The fact that the new Windows Phone has Xbox Live integration was apparently not enough proof that Microsoft wants to push gaming on their mobile platform. Their latest job post is asking for a skilled coder to join their MGS (Mobile Games Studio) “to deliver games and entertainment so good that people will want them always with them, on a service that makes them social, connected and relevant anywhere their life goes”. “the studio will develop showcase internal mobile games and entertainment experiences, while acting as the technical hub and spearhead for mobile game technology.”
They looking for anyone who fits the qualifications to apply, and passion for gaming is a must. It will be exciting to see what developments come out of this project as Windows Phone 7 is popular enough right now to rival most smart phones and it hasn’t even been released yet. I am hoping for something a little more than shopping list apps and tetris rip-offs.
If you were curious but did not feel like looking through the jobs description, then here is the qualifications:
“Successful candidates will have 6+ years of development experience and 2+ years of experience with web services. Strong coding skills are a must, and experience with Xbox Live, C#, and cloud computing frameworks is highly desired. The position may also involve working with some external development partners, so good cross-group skills and occasional travel are also required.”
What kind of games and software are you hoping for?