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Capital Games Overview

Sacramento, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
2008
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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EA Sacramento is home to Capital Games, a mobile game studio located in popular Midtown Sacramento. We are a close-knit group of passionate gamers, obsessed with the creation of genre-defining mobile RPGs, and the live services necessary to support them.<br/><br/>In ... Read more

Capital Games Reviews

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    "Typical game studio"

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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice new facilities, free snacks, dog friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of employee turnover (including new GMs every year or so), many members of leadership work remotely, no other game companies in Sacramento, inexperienced developers being asked to create a lot of content for their one successful game.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders who are committed to the studio, and not just looking for a hit title to add to their resume. Work on retaining your dedicated employees and empowering the right people.

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Capital Games Interviews

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    Game Balance Specialist Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Capital Games in September 2017.

    Interview

    It was a phone screen that lasted about 30 minutes. I was interviewed by two of the team leads. There were a lot of technical questions about their game's mechanics to see how familiar I was. Prior to the interview, I had to submit a screenshot of my progress in their game and answer some questions about my interest in video games. These questions were repeated during the phone screen.
    Throughout the interview, they were quite "clinical" and not very warm. I could tell the interviewers were very serious about what this job can be and were possibly tired of interviewing people. Be upbeat, but stay focused on their questions. Be specific as possible. They didn't seem responsive to humor at all. Two things that stood out as important to them was finding someone with a good personality fit and someone that is inherently competitive. If brought on, I don't believe there will be much hand-holding, so you have to be prepared to get up to speed on your own.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us who your least favorite character in the game is and why. Tell us how you could improve that character.   1 Answer
    • What is META?   1 Answer
    • Tell us about yourself.   1 Answer
    • Tell us who you would pick for your Arena Squad and why.   1 Answer
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Company Updates

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