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A Thinking Ape Overview

Vancouver, BC (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
Surrounded by mountains and water in beautiful Vancouver, BC, we are smart people who like smart people. We create mobile games with a social core that engage players and provoke us with creative new problems. We value data, informal leadership, and keeping it all ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to build and create online communities and technologies that change how people socialize and play on mobile devices.

A Thinking Ape Reviews

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A Thinking Ape Co-Founder Kenshi Arasaki
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    I have been working at A Thinking Ape full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If we ban certain players, it would be safer for other players!

    Cons

    We do have a lot of complaints from players from other ATA games! For instance, the game Party In My Dorm, we have to much problems with extortion. From my perspective, a lot of people are asking for stuff that is nearly impossible to do almost. I would really want to make Party In My Dorm a safe game for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is that we should lower the prices for in-app purchases.

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A Thinking Ape Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at A Thinking Ape.

    Interview

    The interview took about 20 minutes start with casual chat. And then it went on with standard questions about yourself, your interest, and etc. Then they started to ask whether you've played any of their games and thoughts of about the games for time longer than expected.
    No skill-related question was asked, seems like they are more interested to know if you are really into game industry and have your own thought.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think it could be improved for XXX (one of their game)   Answer Question
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A Thinking Ape Awards & Accolades

  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year, EY Entrepreneur of the Year®, 2012
  • Empact100, Empact100, 2012

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