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Free Range Games grows games the old fashioned way: we don’t put our team in cages, we work distributedly, and we don’t use toxic work/life trade-offs. Some of our crafters have worked together from PS1 to PS5 and will tell you about carving games one triangle at a time from punch cards.

We are some of the folk behind Spider-man, Tony Hawk, Lord of the Rings, Twitch Sings, Oddworld, Shrek Super Slam, and dozens of mobile and web games. We believe every member of the team has a voice in what the game should be.

We prioritize community, family, and love-of-gaming over process, crunching, and TPS reports. And maybe that’s what you want too.

We are looking for a lead systems designer for a growing design team on an open-world, co-op action adventure that is currently in pre-production. You will work with the creative director to define the game loops, meta game, economy, mission and quest system, as well as creating the life in the game for environmental story telling.

Responsibilities:

  • Solve game mode and session issues on a game with a deep story, but also MP session based needs.

  • Solve issues regarding SP vs MP and Sandbox vs Story Missions.

  • Coordinate dynamic sandbox encounters and life with the World Lead.

  • Design game systems.

  • Balance economy.

  • Build a living world with loads of characters and mocap.

  • Manage system pods with tech designers, coders, artists, researchers, and writers.

Qualifications:

  • Creative, organized designer and communicator.

  • Held a system design position on a shipped video game.

  • 5+ years working on mid-sized to large teams.

  • Familiarity with the big video games of the last decade.

  • Experience with agile, breadth-first development.

  • Plus - UE, BP xp.

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Free Range Games is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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