Senior Multiplayer Networking Programmer

We have a 12-month vacancy for a talented and experienced Senior Multiplayer Networking Programmer.

The Wish team is building something extremely special – it is a major release for our publishing partner; we can pretty much guarantee the game will be a major credit on your CV.

We’re looking for a veteran of multiplayer online programming on console or PC who can bring their wealth of experience to the online mode of our game, and help the development team understand their responsibilities in making it work smoothly.

We’re looking someone with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Ideally a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent, however experience matters more than qualifications
  • A solid technical understanding of C++ and preferably some C# experience
  • Successful development and deployment of AAA real-time online networked game clients, either server-hosted or peer-to-peer, on consoles or PC
  • Experience of UDP, TCP and HTTP protocols, and real-world DNS, NAT, firewalls, tunnelling
  • Experience using network security measures including encryption, certificates, SSL
  • Experience interfacing with a variety of back-end cloud technologies like AWS, PSN, Xbox Live, Steamworks
  • Latency and bandwidth management strategies and real-world reliability management including disconnection handling and host migration
  • An ability to mentor the game team regarding game requirements for networked gameplay

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]

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!

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.