Realtime Worlds
3.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.realtimeworlds.com Dundee, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

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Realtime Worlds CEO Gary Dale

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Company shut down

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boulder, CO

I have been working at Realtime Worlds

ProsThe 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.

ConsCompany 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A classic indy game studio

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dundee, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Realtime Worlds full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Incredibly creative and passionate people to work and be around with

Senior Artist (Former Employee)
Dundee, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Realtime Worlds full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat 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.

ConsUnfortunately 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 Senior ManagementNot 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful people, badly managed finances

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Realtime Worlds

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Producer (Former Employee)
Dundee, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Realtime Worlds

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Brief summary

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dundee, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Realtime Worlds

ProsIt'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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the useless third.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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