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Ready At Dawn Studios Overview

Irvine, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Sports & Recreation
Unknown / Non-Applicable


Ready At Dawn Studios® was founded in 2003 by senior members of Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® and set a new standard for PSP® games with its multi-million selling, Game of The Year award winning titles Daxter™ and God of ... Read more

Mission: Ready At Dawn® is a game development studio with a single mission: making fun games a lot of people want to play.

Ready At Dawn Studios Reviews

  • "Really friendly development culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ready At Dawn Studios full-time (More than a year)


    Excellent development team culture, lots of comradery and passionate. Not too crunch-oriented, very diverse and inclusive. Free work gym courtesy of the Irvine Company, a fully stocked kitchen, and a relatively relaxed PTO/sick time expectation.


    Lower than average pay, even for the games industry. Communication between production and the dev team can be strenuous and at times absent. Lots of growing pains between departments.

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Ready At Dawn Studios Photos

Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Ready At Dawn Through the Years
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Team Meetings are held inside our screening room.
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Dev desks
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Large studio kitchen, free snacks and drinks!
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: 4-player arcade cabinet, missing from photo is a ping pong table
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Workstations + Main company kitchen/arcade
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Ready At Dawn Studios Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Level Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Ready At Dawn Studios.


    I applied by sending in an email as instructed on their website. The next day I got an email from their recruiter who sent me a Level Design test, before ever mentioning an interview. I spent about 15-20 hours creating a comprehensive design document according to their test. After submission, I never heard anything until following up. I was told it would be about 2 weeks before hearing back. After this time, I got no response, so I followed up again. My email was completely ignored. Do not waste your time completing a test like I did without at least first getting an interview. Very poor taste left in my mouth after this, they are only looking for fresh ideas from designers without the intent to hire.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you complete a Level Design test for us?   1 Answer
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