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New World Interactive

Game Designer

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New World Interactive
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A career at New World Interactive is about being part of a team working on some of the world's most creative FPS games. When you join NWI you would be welcomed to a friendly, inclusive environment where you can learn and collaborate with some of the industry's most talented people.

As a Game Designer, you'll be the creative energy behind a specific set of game systems and mechanics. You will design compelling game systems, mechanics, and content through an iterative and hands-on process from conception to execution. You'll work with a team of programmers, artists, UX designers, producers to see their implementation.

What a Game Designer will do:

  • Understand consumer needs and design gameplay elements that will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Prototype (both digital and paper-based) with other game designers and programmers
  • Create project documents to ensure that gameplay intentions are understood
  • Attend playtests and be solution-oriented to the problem encountered
  • Conceptualizing and developing characters, rules, settings, and stories for new games
  • Carry out all other related tasks
  • Follow industry trends and good practices
  • Solve game-related problems as they arise

If youโ€™re interested, youโ€™ll need these skills or experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree in game design, computer science, or computer engineering
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry
  • Relevant certification in programming languages
  • Portfolio of sample projects
  • Be creative, imaginative, original with excellent storytelling ability
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Take criticism well
  • Work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines
  • Effective at working autonomously and with a team
  • Ability to keep up to date with new developments and trends in the computer games market

Additional skills or experiences that will move you up in the stack-ranking for considerations are:

  • Experience working on online FPS
  • Experience working on multiplayer co-op games
  • Project management training
  • Familiarity with Diagrams.io and the ability to communicate information visually
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, Experience with Unreal Engine, Unreal Editor, and Blueprints
  • Strong understanding of how to build gameplay systems around AI
  • Critical thinker, curious, resourceful with plenty of flexibility
  • Organized workflow; capable of weighing opportunities vs. capabilities and being able to balance these goals against business objectives

Company Benefits

  • Supplemental benefits
  • For employees and their families
  • Vision, Dental, Pharmaceutical, and more
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Flexible work location opportunities (Home & Studio)
  • Educational allowance
  • Personal development allowance
  • Paid time off
  • Annual Bonus Opportunities