Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo is on the lookout for new recruits in various design roles at its Japanese offices. The company is advertising online briefing sessions on Saturday 24th October for experienced designers looking to work in either Kyoto or Tokyo.

These sessions are to be conducted using Zoom and will feature presentations from staff who worked on the Mario, Zelda and Splatoon series.

The briefings are outlined on the En-gage website and using the magic of Google Translate we're able to decipher the exact positions Nintendo is looking to fill with these sessions. They are:

●3D CG Designer Terrain <Kyoto/Tokyo>
●3D CG Designer Character Designer <Kyoto/Tokyo>
●3D CG Designer Character Animation <Kyoto/Tokyo>
●UI/UX Designer <Kyoto/Tokyo>
●Effect Designer <Kyoto > /Tokyo〉

There are 160 places available--for the briefing session, that is, not 160 posts to fill--and places will be allocated via a lottery system should more than 160 people want to get involved (which would seem a given, no?). This recruitment event follows the launch of a website a couple of weeks ago that kickstarted the company's graduate recruitment drive for 2022.

Assuming you're a game design graduate with the requisite experience, you can head to the previously mentioned En-gage website and apply to take part in this session. You've got until 30th September to do so and successful candidates will be notified if they've been successful by 16th October.

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