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Old 08-26-2008, 06:14 PM   #21
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Haha. Good.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:29 PM   #22
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I heard that there were as many as 1800 ppl there.
http://www.developmag.com/news/25657...isoft-Montreal
Now I'm not completely sure how many they have, but it's a lot.

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As long as you don't mind being the cog in a machine.

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Especially if it's a really good machine :P
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:02 PM   #23
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Especially if it's a really good machine :P
Yup, they only recruit cogs and gears made out of nylon with at least 25 teeth.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:13 AM   #24
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A question - does the cog need to know french to be part of this machine?
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:50 AM   #25
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Companies and the games that I'd like to be part of:

Lionhead (The Movies 2 + expansion packs)
Sports Interactive (Football Manager series)
Maxis (Sim City 5 + expansion packs)
Firaxis (Anything)
Blizzard (Diablo IV)
Nintendo (WiiSports series; Curling, Badminton, Squash)
EA (Need for Speed Underground 3)
Companies that make card and boardgames for 7 to 11 years old

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:55 AM   #26
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The only company I've done thorough research on and decided it's a place I'd like to work is Silicon Knights. I feel they have a great corporate culture and methodology for making games. Also, it'd be incredibly interesting to work at Nintendo, if anything just to see what makes them tick. There's other companies that make great games that I wouldn't mind being employed by but mostly I'd like to make my own great games. It's also important to me that I not work for a company that does movie licensed properties or is incredibly reliant on outsourcing (both of which are practices Silicon Knights don't partake in.)
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:47 AM   #27
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A question - does the cog need to know french to be part of this machine?
Well, if you check their job offers, most of them require to be fluent in both language.

"-The working language is French but knowledge of English is required."

But if you are applying as a programmer, I guess they will hire you even if you only speak English. You will learn French while living in Montreal and working there anyway. Also, most people speak English, so you will be able to communicate with your team.

http://jobs.ubisoft.ca/en/
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:59 AM   #28
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i would love for a major company such as microsoft and nintendo but i know i have to start at a small company and work my way up so i would say obsidian cuz its like a couple miles from where i live.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:18 AM   #29
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But if you are applying as a programmer, I guess they will hire you even if you only speak English. You will learn French while living in Montreal and working there anyway. Also, most people speak English, so you will be able to communicate with your team.
However, I think preferential treatment would be handed to people who have strong or intermediate comfort with both languages; right. It would also proberbly be a very good idea to brush up your French before you went because I would assume that comments and documentation could potentially be only in French.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:19 AM   #30
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i would love for a major company such as microsoft and nintendo but i know i have to start at a small company and work my way up so i would say obsidian cuz its like a couple miles from where i live.
Why would you have to start at a small company? A large company like Microsoft has the resources to recruit and train employees, while smaller companies proberbly need to make you productive as soon as you start!
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