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Hire Gaming & Extended Reality Experts

Our innovative division, Onward Play, helps hire gaming talent, build teams of industry experts, and engage top consultants. Together, we push games and immersive technology forward.

In-Demand Gaming & Extended Reality Professionals

Our expansive gaming talent network comprises some of the most sought-after experts in the industry. Here are some of the most highly requested roles we fill:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) Developers
  • Extended Reality (XR) Designers
  • Game Animators
  • Game Artists (2D or 3D)
  • Game Audio Engineers
  • Game Community Managers
  • Game Concept Artists
  • Game Data Analysts
  • Game Designers
  • Game Developers
  • Game Environment Artists
  • Game Level Designers
  • Game Localization Specialists
  • Game Marketing Managers
  • Game Monetization Specialists
  • Game Producers
  • Game Project Managers
  • Game Programmers
  • Game Sound Designers
  • Game Testers (QA Testers)
  • Game UI/UX Designers
  • Game Writers
  • Mixed Reality Engineers
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Engineers
  • XR UX/UI Designers
  • XR Project Managers

These job titles represent the various roles and responsibilities that gaming professionals can undertake within an organization. The specific title may vary depending on the company’s size, industry, and organizational structure.

Our Solutions

We make it easy to hire gaming & extended reality experts. Our flexible options allow you to address your short or long-term needs quickly and efficiently.

Hire Talent

Find top gaming talent fast to deliver against your strategic goals.

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Build Teams

Assemble high-performing teams to execute entire projects on-time and within budget.

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Engage Consultants

Leverage senior consultants to elevate your work and the way you work.

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Why Hire Gaming Experts?

Gaming professionals help businesses by creating successful and profitable games, understanding the market and player preferences, and providing the technical expertise necessary for a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience. Here are some other reasons to hire gaming & extended reality experts:​

Game Development Expertise

Gaming professionals, including developers, programmers, and designers, possess the technical knowledge and skills required to create high-quality and engaging games.

Innovation and Creativity

Game developers, designers, and artists bring creativity and fresh ideas to game development, resulting in unique and innovative gaming experiences that captivate players.​

Market Knowledge

Gaming professionals, such as data analysts and market researchers, provide valuable insights into player preferences and market trends, helping businesses develop games that resonate with their target audience.

Efficient Game Production

With specialized expertise and experience, gaming professionals streamline the game development process, ensuring timely and cost-effective production.​

Player Engagement

Game designers and storytellers craft immersive narratives and gameplay mechanics that keep players engaged and coming back for more.​

Monetization Strategies

Gaming experts with knowledge in monetization and revenue models help businesses implement effective strategies to generate revenue from their games, such as in-app purchases, subscriptions, or ads.

Quality Assurance

Game testers and quality assurance professionals ensure that games are thoroughly tested and free of bugs, glitches, and other technical issues before release, leading to a higher-quality gaming experience for players.​

Marketing & Promotion

Gaming professionals assist in marketing and promoting games to the target audience through various channels, including social media, influencers, and gaming events, which helps drive awareness and downloads.

Gaming & Extended Reality Salaries

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Hiring Made Easy

Hiring the right gaming & extended reality talent can be hard. We help you save time and money by optimizing the process through a simple methodology.


Intake Call

A dedicated member of our team will meet with you to discuss your project needs, required skillsets, and cultural fit. They will answer your questions and help make recommendations about the right talent or team to hire.


Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we’ll present the best pre-vetted gaming talent who are interested in your role. You’ll have the chance to interview your favorite candidates. If you’re unsure about the person, we’ll present more options.


Start the Engagement

Once you commit to a candidate, we’ll help you onboard and integrate them into your team. We check back in every couple weeks to ensure things are going well. If for any reason you’re not happy with your hire, then we’ll help you find a new one.

Your Search Ends Here

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