Demiurge Studios is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and ambitious Lead Gameplay Designer to join our growing team in an on-site or remote capacity. You will have the unique opportunity to use your extensive game design experience to help shape the next generation of Demiurge games.

As an experienced gameplay designer, you will drive the vision, prototyping, implementation, and tuning of gameplay mechanics and systems. Your game design background and experience allow you to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams to creatively solve challenging design and technical problems. You can pinpoint the key characteristics necessary for a game’s success and relentlessly prioritize to make them shine. If you live and breathe combat design and PvP is your jam, then this opportunity is for you!

Please note, relocation assistance or remote work within the United States may be available for this role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, iterate and tune the movement and combat mechanics so the moment-to-moment feel of the game is easy to use, responsive and fun.

  • Collaborate with an agile, cross-functional team to ensure the gameplay, combat, and weapon systems feel satisfying, balanced, and rewarding.

  • Coordinate with the design lead to ensure the gameplay mechanics and systems fit within the context of the overall game goals.

  • Rapidly respond to and iterate on feedback and performance indicators.

  • Assist other designers in improving and tuning supporting game features and systems including character abilities, level design, and feedback systems.


  • Extensive experience as a gameplay designer on FPS, PvP shooter, or similar type games.

  • Deep knowledge of combat mechanics and an opinion on what makes them fun.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey designs clearly to team members, leadership, and stakeholders.

  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to deliver high quality designs on time.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preference For Candidates With:

  • Prior experience on PvP shooter games

  • Experience working in Unreal

  • Ability to do basic scripting and work in-engine

About Us:

A steadily growing game production studio located in Boston, MA. Developing games is our passion and we bring over 20 years of expertise to our projects. The teams at Demiurge build fun, accessible games like our hit, Marvel Puzzle Quest. We also provide co-development services to larger, best-in-industry games such as Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Bioshock, Rock Band, and Mass Effect. Now is a great time to join Demiurge, as we are about to begin development on our next hit game!

Demiurge Studios is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, or Veteran status. Demiurge Studios also makes workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities or special needs.