Monday, 19 March 2012

We are hiring: Script Programmer wanted!

Yet again we find ourselves in the need for adding a new member to our company. We are looking for a script programer with C++ syntax styled script language experience. We specifically use Angel Script, but experience with for example C#, UnrealScript, Javascript or other similar high level languages will do fine. The initial employment will be for a 6-8 months project, but can possibly be extended to an ongoing employment.

Your work with us will consist of writing the base implementation of the designed gameplay for each "level" in a game. This includes going over the design documentation, plan the basic needs and implement it, while keeping in mind that the script must be able to be easily improved, tweaked and added to. In addition you need to be creative and realize things missing/improvements that can be made to the script implementation. This can include going as far as having a completely new idea. It is also crucial to be able to imagine how the player might tackle each situation and add in the support needed to let the player continue the game in any manner that makes sense.

Experience with level editing, sound, music and effects implementation is a bonus attribute as you realize and understand the importance of timing and multi-step events needed to make the player interaction interesting and engaging.

Either you live in Sweden or you live in a time-zone nearby. Swedes are welcome as employees or contractors, if you are living abroad you need to be a contractor capable of invoicing. You'll be working from home, at a distance to the rest of the team (whom also works from home).

If interested in the position, please take the time to consider the following situation and respond to it by discussing problems and how to design it for an Amnesia styled type of game.

"To open a door, the player must tie a rope between it and a heavy create, and then push the crate into a hole."

Send CV, response to the situation and any additional links to previous work (as in videos, games or demos that clearly demonstrate your part in it): jobs [at] frictionalgames [dot] com.

We are mainly interested in script programing that deals with the player's interaction in the game world, the events that are triggered and the overall game experience that the script conveys to the player. This position is as much, or even more, creative as it is a need to be logical and structured. Please do not send any large attachments to our email address, instead upload and give links for downloading.


13 comments:

  1. You might want to change the link to http://www.angelcode.com/angelscript/ :)

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  2. Are we going to see some more regular blogs here soon? I was always a huge fan of them :)

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    1. That'd be my question as well. Loved your previous blogs!!!

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    2. Yeah, I have some stuff cooking. It is just that my life is kind of filled up and want to concentrate working hours on making a game.
      Will hopefully have a design one up soon, and will try and give some time for our new programmer to do some tech ones :)

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  3. Sounds awesome.
    To bad I'm still studying and not having much experience in game scripting.

    Also hoping for new interesting blog-posts here.

    Keep up the good work!

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  4. Wow, this is what I have been waiting for!
    Expect me, I am Legion I am Ernst Carlsson :D.

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  5. Ha, it's really cool seeing a job posting looking for AngelScript programmers. What a boost to my self esteem... :)

    I too look forward to seeing some more technical blog posts.

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  6. Andreas: apply for the job and I'm sure it can be arranged for some new technical blog posts :)

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  7. Maybe I will! It would definitely be an honor working with you guys. :)

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  8. Hello, I just looked at the video for the Amnesia game and it looks awesome. I would love to apply for this position but I do not see a link of where to go to apply. Could you help me?

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  9. John Odom: They have an email address you can send your application into near the bottom of the blog post.

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  10. i like games like mario and sonic. i dont like you

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