Intern Finance

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern with a curious mind and likes to dive into new topics. The period of internship is for five up to ten months in our Amsterdam office. During the internship you will be part of the daily operations of the finance team and have time for your own study assignment.

You will be supporting your colleagues with activities and later carrying them out independently. Some of the activities are listed below:

  • Participate in daily operations (ca. 60%) e.g. invoice booking and your own study assignment (ca. 40%)
  • Manage the outstanding open item lists
  • Maintain Balance Sheet items and ensure correct matchings
  • Organize and file recurring expenses reports

Requirements

  • You are in the third or fourth year of your MBO 4 studies in a relevant subject, for example business administration or business economics
  • You are proactive and hands-on with a service-oriented as well as flexible mindset
  • You are communicative and fluent in both Dutch or/ and English (speaking and writing)
  • You are proficient in MS Office Excel and Word
  • Please kindly note that you should be enrolled as a student for the complete duration of the internship.
  • You need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) to proceed for this position.
  • Candidates living in the vicinity of Amsterdam have a preference

Benefits

  • An awesome office location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • An open and international company culture with enthusiastic colleagues
  • A creative learning environment in the young and dynamic gaming industry
  • You will be an active part of CoolGames! Join us for Friday drinks and company events.
  • An internship for 32 or 40 hours per week with room for your study assignment
  • An internship allowance
  • A period for at least five months
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QA Tester

With Flash disappearing and the app-stores getting overcrowded, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology around. CoolGames has been front-runner in developing high-quality HTML5 games since day 1 and continues to hold its #1 position! To stay on top, we are constantly on the look-out for high talented people to join our team.

After gaining vast experience on single-player games, CoolGames has now started developing multi-player, social and Instant games for Messenger on Facebook. We are therefore now looking to add an experienced QA Tester to further strengthen our QA team to keep supporting and assisting high-quality multi-player, social games and ultimately providing the best user experience!

Who you are…

  • You’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart just to figure out how they work
  • You like to troubleshoot technical problems and try to get to the root of why weird error messages that come up when you click a game character really fast on a Japanese Android phone running the stock browser
  • You’re motivated, organized, enjoy working with and within a team
  • Forward thinking, you’re always coming up with ideas on how to make a product better
  • You’re analytical, a stickler for details and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • You also have a passion for mobile and web gaming

What you’ll be doing…

  • Manual game testing
  • Interact with developers both inside and outside the studio to help guide them to smart solutions to common problems
  • Provide feedback on design choices and around end user experience
  • Write clear & detailed QA reports that developers can use to reproduce, validate and fix bugs found
  • Use Jira to log and track issues
  • Work in a dynamic team and be flexible to work with various departments

Requirements

  • 2 or more years of experience in the QA Field
  • Experience in testing Games/Software
  • Basic Technical troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of Modern Mobile Platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
  • Experience with Jira or similar issue tracking system
  • Able to clearly communicate in English. Spoken and written

Benefits

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture

— EU CANDIDATES ONLY! —

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Intern Production

As a production intern, you work together with the producers and the teams working on our awesome HTML5 games. You will be part of multiple teams working on live titles and you will learn from different aspects of game development and publishing. This is a paid internship position. To be eligible you must be enrolled in a college or university with an internship program.

Day to day, your tasks will include:

  • Organizing meetings and meeting notes
  • Documenting decisions made
  • Assisting the producers to drive projects from start to completion
  • Help in prioritizing and decision making for live games

Requirements

  • A candidate who enjoys to organize
  • Good writing skills in English
  • Experience in game development

We prefer:

  • Experience with agile tools like Trello or JIRA
  • Knowledge of agile processes (Scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Hands-on experience in either Quality Assurance, Game Art, Game Design or Game Development

Benefits

  • Internship compensation fee
  • Great office location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Occasional outings and drinks with the company
  • High-profile IPs to work with
  • An awesome team to work in!
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Game Backend Developer

Are you an ambitious backend developer with a passion for casual games? Can you create backend solutions for both single and multiplayer games? Can you keep scalability, performance under control and still keep it easy to maintain and expand? Do you want to contribute to online games that are played by millions around the world? Eager to work on a cool multi-player games? Than we have an excellent career opportunity for you!

With Flash disappearing and the overcrowded app-stores, HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing game platforms around. CoolGames is entirely focused on developing multi-player games for Messenger Platforms such as Facebook Instant Games. Using HTML5, but with no need to compromise on quality or gameplay experience.

We are therefore looking for an experienced Games Backend developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Maintain our live backend solution which was developed in GameSparks
  • Analyze, design and implement new features
  • Support client developers integrating their games to the backend side
  • Help our Lead Game Developer and Head of Technology to define new backend solutions

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience with backend programming for games
  • Experience with turn-based and real-time action multiplayer games
  • Proficient with OOP, Design Patterns, data structures and databases (relational and non-relational)
  • Solid knowledge of RESTful API’s, WebSockets and JS SDK’s
  • Good understanding of time complexity X space complexity
  • Professional experience with AWS is highly desirable
  • Professional experience with GameSparks is a plus

Your profile:

  • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility
  • Good team player and supportive to other departments
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills
  • Not afraid of new technologies and/or touching client code when required
  • Not afraid of debugging and optimizing code
  • Comfortable with Agile development processes and tools
  • Experienced with Git and CI/CD, build tools

Benefits

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • 24 vacation days
  • Pension plan with a company contribution
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
  • A chance to get involved in one of the most creative, fast-moving industries in HTML5 technology
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Intern Game Developer

We’re looking for someone to join our in-house game studio at CoolGames, a fast growing startup, headquartered in the center of Amsterdam. Our studio builds high quality games for CoolGames’ own network and other gaming networks, played by millions of gamers worldwide, from Japan to South Africa.

Requirements

THIS IS A STUDENT INTERNSHIP. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENTLY PURSUING A DEGREE TO BE ELIGIBLE.

  • Game dev experience in either Unity, C#, Java or Javascript
  • Not afraid of debugging code
  • Good team player
  • Can communicate in English
  • Git/SVN experience
  • Clean & Structured code style

Bonus points if you have…

  • Javascript experience
  • Working with Scrum
  • Basic game mathematics
  • Nerf dart throwing skills

Benefits

  • Developing new casual games for mobile, desktop and other platforms
  • Using latest cutting edge technology
  • Prototyping for new platforms, from TVs to smartwatches
  • Working in a talented team to produce high quality games
  • Game nights, Friday drinks and company events.
  • Awesome office in the center of Amsterdam
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Mid-Level JavaScript SDK Developer

Are you an ambitious JavaScript developer with a passion for new technologies and platforms? Do you like working in online games that are played by millions around the world? And do you want to help us bringing our internal SDK to the next level? Than we have an excellent career opportunity for you!

With Flash disappearing and app stores overcrowding, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology. We have taken a global lead role with our high-quality HTML5 games. After our history with casual single player HTML5 games, we now shifted focus to multiplayer games on messaging platforms, such as Facebook’s Instant Games. We are therefore looking for a Mid-Level JavaScript SDK Developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Maintain our existing SDK which helps games connect to portals;
  • Foresee browsers breaking changes and prevent SDK damage;
  • Develop tools and services to help game developers build better HTML5 games;
  • R&D Projects to bring CoolGames’ best games to new platforms;
  • Help building the next version of the CoolGames’ Game Services API;
  • Be the central point of access with other departments (e.g. Sales team)

Your profile:

  • Top technical skills and always attuned to new technologies;
  • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility;
  • Flexible, innovative and a fast learner;
  • Good team player and supportive to other departments;
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluent English speaker and writer

Requirements

Your qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience with mobile/web design and development;
  • Full proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery is required;
  • Solid knowledge of RESTful API’s, JavaScript SDK’s;
  • Fully comfortable with Agile development processes and tools;
  • Experienced with Git, Grunt, Bower;
  • Familiarity with Online Advertising Implementation;
  • Experience working with a MVC framework on the client side is desirable;
  • Experience with HTML5 / Canvas / Games or TypeScript is a plus

Benefits

We offer

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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Senior Game Developer

We are looking for engineers to strengthen our team and help us realize our international growth ambitions!

With Flash disappearing and app stores overcrowding, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology. We have taken a global lead role with our high-quality HTML5 games. After our history with casual single player HTML5 games, we now shifted focus to multiplayer games on messaging platforms, such as Facebook’s Instant Games. This allows us to explore deeper social integration into our games.

Although we tend to attract social and curious developers who will gladly drop everything for a learning moment, no one at CoolGames is here to mandate what you do or how you do it. We’re keen on mentorship but lean in management, serious about deployment but playfully freethinking toward a wide range of tools and methodologies.

For engineers who have found their sweet spot in the stack, the prerogative to specialize is no less than the freedom to move around; whether that means exclusive devotion to game development, to our homegrown development framework, or to our legacy portals and back-end.

CoolGames engineers self-organize into small teams for big results. We keep unnecessary process to a minimum, so we can maintain our pace of rapid development. We value pragmatism, having pride in our work, and deep transparency at all levels.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Initiate, implement, and support HTML5 games
  • Write robust, stable, well-document code, both for games and internal tools
  • Engage in architecture discussions with the rest of the team
  • Perform code reviews, coach juniors, help with recruiting, and interview engineers

Requirements

Your profile:

  • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility
  • Not afraid of debugging and optimizing code
  • Good team player and supportive to other departments
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent English communication (i.e. speaking, reading, writing)

Your qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the games industry (or other live production environments)
  • Solid knowledge of RESTful API’s, JS SDK’s
  • Optional experience with turn-based and real-time action multiplayer games
  • Comfortable with Agile development processes and tools
  • Experienced with Git and CI/CD, build tools
  • Familiar with Object-Oriented Programming, Design Patterns, MVC frameworks
  • JavaScript and/or Typescript experience is desirable
  • Experience with mobile games in Unity or server programming is a plus

Benefits

We offer

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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CoolGames and Rovio announce Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger

AMSTERDAM, 7 December 2017 – Today CoolGames and Rovio announced Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger, as part of the One Year Anniversary of Instant Games. The game is currently in the final development stage for its first release and will be officially rolled-out to the full Messenger user base in early 2018.

CoolGames was a global launch partner for Facebook Instant Games in November 2016 with the release of Arkanoid, in partnership with Taito. As Instant Games is based on HTML5 technology, Messenger users can easily play against friends without the need to download a game first.

Since its original launch one year ago, Facebook has significantly enhanced the platform with many new features and additional games. Around 75 games, of which six titles were published by CoolGames, have become available on Instant Games thus far.

Read the full Facebook developers update on the One Year Anniversary here.

CoolGames brings Tetris® to Instant Games for Messenger

AMSTERDAM, November 30, 2017 – Tetris®, the iconic video game, goes live on the Instant Games platform for Messenger today.

“People using Messenger can now play Tetris instantly and share it with their friends. Messaging apps are the next big games platform, unlocking an audience of potentially billions of players,” said Laurens Rutten, Founder and CEO of CoolGames. “It’s great to be able to develop Tetris for this new and innovative platform!”

For more than 30 years, Tetris has been captivating hundreds of millions fans worldwide, with its iconic Tetrimino shapes and addictive gameplay.  Today, Tetris remains one of the most beloved and recognized video game franchises of all time and as new platforms emerge, Tetris is always on it.

With Tetris marathon mode, players need to clear lines with the goal of achieving the highest score possible. Adding to the intense gameplay experience, new high-score leaderboards, daily missions and simple to use friend-invites, so they can easily join in the fun, have been added for Messenger’s 1.3 billion users to enjoy.

“Spanning decades and generations, Tetris has delighted hundreds of millions of fans worldwide, and we’re excited to welcome this beloved franchise to the Instant Games platform,” said Bob Slinn, Director, Games Partnerships EMEA, at Facebook. “The development team at CoolGames has honored one of the most popular games of all time, and with new platform mechanics like Group play on Messenger, fans have a chance to play, connect and share like never before.”

Maya Rogers, President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, sole agent for the Tetris brand adds, “Whether it’s on a laptop or mobile device, players across the globe love to play Tetris, which is why we’re thrilled to bring the timeless fun of this beloved game to Messenger’s billions of players.”

Tetris for Instant Games is developed by CoolGames’ in-house studio. CoolGames was a launch partner for Facebook’s Instant Games platform in November 2016. Other successful titles that were released on Messenger include Battleship, Snake, and Jewel Academy. CoolGames plans to launch several new AAA titles for Instant Games in the coming months.

Tetris for Instant Games is now available to play for free here

Battleship, Hasbro’s iconic board game, now made available to 1.3 billion users of Facebook Messenger

AMSTERDAM, November 16, 2017 – Today, CoolGames released Hasbro’s Battleship for Instant Games, the new games platform of Facebook Messenger. More than 1.3 billion Messenger users can now challenge each other and instantly play this game against friends on their mobile phone.

Hasbro’s classic board game edition was first released in 1967 and millions of copies have been sold since. Hasbro Inc. is still selling Battleship in over 50 countries worldwide today.

Laurens Rutten, Founder and CEO of CoolGames: “We’re excited that we could bring this iconic game, in close collaboration with Hasbro, to the largest social network in the world. Enhanced by the many social and rich gameplay features that Facebook Instant Games offers, millions of new users can now experience Battleship on their smartphones.”

“CoolGames successfully adapted Battleship to fit messenger platforms, while maintaining the core gameplay and fun play experience from Hasbro’s Battleship Game”, said Richard Cleveland, VP Hasbro Digital Gaming. “We are thrilled to be able to provide consumers new and unique ways to enjoy this classic family favourite.”

Battleship for Facebook Messenger is a turn-based multiplayer game, where users can engage in many battles against several friends. And through CoolGames’ matchmaking system, it also provides the opportunity to challenge random players who are not your Facebook contacts. Special power-ups such as the Air Raid can be unlocked to help sink your opponent’s ships.

Battleship for Instant Games is developed by CoolGames’ in-house studio and is based on HTML5 technology. CoolGames was a launch-partner for Facebook Instant Games in November 2016. Other successful titles that were released on Messenger include Arkanoid, Snake and Jewel Academy. CoolGames plans to launch several new AAA titles for Instant Games in the coming months.

➔ Play Battleship on Instant Games here
➔ A gallery of game images and screenshots can be found here
➔ Watch the game trailer of Battleship for Instant Games here