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Are there any Belgian sceners here who work in the software industry, especially in games or something similar? I'm UK based but I'd love to have a chat with someone about a job I've applied for over in central/south Belgium. If you think you can help, could you drop me an email at evilpaul (at) evilpaul.org please? :)

added on the 2011-11-05 16:29:15 by evilpaul evilpaul
central/south Belgium
omg they got jobs there now??
added on the 2011-11-05 17:35:11 by skrebbel skrebbel
omg they got jobs there now??

Nope, he's dead.
added on the 2011-11-05 18:27:32 by Tomoya Tomoya
what's the job exactly? i know a couple of companies doing 3d there
added on the 2011-11-05 19:09:34 by iq iq
Evilpaul : i actually live in Belgium (in the south) and have worked at Brussels two years ago (not for a gaming company but as a web developer (C#/ASP).
added on the 2011-11-05 19:32:37 by Tigrou Tigrou
I vaguely know a Belgain ex-scener who worked for Playlogic and now Larian Studios, I've mailed him to notify him of this thread.
added on the 2011-11-05 22:04:27 by Seven Seven
The company is SoftKinetic Studios, near Charleroi. They do gesture controlled games, and stuff.
added on the 2011-11-06 10:20:27 by evilpaul evilpaul
Sorry to disappoint you, but the job can't possibly be real, because Belgium doesn't exist!
added on the 2011-11-06 21:22:36 by xeron xeron
I know Franky is Belgian but I don't know if he lives there, I assume he doesn't though. I do have a client based in Belgium who runs a record label but he's not demoscene involved - you could chat to him if you have generic Belgium questions though...
you consider moving to gelbiquestan? how brave! :)
added on the 2011-11-06 22:28:10 by havoc havoc
they're called a croque-monsieur over there!!!
added on the 2011-11-06 22:35:00 by Maali Maali
I recently learned a bit of Dutch. Now I am able to say: Rowley Birkin en Maali zijn achterlijk.
added on the 2011-11-07 00:07:55 by Adok Adok
lekker bezig dokkie
added on the 2011-11-07 00:14:49 by havoc havoc
your ppl skills are so nihil, adok, you even fail at proper trolling
added on the 2011-11-07 00:16:57 by Maali Maali
rc55: FRaNKy does live in Belgium. :)
So do i, but i don't work in the software industry.
Not that kind of software industry anyway.
added on the 2011-11-07 11:34:00 by Kuroto Kuroto
Nope, he's dead.

Nope! Chuck Testa!
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added on the 2011-11-07 11:35:54 by Kuroto Kuroto
I left belgium for the UK recently. honnestly you don t want to get there :)
added on the 2011-11-07 12:07:20 by nytrik nytrik
evilpaul, i did work there, the studio is cool with very nice guys, but good luck with the city itself :)
added on the 2011-11-07 12:26:48 by tobé tobé
Mmm no i was working at AMA... Not SoftKinetics :)
added on the 2011-11-07 13:01:18 by tobé tobé
Nope! Chuck Testa!

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added on the 2011-11-08 14:53:02 by Korguiq Korguiq
Thanks for the feedback. I have some experience of Belgium - my wife lived and worked in Brussels for a while - but that was a few years ago. I've heard not-so-great things about the school system (I have a 2.5 year old) but then the UK isn't exactly great either.

seven: thanks, he got in touch ;)

nytrik: Could you elaborate? :)

tobé: Good luck with Charleroi? Is it bad? Living in Brussels and commuting could be good, but I've been stuck in the rush hour traffic enough times to know that's not an option!

added on the 2011-11-08 17:22:40 by evilpaul evilpaul
added on the 2011-11-08 19:12:34 by havoc havoc
Haha! Ghetto! Oh dear...
added on the 2011-11-08 23:11:29 by evilpaul evilpaul
I thought this thread was a quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
added on the 2011-11-09 05:19:42 by FunGas FunGas
Southern belgian is "improving" from coal & steel industry to a more it-minded setup. big datacentres have been put up near mons my Microsoft and Google to name a few.

Charleroi is the dead centre of the failing and defunct steel industry (arms industry is still going strong with FN etc). You'll have to learn french for sure - very low knowledge of another language in that area.

When the job is in Brussels, prepare for a commute from hell. Trains dont really work and the roads are congested as the same highway is governed by 2 or 3 regionalities that can't make up their mind.

We've gotten used to it buit for an EXPAT this might seeml confusing.

So perhaps yes this is an episode from THGTTG.

For more info mail me at franky squirly thing vendetta dot org
added on the 2011-11-09 09:51:27 by franky-- franky--


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