Many of those who aspire to make video games dream of getting their foot in the door as a tester so they can put in the work to break into other development roles. Caydence Funk (she/her) actually made it happen. It's been 16 years and counting since she first started at 2K in a contract gig as a game tester; since then she's worked her way up to the role of Senior Producer at Firaxis Games, shaping best-in-class strategy titles from Firaxis' headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In the spirit of Pride, the 2Gether@2K ERG planned numerous events and workshops this June to further our culture of acceptance and inclusivity (and have fun in the process!). As with all of 2K's Employee Resource Groups, 2Gether@2K reinforces the company value "Come As You Are," as we continuously strive to create a culture where everyone can be their authentic selves and bring a diverse range of perspectives to our work.
If you've ever watched an episode of 2KTV within the community hubs of the NBA 2K series or on the NBA 2K Youtube channel, odds are you've seen some of David Park's work. David joined 2K back in January 2015, just a month or so after the first episode of 2KTV, and he's been contributing his considerable talents to the show ever since. "When I first started out as a contractor, I was intrigued by the concept of a show inside a video game and the possibilities of expansion, and boy, it was true!