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Playcrafting NYC Meetup Message Board › Game Designer

Game Designer

Claudia C.
New York, NY
Post #: 89
Game Designer / Developer
New York (SoHo), NY
CONTACT: or 646-495-0976

Applicants must be available to legally work full time in the United States of America
Every day, millions of people play games on our site, on Facebook and on Mobile devices. We seek a detail oriented, passionate, and dedicated Game Designer to join our team. We're looking for people who are excited about creating the best games anyone has ever played. Qualified candidates must have experience developing games - whether for the PC, online, mobile devices or consoles - and are fluent in game design practices and overall game development. This person will work on multiple titles throughout their lifecycle, from concept to live development.
• Design great, single and multi-player games for a variety of platforms
• Create and pitch new game concepts and lead a small pre-production team
• Describe user experience stories and create wireframe screens and flows
• Tune and model complex systems using Excel and/or programming languages
• Write a compelling story, including copy, names, and narrative elements for games
• Prototype new gameplay systems
• Analyze user feedback and metrics, and adjust game designs accordingly
• Be involved in projects from brainstorm to delivery
• Work with product managers, developers and artists to oversee the prototyping and implementation of new features and systems
• Remain up-to-date with Game Design literature and best practices to be an evangelist for the craft of Game Design
• 5 years of design experience in the gaming Industry
• An ability to design a game from beginning to end
• At least three published games, at least one in a senior or lead capacity
• Understanding of the mass market and how to design for it
• Management experience, preferably with an experienced design team
• A thorough knowledge of game mechanics across a variety of genres and platforms
• Expertise with math and formulas in a game environment
• Deep knowledge of casual, social and or multiplayer/online games
• Demonstrable knowledge of game balancing and pacing
• Experience designing combat and/or system mechanics including player control, moves, and NPC/AI types and behaviors
• A high level of comfort and skill with Excel/spreadsheets
• Familiarity with user experience/community management
• The personality to handle responsibility, collaborate and excel in a small team environment
• Exceptional verbal and written communication; ability to sell production staff on a vision
• Experience or knowledge of traditional board game, card game, or dice game design
• The desire and aptitude to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing, fast-paced creative environment
Proficiency with:
• Office, Excel, Powerpoint (or Keynote and Numbers)
• Vizio, Axure or similar visualization/wireframe applications
• Illustrator, Photoshop
Bonus Points For:
• B.A. in game design or equivalent experience
• Presence in the game community
• Game programming experience
• Proficiency with Flash and Actionscript
• Proficiency with any major programming language
• Experience with developing for iOS and/or Android
Please include examples of your work when applying!
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