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Building the future of multiplayer

Associate Game Designer

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At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.

We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.

Your Mission...

...as an Associate Game Designer is to create an engaging player experience through the design of compelling original content that aligns with our creative vision and available gameplay systems. You will collaborate directly with Game System Designers and will ultimately be responsible for adding those final touches of polish before players interact with the systems.

Areas of Impact

Our Game Design team is made up of a wide range of people with broad game expertise, from system design to level and encounter design. As a member of this team, you'll focus your work on our gameplay, and work on the design of enemy and creature NPCs - creating believable behaviour, engaging responses to player interaction, challenging combat, and even foster some interactions some players might see as 'adorable'!

You'll have the chance to be in an integral role in the studio and collaborate with many stakeholders, including the animation team. It will be very important that you bring your imagination and creativity to this role, and express your ideas while balancing some of the more practical creative limitations. Other areas you may impact include:

  • Provide feedback on systems design to Designers as workflow issues surface
  • Work with Designers to ideate content that respects the Designer’s system
  • Work with Design and Production in planning, tasking, prioritizing, and implementing their content
  • Create content using systems created by Designers
  • Implement feedback provided by Designers
  • Fix bugs in your content

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following

  • Must be eligible to live and work in Canada (no immigration or relocation support provided)
  • Experienced in Unreal Engine (or similar).
  • Certificate in Game Design (or equivalent experience).
  • Design experience on a playable game demo is an asset.

While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply!!


COVID-19 Studio Guidelines
The health, safety, and well being of our team members is of the utmost importance to our studio. As such, we have transitioned to remote work by default until a time at which we can safely return to the office. This means that all interviews, "onsite" interviews, office tours, and onboarding will be done over videoconference (or phone).

We also recognize the impact the pandemic is having on all of us personally, and work hard to create a culture where mental health and wellness are valued and supported. If you have any questions or concerns about our studio policy, please don't hesitate to raise them with your recruiter.

Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Location
Edmonton
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
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Improbable at a glance

Building the future of multiplayer

Improbable focuses on Information Technology, Video Games, Defense, Software, and Gamification. Their company has offices in Seattle, Washington DC, London, and Edmonton. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Improbable has raised $520M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2018.

You can view their website at http://www.improbable.io or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.