Realtime Worlds Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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  1. Company shut down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company shot for the stars and put everything on the line with their APB project, but missed on the execution. AAA games market is very tough with multi-million dollar budgets and little to no room for errors. If you can't handle that risk stick to more casual games market.

    Cons

    Company was shut down in September 2010, with most employees being laid off with little to no notice period. Both projects were later sold to other companies.


  2. Awsome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a nice environment

    Cons

    The spent too much money and were selective about the staff they valued


  3. A classic indy game studio

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Realtime Worlds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good sense of community. International recruitment brings diversity and fun to the work place.

    Cons

    They went bust. Like many games companies, if you aren't a coder, then it is not really any avenue for progression.


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  5. Incredibly creative and passionate people to work and be around with

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    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Realtime Worlds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional people with high passion for games combined with a good atmosphere. As a foreigner I strongly remember how great HR was in providing support and making one feel good in the city and company.

    Cons

    Unfortunately due to bad time management an original idea got released to early and led to a horrible awakening (bankruptcy) - In the last phase the amount of producers increased in an unnatural rate, although the ship has sailed long before. And it was more about content than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Not much left to share to - as the company no longer exists. At some point I am sure the upper management realized where and when exactly they made the wrong decisions.


  6. Wonderful people, badly managed finances

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Talented employees, friendly work environment, world-class investors, strong previous history with AAA titles, excellent Quality Assurance test team, good pay

    Cons

    Badly managed company finances led to liquidation and releasing of entire staff, product did not reach the potential it could have

    Advice to Management

    The company no longer exists which is a shame as it showed great potential when looking at its environment and people working there


  7. Overly Ambitious projects with no real sense of how to achieve them

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    Former Employee - Producer in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Producer in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    create atmosphere, exciting, innovative, ambitious projects and by and large great and excited people to work with. good work life balance

    Cons

    living in dundee. too many politics, senior management that was uncommunicative and obfuscationary. no clear strategy to success as a company


  8. Brief summary

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's in a nice location, cost of living is very low. Artists, programmers and sound guys are mostly of an excellent standard. Although there are a handful of clueless newbies.

    Cons

    Too many producers, very few of whom do anything useful. Too many designers, none of whom are particularly good. Hierarchy is very rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the useless third.



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