PopCap Irish job listings include 'Sunflower' and 'Zombie' roles 11 years ago

PopCap Irish job listings include 'Sunflower' and 'Zombie' roles

PopCap, developers of the ludricrously addictive cross-platform title Plants vs. Zombies, have announced two open position for a 'sunflower' and 'zombie' at their Dublin offices.

Successful candidates will be charged with taking on the roles of the arch-nemeses stars of PopCap’s hugely popular multi-platform game Plants vs. Zombies by taking to the streets at a series of public events throughout the year.

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The job descriptions involve bringing the undead to life and sunshine to the masses by playing the beloved game characters in real-life. It's certainly one of the most bizarre job opportunities we can remember hearing of, but unqualified Zombie impersonators will be happy to hear that the firm are also recruiting for more technical roles.

Cathy Orr, PopCap’s senior director of international PR said, “When it came to casting the Plants vs. Zombies characters, we decided that rather than stick to a traditional promotional agency route, it makes sense for us to cast the net wider and go anywhere and everywhere to make sure we get the right cultural fit. It is a fun opportunity for the right individuals to showcase their acting talents, create some buzz and most of all, have fun!”

Closing date for entries is June 15 2011. Interested parties should send their C.V., a brief cover note along with any supporting photos and/or videos illustrating why they are the perfect candidate for the job roles to pvzjobs@popcap.com.

If your qualifications are more technical, PopCap Dublin is also recruiting for a host of other games jobs including a Java engineer, three C++ engineers, an iOS producer, a game designer, a social localization project manager, a web/graphic designer, a security intern and a German social support.

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A recipient of two coveted Golden Joystick awards and two BAFTA nominations, Plants vs. Zombies is an addictive dose of tower defence strategy where plants are the last line of defence against the 'fun-dead', not to mention the fastest selling iPhone/iPod strategy game of all time.