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This topic contains 21 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Matthew 10 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #5963

    Helvene
    Participant

    While browsing the forums I’ve already found one thread with almost the same topic, but as my question is somewhat different, I hope it’s an excuse good enough for starting a new one.

    I live in Moscow, but not so long ago my husband started thinking of moving to Ireland, and that was a reason for me to take a closer look at the country. As one may guess, one of the first questions was finding a job here.
    For now, I have a slightly more than a year experience of working as a level-designer and several years of experience in games modding, and I have no desire to change my profession for moving to any country in the world.

    Currently I’m working for Sibilant Interactive (W.E.L.L. Online) as a lead level-designer, which (here) requires a significent skill in 2D graphics, game design, some skills in project management and a general understanding of "how a game is made". My modding experience consists of designing game levels (mainly), low-poly modelling and texturing. In any case, I’d like to see level or game design as an area of my professional activity.

    So, the question itself: is there any chance of finding a job for a person with my professional skills / experience?

  • #36510

    CianMCL
    Participant

    if you look really hard you might.

  • #36511

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    The odds of finding such a specific role with a company in game development in Ireland are quite slim [to nearly none at all]

    A lot of it depends on where you are planning on moving to in Ireland, but even then there are very few games companies in Ireland at all.

    Dublin or Derry seem to be the areas which would be relevant to you…

    You should look at the Companies section of the site and see whose out there and in the same area of game development as yourself and send in a copy of your portfolio and CV. You never know, they may actually need a level designer in the future.

  • #36512

    Helvene
    Participant

    The odds of finding such a specific role with a company in game development in Ireland are quite slim[/quote:40d24a7841]
    I’ve noticed :(
    Actually it was quite a shock for me: I always thought there were quite a few companies in game development in Russia, but it seems that only in Moscow there are more of those compared with whole Ireland.

    You should look at the Companies section of the site and see whose out there and in the same area of game development as yourself[/quote:40d24a7841]
    The last project I’m involved in is a MMORPG.

  • #36515

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    1. Dark Water (In Northern Ireland – Derry) are hiring level designers (man its like I am their PR!)

    http://www.darkwater-studios.com/jobs.htm

    2. Instinct Interactive (Donegal) might need someone too…

    http://www.instinct-tech.com/news.htm

  • #36519

    Helvene
    Participant

    Dark Water (In Northern Ireland – Derry) are hiring level designers (man its like I am their PR!) [/quote:f995ed8500]
    Man, they’re in Nothern Ireland :(
    I was thinking about somthing closer to Dublin.

  • #36520

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Then there are none that I know of.

  • #36521

    Helvene
    Participant

    Anyway thanks for your help.

  • #36522

    Idora
    Participant

    Helvene, if you want to PM me with your email address I may be able to give you some additional steering

    Tony

  • #36523

    peter_b
    Participant

    Dark Water (In Northern Ireland – Derry) are hiring level designers (man its like I am their PR!) [/quote:3c1f413078]
    Man, they’re in Nothern Ireland :(
    I was thinking about somthing closer to Dublin.[/quote:3c1f413078]

    Why not apply to the Racing Studio.. Were probably closer to Dublin then Derry (if you factor in 4 flights a day between brum-dublin, and flight time is 40 minutes or so). :) We got design positions as well.

  • #36524

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    :lol:

    Liverpool is close to Dublin, but it takes me about 3+ hours to fly home, what with getting to the airport, traffic, checking in and traffic the other side and stuff…

  • #36525

    peter_b
    Participant

    :lol:

    Liverpool is close to Dublin, but it takes me about 3+ hours to fly home, what with getting to the airport, traffic, checking in and traffic the other side and stuff…[/quote:a3e2f739b5]

    Airport from SRS is 3 junctions down m42 (about 10 minutes drive :) ).

  • #36551

    Red
    Participant

    3+ hours isn’t that bad, considering the time it takes to drive from donegal.

    of course I might be imagining things and the roads in the north might be excellent as the road to dundalk is.

    still.

  • #36561

    Ronny
    Participant

    Were probably closer to Dublin then Derry (if you factor in 4 flights a day between brum-dublin, and flight time is 40 minutes or so[/quote:7376dc2827]
    You know I have never actually flew to Brum or back without a delay. Next time I’m going to another airport.. :roll:

  • #36572

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Anywho commuting everyday by plane is not really practical for most people, and if you were doing it weekly (=come home for the weekend) you might as well just live in the other country :?

  • #36610

    Helvene
    Participant

    Anywho commuting everyday by plane is not really practical for most people, and if you were doing it weekly (=come home for the weekend) you might as well just live in the other country :?[/quote:8ddffe7aa1]
    :D
    Living in Dublin (Ireland) and working in Derry (UK) is not something I really thought about (considering the fact that I have a Russian citizenship).

  • #36611

    aphra
    Keymaster

    strange but when I worked in Coleraine (not far from Derry) people commuted from London, Belfast and Dublin…so it depends what you are looking for from your home town and how flexible your job is!

    Aphra.

  • #36612

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Did they commute everyday?

    They must have been loaded :D

  • #36613

    aphra
    Keymaster

    No..clearly not…but they came when necessary…

    it didn’t help the atmosphere in work though- lots of people missing a lot..

    Aphra.

  • #36614

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Most game companies wont let people work from home :(
    There are rare exceptions.

    How are things looking for companies in Dublin – any joy Helvene?

  • #36615

    peter_b
    Participant

    Most game companies wont let people work from home :(
    There are rare exceptions.
    [/quote:6c0fdb0221]

    hard to convince your boss to allow you to bring a ps3 or 360 dev kit home, as well as monitors, a home hook to perforce and various other bits and bobs..

    Exception being artist i would say who can work on their own; frontend (if the design spec is good) and obviously out sourced work.

  • #36621

    Matthew
    Participant

    You would have a hard time carrying a PS3 DEV kit home anyway. They are massive.

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