About Playco

As the world’s first instant play gaming company, we create games that billions of people can play together.

A founding team of gaming veterans

Our founding team are veterans of the gaming industry, and includes the co-founder of Zynga, a mobile social gaming company, the co-founder of Game Closure, a company focused on building post-app store technology, the producer of the game “Kaito Royale”, one of Japan’s most successful social games, and a well-known figure in the Korean tech scene.

Anyone can pitch games

We offer the opportunity for anyone to pitch games, both as part of our regular development process, and through game jams we hold. With our game jams, you’ll have a week to make a prototype of a game, working with a team of people from across the company. At the end of the jam, we’ll pick the best games, and develop them to production.

Fully remote and flexible hours

We’re a remote first company. There’s never a need to come into an office, and as we’re globally distributed, that’s not feasible anyways.

We also let you choose your own hours, so long as you’re available when we have online meetings.

We welcome applicants from throughout Europe and Asia

Because we do have some synchronous meetings, we’re restricting membership in our APAC team to those living within Europe and Asia. While we don’t support relocation to Japan, and so you’ll be working remotely from your own country, this is a great opportunity to get into Japan’s gaming industry.

We currently support hiring residents of the following locations: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Isle of Man, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland UAE, The UK, and Ukraine.

Our hiring process

  1. A chat with our recruiter.
  2. An exploratory conversation with the hiring manager or a senior engineer.
  3. A coding interview where we’ll assess your problem solving capabilities, coding style, and knowledge of the technology.
  4. An architecture and system design interview where we’ll assess your overall architecture knowledge, JavaScript technology understanding, and game architecture knowledge (if any).
  5. A behavioral interview where we assess your people and management skills, and your organizational capabilities.

About the position

Playco’s Game Engineers make polished, high-performance HTML5 mobile games. We are currently looking for Game Engineers to join our growing global team.

We’re seeking people who are proficient with JS and passionate about making games, but it’s always a bonus if you know more than JavaScript!

We write cross-compilers, GPU shaders, NodeJS back­end, JavaScript game APIs and tools, and whatever else it takes. You will work with the best engineers in the world; we have top talent in every part of our stack.

If you want to join us to make great games on our ground breaking technology and truly make an impact, then we want to talk to you!



No experience within the gaming industry is required for this position.

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.


We offer competitive salaries and benefits that are commensurate with candidate experience, technical expertise, and cost of living in a particular market. We also offer stock options and a home office stipend.

Because of the wide range of factors, we don’t have strict salary ranges for this position, but a candidate based in Japan could expect to have an annual compensation of ¥8 - 15 million.

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