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ABOUT FIREWALK STUDIOS

At Firewalk Studios, our mission is to spark incredible multiplayer experiences that inspire memorable moments. We’re building a world-class, next-generation game studio where people come first. For us, setting a high-quality bar, creating something extraordinary, and treating each other with trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Creating new worlds that ignite imagination and connection takes a collaborative team of amazing creators. Join us to deliver awesome gaming entertainment, rooted in strong gameplay and inspiring art, that captures the joy of playing together. We are currently working on an unannounced, original multiplayer game that is being published by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment and we are actively looking to add passionate, visionary creators who thrive in environments where the “status quo” just won’t do and who genuinely want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful team. Firewalk Studios is proud to be part of the ProbablyMonsters family of studios.

THE ROLE

Firewalk Studios is looking for a Senior Gameplay Designer who is incredibly passionate about bringing exceptional entertainment to millions of players. As our Senior Gameplay Designer, you will be responsible for driving multi-disciplinary gameplay development to build best-in-industry core gameplay and game feel.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You care deeply about all players intrinsic satisfaction & empowerment through tactile game feel.
  • You are deeply passionate about core gameplay and interaction design fundamentals and can speak to what makes them work.
  • You can successfully evangelize the discipline of Gameplay Design to a world-class development team, helping to inspire the creation of incredible player experiences that only they can provide.
  • You enjoy mentoring less experienced designers to improve their craft and help them succeed.
  • You can successfully manage relationships with other teams and help them get the most out of working with Gameplay Design.
  • You find time to play video games and empathize deeply with our players, because you are a gamer at heart.
  • You learn from both good and bad experiences, finding value in playing all types of games.
  • You pride yourself in your ability to effectively listen to every member of your team, regardless of seniority, and communicate with them in a way that inspires confidence.
  • You value opportunities to solicit feedback from the team on both your work and demeanor to further your growth as a designer and coworker.

WHAT YOUR DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE

  • Working with the Gameplay Director to update our Gameplay Design best practices and corresponding documentation.
  • Mentoring less experienced Gameplay Designers.
  • Reviewing a critical feature with the Gameplay Director and Gameplay Team.
  • Brainstorming potential mechanics with the team, helping to find potential issues and solutions to those issues long before the feature is even green lit.
  • Collaborating with engineers, artists and other designers to discuss and detail how a gameplay mechanic will work and how your team will approach building it.
  • Iterating and meticulously tuning your work in-engine to perfect the way it feels and plays.
  • Helping another Gameplay Designer debug why a feature isn't coming together very well.
  • Authoring player feedback like camera shakes and haptics to create a sense of impact and weight.
  • Playtesting with and taking playtest feedback from the entire team.
  • Balancing gameplay mechanics against one another ensuring a sense of clarity, purpose, and meaning behind every player decision.
  • Reviewing a critical feature with the Gameplay Director and Gameplay Team.
  • Prioritizing gameplay bugs and tasks so that we are always pushing forward what’s best for the game and the team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have at least 5 years of Gameplay Design experience.
  • You’ve worked on several titles from start to finish. “AAA” experience is a plus.
  • Experience with the Unreal 4 Engine is a big plus

ABOUT PROBABLYMONSTERS INC.

Established in 2016, ProbablyMonsters is a next-generation independent game company that creates long-lasting studios and exceptional games. Revolutionizing the way AAA game studios are built, ProbablyMonsters provides its teams the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers while delivering best-in-class entertainment through a positive people-first culture.

We have built three studios so far. Each of them has a unique identity built around the type of gamer experience they are creating. Knit together inside the ProbablyMonsters family culture, all studios are bonded by the core values of respect, trust, accountability, and approachability.

Connected by the company’s mission to unite, guide, and empower developers to create exceptional entertainment experiences, developers at Firewalk are given the confidence, security, and stability to create and ship their games free of distractions.

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