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Senior Game Designer

Improbable
Seattle
6 months ago

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At Midwinter we're on a quest to create ground-breaking new games and a thriving community of gamers who play them. We’re bringing together top talent with a shared passion for creating fun. We value people from diverse backgrounds with differing perspectives, who are unafraid of taking on new challenges.

Your Mission

Midwinter is looking for a full-time Senior Game Designer to join our talented Games-as-a-Service team located in the Seattle Area. Tired of being a small cog in a big machine? Midwinter is a small team of artists, designers and engineers working on something awesome. Here, your work will make a lasting impact on the games we make.

Are you experienced in creating and designing immersive game economies, experiences and loops that tie a game’s systems together? Designing for the ‘long-term’ player experience? Are you passionate about sustaining player engagement, ensuring that titles can be enjoyed by players for many years to come?

As our Senior Game Designer you would build a robust and scalable game economy with long-term player engagement in mind, creating a robust inventory and upgrade system that allows for players long-term growth, all within the context of a live game as a service. Understanding all aspects of the game’s design, stretching from moment-to-moment gameplay through to the high-level metagame.

/ Designing economies, inventories and upgrade systems

/ Work with the foresight to create a “1000 hour” experience, creating an environment of repeatable experiences that always put the player first

/ Work closely with other developers to ensure that these systems are not an after-thought, but a part of the core games design.

Competencies

/ You’ve shipped at least one live game in a Systems Design / Game Designer

/ You have experience operating a successful free to play live game economy.

/ You have mastery of utilizing spreadsheets to design, model, and adjust large inventory and progression systems that are directly related to shaping gameplay.

/ You possess strong communication and collaboration skills

/ Unreal Engine experience is a plus

/ Action / Shooter game experience is a plus

Nb: While we think the above experience could be important, we can’t predict the future and so we’re keen to hear from applicants that believe they have valuable experience. If you identify with the team & mission, but not all of the suggestions, then please still apply!

Equal Opportunity

The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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