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    Just had a direct message on LinkedIn about contract with a games company. Cool or what? Wonder if they let you play their games all day? :-)

    I won't mention the company name because some of the agents on here will be onto them like a shot.

    Not for me though. Contract rate not great and location not cool either (2 hours on train each way). But still if the rate had been better and they'd go for some WFH (they didnt) it would have been a do-er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Not for me though. Contract rate not great and location not cool either (2 hours on train each way). But still if the rate had been better and they'd go for some WFH (they didnt) it would have been a do-er.
    You don't know the game's industry do you. Their rates are based on the fact you are stupid enough to do it for love not money and WFH is a no no as they prefer to slave drive the workers within the office.
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    My cousin's stepson is one of the top games designers and developers in the country if not the World, and I got him started when he was about 10, by showing him how to code an ellipse drawing routine.
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    I have heard the good rates are in the states for this industry, friend of mine is on a decent contract doing just this.

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    WFH is not often possible since you're likely testing on special kit.

    The point about rates being low and hours long is valid as a generalisation but there are always exceptions. If you're someone who really likes coding it could still be fun.
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    Hey fellas - we're not all code monkeys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    You don't know the game's industry do you. Their rates are based on the fact you are stupid enough to do it for love not money and WFH is a no no as they prefer to slave drive the workers within the office.
    No I dont know it at all. Pity. Rate was pretty poor for London mind.
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    I was at a friend's stag night and found out the guy sitting next to me runs a games company - I have forgotten which one but it is the one which made the game Aliens V Predator - Jason something.

    My claims to fame are few and far between so I wanted to throw that one out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Hey fellas - we're not all code monkeys!

    This was sys admin role.
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