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Were you laid off from Irrational Games? Look in here and you might find a new home

dmr87

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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/1Z4qiPuNZgYsyeAmYp_PdkM1XVxFRHI2xpSxznofGIkw/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/status/435909708193341440


Sledgehammer Games

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


Firaxis

https://twitter.com/JohnnyCullen/status/435895820161142784


Remedy

https://twitter.com/remedygames/status/435899776979443712


Raven

https://twitter.com/RavenSoftware/status/435860558378582016


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

Alienous

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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.
 

Gouty

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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.
 

Ashtar

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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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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.
 

fenners

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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.
 

Gartooth

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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. :(
 

Tripon

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Platinum has a U.S. office somewhere in Socal, but don't know what exactly they do for Platinum.
 
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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
 

molnizzle

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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.
 

thunder_snail

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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.
 
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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).