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Questions about how to hire talent for a game development project. Please DO NOT post job offers on this website. If you would like to post a job offer, use careers.stackoverflow.com.

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What is the average cost of hiring a programmer mid development to implement online features?

I guess my real question is more specific than that. I'm working on a game by myself and it has 2 player local multiplayer implemented already (it's a pretty simple 2D arcade-platformer type game). I'...
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What should I watch out for in a 3d artist's portfolio? [closed]

I'm looking to hire a freelancer to help with 3d modeling. I've thought up a few qualifiers so far: Is their topology okay for animation? Have they demonstrated the technical capabilities necessary ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for all rights for music when hiring a musician?

I've made a game and now I need to add real sounds and music to it. For the first time I've decided to hire a musician to make music for my games. Before I used to buy sound packs and licenses for ...
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How to get a job in the game industry if you live in a country where there are no game companies? [closed]

You know not everyone of us is living in the US/Europe where there is potentially many more employers/opportunities than other countries, I live in a country where there is literally zero game ...
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Costs/profit of/when starting an indie company [closed]

In short, I want to start a game company. I do not have much coding experience (just basic understanding and ability to write basic programs), any graphics design experience, any audio mixing ...
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How do I go about hiring Level Designers from the Modding community?

The company I'm working for is growing fast and there's been talk of trying to hire level designers from the modding community. My question is simply, where would be good places to look for this, and ...
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Math major as a viable degree [closed]

While I realize there are many topics about CS vs software engineering vs game school programs, I haven't found anything relating to whether pure math degrees (with CS minor and electives) would also ...
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Where to hire 2D sprite artists? [closed]

I'm looking for high quality original 2D sprite collections which are animated where appropriate. (IE not simply collections I can buy, we want original work). I've had a look online but am ...
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Having a hard time finding a graphic engine programmer [closed]

I'm looking for a graphic engine programmer that knows both OpenGL and software rendering code to hire for a very short period (2 days). It's urgent and I'm willing to pay a very high amount of money. ...
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Rent-a-Coder style site for artists [closed]

My Google-fu is failing me: is there a site in the same vein as Rent a Coder, but for hiring artists? In particular, I'm looking for a site which fits the following criteria: Allows me to specify ...
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In general, are programmers or artists paid better? [closed]

I'm in a private game programming school where there also are 3D art classes; sadly, there seems to be a lot more students in those latter classes, something like 50% or 100% more. So I was wondering:...
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Dream Benefits at a Game Development Company [closed]

Besides salary, what are the benefits you dream to get from a game development company as an employee? For example, I would find these things useful for both, me and a company: Right to suggest own ...
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Where can I post job listings or browse through resumes? [closed]

[Hypothetically] I'm at a smaller company and looking for a place to get the word out about our available openings. Alternately, I'm looking for a place to browse through resumes of people looking ...
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Multi-disciplined: Strength or Weakness?

My last two credited titles I was Lead Programmer then moved to Lead Design role. At my current company I kinda switch between design and programming hats quite often. The bulk of my education is in ...
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What are good questions for design interns?

I've recently been interviewing design interns and been pitching what I consider fairly easy practical design questions to measure their skill level. I've been shocked by poor quality of answers. Now ...
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What are some ways of sorting through zero-experience programming candidates?

I work for a relatively small company. We don't get a lot of resumes from people with experience, yet we're in a position where we should hire people to grow. We pretty frequently get resumes from ...