PopCap Games, Inc. Associate Producer in United States
The Associate Producer will work closely with other producers and senior producers to help manage various game development projects. The ideal candidate will act as an integral link between producers, QA, internal and external development partners, and marketing to help ensure that each product takes full advantage of the target platform and meets PopCap’s uncompromising quality standards.
Work closely with producers on design and production tasks, develop and track product schedules, and anticipate problem spots in production before they happen.
Facilitate communication with external development partners on daily production issues and help make sure that development tasks don’t fall through the cracks.
Facilitate communication with key internal stakeholders to distribute builds for review, capture creative and technical feedback, and present feedback to developers and project producers.
Work with QA and producers to track incoming and outgoing builds and assets to make sure that everyone has what they need to keep production moving on a game.
Provide creative and critical feedback on projects to ensure that the “soul” of an existing game survives despite various technical challenges and limitations of a platform.
Act as an advocate for projects within the studio to gather feedback and generate excitement among key creative stakeholders at the company.
Required Experience and Skills
3+ years of producing experience in the games industry, with at least 2 shipped products.
A good understanding of games, with the ability to identify flaws in design, art, and “feel”
Strong communication and writing skills, with experience communicating both creative and technical feedback.
Good understanding of the game development process, from planning through release
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to juggle priorities and projects.
Education and/or Certifications:
· High School Diploma is required.
· BA in Computer Science and/or related field and experience is preferredPopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the worldwide leader in casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.