We play things differently than most media and tech organizations! (And we're not just saying that- trust us) We are very unique among our peers. We're not some major media or software corporation that treats its employees like numbers on paper. Each one of our team members is valued immensely, and we're all like extended family. (And not the kind you want to throttle in their sleep) We approach things much differently than most others. We're different, because unlike most tech and media organisations, we acknowledge, and encourage the independence of each team member. While we encourage teamwork, each developer is allowed to take on their projects by themselves if they wish.
We operate completely from the comfort of our own homes. While this can be sometimes a challenge on larger projects requiring cooperation between team members, because of our unique development approach, we are able to make it work. The process is as follows: the team members each do the parts that are assigned to them, whether it be coding, art, management, etc. From there, they send their resources to whoever is the director for the project. The person who manages compiling the project then puts all of the resources together, and is responsible for packaging and sending the project for review by the management team. If management gives a green light, they will upload it so users can download/use it.
Our management team does not function as "dictators" of the team. Sure, they have the authority to do so and will be firm when it's needed, but the primary role of the management team is to responsibly lead and mentor the team. The management team is responsible for making sure the rest of the team is playing their part, but is also responsible to make sure the team has the resources to do what they need to do. We approach cost efficiency differently than most, if not all, other development teams. We use free tools and web hosts, and our team members do not work for a salary. To this date, we have not spent a penny on our tools, nor our web hosts. While this may seem as if we're simply cheap, it allows us to avoid losing significant money on projects that could cause us to possibly have to shut down or remove people from our team.
Team members in DynaDim Media are like brothers and sisters in arms. They work together on projects, mentoring each other, giving each other advice, and offering encouragement and motivation. Part of what makes us like family is that we don't leave everything within the confines of our work. We work together inside and out - some of us even play video games or participate on social networking together! 'Co-workers' with DynaDim tend to be more like friends, than people you simply work with. The nice part about our collaboration and operations is that there are no strict deadlines for when things must be completed, so we are able to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, and have fun in our work in addition to our lives outside.
We believe in being transparent and up-front with our users and other team members. If anything is kept a secret, it's most likely because we wish to keep it a surprise! We do not permit any cheating, illegal activities within the team, or any such activities whatsoever. While we love everyone and respect everyone, unlike companies who have to worry about who to please in order to turn a profit, we have open opinions on many things - we support traditional marriage, protection of freedom (but also protection of innocent people), and more. Outside of the group itself, team members often support each other and encourage each other when life takes its toll on them. We advocate loving others, supporting them when they need it, and being encouraging to all people.
While our cost efficiency policies do unfortunately limit the tools we use and people we can bring on to our team, we strongly advocate working with what you have, and being creative. We want our team to use their imagination and come up with ideas and processes that no one else would think of. We aren't content with simply ripping off the ideas of other organisations. We believe the best products add to the successes and avoid the failures of their predecessors, but the key to keeping people interested is, put simply, creativity. You've heard it countless times before, but we want to do things differently and make a big impact on the world by combining our creativity with the previous five factors to make a truly unique media organisation with a bright future ahead of it.
Still not convinced? Read on to hear a few words from team members.
CREATIVE DEVELOPER, CODING, VIDEO EDITING, GRAPHICSBeing a part of the DynaDim/Yokaan family has been so far a great experience to me. I feel that the community will grow to its greatest with our development processes and engagement. I feel that enjoyment is what a community needs to stay together and DynaDim/Yokaan has even more of this. We engage with the community whenever opinions are said/problems are presented, we work quickly to engage with them.
Also, DynaDim/Yokaan's team work together very well. When we decide to create something we come together and discuss opinions. All ideas are looked into and never thrown aside. We understand that our "Team Ideas", when brought together, can make great things: things greater than just one man's imagination.
- Ollie M
Creative Developer; Coding; Video Editing; Graphics
Working from home is fun, but also a great way to learn new things without having to spend money on transportation or worrying too much about resumes and bureaucracy. Working together with this team is no different. I do what I can to ensure everyone is given independence, but I also encourage them to work with the other team members. Two minds are often better than one, but if you feel more comfortable working on your own, you can do that with us. We don't push deadlines very often, and unlike most teams, you can feel free to approach me or any of the other team members if you have questions or comments about your work. While we understand many want to make a living through game development, we personally do what we do because we have a passion for what we love. We may someday try to make some money off of our work, but in the meantime, we'd much rather create great products and keep business out of it. If you're sick of companies letting profit come before their community, then I think you'd fit in well with our team. No smoke and mirrors or cheap tricks here. Everything we do is genuine, mostly because we all genuinely love doing what we do.
- Jacob F
Founder; Prime Director; Creative Direction
All of that being said, we hope you like what you hear and we're looking forward to hearing from you!