In the fantastical realm of Palworld, where adorable creatures roam and mischief awaits at every turn, the developer Pocketpair finds itself in a peculiar predicament. The game has become an overnight sensation, attracting a staggering number of players and causing server costs to skyrocket faster than a rocket-powered Pal. With a half-million dollars being poured into keeping the servers up each month, Pocketpair is desperately seeking reinforcements. Much like Gary Oldman's character in the film "Leon," it's looking for all the help it can get.
In a tweet from the studio's Japanese account, Pocketpair made its plea: "At Palworld, we still have a lot to do, but we are overwhelmingly short of people to join us! We are looking for people for all positions, but we are especially looking for planning and engineers! We welcome those with experience in any type of engine. If you're interested in creating a completely new type of game, please apply!"
Translated by the ever-charming DeepL, the tweet took on a more Palworld-esque tone: "We are severely lacking in friends!"
It's a good problem to have, you might say. Palworld has become a colossal success, amassing over 19 million players on both Steam and Xbox within a mere two weeks of its launch. And I dare say that number has only grown since then. Although the concurrent player count on Steam has dwindled slightly from its initial peak, Palworld still reigns as one of the most-played games on the platform, second only to the perennial champion, Counter-Strike 2. With hundreds of thousands of players frolicking through the vibrant landscapes of Palworld at any given moment, the need for additional forces becomes all too apparent.
Now, dear prospective candidates, here's a tip: Pocketpair is a Japanese studio. So, while they may be open to any engine experience, fluency in the language (and perhaps even residency in the country) would likely be a significant advantage.
But fear not, for there is good news for those who answer the call. Working at Pocketpair is not akin to toiling away in the virtual world of Palworld. The studio's English-language website promises flexible hours, comprehensive benefits, and the blissful absence of overtime, boldly proclaiming that "the era of making games while suffering is over." If only the poor Pals within the game were afforded the same consideration.
As we embark on this whimsical journey through Palworld, let us imagine the camaraderie and teamwork that awaits those who join the Pocketpair family. Picture yourself alongside fellow developers, brainstorming ideas for new Pal species that possess a mischievous charm or devising clever gameplay mechanics that will leave players in awe. Envision the laughter and shared triumphs as you conquer challenges and bring joy to millions of players worldwide. The possibilities are as boundless as the vast landscapes of Palworld itself.
So, dear reader, if you have a passion for game development and a desire to create something truly unique, heed the call of Palworld. Join the ranks of Pocketpair, where the magic of Pal companionship intertwines with the thrill of crafting immersive gaming experiences. Together, we shall build a world where friendship, adventure, and a touch of mischief reign supreme.