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Capital Games Overview

Sacramento, CA
51 to 200 employees
2008
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
EA Sacramento is home to Capital Games, a mobile game studio located in popular Midtown Sacramento. We are a close-knit group of passionate gamers, obsessed with the creation of genre-defining mobile RPGs, and the live services necessary to support them.

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Capital Games – Why Work For Us?


WE DO OUR BEST WORK TOGETHER

Our team is full of people who love what they do and have fun doing it. Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes is the most successful Star Wars game on mobile, and the team’s passion and dedication is what fuels that success. Join us as we continue to grow Galaxy of Heroes and embark on new adventures!

“Everyone expects a high level of competence and everyone is driven to succeed in ways I haven't seen at other places I've worked.” John E.

WELLNESS IS NOT A BUZZWORD

We have two fully stocked kitchens, a gym allowance, ergonomic workstations, and so much more. We combine the benefits of working for a big company like EA, with the thoughtful touches that come from a startup.

“When someone feeds you, you feel taken care of.” Wendy C.

WE’RE ALL NERDS AND GEEKS

When you’re passionate about what you do, that passion tends to extend to other areas of your life. From our weekly D&D games to the group outings to see the Sacramento Kings, from metal concerts to cosplay, there’s a passion for everything at Capital Games. It’s easy to care about the work that you do when you care first and foremost about the people around you.

“I hope you like working with your friends!” Ryan T.

COME MAKE AMAZING GAMES. JOIN OUR TEAM!

THE CITY

Sacramento hosts an approachable metropolitan lifestyle, for singletons or families, all within a reasonable commute of our studio.

The city is understated and relaxed, with the style and culture of the Bay Area, but without the sticker shock. Our weather is perfect: mild springs, pool-worthy summers, a sunny fall with bright red and yellow leaves down each road, and crisp cozy winters. We have regular weekend street festivals, bustling farmer’s markets, vibrant eateries, and award-winning craft breweries, coffee roasters, and wineries.

The city has everything from pop-up art exhibits and yoga in the park to vintage tot-sized amusement parks and a zoo! The New York Times heralded our new downtown Golden 1 Arena as “the most technically advanced arena in the world.” It’s a stunning venue for world-class sporting events and the biggest names in music.

Sacramento is an hour and a half drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe, and has incredible local opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, rock-climbing, sailing, and river rafting.

THE VIBE

Although the studio has been around for nearly a decade, we have always maintained the vibe and energy of a start-up. From epic console competitions and lively debates, to the rattle of dice thrown across a game board, our team balances a culture of work and play, with Wednesday game nights, weekly happy hours, weekend adventures, and volunteer opportunities.

Sacramento is America’s “Farm-to-Fork” Capital, so countless incredible restaurants are just outside our studio doors. We offer a gym reimbursement program, on-site shower to freshen up post-workout, free parking, secure bike storage, the ability to bring your pet to work, and two fully stocked kitchens for your breakfast, lunch, and snack needs.

Many of us have relocated to Sacramento from all around the world. We make moving easy with generous family relocation benefits available for many of our positions at Capital Games. 

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    Capital Games is an amazing place to create. I feel grateful every single day that I get to be part of this studio working alongside talented and hard-working developers. Our GM is inspiring, smart and I am excited to see where he will lead us.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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Capital Games Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Capital Games (Sacramento, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to Capital Games through EA’s web site. A recruiter that worked for EA Mobile contacted me to setup a phone interview. My experience with this recruiter was good. He was nice and quick to respond to my emails.

    I then had a 20 minute phone interview with the Capital Games art director and they invited to do an in person interview at their studio in Sacramento. The interview was scheduled to be 4 and a half hours long and included around 13 people total.

    I don’t live in Sacramento, so I had to drive there from San Francisco. Once I got there I talked to the Capital Games recruiter for 15-20 minutes, then I had a 40 minute phone interview with their tech artist that worked remotely. Shortly after that a different person came in the room to tell me they’re ending the interview early because I don’t have enough programming experience.

    The people I talked to were nice, but overall it was a very frustrating experience because I spent half a day commuting to/from Sacramento and paid $45 for gas/tolls just to do a phone interview with someone in one of their remote offices and then leave. Capital Games should have a technical person conduct the initial phone interview for technical roles to avoid this kind of situation happening in the future.

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    • They mostly asked questions about Unity and about materials/shaders.   Answer Question
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