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Bringing life back to Lee

When Lee lost the ability to use his games controller because of spinal muscular atrophy, he lost a major part of his life. But here he is rocking GTA V. Special Effect worked with him (after he found out about them via their Vice President Miles Jacobsen and a charity advertising board in Football Manager 2013) to find a customised equipment setup that works for his own individual abilities, and now he’s back in the game.


This is a very rare opportunity for a Senior Tools Programmer to join one of the industries key AAA Studios in the wonderful city of New York.

As a senior member of the team you will have the chance to work on some of the best tech’ in the videogame industry. The whole team (and company) is built around incredibly talented individuals who work on the most anticipated AAA titles.

This studio is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join the main tech team, working on a very exciting and unique AAA franchise on both current and next gen platforms.

Experience needed:

– Minimum of 3+ years of experience in the games industry in a similar role.
– Strong C/C++ & Python skills.
– Working knowledge from win32 programming.

I could say much more – so contact me for a more detailed spec’ as this is a VERY exciting opportunity.

*For more details or to apply please email**

Joshua Lea
MPG Universal
Twitter: @MPGmedia

**Please note, all communications are in the strictest of confidence and your details will never be shared with a 3rd party without your prior consent**

Director, Licensing and Business Development **MULTI AWARD WINNING DEVELOPER**

A UK based, long running, multi-award winning developer with a track record of creating some of the world’s best-selling products are looking to appoint a Director of Licensing and Business Development. The ideal candidate will come from a dynamic background and have experience of negotiating. You will be responsible for securing licenses within the agreed budget parameters and develop strong key relationships, with existing and new partners. As well as this you will manage the cash flow forecasting with the finance department. Some other duties include: • Identifying income streams and negotiating the best commercial terms to generate income for this studios products and licenses. • Prospect new and unidentified opportunities • Liaise with the legal team to ensure negotiations are smooth and compliant • Overseeing the approval process to ensure games and marketing materials are approved • Provide clear reports on pipeline We request that applicants respect the fact that we are unable to discuss the exact studio or location our client is based until a full registration has been complete, however we are happy to discuss the role in more depth with you until such time.

For more information on this role, please contact Hayley on 0844 800 9995 (INTL +44 1473 833555) or email your CV to

** Regretfully at this time we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the EU already secured **   As much as we would love to reply to everyone, sometimes this is not possible purely because of the high number of applications we receive. But we appreciate every single application and thank you for your interest in working through MPG Universal

***AAA NEXT GEN GAMES STUDIO*** looking for AAA Network Programmer… Apply within!

Job Title: Network Programmer
Location: Europe
Salary: Best in the games industry!
Job Type: Permanent
Platforms: Next-Gen

Our client is looking for a keen Network Programmer to design & create the in-game networking architecture for our brand new next-gen game. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for creating the architecture to reliably sustain connections to all peers in the game and across the internet.

You will also be working on:

– Creating systems to detect and cope with network issues.
– Building a framework to make it easy for game programmers to make game mechanics replicate to other clients.
– Creating algorithms to reduce or hide lag.
– Working with backend engineers (Java) to integrate features in the game client.


– Commercially experienced C++ programmer.
– Already working within the games industry.
– Working knowledge of network programming.

**For more details or to apply (before I do!!), email**

George Bray| Head of Technology Global Games Recruitment
MPG Universal
Direct Line: 0844 800 9995
Twitter: @MPGTechnical

**Please note, all communications are in the strictest of confidence and your details will never be shared with a 3rd party without your prior consent**

Contract Network Programmer wanted to **WORK ON THE BEST ORIGINAL MOBILE IP ** at a major UK mobile studio!

Job Title: Network Programmer Location: North of England (On site) Salary: DOE (very competitive) Job Type: Six months contract Platforms: Mobile

MPG Universal are delighted to be working in close collaboration with one of the most talked about studios of the moment with their entire recruitment campaign.

A truly dynamic, innovative studio – that’s all about having fun whilst making absolutely superb games. An environment where your opinion will be listened to, and one where team values are of paramount importance.

This isn’t your mundane start-up, this studio consists of experienced & proven industry veterans who all have a large number of releases to their name. If you want to bring high quality, high depth console quality titles to the exciting and rapidly growing mobile industry, on iOS and Android, then get in touch!

This client is currently looking to recruit a Network Programmer on a six months contract basis housed within their studio based in the heart of northern England (UK).

The role would be ideal for an experienced Network Programmer who is able to turn his or her hand to a variety of high-level programming tasks.

Essential requirements:

• Strong experience working with low-level network libraries • Excellent C++ programming experience • Experience with client/server systems • Mobile development experience. •  It would be beneficial to have knowledge of Web technologies: LAMP stack & Javascript.

Key Attributes:

• Ability to deliver high quality, robust code to a realistic & agreed schedule. • Passion for games •      Several years in a similar role.

**For more details or to apply, email**

**Please note: Do not apply for this role if you are unable to work in-house for the entire duration of the contract. Regretfully due to the urgent nature of this hire – we can only accept applications from those who have the right to work in the EU/UK already secured**

George Bray| Head of Technology Global Games Recruitment MPG Universal Direct Line: 0844 800 9995 Email: LinkedIn:ブレイ・ジョージ/61/495/b80/ Twitter: @MPGTechnical

**Please note, all communications are in the strictest of confidence and your details will never be shared with a 3rd party without your prior consent**