Game Designer, Mid-Senior

At Frostkeep Studios, we are always looking for talented, smart and creative people who share our vision of making the best games we possibly can. As a small company, we consider ourselves a family and we’re hoping to find more team players with a multitude of skills who want to grow with us. We have big plans ahead for our studio and its first game, Rend, and are looking for a passionate game designer to help us take it forward into the future. For this position, we're willing to consider both staff level and senior designers.

Responsibilities

  • Work alongside our engineering and art teams to design and implement game features in UE4
  • Own and drive feature design and creation, from ideation to finished product
  • Provide feedback on features and designs created by the team
  • Be a champion for the design vision for Rend, evolving the game while defending the central design pillars
  • Help with both feature work and emerging live issues as they arrive

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years game design experience including at least one shipped product
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that facilitate collaboration in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically when it comes to design
  • Eagerness to work on many different parts of the game and break down knowledge silos
  • Self-starter that will constantly seek to improve Rend while working independently
  • Enthusiastic learner, always seeking to level up development skills

Pluses

  • Unreal Engine experience
  • Avid survival game player
  • Experience with scripting via Blueprints (or similar)
  • Ability to flex in multiple design disciplines (narrative, content, systems, technical)
  • Non-design development experience (programming, art, production)
  • Design leadership experience

Frostkeep Studios is located in sunny Southern California in the city of Irvine, just a block from the Irvine Transit Station allowing for easy travel to the studio. Frostkeep Studios offers great benefits, including several work-from-home opportunities, new hardware, unlimited PTO, and more!

We look forward to hearing from you. Please reach out to us with your resume and cover letter at jobs@frostkeep.com. (Candidates only, no recruiters please!)