Mar 14, 2017

My Creative Life

Drawing. It's at the very heart of my passion and my sense of being. It's what I do and what I can't turn off, slow down or even fully understand, but something for which I am so grateful.My journey as an artist has been a long, exciting ride full of both personal and professional satisfaction. Deadlines, obligation, rejection, and failure are no strangers to me, but neither are freedom, passion, encouragement and success. I know how it feels to be art directed, to go to art school, to live as a...

Mar 07, 2017

March Charity of the Month - Allergy Bright Communities

Food allergies are very common in the United States. With roughly 15 million Americans suffering from food allergies, including many Hammers here in the studio, it’s an issue that we care about deeply and that affects a large portion of the population.That’s why we’re raising money this month for Allergy Bright Communities (ABC) by hosting an in-studio poker tournament. ABC is a Bay Area nonprofit organization committed to researching and raising awareness about food allergies and the dangers pr...

Feb 08, 2017

February Charity of the Month - Peninsula Humane Society

Here at Sledgehammer Games, we feel it’s important to give not just to you, our fans and the video game community, but to our Bay Area community as well. That’s why, this month we are collecting donations for the Peninsula Humane Society of San Mateo County. There are hundreds of pets in need of homes in California, and so we want to help our local Humane Society do all it can to help keep these animals safe and happy so they can find new families.Our fuzzy friends need our help, so we’re collec...

Feb 01, 2017

Studio Expansion Blog - Part 3

Imagine: The elevator doors open to reveal a striking blue wall with shining silver “Sledgehammer Games” logo. You stride through the doors, and head to cafe, where your coworkers are gathering around the new automated barista. On your way to your creatively decorated desk, you greet your fellow Hammers and gear up for what promises to be another exciting day.It’s no ordinary office. You can slide down to your 2 o’clock meeting and jog back up to your desk when you’re done. The balcony above the...

Jan 25, 2017

January Charity of the Month: Charlie's Army

This month, we are donating to a cause that is extremely personal and close to the heart. One of our own family members, Charlie Bernstein, the IT Manager at Raven Software, was in a car accident that left him paralyzed. Here is Charlie’s story:On September 20th, 2016, Charlie was driving to work. He was blocks from home. It was foggy. And then the world started spinning; his vehicle was thrown into a neighbor's front yard. His car had been struck, just behind the driver’s door, at speed.His nec...

Dec 21, 2016

A Merry Hammer Holiday Party

Legion of Honor First off… It. Was. Epic. Our Hammers have been hard at work, so it was a nice, well-deserved night off to eat, drink, dance, and mingle. And hey, who doesn’t want to get dressed up once in awhile and explore fine art?We rented out the entire Legion of Honor museum in the beautiful San Francisco Presidio, had two levels playing all kinds of music, a digital artist doing caricatures, a photo booth with costumes and props, tons of delicious food (shoutout to the chicken pot pies), ...

Dec 16, 2016

Revealed: Sledgehammer Games Holiday Card

As video game developers, we welcome the opportunity to be creative and transform our artistic visions into realities. And it’s not just limited to video games. This year, for our Sledgehammer Games studio holiday card, we held a studio-wide contest for the winning concept and gave away a PS4 Pro as the grand prize. We must say, the competition was strong. Our four finalists each submitted awesome original designs. But it was one of our associate concept artists Joanne’s cozy winter scene and cu...

Dec 07, 2016

December Charity of the Month: Toys for Tots

The holidays are here, time to spread good cheer! All bad rhymes aside, we really do love the holidays. It’s a time to take a break, relax with loved ones, and if you’re lucky, get out and play in some snow! It’s also a time to reflect and be grateful for all that we have, and to think of those who have less and try to help make their holidays merry.For December’s Charity of the Month, we are honored to team up with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to donate gifts to children this ...

Nov 16, 2016

Our Annual Day of Service

Here at Sledgehammer Games, we honor and respect our country’s veterans. Oftentimes, after returning from duty, veterans experience hardships most of us can’t possibly imagine. Upon returning from service, It’s hard to find work, earn a living wage, and sometimes they are left homeless or without basic necessities. Many of them have families they must provide for and don’t always know where to turn for help. That’s why each year, Activision organizes a Day of Service to help serve veterans and f...

Nov 09, 2016

November Charity of the Month: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

What are you thankful for? Your friends, your family, your pet, your house? Here at Sledgehammer Games, we’re thankful for many things, too. Thankful to be a part of the Call of Duty franchise, thankful for our hardworking developers, our spacious studio, our team activities, our daily coffee and snacks, our supportive community here in the Bay Area and across the globe, and especially you, our fans. November is a month for giving thanks, but it’s also a great month to give back to the community...

Nov 02, 2016

Sledgehammer Games Job List

           

Nov 01, 2016

In Case You Couldn't Tell, We Love Halloween

Halloween at the studio gets better and better each year. More Hammers dress up, more families join us, more games are played, and more pie is eaten (albeit a bit sloppily!). This year, a variety of activities kept the evening energetic. We had a costume contest, a mummy wrapping contest, a pie-eating contest, and a carved pumpkin contest. We also really outdid ourselves with ambiance. Spooky colored lighting, scary movies playing on a projector, a photo booth, a fog machine, and killer decorati...

Oct 13, 2016

SHG OCTOBER CHARITY: COMPASS SF

We love Halloween. It’s the first of a three-month-long string of holidays and celebrations around the world. Most of us remember dressing up as our favorite superhero or fantasy character and running up and down the streets with our siblings and friends, knocking on doors and awaiting candy or fruit while our parents chaperoned. Halloween is an especially magical time for kids. For families facing economic hardships and homelessness, however, Halloween can be extremely saddening and stressful. ...

Sep 30, 2016

Studio Expansion Blog - Part 2

Imagine: You’ve entered the elevator. Moments later, the doors open to reveal a stunning entrance to our two-story atrium bearing the “Sledgehammer Games” logo. You stride through the doors, warm cup of coffee in your hands. On your way to your creatively decorated desk, you greet your fellow Hammers and gear up for what promises to be another exciting day. It’s no ordinary office. You’ve got a great view of the bay and the skyline of one of the greatest cities in the US—San Francisco. The conso...

Aug 29, 2016

SHG @ CODXP 2016

Call of Duty XP is back from September 2-4 at the Forum in LA!