We're looking for some people to come in and help us tune the game, give us feedback and try and make it as good as we can. This is voluntary mind, though we'll cover reasonable travel expenses and of course make sure you're fed and watered. Official info looks like this...
We have an opportunity for people interested in voluntary work experience at Sumo Digital.
During July & August 2012, we will be running an open game balancing team at the studio.
This involves people joining us for up to 3 weeks at a time, sitting and playing the game through like a normal user would, and we gather data as you go, retune areas, provide a new build, play through again, play multiplayer, play different game modes etc. There would be the opportunity to provide feedback and help to shape the game experience. You would also meet with people from various disciplines, learn how a game is made from the inside and generally expand your knowledge hugely.
The majority of the time would be spent on the balancing team, but we’d try and mix it up, and you’d definitely learn a lot about how things are done here on a day-to-day basis and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions!
We believe this is a great opportunity for people interested in joining the games industry to see how things are done on the inside, to help shape and improve a game, and to build their skillset to improve their chances of future employment within the games industry.
The opportunity is only available to people who live within the North of England and can travel to Sheffield each day, or have accommodation available in the area. We will be able to reimburse travel expenses that we consider reasonable, i.e. that private jet each day from Sweden is probably pushing it bit too far.
We will run an initial trial period of one week where we assess your suitability, and where you get to decide whether you’re enjoying it!
At the end of that week, assuming everything is going well, we will confirm extension for next two weeks.
For any interested applicants:
1. Are you available around these times?
2. The times required each day are 11am > 6pm, with an hour for lunch between 1 & 2pm.
- Slot 1: 2nd July > 20th July
- Slot 2: 23rd July > 10th August
If you have any questions, or are only available for part of the periods mentioned, or would like to be considered for future balancing team opportunities please feel free to contact us.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com
Hopefully I'm not breaching any forum rules here, but I figured I might see some takers on here...!