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Ready At Dawn Studios Overview

Irvine, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Sports & Recreation
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Ready At Dawn Studios® was founded in 2003 by senior members of Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® and set a new standard for PSP® games with its multi-million selling, Game of The Year award winning titles Daxter™ and God of ... Read more

Mission: Ready At Dawn® is a game development studio with a single mission: making fun games a lot of people want to play.

Ready At Dawn Studios Reviews

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    "Not a fun place to make games."

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    Former Employee - Artist in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Artist in Irvine, CA (US)
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    I worked at Ready At Dawn Studios full-time (Less than a year)


    There are a lot great people at Ready at Dawn. Snacks and coffee are plentiful. They make really pretty looking games.


    There are also a lot of difficult people at Ready at Dawn that seems to take all the fun out of making games. There are folks there that have been there for 7-10 years and they don't have interest in collaborating with the new employees. Meetings are constant and overbearing and decisions aren't made quickly. This is why you see so many reviews here on long hours and crunch. They wait till the last minute to decide on something and we have to pay for it in long hours. I've worked at 5 gaming companies and this one was definitely the worst. While they came up with a cool game, it was shame how miserable the journey was.

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Ready At Dawn Studios Photos

Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Ready At Dawn Through the Years
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Team Meetings are held inside our screening room.
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Dev desks
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Large studio kitchen, free snacks and drinks!
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: 4-player arcade cabinet, missing from photo is a ping pong table
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Workstations + Main company kitchen/arcade
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Ready At Dawn Studios Interviews



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    3D Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ready At Dawn Studios (Irvine, CA (US)) in February 2012.


    You must first send in a portfolio/resume. After they review that they will do a phone interview followed up with sending you an art test. Unlike most studios you aren't given very little time to complete it (most tests given are with 7-10 day deadlines) and can spend the time required to perfect it.
    If you pass that they will have an in studio interview with you can drive to or if you are too far away they will offer to fly you out. They show you around the studio and make sure you are what they are looking for, it is pretty relaxed.
    Normally you will get an offer that you have 2 weeks to accept when leaving from the onsite interview.

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