Join Our Team!

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.

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

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!

Description

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.

Description

Lantana Games is looking for a Marketing Protege to help promote its games, tools, and other projects. Are you excited about bringing communities together, reaching new audiences, and generally promoting awesome games on social media, message boards, and podcasts? You’ll be given weekly challenges and goals to help put Lantana Games on the map, build our social media following, and help get our projects trending across video platforms such as Youtube and Twitch. Working alongside veteran marketers, you will learn the ins and outs of community building and project promotion, from Twitter posts to contest submissions and event coordination. You will help make assets like screenshots and gifs, as well as write blog posts for our website and brainstorm new ideas to help us innovate, communicate, and promote our games and teams. Go-getters preferred!

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Twitch, podcasts, reddit, and more 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.