Untold Entertainment Fall Internship Program 2012
Untold Entertainment is a boutique game development studio in downtown Toronto. We specialize in games and apps for kids, teens, tweens and preschoolers. We’re looking for two interns for the months of October – December 2012:
- a 2d artist/animator
- an Actionscript 3 programmer
Please submit your application (see below) by Friday October 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Ideal candidates will be hungry for experience and committed to producing quality products. These are attributes we’ve prized in past interns:
- Self-starter. Take initiative and produce work effectively and on time.
- Team player. Collaborate and communicate openly with team members, act on constructive criticism and constantly do what’s best for the project and your team.
- Detail oriented. Be your own toughest critic and focus on delivering your work with as much detail and care as possible.
- Problem solver. Be prepared to think outside the box and find solutions to challenges that may appear.
- Life-long Learner. See every fork in the road as a way to expand your skillset and continuously strive to improve at what you do.
- Positive attitude. No whining. Move forward and get things done!
- Humorist. Anyone caught wearing a suit will be shot.
What Will You Be Doing?
Here are the major tasks you will be performing at Untold Entertainment (other related tasks may crop up as projects call for them):
- Programming. Laying down code in Actionscript 3 for Flash-based projects based on design documentation.
- Art and animation. Designing, creating, and animating 2D characters, backgrounds, and other visual effects according to project specifications.
- Collaborating. Working with a small team to ensure deadlines are met with an end product worthy to carry the name Untold Entertainment.
- Testing. Providing quality assurance for various game projects that you have helped create.
- Coffee machine repair. Seriously, how is this thing still broken?
How Much Do i Get Paid?
This is an unpaid internship. It is an opportunity to gain great experience and to put some real game development studio work on your resume, along with the chance to get your name in the credits of a shipped title. Many former interns have remarked that they understand the business of game development and the entrepreneurial side of the industry much better after completing their internship at Untold Entertainment. Working at a small studio is a far different experience from working at a big triple-A juggernaut. As an additional perk, we offer No-Pants Fridays.
How Do I Apply?
Email info [the curly at sign] untoldentertainment [the little dot thingy] com. Please put way more attention into an interesting email and samples of your work than your resume. Give us a sense of your personality, and why you think you’re a good fit. Cookie-cutter applications with business-suit-wearing cover-letters and resumes describing your evening shift at Shopper’s Drug Mart will be stabbed and burned.
Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews in early to mid-October.
Is It Worth It?
Here’s what some former interns have to say about their experience:
Having had no idea what to expect from my summer internship, and, more importantly, my first real studio experience, I was greatly relieved to land a job at Untold Entertainment with programmer, animator, teacher, comedian, lion-tamer, and self-made astronaut, Ryan Creighton. I was provided with a bounty of knowledge, a plethora of fun tasks to sink my artistic teeth into, and the respect to freely give and receive feedback on projects. Not only did working at Untold open my eyes to new possibilities, give me an opportunity to expand my skill set, and introduce me to a number of lovely people currently working throughout the entertainment and game development industries, but there was also a steady supply of candy, and occasionally we were rewarded with tacos. Untold is a brilliant studio with a clever, innovative, and genuine captain at the helm. 10/10, would intern again.
- Intern Sarah Davis, Summer 2012
I couldn’t have possibly broken into the game industry with what they taught me in school alone – It definitely takes a lot more than a strong 3D modelling portfolio. Ryan Creighton taught me the real value of hard work, imagination and a positive attitude. Oh, and that “Nordic Berries” are DEFINITELY not a suitable substitute for Swedish Berries.
- Intern Chewie (Cassandra Chui), Winter 2012
Also, pants required.
- Intern Sina Kashanizadeh, Fall 2011
I learned more about making games at Untold than I ever did at school.
- Intern Cale Bradbury, Academic year 2010-2011
The stuff I learned from Ryan is the stuff I’m currently getting paid for in California. The effort to reward ratio is incredible.
- Intern Mohammed Al-Sahaf, Winter 2011
Want to play games all day? Go home and play. Want to discover the stress, struggle, and ultimate satisfaction of making games for a living? Apply for this internship.
- Intern David S. Gallant, Fall 2011
Working with Ryan Creighton has been eye-opening. If Untold had taught me anything as an intern, it’s open your mind to new creative ideas.
- Intern Chris Aaron Broadfield, Summer 2011
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