What does it take to get a job with 505 Games? What is it like working at 505 Games? ACR takes a look:
About 505 Games
505 Games, LTD. is a subsidiary of Milan-based Digital Bros. Founded in 2006, 505 Games creates multi-platform video games in all genres from Action/Adventure to Sports. Although the company produces games of all kinds, according to the company website, the biggest sellers are Fashion Designer and ArmA, the “critically-acclaimed” IL2-Sturmovik, and the first third party Nintendo DSi game Hair Salon. The company’s biggest franchise is the Cooking Mama series, “which is the biggest-selling third-party Nintendo DS title ever, having sold 1.5 million units in the UK alone.”
According to a recent Business Wire press release, 505 Games’ latest edition, Michael Phelps – Push the Limit, is the first controller-free swimming experience that captures “your true movements and translates them into accurate gameplay. Push the Limit puts you in complete control of an up-and-coming swimmer entering the exciting and grueling world of competitive swimming in the hope of taking down Michael Phelps.” The game debuted for Kinect for Xbox 360 in June 2011.
Games 505 launched its U.S. operations in 2008. The company now has partnerships with Sony, 20th Century Fox, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Paramount, and DreamWorks. 505 Games’ headquarters are in Milton Keynes UK, and its U.S. offices are located in Los Angeles, CA.
505 Games Jobs
505 Games, like many gaming companies, is always looking for fresh talent. As of September 2011, the company did not have any job listings on its website. However, you may still contact the company about job opportunities by visiting the website at 505games.com and completing the contact form.
505 Games Salaries
Salaries for 505 Games employees vary depending job responsibilities, skills, and education. The company does not list salaries on its website. However, to get an idea of what gaming professionals earn these days, Game Developer Magazine conducts an industry-wide salary survey each year. The latest survey lists average salaries for programmers, artists and animators, game designers, production specialists, and sound designers working in the gaming industry. Average salaries are as follows:
- Art & Animation: $71,354
- Business and Legal: $106,452
- Game Design: $70,223
- Production: $88,544
- Programmers: $85,733
- Sound Designer: $68,088
Game Developer Magazine is a San Francisco-based print publication serving more than 30,000 professional game developers.