Tuesday, 26 March 2013

AAA Studio: Company analysis

AAA Studio:Irrational Games

Irrational Games was founded in 1997 by three former employees of another studio called Looking glass studios. In 2006 Take-Two Interactive announced that they had purchased Irrational and plan to publish their games on the 2K games label. Currently the Main studio is situated just outside Boston in the USA. 

Irrational have worked on many games but the most successful is the Bioshock Franchise. 

-Swat 4
-Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich
-Tribes: Vengeance
-Freedom force
-System shock 2
-Bioshock Infinite

There latest and most anticipated Release Bioshock Infinite takes place in a steampunk city of Columbia, a floating city. The game is an intense 1st person shooter that combines rich narrative and storytelling with unique and interesting mechanics. 

Company attitude
Although Irrational games is a large, successful and very professional game studio the company likes to showcase their employees and takes into account their achievements. They have a section on there website dedicated to featuring employees that work at the company. 

As a successful company they are also always on the lookout for new talent, here is a quote from their jobs page “We will seriously consider your application even if we don’t have a specific vacancy in your area of expertise listed” This shows that they understand that it’s the employees talent that truly makes their games what they are. 

Here is another quote to show a little more of what he company is about,
“Irrational Games offers generous salary packages and relocation within the US or internationally. So if you’re interested in working at a studio that is at the cutting edge of the industry, that makes awesome games, and that fosters creativity and a sense of fun, then Irrational Games may just be the place for you!”

Gamefront.com (2013) Irrational games announces vita Bioshock project. Retrieved from http://cdn2.gamefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/irrationallogo.jpg?cda6c1
Ethungup.com (2013) Bioshock infinite. Retrieved from http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lEqtyY3aoC8/UQYocLASGWI/AAAAAAAARs4/S42wp7gx4mE/s1600/bioshock_infinite_2.jpg
Irrationalgames.com (2013) Retrieved from http://irrationalgames.com/studio/careers-at-irrational/

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