Attention Mac game programmers: It’s time to edit that resumé. Blizzard Entertainment has posted an opening for a “very smart Macintosh programmer who has a passion for games.”
Blizzard Entertainment has long been a cornerstone of Macintosh game publishing. The company has been a seminal developer of popular real-time strategy games, including Warcraft, Warcraft II and Starcraft. They’ve also created Diablo and Diablo II, two titles that mix action and role-playing elements together, and have just released the Diablo II expansion pack, Lord of Destruction. The company’s next effort will be Warcraft III, which is presently in development for both Mac OS and Windows.
The ideal candidate, according to the posting, should have a very strong knowledge with C and C++, and should have experience in Apple’s Game Sprockets software and game-related apps for the Mac OS.
A passion for Games and Mac Programming
A strong knowledge of C/C++ and Win32 APIs
Knowledge of Open GL and Apple Game Sprockets
Experience with OpenPlay, Power PC or Intel x86 Assembly helpful
Knowledge of Code Warrior also a plus
Industry and Hobby Experience also a plus
Folks who qualify are encouraged to send a cover letter and resumé to:
Applicants are reminded not to send any game examples, and the company asks for no calls or e-mails either. The position is a full-time opening in Irvine, Calif., and no, Blizzard has no openings for interns.
More details, including some handy tips for resumé submissions and tips for programmers, are available on Blizzard’s