What does it take to get a job with Deep Silver? What is it like working at Deep Silver? ACR takes a look:
About Deep Silver
Established in 2002, Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and handheld platforms such as Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, tablets, smartphones and personal computers. The company has published well over 100 games since 2003 including the popular adaptation of the hit TV series Prison Break, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, Cursed Mountain, and Risen. Prison Break was designed for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Deep Silver is a division of Koch Media GmbH. According to the company website, Koch Media has “alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more.”
Koch/Deep Silver has offices and studios in England, France, Spain, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Finland, and the U.S. The company’s headquarters are in Planegg near Munich/Germany. Deep Silver’s U.S. offices are located in Larkspur, California (Marin County).
Deep Silver Jobs
Deep Silver, like many gaming companies, welcomes fresh talent. According to the company website, Deep Silver runs “a flat organization where innovation, passion, personal responsibility and individual contribution are valued and rewarded appropriately.” The company always looking for “success-oriented and proven high achievers to join the team.” Deep Silver offers the opportunity to:
- Join an experienced and award-winning team in the games industry
- Work with international teams and partners around the globe
- Work with state of the art technologies
As of September 2011, Deep Silver had an opening for video experts (f/m) games industry. The company updates its job page regularly, so check deepsilver.com for current openings often. Each position will list a job description, requirements, and how to apply. To submit a resume and cover in general, email or fax Deep Silver USA at [email protected], 415-524-8709. Please include the type of job or position you are interested in,
Deep Silver Salaries
Salaries for Deep Silver employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education, but they are competitive within the industry. Deep Silver does not list specific salaries on its website. To get an idea of how much positions pay within the game industry, 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.