Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game

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It's not every day you find a job listing that asks that you have "Knowledge of the Transformers IP", but there is one up now for the role of an Online Community Manager for an upcoming Transformers Game from Kabam. The job is based in Vancouver Canada. This is the company making both a Transformers MMO and a fighting game. This job seems to be for the MMO because it also says that they will favour applicants that have built from scratch and made existing multi-million player communities effective. That's quite a requirement. For anyone interested, you can get the full job posting here.

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Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1843522)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on November 27th, 2016 @ 1:17am CST
MMO!!! =P~
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1843524)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 27th, 2016 @ 1:40am CST
Do you have to live in canada or can anyone apply? I just lost my job so it would be really cool if i could apply.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1843531)
Posted by Va'al on November 27th, 2016 @ 5:00am CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:Do you have to live in canada or can anyone apply? I just lost my job so it would be really cool if i could apply.


I can't seem to find anything about location, but worth digging a little further and applying anyway. :)
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1843574)
Posted by DeadCaL on November 27th, 2016 @ 12:16pm CST
"Kabam Developing New Transformers..." OooOOoohhh :D
"... Massive Multiplayer..." Hmmmm :-?
"... Mobile Game..." Eeeshh :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1843733)
Posted by Kyleor on November 28th, 2016 @ 8:02am CST
Good luck to whoever gets hired. Hopefully they'll look at how the communities for previous/current games have been run, and do better.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844466)
Posted by Va'al on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:20am CST
Via fellow Seibertronian Mindmaster, we have some new information about the Kabam studios mobile MMO featuring our favourite Cybertronians - Transformers: Forged to Fight. Gaming website Gamespot has sourced an interview with both Kabam and Hasbro, which you can view in its entirety here, and some snippets offered below. Read up on the background of the upcoming game - which seems to blend classic Transformers elements with the movieverse - and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

Developer Kabam and toy company Hasbro today announced Transformers: Forged to Fight, a mobile game based on the well-known franchise.

Described as a "high-definition, action-fighting role-playing game with strategy elements," Forged to Fight claims to offer trademark Transformers action. You will assemble an "ultimate" team of Transformers, including Autobots and Decepticons from across almost every era of the Transformers history, and then do battle. The game is set in a colorful 3D world, and battles take place in a number of varied and unique arenas. Click through the images in the gallery below to get a closer look.

The game is set in a "strange new world where multiple realities collide," which in turn creates a "massive planetary battlefield." So, you know, Transformers stuff. Some of the features include 1v1 battles, RPG elements described as being "deep," and base-rading. Some of the playable Transformers include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream, and Grimlock. These characters can be leveled up through gameplay, unlocking more abilities over time.

Forged to Fight enters beta in some territories soon, and will be released widely across the world in Spring 2017. The game is in development at Kabam Vancouver, which is the studio that made Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions.

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The release teases a "unique" story that goes beyond purely good and evil--what more can you say on that front--and is this canon?

McCartney: We've worked closely with our partners at Hasbro to create the story of our game. In doing so we've ingested every classic cartoon, comic book, movie, that you can imagine. Our team has immersed ourselves in the Transformers Universe in order to understand each character’s unique personality and quirks. As the game begins Optimus Prime is returning to his home planet of Cybertron after many years of conflict on earth. During the course of his travels his ship encounters a strange anomaly in space and crash lands on a strange planet. Through the course of the game Optimus is attempting to unravel the mystery and escape the planet.

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How much freedom are you afforded in the Transformers universe? It's obviously a massive, revered franchise--but I'm guessing you want to push things forward with your own unique voice, so to speak, as well.

McCartney: We work closely with our partners at Hasbro to ensure that we stay true to the franchise and lore established over the course of the last 30+ years. We also take the history of the Transformers franchise very seriously. For example, before we start work on a new character we have a bit of a classroom session for everyone working in that character. Our Transformers experts walk everyone through the history of the character and his / her personality traits. This gets everyone in the right mindset before starting work on a character. With regard to the story and character dialogue, Hasbro has been amazing. They give us the freedom to create our own vision and then feedback if something isn't true to lore, or if we're pushing something too far. For the most part this interaction has been minimal. We're excited about continuing work with Hasbro in the future and we have a lot of ideas we can't wait to collaborate on.


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Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844469)
Posted by Kurona on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:26am CST
Visually it's pretty impressive and I like what they've done with the CW toy designs. But a fighting game on a mobile phone still does not sound fun.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844476)
Posted by TFPhotoguy on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:48am CST
Oh great. More windblade

G1 style Optimus beating up MovieMegs is Win
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844481)
Posted by Va'al on December 1st, 2016 @ 12:08pm CST
And shortly after the images and interview with Kabam about their new Transformers mobile MMO, we have received the official press release from Hasbro with full details about the upcoming 2017 game - check it all out below, as we've shared all the information we have, including the game's trailer! Make sure to join in the discussion in the Energon Pub, too.



KABAM AND HASBRO UNVEIL TRANSFORMERS: FORGED TO FIGHT

More Than Thirty Years of Transformers History Collides in an Epic High-Definition 3D Action-Fighting Game


SAN FRANCISCO – December 1, 2016 – Kabam, a world leader of massively multiplayer mobile games for a global audience, and Hasbro Inc. today announced the title and key details of TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, a new high-definition, action-fighting mobile game set in an immersive world. The game will feature authentic Transformers “more than meets the eye” action, allowing players to engage with Optimus Prime, Megatron and many other popular Autobots and Decepticons in a stunning 3D environment. The new title will enter beta testing in select territories soon and will be available worldwide in Spring 2017.

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight will give players access to nearly every era of the franchise’s history, challenging gamers to assemble the ultimate team of Transformers characters, including Autobots and Decepticons from the animated TV series, blockbuster films, as well as fan-favorites from the Transformers comic book series and Hasbro’s line of iconic figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.

“TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight embraces the best that the Transformers brand has to offer, allowing players to collect the most memorable Autobots and Decepticons from every era of the brand’s thirty-plus year history,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “We’re excited to work with Kabam to bring this unique mobile game to life, and think fans will be thrilled with the final product.”

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Grimlock will level up over time, unleashing powerful new abilities and devastating robot-vehicle attacks.

“The Transformers franchise and its characters are larger than life, and Kabam is working closely with Hasbro to develop a game that lives up to that expectation,” said Mike McCartney, Executive Producer for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. “It will be a thrilling experience for long-time fans of the brand as well as newcomers, offering players incredible visuals, action-packed gameplay, and a truly immersive world.”

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is being developed by Kabam Vancouver, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top grossing game on the App Store.

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About Kabam

Kabam, Inc. (“Kabam”) creates, develops, and publishes massively multiplayer games that are available to a global audience on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The company is valued at more than $1 billion and has been profitable since 2012. Kabam has created six titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam has more than 700 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Bros. and others. More information about Kabam can be found at http://www.kabam.com.



About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844487)
Posted by Kurona on December 1st, 2016 @ 12:29pm CST
So... yeah, that's a lot of characters in the background. G1 Mirage, Bludgeon, Prowl, Grimlock, Movie Bonecrusher; a BW Rhinox who seems to be on fire...
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844489)
Posted by Kyleor on December 1st, 2016 @ 12:38pm CST
Kurona wrote:Visually it's pretty impressive and I like what they've done with the CW toy designs. But a fighting game on a mobile phone still does not sound fun.


I don't see a Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat style fighting game working on a mobile device unless they drastically dumb down the controls to Atari 2600/NES button levels. Or use some odd set of slide/swipe control mechanics-which I don't see performing well with the graphics level they look to be going for.

The highly polished video of how they want the game to look is pretty though.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844502)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 1st, 2016 @ 1:21pm CST
Looks like a fighting game not an mmo, unless theres more to it than just 1v1 fighting. Either way i can tell this wont run on my tablet or my phone so ive already lost interest.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844518)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on December 1st, 2016 @ 2:26pm CST
Kyleor wrote:
Kurona wrote:Visually it's pretty impressive and I like what they've done with the CW toy designs. But a fighting game on a mobile phone still does not sound fun.


I don't see a Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat style fighting game working on a mobile device unless they drastically dumb down the controls to Atari 2600/NES button levels. Or use some odd set of slide/swipe control mechanics-which I don't see performing well with the graphics level they look to be going for.

The highly polished video of how they want the game to look is pretty though.


Wasn't there a Mortal Kombat released for mobile devices a while back?
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844523)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on December 1st, 2016 @ 2:38pm CST
...anyone else think that's kinda a dumb name?
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844546)
Posted by Burn on December 1st, 2016 @ 3:25pm CST
MagicDeath wrote:
Kyleor wrote:
Kurona wrote:Visually it's pretty impressive and I like what they've done with the CW toy designs. But a fighting game on a mobile phone still does not sound fun.


I don't see a Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat style fighting game working on a mobile device unless they drastically dumb down the controls to Atari 2600/NES button levels. Or use some odd set of slide/swipe control mechanics-which I don't see performing well with the graphics level they look to be going for.

The highly polished video of how they want the game to look is pretty though.


Wasn't there a Mortal Kombat released for mobile devices a while back?


There was, and is. The same style is used for Injustice and WWE Immortals. It's tap the screen to attack and then other combos to trigger special abilities, all of which are upgraded via cards which can be won ... or purchased.

I expect this will be something similar. Having played both MK and Immortals they're quite fun, simple yes, but they need to be to play on phones and tablets (I found they worked best on my phone as I only used my thumbs and they don't reach the middle of my tablet)
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844555)
Posted by Powermaster Swag on December 1st, 2016 @ 3:43pm CST
So basically a Transformers Contest of Champions? :-?
:michaelbay: AWESOME :michaelbay:
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844658)
Posted by TulioDude on December 1st, 2016 @ 7:29pm CST
Like that they have both Movie and Combiner Wars versions of the characters?What is next..Animated?RiD?Armada?They could go nuts with this game.
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844693)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 1st, 2016 @ 8:50pm CST
...that was kinda really awesome
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1844726)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 1st, 2016 @ 9:52pm CST
my god that blackout was just awesome
Re: Kabam Job Listing for Online Community Manager for MMO Transformers Game (1845193)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 3rd, 2016 @ 7:55pm CST
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gami ... /94731514/

Looks like there will be a new mobile game for Android. The preview looks really cool! It reminds me a little of War For Cybertron.

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