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JavaScript Developer

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job Description

RocketPop Games is growing our development team in Plano, Texas. We are developing a rich, web-based service that allows a user to create and edit mobile apps within a browser. The mobile apps are not based on HTML5 or Cordova, but the app editor is HTML5/JavaScript. We need an experienced JavaScript developer to help complete our development, bring it to market, then help us design and add more awesome features!  This web application connects to our cloud based Microsoft Azure backend to load, save and publish data to the mobile devices. It interacts with our own web-based services and a variety of others such as Azure Storage, ASP authentication, billing services, and SQL Azure. We are currently in the early alpha stages for the project and we are seeking a motivated, extremely capable engineer to take ownership and help us design and implement the remaining features of the system as well as help us bring the product to full production.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements include: You need to love what you do! You will need excellent knowledge of JavaScript, two years as a professional developer, experience calling a variety of web services and RESTful services, and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Lastly you should have good communication and interpersonal skills to express yourself and your ideas to the team.

We cannot sponsor candidates that require a visa.

Optional stuff: Experience with ASP .NET, a useful amount of SQL, interfacing with cloud technologies (storage, worker roles, web roles), Kendo UI experience, MVVM architecture.

About RocketPop Games

We are a small, highly dynamic and loosely structured team with a reputation for a fun, playful work environment. The bottom line for us is to ship great software and great products to the best of our abilities.  While this position is not in a game development group, we all enjoy gaming and bringing ideas such as “gamification” to our products. Bottom line – we want all of our team to enjoy their work, enjoy being part of our team and to help our customers enjoy using our software.

We are looking for a developer to help make both you and our team better!

Cloud Developer

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cloud Developer PositionRocketPop Games is growing our mobile app development team located in Plano, TX. Our current project involves a variety of cloud and web technologies, including ASP.NET, SQL Azure, Azure Storage, Azure worker roles, etc. – using Visual Studio development tools. We are currently in the early alpha stages for the project and we are seeking a motivated, extremely capable engineer to help us design and implement new features of the system as well as bring the product to full production.

We are a highly dynamic and loosely structured team with a reputation for a fun, playful work environment. We are small, flexible, and pragmatic – we will focus on the spirit of the rules rather than the letter. The bottom line for us is to ship great software and great products to the best of our abilities.  While this position is not in a game development group, we all enjoy gaming and bringing ideas such as “gamification” to our products. Bottom line – we want all of our team to enjoy their work, enjoy being part of our team and to help our customers enjoy using our software.

We are looking for a developer to help make both you and our team better.

You should be passionate about development as well as able to produce clean, simple, and sound designs. You should also be a good code reviewer and believe in the value of collaborative coding and problem solving. You should appreciate being challenged in a wide variety of areas and embrace making people and technology around you better.

Formal position requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
– Excellent knowledge of C# 4.x
– Experience with ASP.NET
– Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud services
– Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Developer role
– Experience writing code using Visual Studio tools
– Experience with agile methodologies like Scrum is a plus
– Experience with JavaScript is a plus
– Experience with SQL is a helpful
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
– And most importantly, passion and drive for the work you do everyday

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2D Graphic Artist, Web Mobile Designer Opening

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

RocketPop Artist PositionGames has an immediate full-time opening for our app development group located in Plano, TX office. We are seeking a full-time designer / 2D artist to help us design and deliver first-class mobile and web-based apps. This position will also be responsible for taking on a variety of other art and design tasks needed to ship and promote our mobile apps as well as support their associated websites.

We are a small developer that creates a variety of iOS and Android games, as well as a growing business developing mobile apps. We love what we do and we would welcome a few more motivated and highly talented people to join our team!

  •     Full-time position
  •     On-site only at our offices in Plano, TX (North Dallas area)
  •     Industry experience of 2 to 4 years
  •     Experience designing clean, simple interfaces
  •     Extensive knowledge of Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator or related tools
  •     Must provide portfolio pieces and references
  •     Must be legally permitted to work in the US without a Visa or sponsorship
  •     Experience with HTML/CSS a plus
  •     Experience with mobile app development a plus
  •     Enjoy games of any kind is a plus 🙂

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Best Gaming Mouse Ever!

Best Gaming Mouse Ever!

Part Time 2D/Grpahic Design Artist needed

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job Art PostRocketPop Games is looking for a part-time (20+ hours/week) entry to intermediate level 2D/Graphic Design/UI artist. We need this artist to work on-site from our Plano, Texas based office during the week days. If interested, please contact us at jobs@rocketpopgames.com. Please include your portfolio or samples of your work, availability and required hourly wage. If you know of someone that may fit this opportunity, please feel free to forward this post. Thank you, Team RocketPop.

We’re looking for contractor(s)!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Blog Entries | 0 comments

RocketPop Games LogoRocketPop games has an immediate (Aug 2013) opening for contract developer(s) to work on an upcoming non-game project. This medium-term position is scoped for a programmer or small team to develop a mobile app with a follow-on option to develop some browser-based functionality of a CMS

Update Oct 2013: This position has been filled. Thanks for your interest!
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Arcade Junkie Rise of the Pilot Trailer

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Official Trailer for Arcade Junkie, Rise of the Piolts.

Releasing August. 2013.

Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Arcade Junkie Rise of the Pilots new screen shots

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog Entries | 0 comments

Arcade Junkie Rise of the Pilots new screen shots

We’ve been busy (the good kind) making a very fun and challenging game and are about ready to launch it. Our new game will be called “Arcade Junkie Rise of the Pilots“.

The game is based on some of our favorite arcade games of the past like Xevious and Galaga. Click here to read an earlier post about the game’s influences: http://rocketpopgames.com/rocketpop-games-working-on-new-mobile-arcade-game/

Game summary:

An alien invasion had taken over the City of Metropolis (as seen in Jetpack Junkie). The Recon Runners successfully mapped out the captured city. Seven Lee and a few others reached the perimeter of the alien’s stronghold.

In this follow-up game, take control of the newest and most powerful weapon in the resistance’s arsenal. A new breed of helicopter called “DECH” (duranium enforced combat helicopter), equipped for duty with upgradeable full spread photons and AGM’s (air-to-ground missiles).

It’s the Rise of the Pilots! The resistance begins Phase 2 “Clear Skies”.

Here are a few development screenshots from Arcade Junkie, we look forward to releasing it:

Arcade Junkie ROTP 11Arcade Junkie ROTP 4Arcade Junkie ROTP 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other than some minor game polish and game-play tweaks the game is ready to go. More to come!

Thank you,

 

Charles Joyner

Co-Founder RocketPop Games

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Helicopter Junkie enemy scripting

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

During design, we created some early quick enemy scripts for our upcoming game- Helicopter Junkie. The trick is to not make it to hard, but keep the action moving. Later, we added in the photon fire-power and air-to-land missile systems “power-ups” for the Helicopter and went back in to tweaked all this several times- Enjoy!

Helicpter Junkie quick scripting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie has several different enemies:

Helicopter Junkie Formation Group

Formation Group:

Imperial Fighter squadron, contains 8+ fighters with high precision flying skills.

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Snake Formation Left

Snake Fighter Group:

Imperial Guard squadron, capable of staying in pattern while attacking, fast moving

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Dart Enemy

Shielded fighter drones, high speed, comes in groups

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Drones Enemy

Intelligent fighter drones, sweeps in, fast moving

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Land-to-air Missile Turret

Land based air-to-ground missile compounds

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Single Bomber

 

Large bombers, heavy armor, slow moving, fires high powered matter bursts

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Bomber Group

Imperial Bomber Squadrons, heavily armored, heavy weapons, protected by Imperial Fighters

 

 

 

 

 

Helicopter Junkie Orbital Wall Sction

Large orbiting wall sections, impervious to weapon fire

 

 

 

 

It’s not what the software does..

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It's not what

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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