Game Designer

Game · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Game
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

IGG Canada is a premium mobile game and video production studio located at 5 East 8th Ave. Vancouver, Canada.


With spectacular views of the downtown skyline, coastal mountains, and English Bay, our new studio is spacious, high-tech, and inspiring. IGG Canada is a division of IGG (I Got Games), a global interactive digital entertainment company that specializes in the development and operation of Mobile Games. Established in 2006, IGG was founded with the aim of becoming a leading multiplayer game publisher and developer. The company has rapidly expanded its global operations, through strategic partnerships with popular gaming platforms such as Facebook, iOS, Amazon, Google Play, Kongregate, and many others. IGG currently operates studios in China, Philippines, Singapore, the U.S., and Canada (opened in 2013).If you're passionate about creating mobile games that reach millions of players around the world and are interested in becoming an integral member of our Canadian team of superheroes, we want to hear from you!


Position: Game Designer
Report to: SVP (Project Lead)
Department: New Game Team
Hiring Level: Experienced
Contract length: Permanent with 3-month probation
Workplace:  At Office


Hiring Processes:
1. Resume & Showreel/Portfolio review;

2. Test(s);
3. Interview(s);
4. Offer;


Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for the product design of simulation strategy games, including but not limited to gameplay design and system function design (designs must be unique, and well-received by the players).
2. Able to come up with new mobile game ideas quickly and delineate details for effective execution. Produce new game demos and carry out rigorous testing to meet players’ expectations.
3. Analyze existing genre-specific and broader market best practices to make recommendations for game teams & incubation pitches.
4. Contribute new design ideas on ways to engage players and collaborate with the team on feature roadmaps.
5. Take shared responsibility for the game’s overall design vision and ensure that the whole development team shares this collective vision.
6. Assist Project Lead in the formation and management of the team.
7. Other tasks assigned by the team.


Requirements:
1. Passion for simulation-strategy mobile games.
2. 3+ years of experience designing a monetized product, distribution mechanism, or system from scratch in the video game industry.
3. Skillful in using different game design software. Eager to learn new ideas, techniques, and trends to help with game development.
4. Strong communication skills and understands how to present ideas with clarity and impact.
5. Good understanding of gaming balance and playability requirements (creative and welcomes challenges).
6. A proven track record of designing meta-game systems and economies within the constraints of SLG game systems.
7. Preferable:  Experience in AAA or mobile game development and/or simulation strategy mobile game design.
8. Preferable:  Experience launching at least one mobile game.



Compensation Package for permanent employees:

  • Comprehensive benefits after 3 months include extended health, dental, vision & prescription coverage.
  • Paid Vacation + paid Sick Days: 18 days (accumulated and based on percentage earning)
  • Active Living Benefits (such as fitness memberships/registration fees for team sports) reimbursed after 3 months
  • Training/Development fee reimbursement after 3 months
  • Dependent/Child Benefits
  • Paid Holiday Closure between Christmas & New Year's week
  • Paid Statutory holidays
  • RRSP matching after 1 year
  • Monthly Commuter Allowance after 3 months
  • Monthly team lunches

Perks for permanent employees:

  • On-site car and bike parking
  • Work hours: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour paid lunch.
  • On-Site Foosball table, table tennis, basketball game machine & pool table
  • On-Site Gym
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Gifts for employee's children
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • Random Bonus/Gifts
  • Referral Bonuses

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Game
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced