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A Hong Kong company is hiring players for Animal Crossing: New Horizon!

By Catharina Cheung 11 May 2020

Header image courtesy of Nintendo

You read that right: Aside from racking in the bells, you can now earn actual, cold, hard cash IRL for playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Now that’s one clever way to speedily pay off Tom Nook’s outrageous home loans.

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Photo credit: Nintendo

According to HolidaySmart, Hong Kong-based e-sports platform Cyber Games Arena (CGA) is hiring gaming specialists for Nintendo’s smash-hit video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, who will be able to make their living by playing games for the company. And the cherry on top (as if you needed more convincing): A Nintendo Switch will be provided (we hope it’s the New Horizons-edition console) and successful applicants will be able to work with flexible hours as well. Sounds like a dream come true for us!

Photo credit: Nintendo

Job specs for gaming specialists

Main job duties:
  • Play games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Design and build specific islands within a month
  • Working hours and details are negotiable
Job benefits:
  • Salary starting from $13,000
  • Nintendo Switch console provided
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility of extending the contract or becoming a full-time employee depending on work performance

We’re absolutely reeling in shock at this news. Imagine being able to properly work our magic on the Stalk Market and go ham on Tarantula Island while actually being paid for it—capitalist Tom Nook will be so proud! Interested parties can sign up via the application form.

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Catharina Cheung

Senior editor

Catharina has recently returned to her hometown of Hong Kong after spending her formative years in Singapore and the UK. She enjoys scouring the city for under-the-radar things to do, see, and eat, and is committed to finding the perfect foundation that will withstand Hong Kong’s heat. She is also an aspiring polyglot, a firm advocate for feminist and LGBTQIA+ issues, and a huge lover of animals. You can find her belting out show-tunes in karaoke, or in bookstores adding new tomes to her ever-growing collection.