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What does it take to get a job with Atlus ? What is it like working at Atlus? ACR takes a look:
Altus was founded in 1991 as “Asuka.” Asuka was the American Branch of Altus Co., Ltd., which published high quality video games for the North American region.
Today, Altus publishes games for just about every major handheld system or video game console including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP and PC. Altus has developed dozens of video games, but the company’s most notable franchises are Shin Megami Tense Series, Trauma Center, and Demon’s Souls. According to the company website, Altus Online was created to “provide online gamers and anime fans around the world with an entertainment and community destination like no other. Its inaugural free-to-play MMORPG, the steampunk adventure Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, and its upcoming PvP-focused Pandora Saga, deliver addicting free online gaming with a clear focus on community.”
Altus is located in Irvine California and it is home to dozens of employees. The company also has operations in Tokyo, Japan. Altus is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
Atlus, like many gaming companies, welcomes fresh talent. The company’s most recent job openings included marketing intern and game tester. Altus updates its job page every several months, so keep checking back for new listings. Visit altus.com and click “Careers” at the top of the page. If you come across a position you are interested in, remember to follow the application procedure to the letter. Each job has a specific email address. If you send your resume to the wrong email address, it may be deleted without further review.
Salaries for Atlus employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education, but they are competitive within the industry. Atlus does not list salaries on its website. However, sites such as Glassdoor.com offer salary information, as reported by employees. Atlus employees reported the following salary information:
- Creative Designer: $36,000-$39,000
- Graphic Designer: $16-$18 an hour
To get an idea of who earns what in the gaming industry overall, take a look at Game Developer Magazine . This publication 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.
- 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.