Atlus Are Hiring Staff For A New Pachislot Machine Project

By Ishaan . August 10, 2010 . 9:43am


Last August, Atlus released a three reel pachislot machine in collaboration with Taiyo Elec, based on Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. You can watch a trailer for it above. Now they’re hiring a programmer to work on another pachislot game, although, it doesn’t say explicitly that it’s for a Shin Megami Tensei machine.


The job pays 800 yen per hour and Atlus will provide transportation, too. Programmers would require proficiency with C++, and experience with Python scripting is a welcome bonus.

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  • androvsky

    800 yen an hour for a programmer? I’d heard pay for game devs in Japan sucked, but I never imagined it could dip that low. Any idea what McDonald’s pays in Japan?

    • RAVENKam

      McDonald’s hourly rate is approx. 850 yen, apparently.

  • That wage is horrifying.

  • It suddenly makes sense why most JRPGs are basically the same game. If they’re paying so poorly, there’s no desire to innovate or excel…

    • This is programming for a slot machine though. It’s still extremely bad pay though.

  • ryukazama

    That’s a few pennies about minimum wage in the UK…that is horrifying for a programming job! Horrifying on it’s own but more so for programming.

  • EvilAkito

    Yikes! 800 yen per hour. And I thought I was an underpaid programmer! Sometimes, I feel really glad that I live in America and not Japan.

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