Game Developer Job In Montreal - Gameplay Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze, define and implement the required gameplay features;

  • Collaborate with game designers to refine gameplay features;

  • Work with game designers/level designers/animators to define the technical feasibility for each gameplay feature;

  • Help with improvements in designing and implementing new systems, or modifying existing systems;

  • Develop tools to provide efficient feature development during the production;

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent  training and working experience;

  • 3+ years of work experience in the gaming industry;

  • Must have delivered at least 1 game as a gameplay programmer on a ‘AAA’ console title;

  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or C#;

  • Experience developing tools, Engine development, or API architecture

  • Strong understanding of gameplay technologies,

  • Good knowledge of mathematics, physics, animation, artificial intelligence to implement gameplay features;

  • Experience in console development and Unity experience is a plus;

  • Must have a passion for playing and making games

  • Excellent communication skills

Omensight: Definitive Edition Out Now On Switch

Spearhead Games over in Montreal have released Omensight: Definitive Edition on Switch. Omensight was released for PlayStation 4 and PC earlier this year, and now makes its way to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

“You are the Harbinger, a powerful mystical warrior. You have witnessed the destruction of the world. In order to prevent annihilation you are destined to repeat that fateful day and solve the murder of the Godless-Priestess, whose death precipitated the apocalypse.”

You can check out the trailer, some screenshots, and press release below. Make sure to check out the game on Switch.

Montreal, Quebec - December 13, 2018 - Independent game studio Spearhead Games is happy to announce the launch of Omensight: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch™ today. The Definitive Edition includes all the content and polish added to the original game since its original launch in May on PC and Playstation 4. To celebrate this momentous occasion, you can check out the new trailer for this 3D action murder mystery game.

“I’ve been a Nintendo fan all my life and their games have inspired so much of my game designs, so releasing Omensight on the Nintendo Switch™ is like a dream come true,” said Malik Boukhira, co-founder of Spearhead Games. “Omensight: Definitive Edition was a 2 year-long journey with a crew of 15 amazing and driven people. We’ve been listening to and working on all the feedback from our community since the game’s first release and we’re now happy to bring the ultimate version of Omensight to Nintendo Switch™ owners.”

Omensight: Definitive Edition is available digitally right now on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99/16,79€.

About Omensight

When the world of Urralia nears its end, that’s when your work as The Harbinger begins. You take on the impartial, and crucial, role of both warrior and judge to rewrite the destruction of your war-sieged world by identifying characters that may have played a part in the apocalypse. By understanding the events that pushed Urralia to its tragic end, you can manipulate time and circumstance to prevent the catastrophe.

  • Use the power of Omensight to weave a new narrative, pave the way to a brighter future, and give the world of Urralia a second chance.

  • Upgrade The Harbinger’s “warp flow combat” and time-slowing spells, then unleash them against enemies to devastating effect.

  • Recruit a colorful cast of characters in your mission to unravel the events that brought about Urralia’s end - Ally with a song-slinging bard, martial-expert army captain, or a beer-swilling bear, all with varying accounts of how the world met its demise.

Assets are available to download here.

For review inquiries or codes or more information, please contact

Philip Tam - Community Manager & Game Designer - Spearhead Games

press@spearheadgames.ca

About Spearhead Games

Spearhead Games is a Montreal-based independent developer. The studio’s first title, cooperative action puzzler Tiny Brains, followed the antics of four super-powered lab animals in their quest to escape a mad scientist’s nefarious tests. In 2016, Spearhead released Stories: The Path of Destinies, which saw ex-pirate fox Reynardo come up with last-minute schemes to stop an emperor gone mad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.spearheadgames.ca

Follow Spearhead Games on TwitterFacebook and Discord.

Far Cry New Dawn Is The Next Far Cry Game

There were a few Canadian-related announcements at the Game Awards last week, one of which was the continuation of the Far Cry series. Far Cry New Dawn takes place seventeen years after a devastating nuclear doomsday and Hope County has changed in dramatic and unexpected ways.

The game is out February 15th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

UBISOFT REVEALS FAR CRY® NEW DAWN AT THE GAME AWARDS
Next Chapter of Far Cry Introduces a Spectacular Post-Apocalyptic World

LOS ANGELES — December 6, 2018 — Today at The Game Awards, Ubisoft unveiled Far Cry® New Dawn, the newest installment of the award-winning Far Cry franchise. Set in a breathtaking post-apocalyptic world, Far Cry New Dawn will release on February 15, 2019 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Players can pre-order Far Cry New Dawn now for $39.99.

Set seventeen years after a global nuclear catastrophe, Far Cry New Dawn brings players into a wildly beautiful and radically transformed Hope County, Montana. Life has begun to emerge from the chaos, but the survivors now face a new threat – the merciless Highwaymen and their leaders The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Raised in a lawless frontier, the twin sisters and their band of scavengers live only for today and have descended upon Hope County to take all available resources. To push back this devastating threat, players must help the Survivors grow stronger, craft a makeshift arsenal and form unexpected alliances to fight for survival in a dangerous new frontier.

At the Homebase, players will prepare to face off against the threat of the Highwaymen. The Homebase, called Prosperity, is the stronghold of the Survivors. Here, players can craft makeshift weapons and vehicles and train their Guns for Hire – including new and familiar faces. As players progress, they can upgrade the Homebase for more powerful weapons and gear. The Homebase is also a launchpad to Expeditions, where for the first time in Far Cry, the adventure is more than local. Set in memorable locations across the US, from wetlands to canyons and more, Expeditions drop players into unique locations where they must grab a package of valuable materials and get out, quickly.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Kiev and Ubisoft Bucharest, Far Cry New Dawn is a first-person shooter set in a completely open world. The standalone sequel to Far Cry® 5, Far Cry New Dawn thrusts players into a brilliant post-apocalyptic setting where they will encounter a dual threat – The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Players can recruit an eclectic cast of Guns and Fangs for Hire, or a Friend for Hire for co-op play, to experience unpredictable, unforgettable Far Cry Moments where anything can happen.

For more information about Far Cry New Dawn, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/farcry.usa and on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #FarCryNewDawn.

For the latest on Far Cry New Dawn and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Far Cry, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek’s original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli.

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion is Now Available

Rainbow Six’s ending Year 3 with the season ‘Operation Wind Bastion’. Ubisoft says the new season will contain two new operators, and a new map. The update is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Trailer, with tips, and press release are found below.

TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE OPERATION WIND BASTION IS NOW AVAILABLE

Discover two new Operators as well as the Moroccan mountains in the all-new Fortress map in Year 3 Season 4

Montreal — December 4th, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Operation Wind Bastion, the fourth and last season of Year 3 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege, including two new Operators and the new Fortress map, is now available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Year 3 pass owners can now play Operation Wind Bastion’s two new Operators, Nomad and Kaid. All other players will be able to unlock these Operators starting December 11th using Renown or R6 Credits. The all-new Fortress map and new content improvements are now available for free to all players.

New Content of Year 3 Season 4 Available Today

In Operation Wind Bastion, players will meet two new Operators:

  • Nomad, a Moroccan Attacker, packs quite a punch thanks to her Airjab launcher. Airjabs are sticky, proximity-triggered air blast grenades that allow Nomad to shove Operators back and throw them to the ground.

  • Kaid is a Moroccan Defender that serves as a powerful counter to hard breachers. Kaid uses his Rtila electroclaw to electrify all metallic objects in proximity: reinforced walls, barbed wire, deployable shields.

In addition, players will discover the Moroccan mountains in the new Fortress map, which functions as both a military training facility and Kaid’s home. Inspired by the iconic architecture from the southern region of Morocco, Fortress features solid rotation between floors, an accessible roof, and many dangerous lines of sight and flanking routes.

Year 3 Season 4 Major Update Implementation

In addition to this new content, Operation Wind Bastion will include a major update on the following features:

  • A redesigned in-game shop to improve the user experience. For example, the shop will feature a new full screen view for weapons, a new light theme, and the possibility for players to browse left and right within a category, among many other changes.

  • Updated throw curves to make throwable gadgets easier and more comfortable to use. All throwables now use this new curve except for the Nitro Cell, which will be classified in a different category defined as “heavy throw.”

  • An optional Area of Effect feature for Kaid and Nomad that is designed to help new players better understand the area of effect when deploying a gadget. This will only be visible for the Operator placing the gadget. This feature can be disabled in the game’s settings.

  • Finally, in addition to gameplay and technical fixes, players can expect playlist changes to the Ranked Map pool and Casual Map pool.

New Pro League Team BDU and Headgear

With Operation Wind Bastion, players can now acquire a matching BDU and Headgear to deck out a specific Operator from head to toe in support of their favorite Pro League team. 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has partnered with eleven Pro League teams to introduce revenue sharing as a model to fund the Six Invitational prize pool and to encourage the stability and growth of the Pro League scene: 30 percent of the revenue from Pro Team BDU and Headgear sales will go to the organizations that are a part of the program.

For more information on the Operation Wind Bastion season updates, please visit: http://rainbow6.com/windbastion

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Legacy of the First Blade Releases December 4th

Ubisoft is releasing the first part of its post-launch DLC for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey early next month on December 4th. Titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade the three episode arc will showcase Darius, “the legend who was first to wield the Assassin’s Hidden Blade”.

Legacy of the First Blade is featured with the games Season Pass, which will also have the story-arc ‘The Fate of Atlantis’ which will release sometime next year. Legacy of the First Blade’s first episode, Hunted, releases first with the others to follow. Trailer, screenshots, and press release found below.

ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY LEGACY OF THE FIRST BLADE, EPISODE 1, AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4

Play the First Episode of the New Episodic Post-Launch Story Arc from the Biggest and Most Ambitious Post-Launch Plan Ever for Assassin’s Creed 

Montreal — November 27, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the release dates for the episodes of the first post-launch story arc of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey, Legacy of the First Blade. The first episode, Hunted, will release December 4 across all available platforms. Throughout Hunted and the following two episodes, players will continue their grand Greek Odyssey to encounter Darius, the legend who was first to wield the Assassin’s Hidden Blade. 

As the story of Hunted unfolds, players will discover whether Darius is friend or foe, while meeting new characters, engaging in gripping naval combat, fighting new and powerful enemies, and uncovering revelations about the Assassin’s Creed universe.

Legacy of the First Blade continues to bring players’ choice to the forefront through the relationships they build with colorful characters and the decisions they make along the way. In Legacy of the First Blade, players can also customize new equipment and master new special abilities as they fight their way across Greece, engaging in visceral battles on land and on sea to continue their Odyssey and become a true hero of legend.

After Hunted releases on December 4, the second episode, Shadow Heritage, and the third episode, Bloodline, will complete the first story arc early 2019 on all platforms. 

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and the launch of Legacy of the First Blade is just the beginning for players who wish to progress further with new content in Ancient Greece. Season Pass owners will access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The Season Pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered, which will be released in March 2019. 

Legacy of the First Blade can be purchased as part of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass for $49.99, or as part Gold Edition and will be downloadable on December 4. 

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com.

For the latest on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News: https://news.ubisoft.com

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Child of Light Out Now On Switch

Child of Light, the 2014 Ubisoft Montreal RPG was released on Switch last week. The game is the Ultimate Edition which comes with the seven add-on packs that includes a new quest, gems, skills and more. You can pick it up here.

From award-winners Patrick Plourde and Jeffrey Yohalem comes Child of Light®. Encounter eccentric creatures, from wicked witches to evil sea serpents, and discover the vast land of Lemuria. Fight alongside your allies to upgrade your stats, unlock unique abilities, and use unique gems to improve your skills. Work together with your allies to solve puzzles and search for mysteries. Experience a story carefully crafted in verse and rhyme with an original soundtrack by composer Coeur de pirate. Play anytime and anywhere. With Nintendo Switch™ you’ll be able to play on your TV, on the go, or with friends in tabletop mode.

MONTREAL October 11, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Child of Light® is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system for a MSRP of $26.99 with the Child of Light Ultimate Edition.

Inspired by childhood fairy tales, Child of Light is set in the magical world of Lemuria, a kingdom creatively hand-drawn and rendered with watercolor. Players embark on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, a princess determined to save her lost kingdom and ailing father by recovering the sun, moon and stars that were stolen by the Dark Queen.

Child of Light is a classic RPG featuring turn-based combat with an active-time battle system, allowing players to fight alongside Igniculus and other members of Aurora’s party. Players will level up and gain skill points to unlock unique perks for the heroes. A deep crafting system allows players to combine gems to upgrade their swords, talismans and armor abilities as they solve puzzles and take on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen. In addition, each game has a unique gem profile where gems that are found in one player’s game are rare in another’s, encouraging players to make trades.

With a mysterious world to explore, filled with enchanted locations and dynamic dungeons that evolve as lights are restored, players will encounter many eccentric creatures, including spirits of the forest, talking mice, wicked witches and evil sea serpents.

The Nintendo Switch™ system allows players to play anytime, anywhere, including with friends through tabletop mode. Players can share their adventure with friends and family by having player two control Igniculus through the touch screen or by using the Joy-Con™ controllers. The Child of Light Ultimate Edition contains the full game plus seven add-on content packs, which include a new quest, unique skills, gems and more.

For more information about Child of Light, please visit www.ubisoft.com/en-ca/game/child-of-light/.

For the latest on Child of Light and all Ubisoft games, visit Ubisoft News at news.ubisoft.com.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Child of Light, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Out Now

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Ubisoft Quebec produced game takes players to Ancient Greece, and Ubisoft has announced a lot of post-launch content.

UBISOFT’S ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY IS NOW AVAILABLE 

Montreal — October 5, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices and Windows PC. In addition, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been enhanced with extra features for both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platforms. The game is rated M for Mature and is available for a suggested retail price of $79.99.


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in Ancient Greece during the Golden Age of Athens amidst one of the deadliest conflicts in history, the Peloponnesian War. Playing as either Alexios or Kassandra, an outcast Spartan mercenary, players will embark on an epic journey into a living, systemic open world, where they will uncover the truth about their mysterious pasts and become legendary Greek heroes.


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the next step in the transformation of the Assassin’s Creed franchise into an open world RPG where players’ choices and decisions allow them to live their own unique experience. An all-new interactive dialogue system offers more freedom for players to choose from an array of role-play options that impact each adventure differently, while unfolding an intense story full of unique characters and meaningful objectives. Players will loot, level up and upgrade their weapons, gear and abilities as they charge into massive battles between Sparta and Athens. The return of open world naval combat allows players to explore the open seas, discover uncharted locations, customize their battle ships and recruit their own crew members with unique perks. With an entire country to explore, from Greece’s volcanic mountain ranges to its idyllic white sandy beaches, players will encounter legendary figures, famed statues, and mythological creatures as they experience an ancient world that constantly evolves and reacts to their every decision.  


The launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is just the beginning for players who journey into the glorious world of Ancient Greece and wish to continue progressing with new content. The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey live roadmap plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, deepening storytelling through its episodic structure. Season Pass owners will access two major storylines with three episodes each while all players will receive free story missions called The Lost Tales of Greece. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The Season Pass also includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered.


As a special bonus, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players with Twitch Prime will receive the Aegean Pirate Pack for free until December 5. The pack includes a rare armor set, ship skin, pirate crew theme, and a skin for your horse, Phobos.


For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: 
assassinscreed.com


For the latest on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News: 
https://news.ubisoft.com

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2016-17 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,460 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2013-2017 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Twitch Streams: Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Boat Combat, Side-quests

Once again, I streamed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tonight, and posted it on Youtube for those who missed it. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 5th.

Last Year: The Nightmare Official Trailer

Montreal developed Last Year: The Nightmare gets its official trailer this week, showing off some of the monsters and gameplay from Elastic Games 5 vs 1 horror game.

Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

The game is coming Fall 2018, and will be coming to Discord first. So you can check out the developers Discord right here.

Double Stallion Releases Speed Brawl On Pretty Much Everything

Montreal based studio Double Stallion have released their combat-racer Speed Brawl on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

London, 1888. After a decade of war with the Lunar invaders we named the Selenites, the British Empire finally vanquished the insect-like menace thanks to a dashing officer by the name of Hugo Wells. He crushed the colony’s queen and in doing so cemented his status as both a hero of the empire and the de facto patriarch of the drone-like Selenites.

Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard! Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style, and assemble the finest team of brawlers ever seen. Then do it all again faster… faster… FASTER!!!