Archive: Jul 2018

XR, Games and More – Are You Ready To Work For Draw & Code?

We’re looking for a super talented and ambitious Unity Developer, to join our pioneering immersive technology studio! Joining our company of very experienced developers and creatives, means that you will be part of a fast paced studio, that is gaining a global reputation in the burgeoning immersive tech sector.

It also means that you will become part of a close knit team of enthusiasts, have access to some of the latest emergent technology around and work on projects with an international reach. We also enjoy pizza, table tennis and game nights…

So if you’re a Unity Developer and you’re interested in joining our team of visionaries, working on the latest tech in the heart of Liverpool, then as one of our sixteen creative problem solvers you will need to be; passionate, hardworking and fascinated by the potential of emerging technologies and the creation of cutting-edge immersive experiences.

Along with this, you will need to have experience in the gaming industry, preferably on a commercial level. You will be both capable and excited to tackle cutting edge R&D work, using software platforms such as Unity and Vuforia, alongside being able to work as part of a team, in an efficient and productive way.

As a unity developer at Draw & Code, you will be able to work in a responsible and agile way, managing your workload effectively. You will be committed to keeping your skills, knowledge and understanding of the field up to date.

3-5 years commercial experience in developing games and interactive technology as part of a team.
Good experience utilising the Unity 3D game engine.
Experience designing and implementing a range of game styles and genres (multiplayer, puzzle, strategy, etc).
Strong C#/.NET knowledge in an object-oriented environment.
Good level of education, equivalent* to at least degree level in a relevant subject such as software development, game development or computer science.
Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio / MonoDevelop.
Experience with the application of software design patterns.
Awareness of software pipeline efficiencies.
Good understanding of the importance of source control practices and issue tracking systems.

Experience with Vuforia or other AR platforms.
Assist in a process of training other developers in the learning of the unity game engine.
Ability to follow a self-determined project plan to deliver software in a timely manner.
Experience in creating and maintaining design and best-practice documentation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
3D / 2D game asset design experience desirable but not a requirement.

As ever, all CVs to and no recruiters or agencies please.

If you don’t have a degree, but you have a experience that is equal to a degree and is relevant to this field, then that’s fine too!

Job Type: Full-time

Draw & Code create animation for International Business Festival

A stunning waterfront, a global event, a large LED wall and a royal visitor: how Draw & Code’s animation welcomed HRH The Duke of Cambridge to a very unique event… International Business Festival

We love Liverpool. We consider ourselves very proud to live in a city that has been central to so many great moments in history and continues to be a vital hub for the UK – one with an unusually open view to interacting with the wider world.

So, it was a thrill to provide Liverpool’s International Business Festival with animated content for their welcoming LED wall. Working with our regular tech collaborators – Adlib – we were given short notice to prepare animation that summed up each of the nine themes running through the event.

This animation was to run throughout the Festival so it had to not feel one-dimensional or repetitive – even though it would be repeated a lot! So it was about assembling multiple views into a single frame and to have constant movement throughout its three minute duration. The resulting animation was dynamic and hopefully captured at least a little of what the event is all about.

International Business Festival

The International Business Festival is now into its third incarnation and is by some measures the largest event of its kind. A showcase for a variety of sectors (Draw & Code exhibitied in the Innovation Zone on the Creative and Digital day) with a focus on exporting and international collaboration, it’s like no other trade show we’ve been to. From autonomous cars to VR domes and robotic hands, the Festival is closer to a celebration of business than a trade show. It also boasts the best designed show-floor you are likely to see.

So, how did Prince William get involved? He was attending the event to join the fascinating roster of speakers at the event in his role as the patron of the event. We’ll confess to being a little starstruck as William and his entourage (including a gentleman wielding a sword, obviously) sauntered past Draw & Code’s animated installation.

Prince William International Business Festival

A day later and it was Liverpool royalty attending the event – Jamie Carragher was a rather different guest of honour!