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Lead Game Designer

Remote | Seattle, Washington
Permanent | Job ID #70318 | $125,000 - $135,000 yearly base | Posted 8 months ago

Onward Play is seeking to hire a Lead Game Designer to nurture and advance the design vision for a new mobile game based on one of the hottest franchises in the world. The title is a free-to-play social strategy game in early development with ample opportunity for ownership and impact. This role reports to the project Director of Design.

Experience: The ideal candidate is likely a systems design generalist with a range of mobile-focused midcore and casual experience in the following specific subsets of design:

  • Narrative systems and narrative writing
  • Hero collector content design such as heroes, levels, dungeons, battles
  • F2P monetization
  • Metagame design
  • Game economy and progression
  • Combat systems
  • Social play and features such as PVP and guilds
  • Event/liveops design
  • Quest design

  • Goals, Concept, Define, Collaborate, Test, Balance, Iterate
  • Create goal-driven one page system designs that enable peer alignment, quick feedback and iteration cycles, and leadership-level approval.
  • Translate one-page designs into implementation-level detail to support collaborative cross discipline development with a focus on lean, elegant feature sets
  • Understand and internalize the target customer(s), designing with their needs and satisfaction in mind
  • Determine content scope and pacing models that strike the right balance of sustainability and support for a healthy F2P business
  • Contribute to roadmap planning by identifying and pitching new game systems, content, and feature improvements
  • Collaborate with IP holders to ensure brand integrity.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of producers, designers, artists and engineers to prototype, implement, and iterate on features that will delight our players and further the overall creative vision of the product.
  • Provide incisive and actionable peer feedback with an eye toward fulfilling player needs, business goals, and getting the most bang for our buck out of development time

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $125,000 - $135,000 yearly base


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