns me.
Alienous
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(02-19-2014, 12:59 AM)
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Every so often it hits me that these are talented people losing their jobs.

This is one of those moments. I wish them good luck.
davepoobond
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(02-19-2014, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by kenta

Feels like a cruel joke that Irrational Games is in the Google Doc list of developers that are hiring

Is that new smaller team still called Irrational?
dragonlife
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(02-19-2014, 01:07 AM)
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Remedy's site seems to be down!
Gouty
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(02-19-2014, 01:08 AM)
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If I were an ex Irrational employee I'd be particularly keen on working for Platinum as they seem financially immune from producing bombs.
Crimsonclaw111
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(02-19-2014, 01:09 AM)
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I hope that everyone finds a good place to go, some talented folks there.
Ashtar
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(02-19-2014, 01:10 AM)
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It sucks that those dudes lost their jobs but post like these make me feel somewhat better. Good luck guys and Godspeed
ShinMaruku
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(02-19-2014, 01:10 AM)
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I am sure they will all find somewhere. But the outpouring on twitter is a good sign to that. As well as an awesome gesture.
speculawyer
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(02-19-2014, 01:10 AM)
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I hope Take-Two can place some of the people at Rockstar New England which is another one of Tale-Two's studios that should not be too far away. And WTF is Rockstar New England working on anyway?!?!
Last edited by speculawyer; 02-19-2014 at 02:49 AM.
YuShtink
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(02-19-2014, 01:11 AM)
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Join Oculus and the VR revolution. Do it. DO IT.
Messofanego
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(02-19-2014, 01:14 AM)
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Thanks for this thread, dmr87.
KOCMOHABT
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(02-19-2014, 01:18 AM)
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Crytek also

https://twitter.com/CRYTEK_TIAGO/sta...51081046704129
thebisonxrc
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(02-19-2014, 01:20 AM)
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This is great. It's so nice to see people throughout the community and industry looking out for each other.
Akahige
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(02-19-2014, 01:21 AM)
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Aren't Remedy Entertainment based out of Finland?
dmr87
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(02-19-2014, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

Thanks for this thread, dmr87.

Plesaure, hopefully it helps someone!
Bluth54
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(02-19-2014, 01:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Akahige

Aren't Remedy Entertainment based out of Finland?

Yeah, and Platinum Games is in Japan.
Akahige
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(02-19-2014, 01:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bluth54

Yeah, and Platinum Games is in Japan.

I guess you go where the work is then.
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(02-19-2014, 02:46 AM)
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Disney Interactive
https://twitter.com/JohnVignocchi/st...50258527309825
Awesome idea dmr87!

Edit: Specifically a sound designer - https://twitter.com/JohnVignocchi/st...73639079333888
Last edited by Quote; 02-19-2014 at 03:18 AM.
StoopKid
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(02-19-2014, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quote

Disney Interactive
https://twitter.com/JohnVignocchi/st...50258527309825

Awesome idea dmr87!

Wait didn't they just lay off hundreds of people ?
FartOfWar
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(02-19-2014, 02:48 AM)
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Fucking Platinum. They'd have had my resume hours ago if I was single and could contemplate relocating to Osaka.
entrement
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(02-19-2014, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by StoopKid

Wait didn't they just lay off hundreds of people ?

A few years ago. Not recently.
Fjordson
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(02-19-2014, 02:50 AM)
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Nice thread idea.

Still can't believe Irrational is no more. One of my favourite devs ever since I was a kid.
Radec
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(02-19-2014, 02:50 AM)
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Naughty Dog is also hiring. :)
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(02-19-2014, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by StoopKid

Wait didn't they just lay off hundreds of people ?

They got that plastic figurine money.
fenners
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(02-19-2014, 02:52 AM)
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Every single recruiter for any game studio with vacancies will have already pinged the relevant contacts at Irrational/2K, or will have started contacting people directly through shared contacts. I know ours has.

Same with the people saying "props" for the 2K arranged recruitment days - that's utterly normal in this sort of situation. EA does similar things when closing down a studio - the time my small team/group got shuttered down, half of us ended up at various EA locations.
Shaanyboi
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(02-19-2014, 02:52 AM)
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This industry has some good people in it, looking out for one another.
Gartooth
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(02-19-2014, 02:54 AM)
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Good to see so many developers trying to help each other out. Really big shame about what happened to one of my favorite developers in the industry. :(
TheUnknownForce
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(02-19-2014, 02:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by entrement

A few years ago. Not recently.

Actually very recently
malfcn
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(02-19-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Any chance the team could be scooped up whole?
Or that opportunity already came and went?
molvetica
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(02-19-2014, 02:59 AM)

Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

This industry has some good people in it, looking out for one another.

More like looking out for acquiring solid talent.
OneUh8
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(02-19-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Good luck finding a new home guys. Good thread OP.
djshauny
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(02-19-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Good thread.

Id go with Remedy.

:)
fenners
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(02-19-2014, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheUnknownForce

Actually very recently

Rumoured before their quarterly numbers. Did it happen? (I honestly don't know - I didn't read any reports after their actual numbers were announced)
mujun
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(02-19-2014, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by FartOfWar

Fucking Platinum. They'd have had my resume hours ago if I was single and could contemplate relocating to Osaka.

Osaka is pretty awesome!
Tripon
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(02-19-2014, 03:59 AM)
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Platinum has a U.S. office somewhere in Socal, but don't know what exactly they do for Platinum.
terrdactycalsrock
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(02-19-2014, 04:00 AM)
This is a highly cynical perspective, but everyone is doing this because these are the guys who made bioshock and Infinite. If a lesser known studio had closed down, I dont know if this would've happened. With that being said though, the team at Irrational are very good at what they do. They should be proud that their work is so well received that a lot of the better known studios in the industry is seeking them out
molvetica
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(02-19-2014, 06:35 AM)

Originally Posted by terrdactycalsrock

This is a highly cynical perspective, but everyone is doing this because these are the guys who made bioshock and Infinite. If a lesser known studio had closed down, I dont know if this would've happened.

I wouldn't say that's a highly cynical perspective. Just realistic.
SlickShoesRUCrazy
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(02-19-2014, 06:38 AM)
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Pretty neat to see all the devs helping out each other.
MemoryHumanity
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(02-19-2014, 06:40 AM)
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Imagine Bioshock talent working on Metroid Prime 4.

homerdrool.jpg
thunder_snail
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(02-19-2014, 10:06 AM)
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I actually feel sorry for new folks who were trying to get a job in the video game industry. I'm assuming a lot of studios are competing to employ people from Irrational.
Marvel
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(02-19-2014, 10:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by SlickShoesRUCrazy

Pretty neat to see all the devs helping out each other.

Yeah it's awesome, glad this thread was made too.
Triggerhappytel
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(02-19-2014, 10:08 AM)
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Out of interest, does anyone know where Irrational are/were based?

EDIT - found it on Wikipedia. Quincy, Massachusetts. No idea where this is relating to other studios. Most of the ones I know are in California or Texas (Retro).
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