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Updated Jun 5, 2014

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3.2 4 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Mark Lyons

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good studio, good people, production leaves room for improvement

    Designer (Current Employee) Louisville, CO

    Pros-Solid games and IPs
    -Great, passionate people
    -Everyone becomes friends
    -Challenging work

    Cons-Schedules and specifications are could be communicated and documented better
    -Overtime hours that could be mitigated with better production

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome structure and better planning would go a long way in deliverables and quality of life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great ownership, very fun place to work if you don't mind the occasional crunch period.

    Senior Programmer (Former Employee) Louisville, CO

    ProsThe founder and technical director of Idol Minds, Mark Lyons, is an extremely talented visionary with his feet planted firmly on the ground. Business has been around since 1997 which is rare in the indy games biz. Great perks and benefits and Louisville is rated #1 place to live in the nation!

    ConsOccasional crunch periods are the norm. Like all indy game studios, projects are always at risk of being cancelled.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed studio.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood co-workers, great benefits, okay range of games to work on

    ConsBad management, zero concept of scheduling, constant crunch, frequent layoffs, all eggs in one basket (sony)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the owner as a manager, fire the VP, hire managers that actually have managerial training and experience. Stick to schedules...after learning to schedule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCulture was great, friendly, open.

    ConsCompany has folded and revived at least 3 times. No reliable back-up plan when it really mattered.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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