Blind Squirrel Games is an independent video game studio located in Orange County, CA with a second studio opening in Austin, TX. Since our founding in 2010, we have developed AAA titles for some of the industry’s most successful publishers. We are currently developing our first IP, slated for release in Q1 2020. Blind Squirrel Games combines small studio values, with big studio ambitions. Our top priority is cultivating a diverse, communicative, and creative environment that promotes growth and employee well-being.

Working at Blind Squirrel Games

We believe in a healthy work-life balance.

Family should come first. Time with friends is important. Good health is imperative. No one should have to choose between their job and the important moments in life.

We believe in a safe and inclusive workplace.

Let’s face it, our industry’s reputation of inclusion isn’t great, but we are proactively working to change this. We have zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination of any kind and believe that diversity of gender, race, sex, and culture is a key aspect to success.

We believe crunch culture is toxic.

The game industry is notorious for grueling hours at the expense of the mental and physical health of its workers. Crunch should not be the norm. We prioritize proper scheduling to mitigate the need for crunch and adhere to core hours of 10am to 5pm.

We believe in healthy employees.

All of our full-time employees receive healthcare. We also believe that your family should get the same coverage at the same cost. We offer several comprehensive insurance packages with very little out of pocket cost to our employees.

We believe in time off.

And what you do with that time off is none of our business. We don’t delineate between sick, vacation, or personal. Spend your PTO as you see fit. It accrues with every pay period and the longer you’re here, the more you earn.

We believe in mentorships.

Investing time to educate junior employees is mutually beneficial. Many of our senior employees started in entry-level positions. We find we’re most successful when we help you grow.

We believe in fun.

We spend a lot of time together so we should make it count. From family-friendly events to workplace celebrations and social hour every Friday, we make sure your Monday through Friday isn’t all work and no play.

We believe in collaboration.

We value our employees’ experience and innovation. Every voice should have a place at the table. Arrogance and disrespect are not tolerated. Check your ego at the door.

Blind Squirrel Games allowed me to grow and move up within my department from the Senior QA tester to the QA manager.

Isias – Quality Assurance Manager

The people at Blind Squirrel Games are great. I get to work on many different games. In an industry that has a lot of overtime, there is very little here. Management is very approachable.

John – Senior Software Engineer

Blind Squirrel Games benefits are amazing! By far the cheapest out of pocket I’ve seen in my 20-year career! Blind Squirrel Games definitely has the “happy wife, happy life” mentality when it comes to employees. As a company, they go out of their way to make their employees happy! Between social events, parties, BBQs, etc….the work-life balance is amazing!

Jason – IT Help Desk Lead

Work-life balance here is amazing! Especially for those with families. I have had to come and go on various occasions for school events, sick kids, and other family issues, and BSG has always been 100% supportive!

Kurt – Game Designer

Blind Squirrel Games has given me opportunities to learn about different areas of game development. I have been put on different tasks that I have little or no experience with – e.g., build engineering and graphics programming. I really appreciate all the trust and help I have got from my supervisors and coworkers.

Helen – Senior Programmer

Benefits are great, and the work-life balance is awesome. Little to no crunch time so I’m able to spend a decent amount of time with my family after work before the kids have to head to bed.

Codey – Engineer

In addition to our IP, we work with many of the game industry’s top studios to develop some of their most famous titles. Here are just a few of the studios we’ve worked with:

Blind Squirrel Entertainment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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