Creating sound for player, enemies, user interfaces, and other in-game elements
Implementing sound effects in-game, primarily with Wwise
Finding appropriate sounds from our internal sound library or foley recordings, processing them for use in-game, and implementing them with Wwise or other middleware
Communicating with other staff to provide ideas and feedback on how to improve our sound design
The Ideal Candidate has…
A passion for game sound
The drive to work with other staff to make enjoyable games, using their own unique abilities
The desire to improve overall game quality by using their own skills and cooperating with other staff
An interest in researching and using new sound technology and equipment to improve the production pipeline
Necessary Skills and Experience
The ability to create quality sound effects using a DAW (Nuendo, etc) and digital audio editors
Lead Sound Designer positions also require:
Experience using Wwise to implement sound, doing sound direction, or managing sound outsourcing schedules
Substantial experience with foley and/or field recording
No games industry experience is required, but applicants must be able to contribute to game development as a sound designer.
Japanese language proficiency are required for this position.
Resume, including a recent photograph
A document explaining your work history, formatted at your discretion
If you have previous games industry experience, please include details about your duties and responsibilities.
Annual salary with payments on a monthly basis. Salary is determined based on the employee’s level of experience and ability, rather than age.
Discretionary working system; employees may determine their own working hours at their discretion, with a work day beginning at 9:30 and ending at 18:00 as a base. Employees are expected to take at least one hour of break time during their work day.
Allowances and Stipends
A commuter allowance of 20,000 yen per month, included in regular pay.
Allowance for 40 hours of overtime, included in regular pay.
Extra payments are made for any overtime in excess of 40 hours, late-night work, and work on holidays.
Employees moving from within Japan, but over 150 kilometers away from our Osaka or Tokyo office, are eligible for a relocation stipend of 300,000 yen.
Employees moving to Japan from outside the country are eligible for a relocation stipend of 500,000 yen.
Employees with dependent children under 18 years of age are eligible for a stipend of 5,000 yen per child per month.
Holidays and Leave
The following days are holidays for employees:
Saturdays and Sundays
Japanese national holidays
Company summer holidays
Year-end Holidays (from 12/29 to 1/4)
Company founding day (typically 2/2)
Employees receive paid leave days; the amount received is contingent on when the employee joins the company, with a maximum of 10 days in the first year.
Bereavement leave and other special leave is available when employees need it.
There were 130 days off of work in 2021.
Included (Based on the PlatinumGames Retirement Pay Regulations)
Mandatory Retirement Age
60 (Can be extended to 65 upon employee’s request)
Welfare pension insurance
Worker’s compensation for job-related accidents
Employee savings system (with interest)
Group Long-Term Disability (GLTD) insurance
Employee shareholder association
Free drink service (water and vending machines with a variety of tea, coffee and soft drinks)
Mental healthcare services, including counseling with an occupational physician
Company support for employee club activities
Special payments for weddings, childbirth, sickness, etc.
Free access to the Umeda Sky Building fitness gym
Free massage service
Lunch delivery (230 yen per meal)
Please see the official website "WORK ENVIRONMENT" for more information on the benefits we offer.
Probationary period: 3 - 6 months
Employees are eligible for a pay increase evaluation once per fiscal year, in June.