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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

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    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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    Graphics Engineer Interview

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    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cryptic Studios.


    I received a programming test a few days after the I submitted my application. It's a timed test. When I accepted to take the test, they then asked me for my resume. I finished the test, which didn't got well. They sent me a rejection email.

    Interview Questions

    • The programming test has two problems. Both of them are based heavily on string manipulation in C. There are some special cases that you need to account for in your solution. It's a timed test. You have 5-8 hours to finish it.   Answer Question

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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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