Jagex, Yodo1, & Big Time Studio amongst the world’s top remote companies
by Danny Craig ·
Game studios Jagex, Yodo1, and Big Time Studio have landed on a list of the top 30 companies for remote jobs in 2023 put together by Forbes and FlexJobs.
- The list, published by Forbes, was put together by FlexJobs using data from its site. The list includes 21 new companies compared to 2022, with a significant increase in the number of companies in the finance and marketing sectors of remote working.
- While the massive Wikimedia Foundation topped the list, Jagex, the studio behind the iconic MMO RuneScape, came in seventh place. The ATS of the UK-based developer is entirely made up of roles that are either fully remote or have a hybrid work structure, with employees spending some days during the work week at the studio's Cambridge headquarters. The majority of the jobs currently available at the studio are intermediate to senior positions. Those who are interested can find open positions here.
- Big Time Studio, ranked 15th, is made up of industry veterans from Rockstar, Blizzard, and Riot Games, to name just a few. The studio is currently developing Big Time, a free-to-play MMORPG that incorporates blockchain technology into the game's economy. Big Time's team has adopted a fully remote structure and is continuing to hire as the game grows. All of the studio's job vacancies can be found here.
- In the 18th position, game tech company Yodo1 is the final video game company to appear. Yodo1, like Big Time Studio, has fully embraced remote working, with all of its roles allowing full global remote working. Their currently available positions do require significant industry experience; if you have a background in publishing, monetization, brand licensing, and/or business development, you can apply through their careers page here.
Other job-related gaming news:
- Following the theme of this article, back in September 2022, Hitmarker released a report that showed the number of remote positions continued to increase between 2021 and 2023. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working became increasingly popular, with most businesses opting to transition to a digital workplace. Many employees benefited from the change, as commuting time and costs were eliminated, resulting in a surge of workers seeking to continue working from home.
- On a more negative note, the gaming industry has been hit with a wave of layoffs as a result of the current economic downturn. Microsoft, Unity, and Riot Games all laid off a large number of employees in an effort to cut costs in the future. The move prompted some former 343 Industries developers to criticize the studio's "incompetent leadership," providing the public with insight into how well some of these companies are run.