ASP.Net Developer

We have a three month full-time contract vacancy for a C# ASP.Net Developer, working on-site. Working off-site some days may be considered. The contract may be extended at the end of the term, depending on the needs of the team once deployed.

The job will involve the creation of a frontend web site to manage image and text assets using IIS, integrating to a pre-existing asset management system via a RESTful JSON web API. The site is not deployed to the general public, and needs to support current versions of Chrome and Firefox, with no support required for Internet Explorer or Safari.

We’re wanting the site to use C# ASP.Net, with pages rendered with AJAX and JQuery. Other rendering technology will be considered if appropriate.

The site needs to be secure and will require an SSL connection to function.

IIS administration experience is required in order to create, deploy and maintain the site. The site will be deployed on AWS EC2, so experience in administering EC2 instances is an advantage.

The database is supported by a third party behind the web api, so no DB design or administration skills are required. Some SQL queries may be required in the DAL.

Please get in touch via jobs [at] wishstudios [dot] co [dot] uk if you think you fit the bill!

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!

An Independent Perspective in the Guardian

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Caspar is featured in today’s Guardian Newspaper, taking part in a group interview with other independent developers, discussing the new generation of consoles.

He uses the phrase ‘crazy ambiguity’ at one point, if that’s enough to tempt you in!

You can click here to read the full article. Enjoy!

Wish gets inKubated at Kingston University

inkubator-logoFollowing on from giving their talk on Creativity & Prototyping at the 2013 Develop Conference, Tom and Caspar have been invited to present their ideas to the students at Kingston University’s inKubator game development programme. They’ll be wearing their wisest faces while also trying – and undoubtably failing – to be down with the kids.

Wish talks Creativity at Develop 2013

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Tom and Caspar will be at the 2013 Develop Conference in Brighton, presenting a talk on Creativity and Prototyping. These are topics rather dear to the Wish team’s hearts; we pride ourselves on running an inclusive, open-minded development process. And having fun doing it.

Wish Studios Hires Paul Abbott as Art Director

Wish-Studios-Paul-Abbott-webWe’re pleased to announce that the rather talented Mister Paul Abbott has joined the Wish family as Art Director.

Paul is previously of Creative Assembly, where he oversaw environment art production for a major title. Prior to that he did a stint at Relentless Software, where he worked on the Buzz! franchise and then played a key role on the new concepts team. We’re over the moon that he’s joined the team, and look forward to sharing some of his work with you in future.

To download the full press release about Paul joining the team, please click here. To read Develop Online’s coverage, please click here.