Telltale Job Posting Shows It Is Serious About Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Story Mode is already confirmed for a port, and more titles are likely coming.


Back in January, it was revealed that Telltale Games would be bringing its Minecraft; Story Mode to Nintendo Switch, although no release date had been announced. The company has even hinted that more titles could be ported over. It appears that is now almost a certainty, as Telltale has posted a job description for a Nintendo Compliance Specialist.

The QA job, which would be located at the company HQ in San Raphael, CA, requires the prospective applicants to "serve as an in-house expert on Nintendo platform requirements, working closely with core engineering teams and project managers to diagnose software and hardware issues and verify execution of solutions." It also requires the individual to communicate regularly with Nintendo's Lot Check subsidiary, which ensures third-party titles are in compliance with Nintendo standards.

The posting also wants the individuals to have a background in SDKs and certification requirements, not only for Switch, but for Wii U as well. Minecraft; Story Mode is available for Wii U, so it is possible that other titles could have Wii U possibilities as well, even though Nintendo has chosen to stop production of the console in favor of fully supporting the Switch.

The move to more fully support Nintendo titles isn't too surprising, given that many of the early games from Telltale after it was founded in 2004 were available for the Wii, such as Sam & Max Seasons 1 & 2. 

So if you have a strong background in Nintendo manufacturing standards, 5+ years of experience in a video game QA department, and 3+ years in a QA department's testing certification standards, take a closer look at the posting. Of course, it would also help if you like Telltale's games.

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