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Even though gigs through these are less common and I don’t prefer finding them this way, I still check a few websites every day to see if anything is posted. I use Google Chrome and I have a few of my favorite of these sites bookmarked in a folder labeled “Daily Check”.
I just right click the folder and choose “Open all bookmarks in new window” and then I go through them. Once you get into the habit of it, it only takes a minute or two because you have checked them yesterday and its easy to tell the ones you’ve already read.
- Having depressed you (and myself) here are some forums you can check and my experiences with them.
TigSource/PaidWork I have found a few jobs on here and applied for about a hundred.
Reddit/GameDevClassifieds I have found maybe one job here. Decent community.
UnrealEngineJobOfferings Not sure if I have ever found work on this one.
IndieGamer/HelpWanted Lots of postings sometimes audio related.
IndieDB/Recruiting & Resumes Mostly other composers and sound designers looking for work.
PolyCount/FreelanceJobs Don’t think I have found work here, but still check it from time to time.
EpicGames This is also mostly filled with ads from composers and sound designers.
FGL.com I actually found a bit of work on here years ago, but it looks like it’s mostly contests being posted nowadays.
GameJolt/Jobs Never found work on here.
TouchArcade.com Don’t think I have ever found anything on here either.
Cocos-2D/Jobs Imagine drowning in a sea of composers.
Unity/NonCommercialCollaboration Some of these are paid although most are specifically not. Might be a good place to meet developers though.
Newgrounds/Collab I actually found work here years ago and I have since worked with that dev on three projects. I don’t go on there much now though because it seems a younger less serious community.
GarageGames Never found work here.
XboxForums Again a lot of composers. Haven’t found work on there.
Scirra Haven’t found work on there before.
Some of those above probably aren’t that useful but I wanted to allow you to make your own decision on that. Please feel free to let me know of any other useful job forums and I will add them to this list.