February’s Job of the Month

With all the resources available to find jobs it can be a headache to search for them, so we are making your life easier with the introduction of this monthly blogpost. Job of the Month will highlight one of our current openings to make the hunt a breeze.

This week we bring you the following position: Software Developer PHP (m/f).

For all the tech savvy people out there, listen up, we are looking for you! Of course it takes more than being an IT Specialist to get this. There are specific criteria you need to have to be the perfect candidate.

You can find all the information you need via this link, including your contact person and how to apply. But since we are all for efficiency, here are some of the qualities you should have:

  • You have completed your training as an IT specialist, a university degree in computer science or an equivalent qualification
  • Successful realization of several OOP projects, optional in an agile environment
  • Expert knowledge of PHP 5.3 and OOP
  • Very good knowledge of maintaining virtual development environments with Vagrant
  • Very good UNIX skills
  • Well versed in Unit Testing
  • Basic knowledge of Node.js, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Socket.io

Sounds like you? Good then head over to our site and apply! We’re waiting.

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Company Presentations as Tools

When it comes to internal communication, I am a company presentation kind of gal. Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of a well-crafted email but nothing beats getting directly adressed. Maybe it’s just me, but it creates a sense of belonging to the company.

I personally think that these types of events can tell an awful lot of information about the work culture. The venue, the time, the process, the people included…say volumes. Not all companies are created equal, nor should they, so each element that is included is on purpose: they go beyond the slides and numbers and are culture creators.

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It’s All About the Fans

No, we aren’t talking about rock star groupies, we mean Facebook fans. Let’s face it, anyone that takes care of Facebook fanpages knows how vital followers are. Yet, with an increase in social networks and a decrease in the average attention span…what’s the best way to get them? Our answer this Tuesday? Retargeting campaigns.

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HR Goes to Einstieg

Looking for a job has never been simpler for students. Just think about it, there’s social networks focused on it and events centered around finding job opportunities. In fact, some of these events attempt to target potential candidates before they graduate; which facilitates the process. It’s a win-win situation for both employers and job seekers that makes sense and is efficient.  Which is the exact reason why InnoGames actively participates in job fairs in Germany and abroad.

Photo by School4Games

Photo by School4Games

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Alliance Demographics

Since many of our games deal heavily with creating alliances, we thought it would be interesting to share some figures from some of our games this week. So we talked to our analytics department and came up with the following infographic to display alliance demographics in Tribal Wars, Grepolis and Forge of Empires based on age, gender and whether they have met online or not.

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An Introduction to Different Forum Types

In the world of online gaming, forums are an essential tool for community managers and players. Not only do they help people behind the game interact with each other but they also offer the perfect channel for both one-way and two-way communication. While they carry a lot of positives, they also carry specific challenges for community managers. As promised earlier, this week we will focus on different forum types and ways to manage them.

The first thing one needs to know about this subject is that there are two types of forums: conversational and informational. The differences between these two are the ways that information is presented and used. Informational forums share content that is useful for the reader and is easy to search and find. As the name suggests, conversational forums host members’ conversations on various topics but they come and go. So which one is better? It depends on your community’s needs and your goals.

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Global Game Jam 2015: What Do We Do Now?

There are few events that draw a crowd like a Game Jam does, especially compared to the one this weekend. As some of you might already know, InnoGames was one of the hosts for the Global Game Jam 2015 this month. Although we regularly hold our own jams in our company this event differed from the rest in that it united people around the world. So how did it all turn out? Let’s just say this: when great games are made it is a success.

The event started last Friday at 5 pm and drew game developers, graphic artists and game designers from across the region. It was a mixture of internal and external game enthusiasts who wanted to share their skills and knowledge in order to create something new.  All in all 89 people registered for the event which lasted 48 hours.

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The Woman Behind Community Management Part 2

As promised last week, we continue the month of January with more information on our Community Management. After all, they are the ones standing in the frontline when it comes to supporting you, the player. Without further ado, here’s the second part of our interview with Dominika Borgosz, Head of the department:

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How has Community Management developed over the years at InnoGames?

In 2006, when I started working as a community manager, there was no job description nor was there a definition for community management. This meant that we had to establish a new position, define a workflow, etc. Everything was very new for us here at InnoGames. We have had to learn the way of our players, what they need and how to talk to them. A very important challenge, which was the biggest issue for me, was to learn how to work with team members who do not all sit together in one office. Read more →

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The Woman Behind Community Management

January is more than a time to fulfill New Year resolutions, it’s a time to look both backwards into the old year and forwards into the new one. Although we constantly reflect on how to make every aspect of our company successful, we wanted to dedicate this month to a department that works very close to our players. Although we previously shared some statistics on player support within one year, we wanted to add to that picture with an interview. So we sat down with the Head of Community Management, Dominika Borgosz and asked her a few questions about her job and her team. Read more →

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How Community Management Helps

It’s no secret that the average player is constantly using blogs, wikis, social networks and content tags. We don’t blame them, we live in an era where we are surrounded by community-building tools.  For InnoGames this means that community management is very important.

This shines through most clearly when looking at the numbers of people our CoMas helped last year. As you can see in the graphic below, our team supported a total of 1,022,097 players in 2013. This translates to 1.7 million replies by a total of 170 community managers and volunteers.

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