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Irrational Jobs will make you smile

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Bw twitter

When it comes to the video game industry, there often isn’t much in the way of feel-good stories. Sure, there are game successes and we enjoy the products of the industry, but all too often we hear about studio closures and people losing their jobs. But this story made it feel a bit better.

Back in September, when Blitz Games Studios closed their doors, Mike Bithell used his power of twitter to help the numerous developers find new jobs. It was a stunning story and showed how the community of game developers stuck together during difficult times. Now, with the closure of Irrational Games, more developers will be looking for work – estimates are 100-200 people. Yet Twitter is here to help again.

Using the hashtag #IrrationalJobs, twitter has banded together to help the unfortunate former employees of Irrational Games find new work. They have this huge (and constantly updating) Google Document with tons of details for companies that are currently hiring. But I’m just loving some of these tweets:

So wonderful to see people around the world offering work to former Irrational employees, and even Ken Levine is pushing it. Sure, he may want to go his own way and do new things, but that doesn’t mean the people working for him should suffer. And this, my friends, is why I love twitter.

Last Updated: February 20, 2014

32 Comments

  1. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    February 20, 2014 at 11:37

    What’s a twitter?

    Is it like a twit, but more?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 20, 2014 at 11:42

      It’s the collective noun for a group of twits.*

      *Please note: that’s actually Facebook.

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 20, 2014 at 11:43

        You UTTER bastard. I was just going for the collective noun thing! *cries

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 20, 2014 at 11:44

          Too slow old man.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            February 20, 2014 at 11:47

            Dude he can steal souls. I’d be careful

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 20, 2014 at 11:50

            I cannot steal that which does not exist 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 20, 2014 at 11:56

            So you’re more like a soul pirate? tee hee

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 20, 2014 at 11:56

            So you are more a pour and not shaken kindda guy? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 20, 2014 at 11:59

            POAR MOAR WINE! BBBBBBBBVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 20, 2014 at 12:13

            Can we please seperate @rincethis:disqus and @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus ?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            February 20, 2014 at 12:25

            They like roosters, put them in a cage and let them fight!

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 20, 2014 at 13:04

            What? Like cocks?! OI!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 20, 2014 at 13:13

            Round One. FIGHT!

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 20, 2014 at 11:51

            OLD! 0-O

  2. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 20, 2014 at 11:39

    Feel good story is feel good πŸ™‚

    Reply

  3. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 20, 2014 at 11:43

    It’s taken a few years, but now I note ONE thing that is good about twitter! WIN! And it is awesome πŸ™‚

    Reply

  4. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    February 20, 2014 at 11:43

    So this is what twitter is for.

    Reply

  5. Unavengedavo

    February 20, 2014 at 11:43

    Seems like they also have a recruitment day on the 26th in Boston πŸ˜€

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  6. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 20, 2014 at 11:44

    We need more stories like this, what with all this MSSA FUBAR MICKEY MOUSE BULLSHIT going on.

    Reply

  7. Acornbread

    February 20, 2014 at 11:46

    Nice!

    Reply

  8. CypherGate

    February 20, 2014 at 11:49

    Off topic…. So facebook bought Whatsapp for $19 BILLION. Makes me wonder whats going to happen…

    Reply

    • HvR

      February 20, 2014 at 11:56

      You will need a Facebook account to log in, everything you send via PM on Whatsapp will be posted on your wall if you do not disable it on 3 dozen places and all the data sent through whatsapp will captured and data mined to be sold off to the highest bidder and you will no longer receive 312 invites to people and apps you do not want on facebook alone but on on whatsapp as well.

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      • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

        February 20, 2014 at 11:58

        THE HORROR!!

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      • CypherGate

        February 20, 2014 at 12:01

        I wont be surprised at all even though they said Whatsapp will still run on its own. If this happens ill drop whatsapp instantly. I already dont use Facebook anymore because notifications annoys the living shit out of me and the constant invites to things i dont even care about as well. Hell… its a nightmare on its own. I dont need to know every single persons updated status about how they trying to sell there house and the value of the house is so much and so much and the buyer wants to pay cash but at R150 000 cheaper than what you want and then decide to say oh wow what does he think i am. Annoys the living shit out of me.

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      • Kromas

        February 20, 2014 at 12:24

        Also Farmville WhatsApp edition.

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        • CypherGate

          February 20, 2014 at 14:55

          Im sure they going to integrate there games into whatsapp

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          • Brady miaau

            February 20, 2014 at 15:00

            well, chess can be integrated into skype, which is pretty cool

          • CypherGate

            February 20, 2014 at 15:09

            That is pretty cool, but my issue is all the recommendations, notifications, invites etc etc that you get from facebook games.

      • Brady miaau

        February 20, 2014 at 12:26

        um, so no Whatsapp for me then.

        Not really phased that much, just upset that there is more and more pressure on me to, shudder, open a facebook thingy.

        Perhaps I open one about Fhirsty, the wonder dog from mars?

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        • CypherGate

          February 20, 2014 at 14:54

          I hate facebook. I keep contact with my family over whatsapp and if they somehow add there horrific notifications and and facebook game integrations, invites to things that dont interest me etc etc hell… dreading it already.

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    • Norm

      February 20, 2014 at 14:47

      They could of just downloaded it for free like the rest of us…

      Reply

      • CypherGate

        February 20, 2014 at 14:55

        Agreed… instead they went and paid $19billiion for it.

        Reply

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