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Game-based cognitive training

Game Developer

$80k – $140k • 0.0% – 0.25%
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Elevate Labs is on a mission to help people everywhere improve their minds.

The ability to write well and speak eloquently deeply affects your trajectory in life, in any profession. Unfortunately, many people exit high school and even college extremely unprepared in these areas, so we became obsessed with building a tool to bridge this gap. In 2014, we started developing the game-based educational app Elevate. To date, the Elevate app features 35 games (with more on the way), has over 25 million downloads, and has received numerous accolades, including Apple’s App of the Year award.

But the Elevate app was just the beginning. Soon, we’re launching a meditation app that will focus on improving other areas of the mind, including stress management, sleep quality, and much more. We’ve created a truly personalized experience that makes meditation more accessible to millions of people, including those who previously felt that meditation doesn’t work for them.

We’re looking for a game developer with a strong design interest to help us build the future of cognitive training. You’ll join an agile team that emphasizes test-driven development, short-development cycles, and code review and work closely with engineers, artists, and educators to create game experiences that are educationally effective, fun, and beautiful. You’ll lead game development through its lifecycle, from ideation and prototyping to polish and integration. Our game technology is primarily in Lua, but comfort in other areas of our tech stack is beneficial.

Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with research and art teams to design and develop educational activities.
- Lead playtesting sessions to gather feedback
- Maintain and improve a shared code library used across all of our games

Requirements:
- Experience with 2D game engines (Moai, Corona, Cocos2D, Flash, Unity, etc.)
- B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent preferred

Bonus points:
- Experience with Lua or similar scripting languages
- Experience with C++
- Experience with low-level OpenGL
- Interest in education or educational gaming

Benefits:
- Deliciously healthy chef-cooked meals
- Equity
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
- 401k plan

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