Office Runner

Wish is looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist in the day-to-day running of its office.

This is a one-year part-time contract role, for five mornings a week (totalling 20 hours a week), with potential for the hours to increase in the future if required by business needs.

The Office Runner role is varied, including tasks such as:

  • Answering the main phone and door buzzer on reception
  • Accepting and distributing mail and packages
  • Unpacking some deliveries as required
  • Keeping kitchens clean and tidy, loading & unloading dishwashers
  • Checking & replenishing stock of food, water, drinks and kitchen supplies
  • Setting-up and clearing meeting rooms
  • Assisting in setting-up office areas, including assembling furniture
  • Assisting in arranging social events for the team
  • Manage storage and collection of recycling
  • Maintain paper stocks for printers
  • Ordering stationery and other office supplies and keeping store cupboards tidy
  • Assembling new PCs from components (with instructions!) and installing software
  • Liaising day-to-day with the building manager for any issues related to the office

The successful candidate will have/ be:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Practical and logical approach to work
  • Computer literate
  • Smart and presentable

Please note that this role may require occasional lifting of packages and other deliveries.

If you’d like to apply, please email jobs [at] wishstudios [dot] co [dot] uk with your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

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!

Game Designer

We’re looking for a Designer who has oodles of creativity and technical skill, all mushed-up together into a tidy package.

The ideal person is expected to have proven experience within a similar role, be especially creative at problem solving, good at expressing their ideas, and will be a positive team member – one who always shows high levels of enthusiasm and passion for playing and making games.

A good working knowledge of the process and tools for designing with Unity3D would be a big bonus.

If you’re great at:

  • Idea generation & brainstorming
  • Rapid prototyping in Unity (knowledge of Playmaker & NGUI plug-ins would be a plus)
  • Taking responsibility for a section of a game and driving it to success
  • Creating and maintaining high quality wireframes, flows and other schematics
  • Using your strong communication skills (verbal and written) to express ideas

Please email your CV and some examples of your work to jobs[at]wishstudios[dot]co[dot]uk

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.

Senior Game Programmer

We have a contract vacancy for a Senior Game Programmer. We want the right person with the right skills, 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 shipped some great games on Mobile, PC or Console
  • A good technical understanding of C++ or C#
  • Are excited at working with and developing a variety of game systems
  • You love your job and enjoy working in a team making great games
  • Ideally lots of experience with Unity; or at least some; or being happy to learn on the job
  • Being happy to work in the vibrant and beautiful city of Brighton

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