QA Tester

Wish is looking for a talented, communicative, focused QA Tester to work with our QA Lead and help the team deliver a brilliant, polished final version of our current game.

We’re looking for someone who: enjoys being part of the team; likes to get under the skin of the software to understand how it fits together; and is able to communicate bugs in a clear and concise way.

Our ideal candidate has at least a couple of years’ experience under their belt, has shipped a game or two, is passionate about games, and – if possible – is experienced across a range of different platforms.

The Wish team is building something extremely special – it is a major release for our publishing partner. If you’re successful in winning this job, we can pretty much guarantee the game will be a major credit on your CV.

If you’re great at:

  • Accurately reporting and tracking issues using the bug database (we use JIRA)
  • Following comprehensive test plans in order to catch the complexities of the game
  • Helping and working with programmers, artists and designers to track down issues
  • Having an opinion about what would improve a game, and communicating that clearly
  • Using your laser-focused brain skills to pinpoint issues in the game

…then we would love to hear from you!

Wish has a tight, fun, hard-working culture. This is a great place to work. If you’re interested in hearing more, please drop us a line via jobs [at] wishstudios [dot] co [uk]

This is a nine-month fixed-term position, working five days a week at our studio in central Brighton.

Wishmas Party 2015

We celebrated Christmas in fine style this year, with a party at the Caribou Rooms in Hove. And, er, some bright spark had the dubiously brilliant idea of renting a photo booth and putting it near to the free bar. Marvellous things naturally ensued. Here are a few highlights we’d like to share with you: enjoy!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there – have a great holiday and a fantastic new year. All the best for life, work and love in 2016.

Brainstorming New Ideas at Wish

Teamwork, across disciplines, is a foundation stone of the way we work at Wish. And so when it’s time to come up with new ideas, we’re huge believers in bringing the team together to have fun, noodle some ideas, eat too much sugar, and get ourselves in a lovely open state in order to Invent New Fun.

We recently had a great afternoon of brainstorming as a team, and we thought it’d be cool to share a couple of images of the process in action. But we’re not going to show you the (fabulous) results, ‘cos they’re, you know, secret and stuff.

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Slightly Wonky at the GI.biz Party

As predicted, the drinks, conversation, fun and terrible dancing were free-flowing at the GamesIndustry.biz party that Wish co-sponsored this month. Here are a few of the official snaps that were taken; we’ll save you from the blurry horror of some of the unofficial ones…

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Wish Studios Co-Hosts the GI.biz Summer Party

GI-Summer-Party-2015It’s high summer here in Brighton and therefore high time for a party. Mind you, this is Brighton, we don’t need much excuse…

Anyway, with the 2015 Develop Conference just around the corner, we thought it’d be a LOT of FUN to co-host the GamesIndustry.biz summer party again this year.

Taking place at the recently relaunched Patterns bar (formerly Audio) on Kemp Town seafront,  the GI.biz party is a great chance to get together with our friends in the industry, and talk business get seriously wonky. We’ll be heading down to drink drunkly, hang hangingly, and dance, uh, terribly with a sizable chunk of the Wish Massive – maybe we’ll see you there?

If you are interested in attending, tickets for the party are available here.

 

Christmas in Our New Home

The Wish team enjoyed some Christmas cheer at its new office last week, starting off with some relatively gentle Perudo-playing in our new home before proceeding to some much less gentle cocktail consumption at Brighton’s Koba. Now, we have a well-earned break coming up – all the best for the New Year from everyone here at Wish!

Wish Summer Outing 2014

Group-photo-Summer-2014The Wish team headed to sunny Firle, about 20 minutes from Brighton, for a team outing yesterday. An afternoon of clay pigeon shooting, board game playing, drinking, eating and being silly in front of the camera thus ensued.

Dave, Dan and Tom put in sterling – and terrifyingly accurate – performances with the shotguns. Cards Against Humanity, Perudo and Banagrams drew out everyone’s competitive edge. And black Sambuca meant that we nearly didn’t make it as far as dinner. Fun!

SingOn for PlayStation3 out today!

The ‘third generation karaoke experience’ that Wish has built for Finland-based SingOn is out today on the PlayStation®Store. Check out the Tweet below from the official PlayStation Europe Blog for a link to download it from the Store.

One of the first reviews of SingOn for PS3 scores it as an eight-out-of-ten, saying that it is ‘a lot of fun’. Naturally we agree!

Wish-Developed SingOn Announced for PlayStation3

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Wish Studios is incredibly pleased to announce its role in helping build SingOn for PlayStation3. SingOn is a brand-new karaoke experience, with hundreds of songs to enjoy, sparkling visuals, and a really friendly business model. The team at SingOn approached Wish in summer 2013 with a visual concept for a new way to play karaoke at home. We’ve been hard at work since then, bringing that dream to life. You can read and see more about the game here.

Caspar Invited to Judge BAFTA Games Awards 2014

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Wish’s CEO, Caspar Field, was invited to be a judge for the 2014 BAFTA Games Awards. The BAFTAs are the UK game industry’s premiere awards ceremony, and Caspar was honoured to be able to take part in the judging process. Plus, he now gets to join BAFTA, which is – let’s face it – rather fabulous, darling!