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Realtime World promises to pay overtime

Tuesday, 7th April 2009 13:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Want to work? Want to get paid for doing the work? Want to live in Dundee? You should probably look at the press release after the break.

Realtime Worlds is ensuring job applicants they’ll be paid overtime if they take the Scottish plunge.

“The games industry has long depended on getting excessive amounts of free overtime out of its developers, which in the long run just serves to drive them to another field. We want to ensure that Realtime Worlds is always very attractive – both creatively and financially – to our staff, and offering paid overtime is only fair when products of the standards we demand require more effort than is sometimes possible 9-5,” said HR boss John Duthie.

The firm currently has more than 40 jobs listed on its site. Apply. You’ll be given some money if you win.

For Immediate Release:

REALTIME WORLDS PAYS OVERTIME!

Company rewards the best staff with the best benefits package

DUNDEE, Scotland – April 7, 2009 – Realtime Worlds, the leading independent video game developer, announced today that is now offering paid overtime to its developers. This is on top of one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry which includes profit sharing, share options, flexitime, private medical insurance, life insurance, pension package, income protection, carers and emergency leave, relocation assistance, childcare voucher scheme, and discounts on personal computers and bikes.

“The games industry has long depended on getting excessive amounts of free overtime out of its developers, which in the long run just serves to drive them to another field. We want to ensure that Realtime Worlds is always very attractive – both creatively and financially – to our staff, and offering paid overtime is only fair when products of the standards we demand require more effort than is sometimes possible 9-5”, explained John Duthie, Head of HR.

Duthie adds “Whilst, like the rest of the industry, we’re lucky enough to have a number of individuals who are happy working crazy hours just for the pride in the games they’re creating, it’s gone down well being able to reward that more directly. And for those with families, knowing the overtime often required to finish games will be paid for means it’s a lot more palatable at home.”

Realtime Worlds currently has over 40 vacancies, listed at www.realtimeworlds.com

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  1. scuz

    got a mate who works there. loves it

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Zarckan

    Got a few mates that work there, they too love it

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Shatner

    They have a great reputation as employers.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Thamer

    waiting for APB hope the team can deliver the game for both PC and 360…

    I think we will see the game in action this E3 with a date for this year..

    #4 5 years ago
  5. contender

    oh deary me, I have a shed load of mates that work there, they hate it.

    see -http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2860346

    Understanding that games developers need to make *actual* games, good management and recognition for your effort should is paramount.

    #5 5 years ago