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Lead Game Designer (social gaming)

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SocialBon is building a highly-innovative approach to social games that will ultimately affect how people play and interact within social networks. We're assembling a high-profile team in New York to help us get there faster.


  • Minimum of 3 complete development cycles for game titles.
  • Excellent understanding of turn based gaming platforms, theory and development practices.
  • Deep understanding of game tools / level editors.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead project design activities.
  • Ability to provide high quality and detailed design documentation to project teams including external development teams.
  • Character and experience, which instills confidence in teams.


  • Working with the Producer to maintain schedules.
  • Participation in the evaluation of project timelines.
  • Generation of new project proposals and Game Design Document’s to high quality and production detail.
  • To be instrumental in defining & maintaining the projects creative direction.
  • A comprehensive understanding of production pipelines and tool chains.
  • Communication with the Lead Programmer and the Producer of assigned project tasks to identify risk in the production pipeline.
  • Implementation of quality control and performance guidelines for all assigned project design assets.
  • Working with the tools & technology team to ensure the project has the tools necessary to implement proposed game mechanics.
  • Design asset management.
  • Ensure all individuals on the project are aware of the design, objectives and vision.
  • To ensure comments and concerns from the team are responded to and, where necessary, acted upon in order to improve the game.
  • Excellent ability to make accurate assessments of game designs/features in relation to programming and production requirements for implementation.
  • Ensure project ‘Change Requests’ regarding game design scope/features against project schedule are managed effectively with the Producer on an ongoing basis.

This position is located in New York City.

Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes/at/ (PDF or ASCII - no Word files)
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