Cryptic Studios

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    Cryptic Studios

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Cryptic Studios full-time


    The environment favors autistic people who own dogs. It's quiet, socializing seems to all MTG games or Netrunner games, people would rather work than wander around the office and chat. The games are not designed as clickbait or to maximize profits. The goal, as told to the employees, is to make a good game that the fans want to support by buying things, rather than a scam to siphon money from people. This is an important point.


    Compensation seems to be slightly low.

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Cryptic Studios Interviews

Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014

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    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cryptic Studios.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview. HR director who interviewed me was a really nice guy and easy to talk to. Asked me about my experience in game development and general questions.

    Some key questions I remember were:

    -What was one of your proudest gaming moments?

    -Why do you want to work for Cryptic studios as opposed to another AAA company?

    -What makes you a better candidate than others?

    The HR director takes notes during the phone interview and passes them on to a QA lead who then decides if you are a good fit. If you are, you go in for a QA knowledge test. Having professional experience in QA is important, otherwise it will be very difficult to get a job in QA here.

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Headquarters Los Gatos, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online role playing games, with a reputation for delivering profitable, on-time and on-budget titles. Cryptic developed the innovative and successful City of Heroes, as well as its subsequent expansion, City of Villains. Both titles garnered numerous awards from leading enthusiast press including GameSpy's Game of... More

Mission: Cryptic Studios' development process is centered on efficiently structured teams working together in a collaborative atmosphere to develop high quality games. The goal... More

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