Naughty Dog is always looking for talent, and today they posted a new video giving a glimpse on the studio, and explaining developers while they should move to Santa Monica to work at the house of Uncharted.
I have nothing but respect for this developer.
I know I'm in the minority here, but I think Naughty Dog is actually a good developer.
Joking right ^?
No serious, that is a joke right?
I wanted to work at Naughty Dog since Crash 1 but unfortunately it's hard being a game dev/designer/artist. It's takes alot of dedication and studying. And I am already studying to become a pharmacist. Maybe after I am done with that, I could concentrate on making a game then earn the right to work at that awesome studio. But for the time being. A janitor at ND is the best work for me :). Or a chef.
Yeah, I was going to say janitor as well. Except I have an Associate degree in Network Administration, just never got a job in it.
wow thats surprising sorry to hear that, what country do you live in? im a network administrator in england and theyre screaming out for people with networking skills, hope it picks up and you finally get one - if you still want a job in networking that is
I met/listen a couple of people from naughtydog and they all tell who'll need experience before entering ND not just make a couple of small indie game.
Assuming you will be working around 40 hours/week as a pharmacist, that should leave you plenty of time to focus on it. Understand that programming, etc. requires a lot of commitment before hand. Don't listen to naysayers. If you are smart, dedicated, and persistent you can do almost anything.
Ill be happy being a janitor for them.
As an aspiring 3D game artist myself, the best thing anyone ever told me about becoming a game developer is that you have to be as in love with the process of making games as you are with playing games. I've known many people who have set out on a path to become a developer, only to realize it just really wasn't for them after all.
All game companies have welcoming pages and videos for jobs, the process is still on a hand picking basis. I'd be mighty pissed if i paid $1,000 for a flight to an interview only to get turned down.
There are some basic interviews (few of them) done by phone or skype, and if they are 90% certain they want you u put yourself in to plane and go to sign papers.
Anybody that paid $1,000 to turn up at their offices uninvited, with no prior contact, should be turned down under the Stupidity Act 2016 - yeah, they just brought that in, Google it...
Actually in the interview process after they finish over the phone interview they will fly you down and that's when things get serious.
I would love too
I really want to, but i can't do anything right, maybe if a job playing games from them, i'm okay to go.
You could do QA but even that job requires knowledge on Coding and bachelors IT.
just carry on sitting on your ass playing videogames. some people just aren't capable of anything.
Some people think coding and developing video games is as easy as playing video games, really need to venture their career elsewhere
Well if everything you know about coding is what you learned from movies and TV then you'd think writing code was trivial. From what you see in such media you'd think churning out 10's of thousands of lines of code in few hours is normal, as is hacking in to a system faster than someone could log in if they had the password. Having been writing code for over 30 years such depictions really bug me. In the real world when you're working on bleeding edge stuff you will usually spend most of your time staring at the screen figuring out how to do something, not frantically typing as if you were taking dictation.
Thats absolutely fantasy :)
I don't think I ever realized that Naughty Dog was a Los Angeles based Developer. I am not sure how or why, but in my brain I decided that they were in the Pacific North West some where like Portland, or Seattle. interesting.
Sucker Punch are based in Seattle :)
Oh Yes !
Anyone that's considering moving to California for any job should first understand that this state is falling apart. We have the highest taxes in the country, rent on the west side is second only to Manhattan in price, utility costs are skyrocketing, 87 octane fuel is $4.30/gallon, and we have the highest obamacare costs in the nation. I've lived in LA for 30 years and will be leaving probably in the next year before the things really go to hell.
Everywhere are expensive, to be honest.
*is (not are)
Well, something I read recently made me think that living in LA might be a more attractive proposition, in the next year.. The negatives you called out are all relative and depend on other factors, not least what your income is. Working with Naughty Dog could, depending on your position, be very well paid and you'd be living among others that could afford to live in LA, rather than the sorts of people that don't work hard enough to make it in the city. Sounds great to me! :)
I live in Denver, talk about over priced. Minimum wage is $8, a decent 1 bedroom apartment is roughly $800+ a month and thats cheap. Shitty homes sell for $250,000 easy in areas that aren't even nice. Everyone keeps moving here and it's making it worse, GO HOME!
Nice try, but I'm 30 minutes north of LA. 1400 for a one bedroom apt and my mom is moving into a 2+2 condo for 375k, which is about as cheap as you can find. You can't get an actual house until you pass 400k.
That's not comparable as that's LA and it's always notoriously over priced. That's absolutely ridiculous though. Denver has the highest rising rent in the nation over the last 4-5 years. Average rent here is $1335 and 1800 in LA. A 9% increase this year and over 20% increase over the past 5 years and nobody is getting paid anymore. We're splitting hairs though, I don't mean to make this sound like an argument. We're in shock in Denver because it's becoming almost unlivable for some of us. People are selling 3 bedroom homes from the 70's with absolutely no updates in 40 years and they're netting 400K+.
I'd be more concerned with the growing problem of Smug. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Looks a lovely place to live, if Naughty Dog are ever after an underachieving IT support engineer i'm your man :)
I'd love to work for ND, But not even a job would convince me to move to LA. one of the least attractive places to live in the whole of the USA!
LA is only good for tourist not good if you want to work or liver there anyway
I wouldn't mind just being the guy who answers the phones. Great company!
If I was anywhere near qualified for a position I would!
Alright, well, Naughty Dog is clearly a cult. Great stuff though. Quality.
Yeah, but I'd drink that kool-aid.
oh cool, i call head janitor position at Naughty Dog
I love how Naughty Dog makes videos like this and has Facebook posts inviting people to come work for them as if they can't find anyone. Even inside the industry, Naughty Dog is known for only considering the best of the best devs.
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