Operations Director

With multiple projects in development, and looking ahead at a busy, exciting 2017, Wish Studios is seeking a smart, approachable, experienced individual to join its management team as an Operations Director.

Wish is a team-centric, creative, friendly, hard-working studio. We want you to help us foster that shared creative drive to make great games, helping managers recruit, coach, motivate and counsel a world-class development team. You’ll keep the studio not just running but jumping, laughing and playing too, nurturing our culture as we take Wish forward.

You’re a person with: great planning capabilities; a keen eye for detail; a wealth of experience in running a creative business/ unit; a passion for developing team culture and skills; and a natural understanding of what makes people tick. You’ll be joining the management team of a company with nearly 30 in-house team members, and will need a sensitive, thoughtful approach as you segue into this role.

The Operations Director’s duties will include:

  • Overseeing, assessing and improving day-to-day operations of the studio
  • Developing and implementing ideas to improve our team culture, including organising events and incentives
  • Working with managers and legal advisors to review, improve, negotiate and execute contracts
  • Organising training programmes for team members, using both internal and external skills
  • Working with the management team to create staffing forecasts, then leading the recruitment and interview process
  • Improving our engagement with the wider industry by tracking and organising attendance of events, awards and briefings
  • Leading all aspects of work related to our office space requirements, including dealing with agents, lawyers and landlords
  • Overseeing HR and Health & Safety planning at the studio
  • Overseeing (but not directly implementing) outward facing marketing and social media engagement, including the re-development and maintenance of the company website

We develop videogames of the very highest quality in our field, and we expect all our team members to strive for the very best in all that they do.

Salary DOE/ competitive, with a range of supporting benefits.

Please send an email with your CV and any other reference material to jobs[at]wishstudios[dot]co[dot]uk

Meeting Room Upgrade

IMG_0366After many moons of discussion, prevarication, flip-flopping and, yes, outright arguing, we finally managed to agree on what to do with our second Meeting Room-cum-Brainstorming Zone of Magic and Love.

Two Chesterfields, several floor cushions, one rather rare replica Time Bandits map, an antique coffee table later, and an Afghan rug… And we think we’ve nailed it. Versus one of the mooted alternatives – a Bored Room (GEDDIT!?) table – it’s definitely been the right way to go. Just out of shot are our two huge whiteboards that are used for, y’know, recording the output of our collective thinkings. Now… Back to work!

Experienced Programmer

We have a vacancy for an experienced Programmer, to work at our central Brighton office. We want to find the right person, so whatever your level of seniority please drop us a line if you think you fit the bill.

We’re looking for someone like this:

  • You have spent years shipping great games on console, PC or high-end mobile
  • You have an excellent technical understanding of C++ and/or C#
  • You have experience using Unity3D
  • You have a degree in Computer Science or similar, or substantial professional programming experience
  • You’ve great English language communication skills and can convey complex technical information to the team in ways that they can understand and work with
  • You’re happy, passionate, creative, professional and love working in a team alongside other disciplines to make great games happen
  • You enjoy working hard to meet deadlines, producing great quality, well structured, well documented and robust code
  • You have experience of working within the constraints of platform-holder requirements

Other specialisations or experience that we always need more of include: shader programming, technical programming, gameplay systems programming, and audio programming.

Please drop an email with your CV and any other reference material to jobs[at]wishstudios[dot]co[dot]uk

Four Years Old Today

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Yep, time flies when you’re making fun. Four years already! The team gathered together to celebrate the moment with some lovely Choccywoccydodah cakes washed down with a nice bit of bubbly. And no, it didn’t last long…

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A Few Snaps from the GamesIndustry Party

We co-hosted the GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party again this year, and had a marvellous time. Thanks to the crew at GI.biz for arranging a great shindig. Here are a few embarrassing snaps of the Wish Massive that the GI.biz photographer collected on the night. You can find the full collection over on Facebook.

Summer Party Incoming

11741031_895444657216725_6879211539653408146_oIt’s that time of year again… Already!

For the third year running, Wish will be co-hosting the GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party that takes place alongside the Develop Conference here in Brighton. The GI.biz Party is a chance to get together with industry friends and colleagues and discuss key developments in the game industry, and/ or get so drunk the wheels fall off.

The Wish posse will be at the Party in full-effect, firing on all cylinders, maxin’ and relaxin’, making gravy, rubbing along, and generally having a good time. If you’re game for the business of the games business, then hopefully we’ll see you there.

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.