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Respawn Entertainment Overview

Chatsworth, CA
51 to 200 employees
2010
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Company Updates

  • Respawn is excited to announce that we have partnered with Oculus and are developing a first-person VR shooter for the Rift! We are building the team now, so check out our latest job openings and learn more about the partnership here:

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    Careers - Respawn Entertainment

    Respawn Entertainment is an independent game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises.

  • Check out a behind the scenes look at our single player vision for Titanfall 2! Meet some of our developers and learn the thought process behind creating our SP campaign.

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    Titanfall 2 : Single Player Gameplay Vision

    Variety is what separates Titanfall 2 Single Player apart. Get a first look at how Jack and BT must combine their abilities and risk everything to survive together, and sometimes, apart. Whether fighting as a Pilot, the lightning-fast, elite guardians of The Frontier, or as a Titan, 20-foot-tall war machines, Titanfall 2 provides an action-packed adventure filled with fun.

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Respawn Entertainment – Why Work For Us?


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Who we are

Respawn Entertainment is an independent game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We have since shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for both our Star Wars  and Titanfall development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking AAA games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

Respawn is hiring!

Respawn offers not only competitive salaries, benefits and a great work environment, but an opportunity to work on the critically acclaimed Titanfall franchise or our exciting Star WarsTM project with talented developers who have worked on some of the biggest video game titles in history.

Respawn Entertainment Reviews

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    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The crew treats you like family.
    Every single employee is a badass, there is tons of freedom because everyone just expects and trusts you will get your work done so no one is looking over your shoulder.
    Tons of creative freedom and control over your work, you always have the ability to express your thoughts and feelings on the project without fear of being neglected or punished for honest criticism.

    Just the coolest place to grow and learn and become and epic level game developer

    Cons

    Design team has a bad habit of not ever fully committing to a decision. This makes great games in the end but the artists further down the pipeline suffer greatly and were still trying to get designers to understand how much harder we have to work because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t let the amazing independent culture of the studio die. Long live Respawn.

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Respawn Entertainment Photos

Respawn Entertainment photo of: The team assembled.
Respawn Entertainment photo of: Respawn's 2016 Ragnar Relay Race Team! Teams of 12 run 200 miles in 36 hours - Huntington Beach to San Diego.
Respawn Entertainment photo of: Hand crafted maquettes help inform our 3D artists
Respawn Entertainment photo of: Our game room has arcade games, a pool table, ping pong, and foosball
Respawn Entertainment photo of: Events calendar
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Respawn Entertainment Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Respawn Entertainment in March 2017.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a Respawn recruiter and then sent the link for the software engineer test at HackerRank, had some issues with the test includes an error in the data that was given in the test cases and emailed back the recruiter no response. Submitted the test and sent another email no response. After about two weeks had to send a message directly over LinkedIn directly to the recruiter to even get a response. Initially they said that they never sent a recruiter offer then after checking finally got back to me and simply copy and pasting a rejection response without any other info. This would have to be the most unprofessional behavior from a recruiter I've ever encountered and portrays the company in a bad light.

    Interview Questions

    • 4 standard programming questions where you are given a function that has its parameters and name already set.   Answer Question
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Respawn Entertainment Awards & Accolades

  • Best Original Game(Titanfall), Game Critics Awards, 2013
  • Best Action Game, Game Critics Awards, 2013

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