GameDuell in the news
- Ranking of the 35 biggest German game developers published by Gameswirtschaft.de
- Our tool tip in Making Games Magazine December 2016
- Gamasutra: First Grand Gin Rummy Tournament has started
- Office Drop In - A tour of GameDuell's Office
- GameDuell Studio Portrait on Gamesauce.biz
- Our tool tip HAXE at Making Games Magazine 04/16
- Guest article at Heise Developer about glassfish / JEE7 migration
- GameDuell joins the federal games association GAME (German)
- Belote.com organizes World Championship (French)
- The Importance of High-Quality Artwork in Mobile Games
- JAXenter Java Magazin: JEE-7-Migration im laufenden Betrieb (German)
- Q & A with our lead developer at Freie Universität Berlin (German)
- Cross-Platform Game Development with the GameDuell DuellTool
- How to get a job at Berlin casual developer GameDuell
- GameDuell hires Nintendo
- The Duell Tool is finally out there
- Under the blue sky (German only)
- Deutschlandradio Kultur on GameDuell's healthy lifestyle (German only)
- El Passion features GameDuell as one of the 10 most promising Berlin startups
- Making Games Magazine: From Core to Casual
- Berliner Morgenpost lists the most popular apps from Berlin
- Tagesspiegel about meeting of games industry with Berlin Senator of Economic Affairs (German)
- Gründerszene publishes virtual GameDuell office tour (German)
- Berliner Zeitung about the boom of creative industries (German)
- Interview Feature with our new art director on Gamasutra
- Deutsche Startups: “Als Gründer sollte man nicht an den Exit denken” (German)
- Making Games Magazine 3/2014 (German)
- Skillgaming.de Review Balloon Blast (German)
- Gamesindustry.biz about GameDuell's Casual Connect Presence
- Bloomberg TV: What Merkel's Re-Election Means to German Startups
- Die Welt: Weniger Bauchgefühl, mehr Analyse (German)
- Muensterlandzeitung.de: 18, 20, weg - Skatspiel wird 200 Jahre alt (German)
- Tagesspiegel: Das liebste Spiel der Deutschen (German)
- Pocketgamer: Don't count on chat apps being the next big gaming platform, warns GameDuell
- GDC Europe: Michael Kalkowski talks about 120 new game positions GameDuell intends to fill this year
- GamesMarkt: GameDuell investiert in Wachstumsmärkte (German)
- Westfalenpost: Entwickler-Branche boomt - Smartphone-Spiele immer beliebter (German)
- Morgenweb: Trend zu einfachen Spielen (German)
- Gamesauce: Casual Connect Asia - GameDuell founder Michael Kalkowski talks about "What Brings Out the Best in People"
- Deutsche-Startups: "Und herzlich winkt die Queen – Hausbesuch bei GameDuell" (German)
- RBB Inforadio: "Berliner IT-Branche im Aufwind" (German)
- TV Berlin: "Politik trifft auf Online-Spiele" (German)
- Tagesspiegel: "Spielend informiert" (German)
- IHK Berlin: "Angekommen im Mittelstand? Wirtschaft und Politik zu Besuch bei erfolgreichen Berliner Start-Up Unternehmen" (German)
- Berliner Zeitung: "Außer Berlin nur noch das Ausland" (German)
- Gamesindustry.biz: "GameDuell: Langfristig komplexere Spiele schaffen" (German)
- Telecomsemea.net: "tyntec verifies GameDuell's 80m users"
- IT-Director.com: "Leading Casual Games Provider Selects tyntec For SMS Verification"
- Pandodaily.com: "GameDuell turns to tyntec for SMS-based verification of gamer identities"
- Pocketgamer.biz: "GameDuell CEO Bolik on how mobile fits into the social publisher's aggressive cross-platform plans"
- Pocketgamer.biz: "Berlin special: A snapshot of how German online game companies are successfully going mobile"
- Pockergamer.biz: "Gis a job: GameDuell kicks off mobile push with 130 new jobs"
- Siliconallee.com: "GameDuell Eyes Up Casual Gaming; Recruiting 120 New Staff"
- Gamasutra.com: "Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 - A Showcase"
- Gruenderszene.de: "Berlin 2.0: Eine Gründung ist kein Sprint, sondern ein echter Marathon" (German)
- Insidesocialgames.com: "GameDuell: Cross-platform players monetize 25% more than those on a single platform"
- Gamesindustry.biz: "HTML5: Too Good To Be True?"
| by Alina | published under GameDuell
Yesterday, we told you how life in home office is right now and what measures we are taking to bring the team closer together. Since we are probably not the only ones trying to cope with this situation as well as possible, we thought we could share our learnings from the past weeks with you. Maybe there are some suggestions that could work for you too. So today we would like to share our golden tips that we gathered for you, to have a good work-life balance and to master your job interview.
Start your day right
At the beginning of your day get yourself a hot drink, get dressed as you would for work, and when you sit down at your desk, make a list of tasks you need to complete - and then start completing them.
Create your own little office
It is not always easy but try to separate your office space from your other spaces. This will help you to get your head free after work and enjoy your leisure time. When it comes to the setup of your individual, ergonomic working space, this video describes it better than we ever could.
Take a break and breathe
Take breaks all day every day! - Just kidding, but not entirely. Taking short breaks throughout the day is important to stay fresh, refocus, and re-energize. Have a little walk or even a short training session to clear your mind. And don’t forget to eat a good meal!
Communication is key
Be aware that written language does not come with emotions, and since you got dressed in the morning and groomed yourself to feel better and get productive anyway, you can always turn on your camera and have a virtual meeting. Even if you just want to drink a coffee with your colleague, check in on them or present the business figures to your boss.
Home office and kindergarten in one
Especially small children do not understand that it is not time for holidays right now and that you have to focus from time to time. Sit down with them and slowly explain the situation, maybe even try to work out a schedule together with “do not disturb times” and “come in I have time to play times”. If you need some extra distractions for your kids, maybe they will be our next little graphic designers?
Even though video conferences are nothing new in recruiting, now they are even more indispensable and necessary to bring people together. GameDuell has implemented processes which promote candidate and team member safety. Therefore, onsite interviews are not held anymore and were switched to virtual techniques.
For many of you, it is probably not normal to present yourself to a recruiter only through the video screen. It might be scary and new at first, but let us give you some suggestions and guidelines which will help you to master the interview and show us who you really are.
Prior to the virtual interview:
- Check if a video conference is possible and sort out any problems with your recruitment partner.
- Receive all important information from your interview partner.
- Get to know more about us, our company culture, and our team. Maybe play some games on our website?
On the day of your interview:
- Dress comfortably.
- Find an ideal, well-lit, and quiet space.
- Test all needed equipment (internet connection, webcam, headset, charger …)
- Stay calm, and be yourself.
Troubleshooting during the interview:
- Reload the website and connect again if technical difficulties occur during the interview.
- Call or email your interview partner if you still have problems connecting.
After the interview:
- Play some of our games and we will get in contact with you.
Now you know how to play, head over to our open job positions.
We hope that we can all be back in our offices chatting with colleagues, meeting with our loved ones for a dance party, and simply going out of the house to have some fun soon. Until then, let's stay strong, safe, and healthy!