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Founded in 2023, Millions of Monsters is all about game design innovation. We’re inspired by games that raise the bar on gameplay, and we’re wiring ourselves to be able to quickly discover innovative game ideas and successfully bring them to market. We’re fully funded by all-star investors. Our team is highly passionate & enjoys working hard on games that inspire us!

Our first game is an innovative PC PvP strategy game inspired by classic chess, and it has shown very positive results in early community playtesting

What you will achieve

  • Create content & drive implementation across all gameplay design disciplines (systems, combat, level)
  • Work with engineers to help think through better design tools
  • Collaborate with other disciplines (e.g., art, tech, product) on cross-functional decisions

What will make you successful

  • 1-3+ years of experience as a professional game designer focused on gameplay. Preferred experience on PvP strategy games
  • Passion for and depth in the PvP strategy genre. Deep understanding of major PvP games across PC and mobile, especially in strategy (e.g., especially RTS and MOBA, but also tactics, mobile mid-core, CCG, and autobattlers)
  • First principles mentality. Our game is highly innovative and in a new genre, so you will also need to think from first principles without being able to directly mimic things from other games. Often demonstrated by prototypes / explorations on side projects (let us know if you have any)
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills. Strong judgment and ability to make decisions considering many factors (including game design, business models, and different player archetypes) and many core principles the team is focusing on (e.g., low skill floor, high skill ceiling, spectatorship, elegance/simplicity, emergent gameplay stories)
  • High ownership, autonomy, and accountability, as well as comfort with ambiguity

What we offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience level, with company equity package
  • Real studio culture with in-person work expectations in Austin (flexible schedule)
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 15 days PTO + holidays off