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MMO developer working on Wii-exclusive title

by rawmeatcowboy
20 April 2008
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Wow, this could be some very big news. Reader HeroOfLegend stumbled upon a GamaSutra job posting for Stray Bullet Games. The listing stays that they are working on a Wii project. That’s great news, but what’s the big deal? Well, SBG is known for their MMO (massively multiplayer online) titles. Could this company really be trying to tackle an MMO experience on the Wii?

Stray Bullet Games is an independent developer of massively multiplayer online entertainment founded by key developers from Wolfpack Studios, the creators of “Shadowbane®.” Based in Austin, Texas, Stray Bullet Games develops products and services for a worldwide customer base with the mission of establishing a new standard in the areas of virtual 3D environments and persistent world gaming.

Stray Bullet Games, an independent developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games, seeks an Experienced Sr. Programmer for our new Wii project. This is a full-time position at our offices in beautiful Austin, TX.

• Program, debug, and fine-tune game systems and features
• Work closely with the project team to implement the game vision
• Ensure technical quality of game code through testing and iteration
• Create and maintain technical documentation on game systems
• Contribute ideas to improve quality and fun

Desired Skill Set:
• 5+ years game development experience with multiple shipped titles
• Strong fluency in C++ with excellent debugging skills
• Strong math and problem-solving skills
• Experience in graphics, physics, control systems, gameplay, audio
• Experience developing and shipping title(s) on Wii and/or GameCube platform
• Experience on other platforms is a plus
• Experience with high-level scripting languages such as Python or Lua
• Able to write clear and maintainable code
• Able to work in a team environment and communicate well with others
• Able to provide realistic time estimates and work within schedule constraints
• College degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent experience
• A passion for creating fun and exciting games!