Kingsisle Entertainment

KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. is the developer and publisher of two of the most innovative family-oriented MMOs in the industry: Wizard101 (www.wizard101.com) and Pirate101 (www.pirate101.com). Founded in 2005, with operations in the Dallas area and Austin, KingsIsle is creating massively multiplayer online entertainment offerings that are innovative, compelling, uncommon and of high quality.

They have brought together a team of highly creative, energetic, accomplished and skilled professionals to develop these projects. The team consists of individuals with unique and in-depth experience in the development of video games, online environments, communications and commercial software.

KingsIsle is currently hiring at all levels and areas, including Engineering, Design, Art, Marketing, Operations and Production.

Kingsisle Entertainment
03 May, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a strong Producer, Mobile Games to work on exciting new video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and top-rated mobile games, including EverClicker and Rise & Destroy.  Responsibilities Manage the production of incredibly compelling, high-quality video games Plan and oversee the project, and manage members of the team Work with executive management team to craft vision of the titles, and to develop schedules and resource requirements to ensure achievement of vision Initiate and track all production processes through direct management of team leads (art, design, development, QA) Direct relationship management of third party consulting firms Ensure timely delivery of milestones while safeguarding quality of work in accordance with pre-defined project schedule Develop and maintain project schedules for all functional areas of development Work with QA to triage game issues and drive updates to the game service Requirements 5+ years experience as a Producer in the games industry Mobile game production experience Candidate must have shipped at least two video game titles Experience managing a team of 10+ developers (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers) Extremely strong project management skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Bachelor’s degree Preferences Experience communicating well with executive management Strong skills with the MS Office suite of tools: Word, Excel, and Project Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salary will be commensurate with experience Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle This job is located in the Austin/Round Rock area
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a User Interface Artist to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company. Responsibilities Candidate will work closely with the creative director and art lead to create engaging UI assets Requirements 3+ years of game experience as a UI Artist Excellent graphic design skills Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Ability to work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast-paced environment Strong communication and documentation skills Good problem solving skills Preferences Two year art degree 3D modeling and texturing experience is a plus Unity experience Strong drawing and conceptualization skills Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Pay rate will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle This job is located in Round Rock, Texas, and only local candidates will be considered In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game designer for our Mobile team. If you are a multi-talented and experienced game designer with the ability to adapt to various forms of content or systems design and capable of taking responsibility for realizing our design philosophies in the form of epic, engaging content, then you may just be the right person. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in game design, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, outstanding people skills, boundless creativity, a strong visual aesthetic, extensive knowledge of mobile games, and a longstanding passion for playing games.   Responsibilities Create fun and broadly appealing games for mobile and tablet devices Design, implement, and iterate on innovative and compelling game experiences Relate the design vision and requirements to programmers and artists Requirements 5 or more years of game design experience, including experience as a lead designer on at least one shipped Mobile game Strong proficiency in written and verbal communication Proven track record in content and systems design Ideal candidate will be someone who has creatively owned design vision and implementation from concept to completion Ability to work creatively in a fast-paced team environment An abiding passion for creating and playing video games Pluses Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience   Experience as a manager and/or mentor Analytical skills for evaluating game designs and interpreting player data Deep understanding of the Mobile game ecosystem Considerations A cover letter is required, explaining why you would like to work at KingsIsle, what games you are currently playing and how they appeal to you as a designer Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is looking for a Senior FX Artist to help develop exciting new games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company. Responsibilities Work with the Art Director, Leads, and peers to develop VFX that are stylistically consistent and enhance the overall visual style of the project Build a wide range of FX for UI, gameplay, and in-game cinematics Create visually impactful VFX through creative use of particles, geometry, animation, sprites, and materials Optimization of VFX to ensure better performance without sacrificing quality of end product Work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast paced environment Requirements Two-year Art degree from an accredited university 5+ years experience in game industry Unity experience Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax and Photoshop Proficiency in setting up camera sequences and lighting effects Shipped at least 1 PC, console, or mobile game title Candidates must have a strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites Strong communication and problem solving skills Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned Preferences Strong drawing and conceptualization skills Camera set-up, animation, and lighting experience Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salary will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle This job is located in the Austin/Round Rock area In lieu of art samples, please provide a Portfolio link. Please provide samples of your particle FX work.
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Game Designer to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company. Responsibilities Collaborate with leadership to create fun and broadly appealing mobile games with interconnected systems Create and maintain game documentation from early feature pitches to living GDDs, including all related data Work with the team to create, test, and iterate on game levels and systems Use necessary tools to implement content and systems Stay current with industry trends and learn from the successes and failures of other games Effectively communicate your design visions and solutions to leadership and the team Requirements Candidates must have 3+ years as a Designer in the games industry Strong documentation skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong familiarity with mobile games Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree in relevant field Preferences Experience with Unity3D Experience with Confluence and Jira Experience working on a shipped Match-3 mobile title Deep understanding of Match-3 mobile games Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salaries will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle This job is located in Round Rock, Texas
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Java Software Engineer to work on web systems and mobile server applications and services in support of MMO and mobile games.   Responsibilities Absorb, digest, and articulate business objectives Work with team-mates to create unique and superior user experience for customers Design and implement web applications/services using Java, Hibernate, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, and Regular Expressions Practice aggressive testing methodologies to ensure excellent product quality Seek, adjudicate, and effect proper defect resolutions Practice conscientious documentation Requirements 4 year Technical (CS, Engineering) Degree Java development - 2+ years Servlets/JSP - 1+ years Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC) - 1+ years Databases/SQL - 2+ years Web applications and web systems design/architecture - 1+ years Web development - 3+ years HTML/XHTML - 3+ years Object oriented design - 2+ years Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills Preferences Tapestry, Hibernate, or other Java "community" toolkits AJAX/JavaScript programming Web Services/SOA/SCA Use of patterns in development High volume web site development Multiplayer web-based game development and delivery Windows and Linux deployment experience Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salary will be commensurate with experience Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Game Designer to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company. Responsibilities Collaborate with leadership to create fun and broadly appealing mobile games with interconnected systems Create and maintain game documentation from early feature pitches to living GDDs, including all related data Work with the team to create, test, and iterate on game levels and systems Use necessary tools to implement content and systems Stay current with industry trends and learn from the successes and failures of other games Effectively communicate your design visions and solutions to leadership and the team Requirements Candidates must have 5+ years as a Designer in the games industry Strong documentation skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong familiarity with mobile games Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree in relevant field Preferences Experience with Unity3D Experience with Confluence and Jira Experience working on a shipped Match-3 mobile title Deep understanding of Match-3 mobile games Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salaries will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Game Designer to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company. Responsibilities Collaborate with leadership to create fun and broadly appealing mobile games with interconnected systems Create and maintain game documentation from early feature pitches to living GDDs, including all related data Work with the team to create, test, and iterate on game levels and systems Use necessary tools to implement content and systems Stay current with industry trends and learn from the successes and failures of other games Effectively communicate your design visions and solutions to leadership and the team Requirements Candidates must have 1+ years as a Designer in the games industry Strong documentation skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong familiarity with mobile games Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree in relevant field Preferences Experience with Unity3D Experience with Confluence and Jira Experience working on a shipped Match-3 mobile title Deep understanding of Match-3 mobile games Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salaries will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
Kingsisle Entertainment
25 Apr, 2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Character Artist to work on exciting and innovative mobile games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.   Responsibilities Work with Art Director/Lead to establish and maintain games' visual direction Collaborate with concept artists and art director to create high quality game assets that meet the desired specifications and functionality Ensure consistency and quality of own work Work with art team in technical/aesthetic problem-solving effort Create high quality art that is also focused on performance Be self-sufficient while working in a diverse, creative, and fast-paced environment Create models, textures, and other assets for in-game and marketing use Proactive communication with all departments: Art, Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Production Requirements Two year art degree 5+ years of game industry experience as a character artist on at least one shipped title Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop and 3DSMax Experience in high and low poly modeling and texturing Solid understanding of rigging and articulation and how it influences models deformation Strong hand painting and UV layout skills Comprehensive knowledge of color theory, anatomy, and structure/silhouette Good communication and problem solving skills Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned Preferences Concept drawing ability Technical art ability Experience creating / manipulating complex character rigs Experience creating / refining 3D model skin weights Experience working on mobile projects Experience with Unity Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salary will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.  
Kingsisle Entertainment Round Rock, TX, USA
28 Feb, 2018
Full time
Lead QA Tester (Mobile Games)    Location:  Austin/Round Rock, Texas   KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a QA Lead to work on Mobile Video Game development. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.Responsibilities Responsibilities   Develop comprehensive test plans and detailed test cases from documented game requirements Create detailed tracking reports to track errors and resolutions Oversee a group of QA Testers Communicate frequently with production and development to ensure smooth workflow Requirements 3+ years of game QA experience 2+ years of Mobile experience Experience leading a team of testers Experience with automated testing Technical understanding of development process and key components to facilitate defect detection and reporting Knowledge of and experience with full-cycle software development and testing methodology Experience in Client/Server Software Quality Assurance Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment or as an individual contributor Bachelor’s degree Preferences Prior experience working at a company developing MMO games Experience working with international teams and product localization Prior experience with console game development Experience with shipping game titles Knowledge of database reporting techniques Experience working with 3rd party vendors and contractors Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Pay rate will be commensurate with experience Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
Kingsisle Entertainment Round Rock, TX, USA
28 Feb, 2018
Full time
Senior Character Artist (Mobile Games)    Location:  Austin/Round Rock, Texas   KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Character Artist to work on exciting and innovative mobile games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.   Responsibilities   Work with Art Director/Lead to establish and maintain games' visual direction Collaborate with concept artists and art director to create high quality game assets that meet the desired specifications and functionality Ensure consistency and quality of own work Work with art team in technical/aesthetic problem-solving effort Create high quality art that is also focused on performance Be self-sufficient while working in a diverse, creative, and fast-paced environment Create models, textures, and other assets for in-game and marketing use Proactive communication with all departments: Art, Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Production Requirements Two year art degree 5+ years of game industry experience as a character artist on at least one shipped title Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop and 3DSMax Experience in high and low poly modeling and texturing Solid understanding of rigging and articulation and how it influences models deformation Strong hand painting and UV layout skills Comprehensive knowledge of color theory, anatomy, and structure/silhouette Good communication and problem solving skills Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned Preferences Concept drawing ability Technical art ability Experience creating / manipulating complex character rigs Experience creating / refining 3D model skin weights Experience working on mobile projects Experience with Unity Considerations Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format Salary will be commensurate with experience Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.