We build genre defining games,
set in immersive worlds, that
bring shared adventures
to millions of players.
Midwinter Entertainment was founded as an independent game developer in December 2016. We believe in a culture of playfulness, fearlessness, and respect, and we aspire to create a thriving community that shares in our values, both around our games and in our workplace.
In April 2021, we released our first title Scavengers into Early Access. Scavengers is a free-to-play action shooter where squads of three compete to survive and dominate in a hybrid of sandbox-style PVE and class-based PVP.
In June 2022, we proudly joined Behaviour Interactive and are currently working on our next unannounced title.
LIFE AT MIDWINTER
Our aim is to create a work environment that produces the best games possible, with a unified goal to create unique experiences that engage millions of players. To do this, we work sustainably and efficiently, which requires a team made of individuals with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.
We believe a team is at its best when everyone feels welcome, safe, and supported. To this end, Midwinter does not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, religious discrimination, and any form of bigotry.
PERKS, BENEFITS & COMPETITIVE PAY
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
Up to 5%
Primary caregiver: 18 weeks
Secondary caregiver: 6 weeks
based on industry experience
Paid Sick Leave
10 days annually
The option to work from home is here to stay at Midwinter.
Every team member has the choice of working either full-time at home or in the studio, or a combination of the two. Our primary office location is in Kirkland, WA, with satellite locations in Toronto and Montreal.
BALANCING WORK WITH PLAY
Taking breaks and having fun is not only an important part of game development, but critical to a healthy, balanced life. Both inside and outside of the studio we find ways to relax and have fun as a team, whether it’s playing games over lunch, weekly happy hours and scheduled coffee/snack breaks to chat about non-work topics or heading to the axe throwing range and regular parties.
In addition to team events and social gatherings, Midwinter offers mental health support through our insurance and additional leave for bereavement, marriage/civil union, and moving.
Further, we firmly believe that great games can be made without putting our employees’ health at risk. We find solutions that do not involve developer ‘crunch’.
Play is a powerful and important part of the human experience; an opportunity to explore ourselves and the world around us. We believe original ideas are best discovered through playful experimentation. We value working software over comprehensive specs, and the game is the truth. Take time to play around today.
PUSH YOUR LIMITS
Growth happens when people take on new challenges that push them outside of their comfort zones. In the pursuit of creating great games and new ideas, we support each other to take risks, embrace failure, and learn from it.
Community is born in the face of adversity by solving difficult problems together. We strive to create meaningful connections within our team and with our players. We believe that by treating the player and each other with respect, people are more likely to give us their support in return. We're all in this together.
The best collaborations include diversity of thought, opinions, and backgrounds, embracing new ideas and a willingness to challenge the status quo to make the best game. We approach challenges directly with courage and consideration, and strive to treat our players, and each other, with dignity and kindness.
We value clever solutions with existing resources, and no overtime. We strive to put work in front of people early and welcome the uncomfortable chaos that comes along with being nimble. We believe in continual improvement, action over process, and getting the most out of our time, resources, and collaboration.
OWN YOUR ACTIONS, CONTRIBUTE
Creative work with other people is hard. New problems come up all the time, and we each have different approaches to solving them. We are responsible for our actions and our work. Each of us is empowered to work creatively, take risks, and participate in solutions, rather than suffer in silence.
At Midwinter we're on a quest to create ground-breaking new games and a thriving community of gamers who play them. We’re bringing together top talent with a shared passion for creating fun. We value people from diverse backgrounds with differing perspectives who are unafraid of taking on new challenges.
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