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Are you a college or graduate student looking to get into the game industry? Look no further than Lantana Games! Each semester, we bring on board new students and give them the opportunity to contribute to professional products in the educational and kids gaming spaces. Our openings vary per semester (Fall, Winter, Summer), so keep an eye here to see what’s in store.

Lantana Law: One Contribution = One Credit. Anyone who contributes at least one thing to our titles receives credit upon completion of their work, no matter how small.

Please note that these are non-paying jobs as we are an unfunded company. Instead, we offering tutoring, mentorship, testing, and other learning services to help you become the best game developer you can be! You are also free to make your own work schedule. If one of these positions interests you, please email dsilvers at lantanagames dot com with your resume and portfolio. If we like what you’ve got, we’ll be in touch!

Unpaid Internship FLSA Compliance

Lantana Games prides itself on being a studio where students can learn and gain valuable skills for the game industry and beyond. We comply with all six mandatory FLSA requirements for unpaid internships, including:

  • The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
  • The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
  • The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
  • The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
  • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
  • The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

You can learn more about FLSA requirements for internships at the Department of Labor website.

Current Openings

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Effects Animator Intern

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Lantana Games is looking for a 2D Special Effects Animator intern for its upcoming stealth educational game, Children of Liberty. This animation intern will be responsible for creating particle effect sprites, as well as other environmental and interactive sprite animations using whatever tools you prefer. You will be allowed to create your own schedule as work is assigned on a per-task basis, with weekly Creative Team meetings to review, critique, and assign tasks. You are free to work from home since we do not have a dedicated office space. We’re a friendly team and welcome all types to come on board.

In return, we are happy to tutor and mentor you in various areas of game development, including game design, art, marketing, and more. Feel free to inquire about other areas where we may be able to help you!

Qualifications

Should have knowledge of hand-drawn, 2D animation. Should also be at least familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and animation packages like Flash or ToonBoom.

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Marketing and Community Assistant

Description

Lantana Games is looking for a Marketing and Community Assistant to help promote its games, tools, and other projects. This is a non-paying job that will last 3-6 months. Duties will include creation of marketing materials, including graphics, videos, and animated GIFs; promoting those materials on social media and other advertising platforms; booking and/or going on podcasts & game streams to talk about our games and development; planning event table/booth spaces, costs, and needs; being present at said events to introduce new audiences to our products; managing game key distribution to press and streamers; and communicating with our community on the Steam forums.

In return, we are happy to tutor and mentor you in various areas of game development, including game design, art, marketing, and more. Feel free to inquire about other areas where we may be able to help you!

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube as individual marketing and outreach platforms. Free to use any software with which you are comfortable in order to manage these accounts and create associated assets. Friendly but fearless demeanor preferred, meaning an ability to remain positive and welcoming toward our community while not being afraid to throw down the banhammer, if needed.

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Level Builder Intern

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Lantana Games is looking for a Level Builder intern for its upcoming stealth educational game, Children of Liberty. The level builder intern will be responsible for designing, lighting, and texturing Revolutionary War era buildings and areas for stealth platformer gameplay; modeling 3d art assets within Unity and ensuring their historical accuracy and quality; editing, cropping, and importing 2d sprites, textures, and other assets made by coworkers; and engaging in weekly meetings to discuss ideas and review progress. You will be allowed to create your own schedule as work is assigned on a per-task basis, with weekly Level Building Team meetings on Skype to review, critique, and assign tasks. You are free to work from home since we do not have a dedicated office space. We’re a friendly team and welcome all types to come on board.

In return, we are happy to tutor and mentor you in various areas of game development, including game design, art, marketing, and more. Feel free to inquire about other areas where we may be able to help you!

Qualifications

Should have knowledge of Unity 3, 4, or 5 and Adobe Photoshop. Familiarity with ProBuilder Unity extension a plus.