Amazon job post suggests more first-party game teams on the way, lists Unity, Crytek & Unreal experience

By Dave Cook, Monday, 24 March 2014 10:45 GMT

Amazon has posted a job listing for a senior software engineer, following its acquisition of Killer Instinct studio Double Helix Games. The post drops a mention of “future teams,” suggesting the retailer’s development strategy spans beyond Double Helix.

It follows reports on the long-rumoured Amazon console, which is believed to be a dongle of some kind, due to release in April. It is said to offer full game streaming.

You’ll find the Amazon job advert through the link. it reads, “Amazon Game Studios and Double Helix games are passionate about building highly creative, exciting, and innovative entertainment for avid video game players. Combining a startup atmosphere with the ambition to build cutting-edge technology, our game teams are looking for a passionate engineer who wants to move fast, have fun, and make a big impact on the game industry.

“As a Software Development Engineer developing tools and technology, you will be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with designers and gameplay programmers on new tools for our existing and future game teams. We are looking for an engineer that is passionate about improving the lives of game developers, enabling them to quickly and easily create game experiences they never have before.”

The post also lists, “Unity, Unreal, CryEngine or other 3D game engine development experience,” as desired skills.

Via CVG.

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