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CapturePlay.com is an online video game site using a unique capture-based playing system where in-game victories turn into real life profits. Every game piece you capture is worth credits in your CapturePlay account. Reuse captured game pieces in future matches, cash in your credits for real money, use credits to buy new game pieces, or trade pieces with other gamers in the CapturePlay Virtual Marketplace. Play Super Frag Arena, a first-person shooter, CaptureChess, or Mancala, a 21st Century update one of the world's oldest casual games. More exciting new games are coming soon.
The CapturePlay Platform represents a cutting edge concept to monetize online games while creating a social games network and fostering independent game developers. The infrastructure allows game developers to generate income through the use of micro-transactions, as gamers capture, buy, trade, or cash in virtual pieces obtained during game play. It is developed, distributed, and supported by CapturePlay Systems Inc., a Canadian software company in Vancouver, BC. Contact us for more information about our company (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or our products (email to email@example.com).
Alpha Release - Currently our site is in Alpha release while we fine-tune our system ahead of our upcoming Beta public launch. We encourage you to take the CapturePlay system for a test drive. Your feedback matters to us.
We provide credit bonuses for any valuable feedback (email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Helping create the CapturePlay system in 2006, Aaron sought to introduce capture gaming economy dynamics to the online video game world and to assist other developers to utilize these features in their own games. Prior to this Aaron used his skills in project management in his position as Lead Technical Consultant for Samuel Strapping Systems. Head of a team of technicians Aaron coordinated the design, development, and integration of industrial control applications for Abitibi, Weyerhauser, Canfor, Sunfresh, among others.
Aaron has a Combined Honors B. Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia (2001).
Tobe's solid technical background in computer programming and innovative approach to problem solving have been invaluable to the development of the CapturePlay system. Tobe entered the video game industry in 2001 at Black Box Games and Electronic Arts Canada as a game developer and programmer. Tobe also has a background in Environment Science, exploring the relationship between digital media and our understanding of the natural world. At York University he designed and implemented field research projects in Canada and Ecuador, working Parks Canada, Sussex University, and several Ecuadorian ecological institutions.
Tobe has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia (2001) and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University (2006).
Join the Team
CapturePlay is a growing company in the center of a quickly evolving micro-transaction economy for online games. Virtual item-based gaming is currently the most active sector of the video game industry, and our competitive model is entering the market at just the right time. We are on the leading edge of a very exciting market segment that is ready to explode.
We're looking for key people to join our team who are passionate about making a difference and helping us navigate the unique challenges of this industry. We value talent, initiative, responsibility, and a good sense of humor. Our work environment fosters professional growth, collaboration and the "work hard, play hard" philosophy.
Site Moderator & Video Game QA Tester (internship position)
Are you new to Canada or Vancouver? Do you love playing video games? Would you like to learn about the latest technology while gaining valuable local industry experience?
We can help.
We are in need of two Site Moderators & QA Testers, preferably with video game testing experience or comparable experience. The position requires approximately30 hours or work per week. This may evolve into a contract position for successful candidates.
You'll be required to play online video games, engage users, and help build our community and promote our platform over the Internet. In addition, the position entails being responsible for discovering and reporting website bugs and validating bug fixes.
The successful candidate will have good English language skills and some experience in either video game or web application testing and a good understanding of the processes involved in locating, reporting and validating application issues. Being active in social media community (Facebook, Tweeter, Flickr, etc) would be a plus.
Please note, this is a volunteering position and is addressed especially for newcomers to Canada. You will volunteer your time in exchange for valuable knowledge and industry experience. As well, successful candidates will receive as a good work reference from us. Like an internships you will:
- Get training for free and experience in the local IT industry.
- Understand the local culture, develop soft skills and improve your English language.
- The position may become a paid contract or even a permanent position.
- And most importantly - At the end of the internship contract we will provide you with a reference letter you can use for future job applications.
- We will also reimburse you for public transportation costs and lunch.
The successful candidate will have
- Good spoken and written English communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail and be goal-oriented.
- Canadian citizenship or legal landed immigrant status.
- Experience testing on a video game project or comparable web application.
Nice to have, but not mandatory
- Strong Facebook, Tweeter, Flickr and other social media outlets skills.
- Some understanding of programming/html/scripting languages.
- Be a video game enthusiast.
Roles & responsibilities
- Engage and play games and develop CapturePlay user community.
- Promote the CapturePlay brand.
- Identify product issues by carefully testing/checking our website.
- Record details of issues (such as how to reproduce) and create issue reports.
- Validate issue fixes.
- The Site Moderators & QA Testers will report to the Marketing Director.
Work location & time commitment
- Work can be a mixture of telecommuting and work at the CapturePlay office.
- The schedule is flexible and should cover 30 hours per week (6 hours per day) for at least two months. More details will be established after the interview.
Mariel Therese Musñgi "Working as an intern for CapturePlay has given me the opportunity to learn more about the Canadian IT Industry and Canadian culture. It has also given me the necessary experience needed when looking for work in Canada. My colleagues were friendly, approachable and accommodating; from the start I felt that I was an important part of the team."
Internships are chosen on the basis of requirements, skills and experience of the applicant and, when appropriate, successful reference checks. CapturePlay may need to collect personal information appropriate to the position(s) applied for concerning academic background and employment/volunteering history, and conduct reference checks.
Please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. In the e-mail subject line please reference "Website QA Tester / Site Moderator - Internship".
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Apply for future opportunities
If you are interested in developing your career with us please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the e-mail subject line please reference "CapturePlay - Future Career Opportunities".
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Resumes received by CapturePlay Systems Inc. from search firms and individual recruiters are considered unsolicited and will be kept as CapturePlay Systems Inc. intellectual property, or deleted as appropriate, unless a contractual obligation exists otherwise between CapturePlay Systems Inc. and a search firm or individual recruiter.