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PerBlue Overview

Madison, WI
1 to 50 employees
2008
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
PerBlue is an independent mobile gaming studio based in Madison, WI. Our free-to-play mobile games have been played by millions of people around the world, and we’ve been named a “Top Developer” by Google, a “Best Place to Work&rdquo ... Read more

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    PerBlue - Freedom of Play

    PerBlue is an independent mobile games studio based in Madison, Wisconsin. We make free-to-play midcore RPG and Strategy games played by millions of people around the world.

  • We're looking for talented Software Developers, Data Analysts, Digital Marketing Analysts, and more to join our team! Interested? Let's talk. Apply now: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuEc

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PerBlue – Why Work For Us?


PerBlue is an independent mobile gaming studio based in Madison, Wisconsin. We make free-to-play midcore RPG and Strategy games played by millions of people around the world. 

From our bootstrapping roots that began in our college apartments in 2008, we've grown to become a leading venture-backed mobile gaming studio with a talented team of 40+ employees. Fueled with the passion to build great products and entertain millions of people, we endeavor to change the world with fun and innovative mobile game play.

FREEDOM OF PLAY - We work hard and play hard! Our goal is to make sure everyone at PerBlue can do their best work possible and have fun doing it:

  • We have a positive, energetic, and collaborative work environment.
  • We are humble, resourceful, and always strive to improve.
  • We truly value work-life balance and don't burn people out.
  • We care about our employees (and their families).


We're focused on making top free-to-play midcore RPG and Strategy games for Android and iOS played by millions of people around the world. 

Games + Tech are in our DNA

Our cross-functional and collaborative team brings experience from across the industry. We design, develop, publish, and support our suite of midcore mobile games. We have impactful roles in a number of different functional areas including:

  • Engineering: Front-End/Mobile Development, Server Development, and more!
  • Product: Game Designers, LiveOps, BI Analysts, QA, Community Support, and more!
  • Creative: UI Artists, VFX Artists, Producers, and more!
  • Marketing: UA Analysts, Marketing Coordinators, Brand Managers, and more!
Come grow with us! Find out more about our open positions here: http://perblue.com/careers
 

 Justin Beck (CEO)

Justin graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He is the CEO and co-founder of PerBlue. Previously he worked as a software engineer at Google and a program manager at Microsoft. He has grown the company from a few classmates in 2008 to 40 full-time employees today with a multi-million dollar revenue stream. Justin enjoys understanding markets, creating fun products and innovative business models, and making amazing technology.


Matt Ricchetti (CPO)

Matt is a seasoned studio executive for freemium, mobile, and social gaming companies. He joined PerBlue in 2014 where he serves as the Chief Product Officer and oversees product strategy and production. He previously lead worldwide studio development at Glu Mobile where he served as President of Studios, and lead the mobile division at Kabam as the Vice President of Mobile. He also held prior leadership roles at Zynga and EA.


Andrew Hanson (CTO)

Andrew graduated with a double major in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. He received many merit awards for his academic achievements, and has worked at Microsoft and Avid. From a young age he had a passion for making games and has never stopped. This passion is evident in his personal life where he enjoys playing board, card, and table top games. PerBlue is a product of his creativity and passion.


Forrest Woolworth (COO)

Forrest graduated with a double major in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. He worked previously at Cisco Systems and GE Healthcare. He has had many roles at PerBlue since joining the early founding team, where he currently serves as COO. He is a champion of all things entrepreneurial and has been named to the Madison Magazine "M List" which recognizes the top entrepreneurs and technologists in Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Association's "Forward Under 40", and InBusiness Magazine's "40 Under 40".

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    Pros

    I've worked at PerBlue for a few years now and the amount of change that has occurred in that time is staggering. Executives are constantly improving processes and are open to criticism. When there are issues they make concerted efforts to fix them.

    The PTO policy is fantastic, and the people here cultivate a culture of empathy, good humor, and constant improvement. The office space and location are nice.

    Right now it is a very exciting time to work here, as we just released our first IP project and the company is growing. I've never been more proud or enthusiastic about working here. There's a lot of opportunity to make a creative mark here.

    Cons

    Due to the competitive nature of mobile games there is a certain amount of risk aversion in terms of innovating on mechanics. While I list this as a con I understand why it is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture of constant improvement! With how much positive change that has occurred during even the past year, I can't wait to see what the next years will bring.

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PerBlue Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at PerBlue (Madison, WI) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The first step was to submit my resume and cover letter to PerBlue. I was then called in for an in person interview at the PerBlue offices in downtown Madison. I met with 2 people from the marketing / community management teams and they interviewed me together. I also met with the CEO briefly to meet him.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the main focuses of the interview was about my interest in the mobile gaming industry.   1 Answer
    • A lot of the questions were centered around my previous work experiences and how they would relate to the job I was applying for.   1 Answer
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PerBlue Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Madison Magazine, 2015
  • Madison's Favorite Tech Startup, Isthmus, 2012
  • Top Developer, Google Play, 2016
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