What are Live Operations (Live-Ops)? A Live-Op is a feature added to the game, over and above what is presented to players as part of the standard content, that presents extra challenges for the player, and at the same time offers rewards when specific progress milestones are achieved. They are usually activated at specific times, … Continue reading Real-time Live Operations activity tracking using Corcyra
By Åsa Bredin, FVP Technology and Jacques Erasmus, CIO Every month, more than 270 million people around the world play a King game. Our mission – which we share with our parent company Activision Blizzard – is to bring those players moments of magic in their everyday life. We believe it is a harmony of … Continue reading King collaborates with Google Cloud for next-generation analytics and machine learning
Elena – QA Analyst What attracted you to King in the first place? The games. King’s games are truly for everyone. For people of all ages all around the world. My 80-year-old Russian grandma plays Candy Crush. Isn’t it amazing? During my interview process, I got to talk to six different people from different departments … Continue reading New Beginnings at King
Maryna – Senior Game Designer at King I am from Ukraine. Somehow people there still believe that games are for boys! So I didn’t get any consoles for my birthdays as you can imagine. I got my first PC when I was 17. And from then on my gaming experience started. My favourite game became … Continue reading Women@King: Skilled and Professional
On the 19th – 20th July we hosted another fantastic two-day hackathon at our Barcelona office filled with innovation and genius! We saw a wide range of great ideas yet again from our Kingsters on how to improve the way we work using software and internal tools as well as some that were just meant … Continue reading Demo Time: The King Hackathon
At King, we have many interns who are learning all about our amazing Kingdom but more importantly who are building an exciting career with us. Below are just some experiences of the many interns we have throughout our worldwide offices. Lisa-bel – Technical Artist Intern How did you apply or hear about the job role you … Continue reading How is Interning at King: 7 Interns Speak
Over the second weekend of June 2018, 160 Jammers formed 32 teams to take part in the King GameJam and make sweet games! Kingsters from London, Stockholm and Barcelona supported GameJame 2018 The King GameJam is a game design event for the games community and this year we went global! Instead of hosting in just … Continue reading Three times the fun at this year’s GameJam!
On the 17th & 18th of May 2018, we held another amazing and innovative two-day King Hackathon. Every two months, we coordinate different offices, in different locations to form collaborative Hackathon teams, to work on innovative software ideas and improvements that they wouldn’t have time to do in their normal daily-routines at King. Here’s an … Continue reading Tech Hackathons at King: 48 Hours of Innovation & Fun Times!
At King we make use of Unity in a lot of prototyping projects. Over the last few weeks I have been working in a team building a prototype to take through the greenlight process. This is the process a game goes through at King when it is trying to get the backing to move into … Continue reading Showing particles in a screen-space overlay canvas