We build genre defining games,
set in immersive worlds, that
bring shared adventures
to millions of players.
We’re Midwinter, a Seattle based independent game development studio building a tribe of fearless explorers, united through play.
We believe community is born in the face of adversity, by solving difficult problems together. We strive to create meaningful connections by designing experiences that demand co-participation.
We're currently hard at work on our first game, Scavengers.
WHO IS MIDWINTER?
Midwinter was founded by global game industry veterans.
Collectively, the games we've created have won hundreds of awards, reached over 500 million players and generated $4B+ in revenue.
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.
As a studio, we offer:
Competitive salaries & profit sharing
Flexible hours & paid vacation
Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits for employees & dependents
Enjoy being a big part of a small, tightknit team
We believe in a gameplay-first, developer-centric culture
We’re currently seeking experienced developers for a variety of positions in Engineering, Art and Design. If you’re interested, please reach out and tell us about yourself.
Play is a powerful and important part of the human experience; an opportunity to explore ourselves and the world around us. The game is the truth. We value working software over comprehensive specs. We believe original ideas are best discovered through playful experimentation, so don't take yourself too seriously - 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. Failure is an expected, inevitable consequence of doing something challenging. Learning from our mistakes means taking responsibility and caring enough not to repeat them. The fear of being judged should never prevent us from taking risks. We raise difficult issues and speak our truth even when controversial. We always question action that isn't consistent with our values.
Community is born in the face of adversity; by solving difficult problems together. We strive to create meaningful connections by designing experiences that demand co-participation. Our tribe is our greatest asset. We believe in reciprocity; 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.
Others may not always agree with our views or like every decision, but we strive to treat our players, and each other, with dignity. Sometimes we have to deliver difficult messages, and when we do, it is done with courage and consideration. Judge the art, and not the artist. While only the best ideas make the cut, all perspectives are worthy of consideration and respect.
Our time is precious, it's the one resource we can never get back. We value action over process, and clever solutions with existing resources. 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, and calling something finished before diminishing returns kick in. Sure, it's good to have high standards, but not to be crippled by perfectionism.
Creative work with other people is hard. New problems come up all the time, and we each have different approaches to solving them. If something is causing pain or frustration, complaining about it doesn't help us achieve our goals. Come to the table with a solution. Better yet, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and fix it yourself.