We believe that by successfully creating and selling our own content we reach a stronger understanding of the game creation process, and we’ve begun to apply this thinking to other exciting opportunities as well. Our latest mobile release, Evertale, features over hundreds monsters to catch, evolve, and combine, and became the #1 paid mobile game worldwide.
ZigZa has just recently launched a smash hit mobile game called Evertale. Evertale has reached top slots in the paid app store in many countries and is currently doing very well in the USA, China, Japan and Europe
We use large amounts of data and market testing to decide what to make and how to make it. We avoid taking guesses as to what will make a game successful.
We are gamers and developers and our work atmosphere reflects this.
ZigZa has a history of launching JRPG mobile games that are profitable in the first month after launching. We have over a decade of game making experience.
Though our company's primary language is English, we are a diverse and multi cultural workplace with opportunities to travel to Japan.
Our engineering department has a flat organization structure with minimal management positions. Engineers are encouraged to provide input into the development process from start to finish. The design process for Evertale started with identifying core improvements and structural changes to our previous game (Neomonsters).
In parallel to this, the Japanese side of the team began brainstorming and creating shared documents specifying the overall game design plan. Over time, the development team and the content team solidified which features made the most sense and we narrowed down the exact feature set to have ready for launch.
Our client team uses Perforce for version control and our server team uses Git. We have separate tracks for development staging and release. All interactions require single sign in authentication via LDAP.
Our servers handle repeated requests from tens of thousands of unique users every day requiring a large optimized server cluster.
We put a lot of thought into how we can secure our titles against cheating and other manipulations.
Maintain, grow and optimize Evertale's web infrastructure.
Create new APIs to allow future features planned for Evertale.
Create infrastructure and enhance the API for new titles already underway.
We are gamers who like to make games. We value independent thought and ideas and strive to make the best decisions, even if that means having to pivot direction.
ZigZa offers 17 vacation days and 10 company holidays. More with increased tenure.
Snacks and beverages
Periodic expenses covered trips to Japan
Case by case
Full medical and dental and vision
Annual board game days during the workday and regular gaming at lunch during non crunch times.
Not encouraged but can be used from time to time.
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