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Are you an industry thought leader with a strong network in mobile, cloud, or web and the ability to build new business? Fed up with endless meetings, stifling bureaucracy, and caps on your potential? Explore a unique opportunity to drive your own future as Sourcebits Studio Director.
Sourcebits Studios are discrete practice groups with focus in specific areas from Mobile Enterprise Applications to Web Gaming. Each is headed by a highly qualified Studio Director who is responsible for driving their Studio’s projects from initial client engagement to final delivery.
Studio Directors are industry leaders in mobile, cloud, and UX design—from the former CEO of the world’s largest open-source mobile platform, to an Apple Design Award winner.
As a Director you’ll share completely in the success of your studio, and have full authority to run it as your own business unit—with unlimited potential. At the same time, you’ll have access to all of the resources Sourcebits provides as a global company backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. Sourcebits gives an unprecedented level of support and trust to Studio Directors, and Directors return that trust by delivering spectacular service and results for their clients.
You’ll work with amazing people throughout the company who care as deeply about the success of your clients’ projects as you do. Because Studios work together, clients have access to the best minds in mobile, web, and cloud development across multiple platforms and disciplines. At the core of Sourcebits Studios you’ll find more than 400 Sourcebits employees, each whom bring their extreme passion and focus to client projects across a wide range of talents and skills.
We’re looking for a few people who share that passion and focus and can back it up with a track record of success. If you think you have what it takes to lead your own Studio, get in touch below to learn more.
Sourcebits has been active in all the major online game development trends and technologies since 2006, working on literally hundreds of web-based games.
At the Forefront of Web Gaming
In the late 90s most web games were limited to board games, puzzles, quizzes and other simple challenges that required only the most simple user interactions.
But with advent of Flash things quickly changed. And when 3D came to Flash, Sourcebits emerged as a leader in cutting-edge Flash development. We leveraged libraries such as Papervision3D, Away3D, and Alternativa3D, developing over 30 3D games that were visually stunning and technically challenging.
When Unity 3D later brought the ﬁrst true hardware-accelerated 3D gaming to the Web, Sourcebits assembled a highly talented Unity 3D team—and continues to be a leader in Unity 3D development today. Delivering a seamless 3D gaming experience is all about performance, which is even more critical in web games. To your original game concept we'll bring our expertise in harnessing the power of Unity 3D to everything from lighting to LODGroups.
Games are more fun when they’re played with friends, and no platform has more friends than Facebook. With all those friends, if your users like your app, there’s no quicker way for your game to go viral.
But with frequent changes to development tools and privacy settings, developing games on Facebook's platform can be quite a challenge. Add to that getting the right exposure and giving your users a solid gaming experience, all this takes careful balance. Sourcebits has the experience to achieve that balance—from standout visual design and browser-based gameplay to ﬁnal delivery of a ﬂawless Facebook experience for your users.
From immersive gameplay to respecting users’ privacy, we’ll make sure your users don’t just love your app, but 'Like' it too.
The Future of Web Games
Web browsers have become dramatically more capable. Mind-blowing games now work in browsers right out of the box with no need for plugins—something unimaginable even a few years ago.
At the same time, social gaming has allowed seemingly simple concepts to grow surprisingly, suddenly viral.
With the development of HTML5, CSS3, and WebGL, and Facebook closing in on a billion uses, a new era of online gaming has dawned, and Sourcebits has become a leader in modern game development for the Social Web.
Cringo: Social Trivia
Cringo brings a beautifully detailed, engaging, and interactive social trivia experience to Facebook. Each player gets a Cringo Ticket with 9 randomly chosen numbers on it. The object is to correctly answer a trivia question, and in doing so “strike out” each of the 9 numbers more quickly than your opponent. Players score runs (as in baseball) every time they strike out a number; and there's a bonus for completing each row and for completing a ticket.
Skillful players can rise up the Cringo Leaderboard, encouraging them to complete more tickets and earn more runs.
The game is monetized via a virtual coin mechanism, with payments handled through Facebook Credits. Players can use “P-Coins” to buy new packs of trivia cards or use a lifeline like a “50/50” when they aren’t sure of an answer.
The game design takes full advantage of Facebook’s invite, sharing, publishing, and payment features, all while following best practices for privacy, notiﬁcations, and transparency.
The Plateau: “Achingly Beautiful”
The Plateau on Facebook is an exciting puzzler originally developed for touch-based input on the iPhone. Set in outer space with a soundtrack to match, this 55-level game challenges you to untangle glowing holographic orbs connected by pulsating energy lines.
Described as "achingly beautiful" by IGN, the spacescape backdrops are straight out of Carl Sagan’s imagination. The nodes and threads are clear and easy to both see and manipulate, with the front-end menu just alien enough to set the tone. IGN continues, "The Plateau is a wonderful game that serves as a perfect example of marrying a smart concept with a wonderful theme to create a sum greater than the parts.”
The Plateau was developed using Flex / ActionScript 3.0 and the Facebook API. The server side of the game was developed using PHP and MySQL.
Tangled Decals: Bringing an Interactive Gaming Experience to eCommerce
Tangled Decals creates a web shopping experience that’s so much fun users feel like they’re playing a highly interactive game. Built as an Adobe Flex Rich Internet Application, Tangled Decals lets you customize accessories like iPod cases and T-shirts before ordering them from the shop.
The design process gives users intuitive controls over color selection, graphics, and layout— all within a slick and easy to use interface that feels more like you’re playing a game than making a purchase.
Tangled Decals was developed with ActionScript 3.0 and Flex 3.
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