Tuesday, 14 February 2017

HIRING: Game Developer

The Job: Tiny Titan Studios is hiring an energetic, detail-oriented, dedicated and intelligent individual to join our team as a Game Developer. Do you live to code? Is making games your passion? Are you a programmer extraordinaire? YOU might be the next Titan!

As a Titan Developer, your duties would include:

  • Writing and maintaining reliable, reusable code for a variety of projects
  • Ensuring excellence in network performance and reliability for multiplayer projects
  • Participating in planning sessions and assessing code requirements for development sprints
  • Completing code reviews for peers on the programming team to ensure code quality
  • Documenting code standards and practices for reference by team members and management
  • Concepting and developing tools to streamline development processes for teams from multiple disciplines

The Requirements: Our ideal candidate would meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible to work in Ontario, Canada
  • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in a programming role
  • Adept at C/C++/C# programming languages
  • Shipped at least two (2) mobile titles on iOS and Android platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with Unity
  • Multiplayer game architecture experience with solid understanding of network protocols, client/server and peer-to-peer architecture
  • Demonstratable 3D math and graphics programming skills
  • Deep low-level knowledge of CPU and RAM functionality, optimizations, CPU pipeline, registers, intrinsics, cache lines, locality of reference and data-oriented design
  • Experience with Agile game development pipelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for video games, particularly retro and mobile gaming
  • Bonus Points: Front-end and back-end network coding experience
  • Bonus Points: Experience with Steam Greenlight process and integration with Steam SDK
Please note that our successful candidate will be required to work on-site at our offices.

Who We Are: We're Tiny Titan Studios, the maker of hit mobile games like Tiny Rails and Dash Quest. We like playing games, but we love making them! Our mission is to make fun, high-quality, retro-inspired games - our last four releases have been featured as Best New Games on the App Store. We have a great office space in downtown London, Ontario, Canada and we're dedicated to making it and exciting and awesome place to come to work each day.

Find out more about us and our games here:


The Perks: What's awesome about being a Titan? All of this stuff and more!
  • Competitive salary, to be negotiated with potential candidate
  • Benefits packages and incentive-based bonuses
  • Networking events and social outings in one of southwestern Ontario's biggest game dev hubs
  • An exciting office space featuring a full kitchen, gaming facilities and more, located in the heart of downtown
  • A tight-knit, friendly team and a totally awesome office dog/mascot
    Does this sound like your kind of opportunity? We would be delighted to hear from you! Please email jobs@tinytitanstudios.com with a link to your art samples or portfolio. Please note that Tiny Titan will only be contacting potential candidates from our pool of applications.

    Thursday, 2 February 2017

    Tiny Rails Update 1.1.0: European Vacation

    Greetings from Titan HQ to all of our players, new and old. We've got a few happenings in Titanland to report on, so let's get to it!

    PAX South

    Tiny Titan CEO Jeff Evans and Producer Glenn Stanway recently returned from the home of the Alamo, San Antonio, TX, after a mission to Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) South. This is the youngest of the North American PAX shows, but it was absolutely HUGE, and the guys got a chance to see plenty of interesting games and talk to lots of fascinating people across the industry. They didn't manage to play the very much in-demand demos for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Resident Evil VII, but they did manage to experience breakfast tacos for the first time. Overall, they'd say it's a win.

    There was a big Canadian indie presence at this year's show, and Tiny Titan is looking forward to taking part in similar promotional missions with our peers in the near future. Thanks to all of the game devs, media representatives and players we met over the weekend for their interest in and support of what we do!

    Tiny Rails on Steam Greenlight

    While we're on the subject of thanks, we're immensely grateful to everyone who supported our recent Greenlight campaign for Tiny Rails. If you haven't heard the news, we're excited to report that the game was greenlit on Day 8 of our campaign with an approval rating of over 65%. We're thrilled with the response and we're making plans for updated designs and release schedules for the game.

    We couldn't have done it without all of the tweets, shares and votes from our amazing community. Sincerely, from us to you: thank you!

    Tiny Rails Update 1.1.0

    Last and most certainly not least, as of this writing, Tiny Rails update 1.1.0 is now available for Android and iOS! This update brings several new things to the Apple version of the game, but here's a summary of the latest things to be added:

    • EUROPE! Traverse the Transatlantic Tunnel and explore four new areas in Europe, with new quests, characters, moments, cars, engines and more. Players will need to complete portions of Chapter 8 to access the new areas and quests;
    • An updated Trainiary now features filters to sort your cars, an improved user interface and refreshed look, and the ability to buy duplicates of cars you've already discovered;
    • A new Manual Depart Mode can be toggled from the options menu, allowing you to force your train to remain at stations until you choose to depart;
    • Critical bug fixes for issues causing players to become trapped between stations and a fix for speed boost becoming locked with an increasing speed multiplier
    We're continuing to work on a couple of additions to come next week, after which we'll be spending some time to optimize the game, try to contend with a couple of tenacious bugs and generally try to improve stability and performance.

    Thank you as always for your support, everyone! We'll chat again soon.