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  • GDC China in Shanghai set to return in December 2010 after success in 2009.

    Game Developers Conference China 2009 organizers have announced almost 3,000 attendees in total for the Shanghai-based event, revealing plans to hold GDC China 2010 next December. The event ended on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Shanghai International Convention Center. According to organizers, it brought together over 900 conference, media, and speaking attendees and over […]

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    Canadian video game employees grow from 9500 to 12,480 in 2009. US growth is flat.

    Game Developer Research has compiled the results of its third annual Game Developer Census, tallying game development and publishing companies working in North America, revealing that the United States videogame industry employee count is essentially flat year-over-year, rising slightly from 44,400 to 44,806.   The small rise in North American game industry employment was marked by […]

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    Interactive Selection help make Game Connect 2009 in Melbourne a big success.

    Anne Marie Anetts, Interactive Selection’s MD Asia Pacific, helped Chair 9 conference sessions at  GCAP 09 including “Convergent Storytelling – How Games Are Taking Their Place In An Entertainment Media Landscape” by Nathan Anderson, “Weapons of Mass Construction – Art Procedural Content Generation” by Mark Flanagan,  “Art and Design Tools for Cross Platform Development” by David […]

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    Eurogamer Expo & Games Career Fair, London 2009, visited by Game Careers.BIZ

    The Eurogamer Expo 2009 with the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair on 31st Octover 2009 brought you face to face with leading games industry professionals and representatives of prominent colleges and universities. It’s the perfect way to advance your interest in gaming professions, whether you’ve graduated or left school, or work in a related technology or entertainment […]

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    Ripe for investement. 1 in 5 of the 100 fastest-growing private companies is a recruiter.

    The latest Sunday Times Fast Track 100 survey published on 6 December confirmed that the best run UK recruitment companies keep growing through the worst downturn in decades. 20 specialist recruiters are highlighted in the top 100 making 20% of the total. Empiric Solutions featured in 3rd place with annual sales growth of 189.8% followed […]

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    Women in Games Jobs featured in the UK's Recruiter magazine 9 December 2009

    A good game for women

    Global recruiter Interactive Selection has launched a website-centred initiative to attract more women into the male-dominated games industry. An informal diversity audit undertaken by the games and interactive entertainment specialist revealed that about one in 10 candidates for games industry jobs is a woman. In the games development specialism, the figure […]

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    Sony overhauls recruiters. Interactive is now approved for the London studio.

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has overhauled its recruiting arrangements and agreed terms to work directly with Interactive Selection on a number of ongoing, key development roles. No longer is it necessary for applications to be channeled through Sony’s previously retained agency.  Previously Interactive Selection had agreed terms with Sony Cambridge studios but had not worked with the London studio […]

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    Game Tester, 3D Artist, Product Manager for IT career book interview. Apply below.

    Susanne Christian is a careers writer in the UK currently undertaking a book entitled “Working In Computers and IT’. It is part of a series from VT Lifeskills, aimed at young people aged 13-19. It will be mainly used in schools and Connexions centres. She has approached Games Job Blog for help. The book is […]

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    Women use agencies less? Interactive reveal gender data of registered job seekers.

    Interactive Selection, the leading games recruiter, has just undertaken a diversity audit to study the gender of the job seekers that have registered with the company over the years. It has never directly asked applicants for this data which would be discriminatory but has made general estimates looking at applicants christian names. In all only about 1 […]

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    UK Government protectionism increases hindrance on developers hiring from outside Europe.

    Companies seeking to hire non EEC nationals will be required to advertise some jobs in Jobcentre Plus for four weeks following changes to the Resident Labour Market Test announced yesterday. From 14 December anyone wanting to employ a foreign national from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) under Tier 2 of the points-based immigration system […]

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