Demiurge Studios FAQ

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11 English questions out of 11

July 30, 2021

Does Demiurge Studios offer housing assistance?

Pros

Generally nice coworkers Good studio culture - fun and inclusive game nights with free food provided Good experience especially for people starting out in the industry

Cons

The studio is a bit tumultuous. Like other video game studios you just never know what’s going to happen. Are you going to be able to actually finish and release your game? Will you be owned by X publisher or working with Y as a support studio? Etc. job security isn’t bad as they always seem to have things in the pipeline, but don’t get too attached to a particular project or you’ll just be disappointed. For future QA people, QA Manager is awesome. He will take good care of you and always has his team’s back. However, the studio as a whole kind of treats QA as second class. It’s a bummer, but unless you’re a lead you really have to go out of your way to meet people in other departments because otherwise you’ll never see them - you’re in your QA corner and that’s where you stay.

Advice to Management

Just integrate QA into the overall team better. They’re literally secluded in the floor plan, plus they aren’t invited to stand ups unless you’re a lead. QA people want to learn game development - keeping them out of the loop does the future of the industry a disservice.

fun and inclusive game nights with free food provided

July 30, 2021

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May 8, 2019

Does Demiurge Studios offer unlimited time off?

Pros

There is an intentionally developed and maintained culture of low-ego/blame that focuses on solutions and processes rather than faulting people. There is an emphasis on knowledge sharing, openness, and learning. As a studio that has been around for more than 15 years there are a lot of experienced people and past decisions to learn from. There are many different kinds of engineering tasks that are a collective responsibility, so you are exposed to many types of problems and the leadership makes an effort to enable choosing some of what you would like to work on. There is no pressure to work overtime. They encourage use of time off. There is some choice about when you start/end your day.

Cons

While the company has some existing flexibility in structure and direction, there are fairly strict limits to these, even if they do not work for you.

They encourage use of time off.

May 8, 2019

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May 8, 2019

What is paid time off like at Demiurge Studios?

Pros

There is an intentionally developed and maintained culture of low-ego/blame that focuses on solutions and processes rather than faulting people. There is an emphasis on knowledge sharing, openness, and learning. As a studio that has been around for more than 15 years there are a lot of experienced people and past decisions to learn from. There are many different kinds of engineering tasks that are a collective responsibility, so you are exposed to many types of problems and the leadership makes an effort to enable choosing some of what you would like to work on. There is no pressure to work overtime. They encourage use of time off. There is some choice about when you start/end your day.

Cons

While the company has some existing flexibility in structure and direction, there are fairly strict limits to these, even if they do not work for you.

They encourage use of time off.

May 8, 2019

See answer

July 30, 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Demiurge Studios?

Pros

Generally nice coworkers Good studio culture - fun and inclusive game nights with free food provided Good experience especially for people starting out in the industry

Cons

The studio is a bit tumultuous. Like other video game studios you just never know what’s going to happen. Are you going to be able to actually finish and release your game? Will you be owned by X publisher or working with Y as a support studio? Etc. job security isn’t bad as they always seem to have things in the pipeline, but don’t get too attached to a particular project or you’ll just be disappointed. For future QA people, QA Manager is awesome. He will take good care of you and always has his team’s back. However, the studio as a whole kind of treats QA as second class. It’s a bummer, but unless you’re a lead you really have to go out of your way to meet people in other departments because otherwise you’ll never see them - you’re in your QA corner and that’s where you stay.

Advice to Management

Just integrate QA into the overall team better. They’re literally secluded in the floor plan, plus they aren’t invited to stand ups unless you’re a lead. QA people want to learn game development - keeping them out of the loop does the future of the industry a disservice.

job security isn’t bad as they always seem to have things in the pipeline, but don’t get too attached to a particular project or you’ll just be disappointed.

July 30, 2021

See answer

July 30, 2021

How is diversity at Demiurge Studios?

Pros

Generally nice coworkers Good studio culture - fun and inclusive game nights with free food provided Good experience especially for people starting out in the industry

Cons

The studio is a bit tumultuous. Like other video game studios you just never know what’s going to happen. Are you going to be able to actually finish and release your game? Will you be owned by X publisher or working with Y as a support studio? Etc. job security isn’t bad as they always seem to have things in the pipeline, but don’t get too attached to a particular project or you’ll just be disappointed. For future QA people, QA Manager is awesome. He will take good care of you and always has his team’s back. However, the studio as a whole kind of treats QA as second class. It’s a bummer, but unless you’re a lead you really have to go out of your way to meet people in other departments because otherwise you’ll never see them - you’re in your QA corner and that’s where you stay.

Advice to Management

Just integrate QA into the overall team better. They’re literally secluded in the floor plan, plus they aren’t invited to stand ups unless you’re a lead. QA people want to learn game development - keeping them out of the loop does the future of the industry a disservice.

fun and inclusive game nights with free food provided

July 30, 2021

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