WANTED: HTML5 game programmer needed for Free/Open Source project!

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Help develop a HTML5 game to help improve access to digital texts!

Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College’s game design and research lab (http://www.tiltfactor.org), in partnership with the Biodiversity Heritage Library ( BHL), is developing an HTML5 game to enlist players to help verify Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software output of digitized field notebooks and horticultural catalogs. Historic literature is particularly problematic because of its tendency to have varying fonts, typesetting, and layouts that make it difficult to accurately render. The game we create will leverage the power of crowdsourcing to identify OCR errors in these vital documents and records.

We are seeking a talented HTML5 developer with a passion for games and the humanities to work with our team to make the game a reality and improve access to digital collections of great historical value.


Education and Experience

  • experience creating html5 applications; bonus for experience developing html5 games
  • well versed in javascript
  • expert with javascript libraries such as jQuery; bonus if you know createJS suite
  • experienced with html5-based APIs, such as using web audio API
  • experienced with responsive design
  • experienced with JSON data
  • well versed using CSS in responsive design; bonus for knowledge of LESS and Sass
  • comfortable using git version control
  • working knowledge of PHP and MySQL
  • experience working with web framework; bonus for knowledge of Yii PHP framework


Ideal candidate is a team-player who can work independently and flexibly, a creative problem solver, values nuances in game programming. We are looking for someone who ideally loves to make games and has a can-do attitude to be a part of our team. We have several intriguing projects on the horizon and we’d like to develop a longer term relationship with the right programmer.

This is a contract position. Remote work is acceptable, but candidate must have EDT day-time availability and quality portfolio/references.


To Apply: Send URLS, application letter, CV and 3 refs to: developer -at- tiltfactor


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