Senior Game Designer

HB Studios Multimedia - Lunenburg, NS (il y a 30+ jours)

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HB Studios is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most successful independent video game developer. We have an opportunity for a Senior Game Designer to join our team of developers, creators and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development. As a Senior Game Designer, you will be responsible for all aspects of game design; from concept – through production to release, all while ensuring the quality of the game and its gameplay are of the highest standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work and communicate directly with all members of the game team on a regular basis to develop the game and its design throughout production, while remaining in-line with required timelines
  • Write and maintain living design documents for use by design, production, development, and QA staff.
  • Hands-on work during production including play-testing, tuning, data-entry, content creation, and some scripting.
  • Ensure all delivered versions of assigned games are thoroughly play-tested with a design-critical approach and report all issues and required changes.
  • Identify and help to prioritize any issues in assigned games in conjunction with production and other team leads.
  • Identify and report any aspects of the assigned game, its design, or its development process, which may compromise its final quality or overall success.
  • Develop—or contribute to—new concepts and game pitches for the studio as required.
  • Play—and contribute feedback for—all games currently in development or prototyping.
  • Contribute to the studio’s growing philosophy of game design, and how we make games.

Key Contacts:

  • Creative Director
  • Producer / Associate Producer of assigned game
  • QA Team Leader of assigned game
  • Other Designers

Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in the games industry
  • Basic scripting experience (C#, XML / JSON, VBA)
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with the Unity game engine
  • Degree (any subject)—or alternatively—games industry experience
  • Technical knowledge of the videogame development process
  • An avid player of both PC and console games
  • Deep interest and knowledge in one or more mainstream sports.

The ideal candidate is a creative individual with a passion for game design and willingness to research and learn about assigned games – especially sports. A proven ability to breakdown game issues, mechanics or concepts into lay terms and argue and negotiate their case on game-specific issues in a constructive manner. A detail-oriented person who works well with others and considers all forms of feedback. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply today.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • games industry: 4 years (Required)