Apr 26, 2017

Road to Reveal - Call of Duty: WWII

The growling, grinding sounds of German Panzers ripple throughout the IMAX theater. Overhead, U.S. bombers fly over, engine propellers at full throttle. Thunder-like booms resonate off trees and echo between hillsides. Faint, in the distance, Roosevelt’s voice can be heard sparking pride and courage in the hearts of soldiers ready to embark on the most difficult journey of their lives.As the trailer ends, we marvel at the intensity of the experience. For two and a half years we’ve quietly toiled...

Apr 20, 2017

April Charity of the Month - Mission Blue Butterfly

For our April Charity of the Month, we decided to give back to our environment. We love and value our state of California and enjoy taking the time to keep our wildlife thriving. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we got a head start and went out this past Saturday to participate in Golden Gate Parks’ habitat restoration event. The focus of this event was Mission Blue Butterfly. The blue butterfly is endangered and its habitat is slowing killed by a disruptive weed called Italian Thistle. On S...

Apr 14, 2017

Studio Expansion Blog - Part 4

Not too long ago, we parked a large, blue obstruction in front of our building. A giant crane made a special delivery of much-needed materials for our studio expansion project. The crane towered over us, but we managed to snap a few cool shots of it in action. Part of our buildout plan has been to open up our studio space, get more light flowing between floors, and create a more inviting and dynamic workplace for our Hammers. We’ve had an awesome construction and operations crew going all out to...

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 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...

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...

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 12, 2016

SHG HammerWeek 7th Anniversary Studio Outing

Greetings from your friendly Bay Area Dev Studio! We recently took a trip up to Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco to watch an early screening of Suicide Squad in a private theater reserved for our team. Team outings are always a great opportunity for everyone to take a step back from their work for a moment, share with others outside their department, and visit nearby San Francisco. Out of the many conversations happening before the movie started and in the bar afterwards, one thing was abundant...

Jul 19, 2016

HAMMERWEEK 2016 STARTS SUNDAY, JULY 24TH!

#HammerWeek 2016 and our 7th Studio Birthday Celebration starts on Sunday, July 24th.