Successful Gaming Company in San Mateo County is looking for game testers. Candidates will be playing a video game on Nintendo Wii all day[Ã¢â‚¬Â¦]
This is from a job posting at Monster.
The successful gaming company can either be Blizzard which has a development team in San Mateo County or it could be Slipgate Ironworks which is based there. This is interesting, very interesting.
If it is Blizzard, could they be working on StarCraft: Ghost? This game was supposed to come out three or four years ago, but was constantly delayed and then cancelled March last year. I know many a fan of StarCraft had screamed that not only was there not to be a PC version, the game wasn’t going to be an real-time strategy either. Instead it was going to be an action/stealth game. I always thought the videos looked awesome. The thing that makes me doubt this is that the story was turned into a book which usually the game is deceased. That’s too bad because I assume porting it to the Wii’s graphics would not have taken much effort and that could have possibly saved some of Blizzard’s investments.
Or it could be Slipate Ironworks, a John Romero founded company currently developing a MMO. You might think, who is John Romero? Well he is behind games like Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and many more. Now you might think MMO? Some may remember the talk that got started about a Wii based MMO after Reggie Fils-Aime said:
The Wii certainly has enough power to drive an MMO and make it totally interactive. Are we as a first party looking at it? Not so far, but are we encouraging other developers to look into this? Absolutely. We believe with the nunchuck and the Wii remote it could be a fantastic MMO. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing from a pure MMO standpoint in the pipeline but I have spoken with a handful of developers and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re intrigued with.
Now John Romero did say the MMO was to be PC based, but who says he isn’t intrigued by the Wii? No one knows anything about this project, but assuming they are still on course, we should find out more this year. There is a lot of money in this and it is the most secret thing he has ever worked on, so let’s just hope it really is as amazing and different as he says, maybe I’d play a MMO as well then.
As a last option, as stated in the source, there is a smaller company that develops casual games in that area, but I couldn’t find it.
Whichever way it goes, I know one thing for sure, I’d take that job testing the game if I lived there.