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Creative Visualizer – India’s first Games Company @Bangalore

We are looking for a Creative Visualizer for India’s oldest and most experienced games company. The organization is India’s leading game developer, providing game development and art production services to the global games industry. Mail your application to jinisha@netsyscon.net

Role: Creative Visualizer/Junior Creative Visualizer/Creative Visualizer Intern

Team: Social Art Team

Role summary:

The Creative Visualizer will be a part of a dedicated team that focuses on creation of high quality 2D/3D art for Social games, Online games, Virtual worlds and Casual games for various platforms including PC, iPhone and other relevant platforms for the global market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Art Directors/Creative Leads/Producers to flesh out high-level ideas and briefs into buildable concepts to meet the needs of specific projects.
  • Conduct online research on given topics/themes to identify key and interesting aspects (buildings, architecture, design, art, furniture, props, food, vehicles, etc.) that could be developed into exciting and usable concepts of virtual worlds the players would like to get immersed in.
  • Based on the research, generate ideas/concepts which could be a combination of pictures, visual references, description write-ups and sketches if necessary.
  • Communicate ideas/concepts to the Production Leads/Artists to get them developed into final game art assets.
  • Work closely with the Production Leads/Artists to provide creative inputs and clarify doubts.
  • Review the output to ensure that the final assets are as per the creative vision and also meet the set quality benchmark.
  • Play, study and analyze social games to get a deeper understanding of the gameplay, player preferences, behavior, habits, trends, opportunities, etc. and share that knowledge with the team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Background: Video Games, Game Design, Social Media, Web, Advertising, Visual Communication and Design, Toy Design, Films, Animation, Literature, Creative Writing and allied creative fields.
  • Qualification: Ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above mentioned fields.
  • Experience: Work experience is a HUGE plus, however, fresh graduates are welcome for internships.
  • Western Exposure: Knowledge of western pop culture, cinema, music, books, comics, games, places, memes, events, etc. is a MUST.
  • Communication Skills: Must have solid written and oral communication skills to present and exchange ideas, provide creative inputs or exchange emails with clients.
  • Knowledge of copyrights, trademarked items, logos, violent or bloody images.
  • Inquisitive nature, keen to learn, try new things, and take up new challenges.
  • Enthusiastic about teamwork, interacting with people, sharing and engaging with ideas.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure and tight-deadlines.
  • Should have a creative bent/outlet (e.g. sketching, writing, painting, cooking, music, movies, books, games, gardening, crochet, etc.).
  • Interest in games, design and social media, good understanding of Hidden Object game play is an added plus.
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Interesting… The price concept. Think of this concept!

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the Kirana store he pays Rs. 12 a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won’t last a week he normally buys two dozens at a time. One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to Rs. 16. The next time he buys groceries, eggs are Rs. 22 a dozen.

When asked to explain the price of eggs the store owner says, “The price has gone up and I have to raise my price accordingly” . This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. He checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised their prices. The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business. The huge egg farms sell 100,000 dozen eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to the grocery stores. And on and on and on.

As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there. He checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of eggs. Then week before Diwali the price of eggs shot up to Rs. 40 a dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, “Cakes and baking for the holiday”. The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot of baking going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of eggs goes up. Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when family cooking, baking, etc. happen. This pattern continues until the price of eggs is Rs. 60 a dozen. The man says, ” There must be something we can do about the price of eggs”. He starts talking to all the people in his town and they decide to stop buying eggs. This didn’t work because everyone needed eggs. Finally, the man suggested only buying what you need. He ate 2 eggs a day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery and buy two eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day. The grocery store owner began complaining that he had too many eggsin his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn’t need any eggs. Maybe wouldn’t need any all week.

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge egg farms that he didn’t have any room for eggs would not need any for at least two weeks. At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying eggs. To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor that they could buy the eggs at a lower price. The distributor said, ” I don’t have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free”. The distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store owner said, “I don’t have room for more eggs. The customers are only buying 2 or 3 eggs at a time. Now if you were to drop the price of eggs back down to the original price, the customers would start buying by the dozen again”.

The distributors sent that proposal to the huge egg farmers but the egg farmers liked the price they were getting for their eggs but, those chickens just kept on laying. Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But only a few paisa. The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They said, “when the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will start buying by the dozen.” Slowly the price of eggs started dropping. The distributors had to slash their prices to make room for the eggs coming from the egg farmers. The egg farmers cut their prices because the distributors wouldn’t buy at a higher price than they were selling eggs for. Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn’t need eggs for quite a while. And those chickens kept on laying. Eventually, the egg farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away eggs they couldn’t sell.

The distributors started buying again because the eggs were priced to where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower price. And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.

What if everyone only bought Rs 200.00 worth of Petrol each time they pulled to the pump? The dealer’s tanks would stay semi full all the time. The dealers wouldn’t have room for the gas coming from the huge tanks. The tank farms wouldn’t have room for the petrol coming from the refining plants. And the refining plants wouldn’t have room for the oil being off loaded from the huge tankers coming from the oil fiends. Just Rs 200.00 each time you buy gas. Don’t fill up the tank of your car. You may have to stop for gas twice a week, but the price should come down.

Think about it. Also, don’t buy anything else at the fuel station; don’t give them any more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the prices come down…”

…just think of this concept for a while……. ……… …

Please pass this concept around….reaching out to the masses …the world ….. let us put an end to oil rich countries fleecing the poor and developing countries

Regards,

Vrushali.

Priceless !!!

Why we should all cancel our credit cards before we die……….(hilarious!)

A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on th e monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

Here is the exchange :

Family Member: ‘I am calling to tell you she died back in January.’

Citibank : ‘The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.’

Family Member : ‘Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.’

Citibank : ‘Since it is two months past due, it already has been.’

Family Member : So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?’

Citibank : ‘Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!’

Family Member : ‘Do you think God will be mad at her?’

Citibank: ‘Excuse me?’

Family Member : ‘Did you just get what I was telling you – the part about her being dead?’

Citibank : ‘Sir, you’ll have to speak to my superv isor.’

Supervisor gets on the phone:

Family Member : ‘I’m calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.’

Citibank : ‘The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.’

Family Member : ‘You mean you want to collect from her estate?’

Citibank : (Stammer) ‘Are you her lawyer?’

Family Member : ‘No, I’m her great nephew.’ (Lawyer info was given)

Citibank: ‘Could you fax us a certificate of death?’

Family Member : ‘Sure.’ (Fax number was given )

After they get the fax :

Citibank : ‘Our system just isn’t setup for death. I don’t know what more I can do to help.’

Family Member : ‘Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, y ou could just keep billing her. She won’t care.’

Citibank: ‘Well, the late fees and charges do still apply.’ (What is wrong with these people?!?)

Family Member : ‘Would you like her new billing address?’

Citibank : ‘That might help.’

Family Member : ‘ Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plotumber 69.’

Citibank : ‘Sir, that’s a cemetery !’

Family Member : ‘And what do you do with dead people on your planet???

THE BEST ! Reply from boss

The Resignation Letter:

A Boss looking through his Mail Box was astonished to see a mail from an Employee who was supposed to be busy working at Client side on a critical project. It had the subject – “TaTa – Bye Bye”. With the worst premonition he opened the mail and read the content with trembling hands:-

Dear Sir,
It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you, but I’m leaving the job. The offer was too lucrative and attractive for me to turn down. I had to abscond because I wanted to avoid a scene with the HR and you. I am sorry but I had no choice.

The project is working fine. There are only 108 issues pending, out of which only 38% issues are High Priority. Hence I am sure there is no need to worry about. The next Phase of major enhancements I have been working upon, have been completed halfway. I am sure the new person who would replace me would not understand what all I had done so far. Hence, for his and your convenience, I have taken care to remove all the work that I had been doing this far for nearly 3 months now. I am sure you will appreciate my insight and “big heart”.

I am of course retaining the Originals that I had retrieved for the purpose of Passport verification with me, considering it as a parting gift from you. Of course, I will not pay the bond amount that I owe the company (since I Am breaking the bond). But I will consider this as a parting gift from our Dear company. I moving out of town since the new company is situated in another City.

Also, I have changed my contact number. So you will not be able to get in touch with me, to congratulate me. But I know your blessings are always with me. Last but not the least. I also have the Rs 12000 entrusted to me by our company’s cultural events group, for the upcoming movie event. I am sure you would have wanted me to keep it with myself as an added bonus from our company. I respect you very much, hence your wish is my command.

Don’t worry sir. I am 2 years experienced now, learning so much from your company. So I will surely use this knowledge to write better programs for the new company. Someday I’m sure we will meet sometime in the future. If you wish, I will surely be glad to give my employee reference for you to apply for a job in the new company which I am joining.

Your faithful employee,

At the bottom of the page were the letters “PS”. Hands still trembling, the Boss read:

PS: Dearest Boss, none of the above is true. I’m am still busy working at client side. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my “Request to reconsider my Salary Appraisal” attached with this mail. Please approve it and call when it is safe for me to come to our Office to discuss this.

My respect and Best Regards to you!

Do you want to know what the Boss replied? Here it is …

Dear faithful employee,

It is good that you have taken matters into your own hands. We felt that if we had initiated this it would be a black mark in your career and considering your 2 years of faithful service to the company we didn’t want you to suffer.

Regarding the originals, you have all my blessings along with them as a parting gift. If you check your pay slip, you will find that we had been deducting a sum of Rs 1000 towards “Insurance against Bond Breaking”. This should cover the loss to company due to your decision to break the bond and abscond. So you need not have any guilt.

As for the pending work, we already have trained a person at offsite to replace you (it was part of our rotation and ITSC plan) and he is already familiar with the programs that you have created. Moreover, we had taken a daily backup of the programs and so we have the latest programs with us. So no worries on this aspect too.

You may also be very interested to know that I have also resigned and am moving to the same company that you are moving to. I came to know about your move as it was me who took your interview and also selected you to be a part of my team. So you don’t have to tell me your new contact number and I will ensure that the Rs 12000 is compensated in ways that will not impact you too much. I’m sure you would want to add value to the new company through your finances and your effort.

I will initiate your exit formalities here. It is good that you will be absconding because the exit formality is much quicker and you can also join the new job much earlier. I verified with the HR and found that you have Rs 20000 as dues to be paid to you because of your non availed leaves. I will arrange to transfer that money to my account as I’m sure you will want to reward me for ensuring an easy, quick and no strings attached exit for you from this company.

All the best in your new job!

Yours sincerely,
Boss.

PS: Dearest Employee, All the above is not true. This is just to show you how much more worse your situation could be. So be happy with the appraisal that was sent to you and enjoy your work!!

With best regards,
BOSS

How To Recruit The Right Person For The Job?

Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed toom
with an open window.

Then send 2 or 3 candidates in side the room and close the door.
Leave them alone and come back. After 6 hours and then analyze
the situation.

* If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounts department.

* If they are recounting them., put them in Auding.

* If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in
Planning.

* If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in operations.

* If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

* If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information
Technology.

* If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

* If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has
been moved, put them in Sales.

* If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.

* If they are staring out of the window, put them on Strategic Planning.

* And then at last but not least, if they are taking to each other and
not a single brick has been moved, Congratulate them and put them in
Top Management.

Regards,

Preeti.

Love Letter or Offer Letter??

Dearest Ms Sneha,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 20th of October (Thursday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 19th of Oct. at 1500hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take! up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account.

I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.

Wish you all the best!

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

HR Manager

__________________

Regards,

Preeti

How to have a good appraisal? Nice story

There was a contest in TCS to write a fictional story for 500 words max which would start with the line “On a dark and foggy night, a small figure lay huddled on the railway tracks leading to the Chennai station ”

This is what a guy wrote for the contest……. and surprisingly, it was adjudged the best short story)

On a dark and foggy night, a small figure lay huddled on the railway tracks leading to the Chennai station. At once I was held back to see someone in that position during midnight with no one around. With curiosity taking the front seat, I went near the body and tried to investigate it. There was blood all over the body which was lying face down. It seemed that a ruthless blow by the last train could have caused the end of this body which seemed to be that of a guy of around my age. Amidst the gory blood flow, I could see a folded white envelope which was fluttering in the midnight wind. Carefully I took the blood stained envelope and was surprised to see the phrase “appraisal letter” on it. With curiosity rising every moment, I wasted no time in opening the envelope to see if I can find some details about the dead guy. The tag around the body’s neck and the jazzy appraisal cover gave me the hint that he might be a software engineer.

I opened the envelope to find a shining paper on which the appraisal details where typed in flying colors. Thunders broke into my ears and lightening struck my heart when I saw the appraisal amount of the dead
guy!!!!! My God, it was not even, as much as the cost of the letter on which the appraisal details were printed…. My heart poured out for the guy and huge calls were heard inside my mind saying “no wonder, this guy died such a miserable death”… As a fellow worker in the same industry, I thought I should mourn for him for the sake of respect and stood there with a heavy heart thinking of the shock that he would have experienced when his manager had placed the appraisal letter in his hand. I am sure his heart would have stopped and eyes would have gone blank for few seconds looking at the near to nothing increment in his salary.

While I mourned for him, for a second my hands froze to see the employee’s name in the appraisal letter…hey, what a strange co-incidence, this guy’s name is same as mine, including the initials. This was interesting. With some mental strength, I turned the body upside down and found myself fainted for a second. The guy not only had my name, but also looked exactly like me. Same looks, same built, same name…. it was me who was dead there!!!!!!!! While I was lost in that shock, I felt someone patting on my shoulders. My heart stopped completely, I could not breathe and sprung in fear to see who was behind……… Splash!!! Went the glass of water on my laptop screen as I came out of my wild dream to see my manager standing behind my chair patting on my shoulder saying, “Wake up man! Come to meeting room number two. I have your appraisal letter ready”.

a post from cite hr- cool site

Story on Change Management

David received a parrot for his birthday. This parrot was fully grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive. Those that weren’t expletives were, to say the least, rude.

David tried to change the bird’s attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything he could think of to try and set a good example. Nothing worked. He yelled at the bird and the bird got worse. He shook the bird and the bird got more angry and more rude.

Finally in a moment of desperation, David put the parrot in the freezer. For a few moments he heard the bird squawking and kicking and screaming then suddenly there was quiet. David was frightened that he might have actually hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto David’s extended arm and said, ‘I’m sorry that I might have offended you with my language and actions and ask for your forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior.’

David was astounded at the bird’s change in attitude, and was just about to ask what had made such a drastic change, when the parrot continued,
‘Now, if I may ask, what did the chicken do?’

Damn too good..!!!

An elderly man in Mumbai calls his son in New York and says,

‘I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 35 years of marriage… and that much
misery is enough!’

‘Dad, what are you talking about?’ the son screams.

‘We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,’ the old man says.

‘We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!’

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.

‘Like heck they’re getting divorced,’ she shouts, ‘I’ll take care of this.’

She calls Mumbai immediately, and screams at the old man, ‘You are not getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling
My brother back and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR??’ and she hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. ‘Okay’, he says, ‘It’s all set. They’re both coming for Diwali and paying their own airfare!!’

MORAL:

No man / woman is busy in this world all 365 days.

The sky is not going to fall down if you take few days LEAVE and meet your dear ones.

OFFICE WORK IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE and MONEY MAKING IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE.

Psychopath Test

Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the
bottom for the result.

This is not a trick question.

It is as it reads.

No one I know has got it right.

Q : A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she
did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be
her dream guy so much, that she fell in love with him right there, but
never asked for his number and could not find him. A few days later she
killed her sister.

Question: What is her motive for killing her sister?

[Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below]

Answer:

She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a
test by
a famous American Psychologist used to test if one has the same
mentality as a killer .

Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the
question correctly.

If you didn’t answer the question correctly, good for you.

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