Think you’ve got what it takes to work with Media Molecule, the minds behind Sony’s new and way-too-cute game Little Big Planet? It seems that the team that created Sackboy will be watching the community for up-and-coming map and level designers, as a big piece of the game’s appeal is going to be all of the user-created content that will grace PSN once it hits.
Why would they be watching, specifically? To give you a job. That’s just how they roll.
Personally, I think this is a great idea, and something more developers should definitely take notice of. Keeping an eye on the fan community is obviously nothing new, as other developers have hired fans recently (Bioware picking up seveal machinima artists, for instance) to work on future games. But this is definitely a good practice for game makers to be involved in, since there’s so much potential talent out there waiting to be discovered, especially if they have a love for doing what it is that you already do.
What do you guys think? If there’s any game studio out there that you could work for, what would it be?