Game Designer

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Product | Full-time | Fully remote

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PerBlue is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Game Designer to join our team. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play mid-core mobile games have been played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode

Our team brings experience from major studios across the videogame industry. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around the United States for an unmatched quality of life and work.

In this central position for our biggest game, you’ll work collaboratively across functions to design new systems and features that create amazing experiences for our global fan base. Your work will support both the game’s ongoing business success and the sheer fun that millions of people have experienced playing Disney Heroes

 

What’s this position about? 

Our Game Designer works with our Product Owners (aka Executive Producers) and other stakeholders in a highly empowered way to understand requirements for new game systems and features. You’ll then work closely with a small, Agile, fast-moving production team to create specs and design systems that bring these goals to life.

As the ideal candidate, you’ll have 3+ years of experience as a game designer working on live free-to-play mobile strategy/RPG games. You’ll be a mobile game aficionado and truly enjoy the challenges of free-to-play. We’ll also consider similar experience with live MMO games or other free-to-play platforms. 

As a collaborative, analytical, and proactive leader, you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have a willingness to embrace design iteration. You’re also a passionate gamer who understands the RPG and strategy genres overall, and the free-to-play mobile aspects of these genres in particular. You already have a significant impact on the games on which you work.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Create detailed specifications for new features, scalable game systems, and in-game rewards.
  • Develop comprehensive wireframes and userflows that depict game features visually and describe interactions between their elements.
  • Ensure that games mechanics, systems and economies meet product goals around engagement, retention, and monetization.
  • Closely monitor, analyze, and respond to gameplay data and user feedback on your designs through their entire lifecycle, from development to testing to live in game.

 

Your Experience

  • 3+ years of working as a game designer in a development studio
    • Mobile, free to play, and/or MMO game experience preferred
    • RPG and/or strategy genre experience preferred
  • Experience in UI/UX, systems, and/or feature design with some combination of-- 
    • Writing complex design specs and seeing them through development to live in game
    • Building detailed UX wireframes and flows using software/web-based tools
    • Creating numerical designs and modeling their impact on game balance/economy
    • Monetization strategy for free-to-play game systems
    • Hands-on understanding of guilds and game economies

 

Your personal attributes

  • Thrives in a nimble, fast-paced environment with focused teams and lots of autonomy
  • Effective communicator with producers, artists, developers, QA, and management
  • Ability to understand big picture product goals and business objectives, while having a meticulous attention to detail along the way
  • Mobile game fan who plays (and spends money in) free-to-play titles
  • Enjoys the Disney universe of characters and stories and can jump into related discussions
  • Actively participate in PerBlue’s efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse workplace.

 

Compensation and Benefits

We are a Remote First company headquartered in downtown Madison, Wisconsin with team members based around the US. We offer a competitive base salary; incentive bonus structure; 6+ weeks of paid time off; comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; a well-matched 401k; flexible hours; and a variety of other perks including daily lunch delivery.

You'll be part of a passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team that has received several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications. We are headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around beautiful downtown Madison.

No agencies, please. This is a pretty good description of this position’s roles and responsibilities but is not a comprehensive job description, so duties and supervisors may change. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.