Darkside Game Studios

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Darkside Game Studios Reviews

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    Great company, great people.

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    Former Employee - Level Designer in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Level Designer in Coral Springs, FL

    I worked at Darkside Game Studios full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Darkside Game Studios was a great place to work. Everyone there is very passionate about their work and very professional, yet in general it was a very relaxed work environment. The management is very experienced and do a great job acquiring new business and working on relationships with publishers.

    Cons

    It's a smaller studio and despite the best efforts of management, they suffer from the issues that smaller studios tend to, namely that they're still growing and building relationships and are a little more susceptible to living paycheck to paycheck than larger studios. That being said, management always did a great job keeping the projects and the paychecks coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I think Darkside's management is some of the best I've worked with and all I can advise them to do, is to keep doing what they're doing.

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    Fun Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Programmer in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Game Programmer in Coral Springs, FL

    I worked at Darkside Game Studios

    Pros

    - Fun Environment
    - Breaks are taken occasionally to play games, and other fun activities.
    - Great interaction between artists and developers.
    - Being able to be proud of what you are producing.

    Cons

    - All employees are expendable
    - Sacrifices and "stepping up to the plate" events are not rewarded.
    - Expected travel (25%) **Could be good or bad.
    - Poor salary
    - No benefits at all.
    - Development kits are on "loan" from publishers and third parties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty to your employees is critical. Otherwise, don't be surprised when your CTO quits on you.

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