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Capital Games Overview

Sacramento, CA
51 to 200 employees
2008
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
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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 RPG games, and the live services necessary to support them. Come make your ... Read more

Capital Games – Why Work For Us?


Capital Games is located in the trendy Midtown neighborhood. We are a close-knit group of passionate gamers, dedicated to the creation of genre-defining mobile RPGs. Come make your impact at an EA studio with the culture of a start-up.

We are innovators, creators, and gamers.

In addition to producing Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, we are also working on a new unannounced project and are poised for growth. We are currently hiring talented individuals who are ready to break the mold for mobile games. Come build the game you’ve always wanted to play.



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. 

EA Sacramento is home to Capital Games, a mobile game studio located in Midtown, Sacramento's premier arts and cultural center.

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. Come make your impact at an EA studio with a start-up feel.

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!

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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.

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    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Capital Games in September 2017.

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    It was a phone screen that lasted about 30 minutes. I was interviewed by two of the team leads. There were a lot of technical questions about their game's mechanics to see how familiar I was. Prior to the interview, I had to submit a screenshot of my progress in their game and answer some questions about my interest in video games. These questions were repeated during the phone screen.
    Throughout the interview, they were quite "clinical" and not very warm. I could tell the interviewers were very serious about what this job can be and were possibly tired of interviewing people. Be upbeat, but stay focused on their questions. Be specific as possible. They didn't seem responsive to humor at all. Two things that stood out as important to them was finding someone with a good personality fit and someone that is inherently competitive. If brought on, I don't believe there will be much hand-holding, so you have to be prepared to get up to speed on your own.

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    • Tell us who your least favorite character in the game is and why. Tell us how you could improve that character.   1 Answer
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    • Tell us who you would pick for your Arena Squad and why.   1 Answer
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