Meet Ntreev Soft, developer of free to play horse race MMO Project Alicia. Project Alice is not only a racing MMO, it’s also an action and simulation MMO. Players can ride freely in the fields and command their mount to do many different tricks/skills. Also players are able to fight on horsebacks like in the Zelda games. If you like virtual pets, you can also raise your horses any way you want in the game.
Interactive Selection has been tasked to recruit a Managing Director for a US MMO Publisher to be based in Lorea. We are searching for a smart, passionate, business minded Managing Director for our client’s Korean Office. You would be responsible for developing the business in Korea, setting up the company culture within the Korean offices, leading and growing the Korean team and managing financial and physical resources. Full spec at http://www.jobsdbase.net/job_details.asp?ID=5476 If you know of anyone who would be interested, please ask them to make contact with David Smith at Interactive Selection. Closing date for interest is 8 April 2011.
Contact KOREA from KOTRA is a global talent facilitator that promotes international competitiveness by offering one-stop service that seeks professionals, matches them with appropriate companies and helps them settle in Korea. As of the end of 2009, there are over 30,000 global professionals, ranging from engineers to researchers and scientists, working for domestic corporations in South Korea. The demands for global talent in Korean companies increases constantly every year. Within a year of its establishment, Contact KOREA has arranged for over 260 individuals to find competitive jobs at more than 120 Korean companies and institutions by using one-on-one service for Korean employers and foreign professionals. If you want to work for a games company in Korea, Interactive Selection should be your first choice. You can contact Interactive by mail on koreajobs at interactiveselection dot com.
Interactive Selection have several job opportunities for international developers to work in Seoul, Korea. Please see full job specifications in our Jobs Database or contact David Smith for further information on jobs AT interactiveselection Dot Com
Its no secret that many teenagers around the world are addicted to computer games. But in South Korea the lure of cyberspace has reached a new level. A third of the population is hooked on computer games, with some playing for around ten hours each day, or even more. Watch the TV report on the popularity of Online Gaming fron Russia Today.
Can you think of 2 more prestigious institutions than the BBC and Edge Magazine? David Smith, MD of Interactive Selection, found himself live in front of BBC News anchors Simon McCoy and Carrie Gracie at 10.43 on September 21st for an interview about the games industry and the topic of start ups and jobs. For a full 3 minutes he fielded questions on the state of the games industry today, how it may fare providing new jobs moving forward and how the unemployed may want to find a job within computer games. For a more detailed report see the Games Job Blog.
On September 21st Edge Magazine’s feature Get into Games 2010 was published and David Smith again found himself the firts external recruiter to be interviewed in the history of Edge Magazine. You can click through to the full report: Get Into Games 2010: David Smith, Interactive Selection
2 questions about the role of the modern recruiter from the Edge interview are repeated here:
Edge: Thanks to things like forums, modding and trade shows, the game industry gets closer to its audience by the year. How does that affect the job of the recruiter?
David: You haven’t mentioned social networking, which is probably a bigger influence than the other three. Sites like LinkedIn are a godsend for internal recruiters in particular, as well as for people with their own LinkedIn profile who want to talk directly to employers. But in terms of the role of the recruiter – and yes, it’s changing all the time – I’d say that recruiters these days are much less a necessary middleman than a necessary guide or confidante, or even a trusted professional advisor. That can be for employers as well, not just jobseekers. We offer that extra bit of expertise in what is a very fast and changing market.
Edge: But aren’t developers trying to step into that mentor role themselves to an extent?
David: The difference between that and a jobseeker talking to a recruiter is that developers only have the one job to offer, which is with their particular company. Recruiters are paid to have a knowledge of the overall market and don’t just offer a portfolio of potential jobs – they can also talk to jobseekers on a job-by-job basis. If you’ve got a job with Quantic Dream, they’re not going to offer you a job at Ubisoft down the road – they’re interested in their immediate needs, so they’re never going to be able to offer the advice that we give, which is really to look after people over their whole career.
Trust Interactive Selection for your recruiting needs in Korea.
South Korea is home to 50 million people and is the world’s 13th largest economy. The EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement will liberalise goods tariffs and open up new business opportunities in areas including services, public procurement, intellectual property and sustainable development – and analysis suggests the UK could benefit by up to £500m. A new report “South Korea – Open for Business” produced by UK Trade & Investment lists 100 opportunities for UK companies in South Korea. 2 of the 100 projects relate to games. #58 talks about the joint development of gaming projects in Korea and the opportunity to jointly undertake R& D to provide expertise and technology and services. Reference is made to UK companies making training tools in healthcare, education, the military and teaching. Opportunity #59 talks about the South Korean skill base that can help develop gaming technolgu in the UK with a suggestion that South Korean labour can travel to the UK to work in the software and gaming sectors. Interactive Selection was present at the launch of this government initiative with David Smith listening to presentations from Sir David Wright – Chair of the Korean British Business Council, Richard Lambert, CBI Director-General and Choo Kyu-ho, Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Only Interactive Selection has the experience in providing staff to Korean companies and bring Korean developers to the UK and Europe.
The Korea-EU free trade agreement is now the biggest trade deal that the country has ever concluded. For the European Union, the largest foreign investor in Korea, this is the first major trade deal with an Asian country. Trade negotiators from Korea and the EU traveled a long and bumpy road before reaching this final agreement.