With the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, this academic year promises to be our biggest yet for the opportunity of building amazing games in a variety of technologies and frameworks including C++, DirectX, Unity, MonoGame, Marmalade, C#, Construct2, GameMaker and HTML5!
Want to be part of the excitement? We’re hiring NOW for our 1st phase of Windows Games Ambassadors.
There are up to 20 Ambassador places available.
Applications close Friday 4th January at 5pm (GMT).
We have included a bit more information about the kind of people we are looking for, as well as you can get in return – if you would like to get involved, just add your details to the form at the bottom of the page.
Who are we looking for?
Students Developers who are undertaking gaming course, proactive and personable are perfect for the role. Being trustworthy is also a quality we look for in all Ambassadors as you’ll be relied upon to perform your duties in your own time. It’s essential that you’re interested in games development and have demonstrable skills in at least one of these technologies XNA, C++, C#, DirectX Unity and HTML5 don’t worry if you’re not the savviest of tech minds or a C++ ninja as we will provide you access to training resources. Finally you must be an student studying a gaming related course at university in the UK.
What does it involve?
As one of the first to get to grips with the opportunity of games development for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. There will be opportunities to unleash your inner developer and people skills setting up your own partnerships between Microsoft Developers and local student bodies as well as running local development events and supporting gaming competitions and incentives.
Don’t worry if this sounds above you; the role will not require more than 12 hours of your time per month (we’re also considerate to the demands of your exams periods) and you’ll be given bespoke training and guidance throughout the year, you will also develop your own portfolio of at least 4 Windows Store games which will become a key part of your CV and portfolio.
What’s in it for you?
We’ll give the latest tech in the shape of a brand new Windows 8 device and a Windows Phone 8 and regular incentives. However more importantly you’ll gain valuable experience working with the biggest technology brands in the world on their latest opportunity in gaming!
Interested? Yes? Then just add your details to the form below to apply and Good Luck!