We teach people (primarily high school and college students) how to build iPhone games. Our site contains project based tutorials which culminate in building a clone of Angry Birds. After completing the tutorials, developers get started making their own original game. We also provide a toolkit to speed up development of games, along with forums to enable developers to show off their progress and get help. Once their game is nearly ready, we skin the game with professional art, and finally publish and promote the games for a share of the revenue. You can check out our first 12 games here.
We’re currently a team of 4 who live and work out of a 4500 sqft house in Palo Alto, it would be awesome if you’re willing to move in with us, although living elsewhere in the Bay Area works too. We’re a young team with a relaxed work environment, and we love our work so we tend to do it most of the time. When we’re not working we’re throwing a big party or just kicking back and playing fifa or super smash brothers. We also take the occasional company trip for a change of scenery, our last one was to France, and our next will be to New Orleans.
We are striving to build a big gaming business while inspiring people to explore computer science and learn to build complete products. We’re well funded by Y Combinator and undisclosed top tier VCs/angels. It’s a great opportunity to join an early stage startup on the ground floor and work with a young and dedicated team.
About the Job:
We’re looking for someone with iOS experience who really understands mobile games (cocos2d experience is a bonus). You’ll need to think strategically about what the games in our catalog need: a better tutorial, better monetization, retention strategies, etc… You’ll then help our developers improve these things, at first by doing them yourself, and eventually by building tools and tutorials to make it easier for future developers to build their games the right way. You’ll be writing plenty of original code, but you’ll also be sifting through a lot of other people’s code to fix things up and add new features where it matters. You’ll have your hands in dozens of iOS games at once! This should be exciting to you. We like fast learners and autodidacts (people who constantly learn on their own). We're looking for a core team member to dedicate his/her life to help us grow from a 4 person startup to a billion dollar business. You should be passionate about what you do and hopefully about what we do as well!