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What do I need to work for Rare?

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Wow I noticed that Rare are recruiting, but on their website, they said nothing of the requirements, other than that you should know C/C++ or Assembler. What do you reckon it takes to work for them? Surely it''s got to be hard to get in?

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I guess you could try calling their HR department - they may be able to give you specifics of the job requirements.

And yeah, I reckon it''d be tough to get in!

Paul Cunningham

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I have just finished my degree in software engineering and i sent them a demo disk of my directx stuff.

I got the shortest rejection letter ever!!!

Dear...
You have not been selected for an interview.
Rare

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Think I''m gonna apply, even though it''s fruitless.....

Sending off about 30 applications, just spent the last day, searching every UK games company I can find on the internet

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That''s what i did a few months ago, no job though. A friend of said it was probably becuase i wasn''t available for work due to still being at Uni. When he had his interview they wanted him to start immediatley.

Think i have decided to use agencies instead, when i get back off my hol''s, I only finished Uni yesturday, need a break and i am taking my computer with me so i can work on a better demo.


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Cool sounds a bit more promising lol

btw I noticed, if you need some examples of what demos should look like, or just advice on getting into the games industry, Blitz games has some good material at:

Blitz Games

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Thanks for that.

Didn't mean to sound negative and good luck with your applications.

Datascope also have advise for graduate/Demo stuff.

Also, one of companies, can't remember which, turned me down becuase i didn't state my wanted earnings. They claim they tried to contact me, but they didn't.

[edited by - Defcom on May 29, 2003 4:16:57 AM]

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Oops, how embarrasing. It was Blitz games who rejected me over the ''wages'' I gave them 2 phone numbers, 2 email address and my postal address and yet they claim they couldn''t contact me to rectify this all important information. Who wants to work for a company with that kind of incompetance. Plus who cares about the wages, there seem to be a minimum wage for game programmers, which i am willing to work for. And... surely wages are to be discussed at the end of a succesfull interview.

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In the end, about tweleve. I too found a list of UK companies a few had allready gone under, some looked like they were about to. I was quite discriminative (is that a word?) I have wife and kids was hoping not to move to far, so i was initially looking for long standing companies within 70-100 miles of sheffield.
warwickshire-leeds-machester...
I am still waiting for a rejection letter from codemasters.

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