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Stardock

Senior Game Designer

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Stardock
🇺🇸 Plymouth, MI

Stardock is currently seeking a talented Senior Game Designer to play an important role in establishing and executing the vision for Stardock’s biggest, most ambitious unannounced game ever. The ideal candidate has a deep passion for strategy and simulation games and is comfortable with all levels of ownership, from personally designing features to providing high-level feedback and mentorship to other members of the Design team. This is a salaried, full-time position at our Plymouth, Michigan office and relocation assistance will be provided. This position reports directly to the studio's Creative Director.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Advocate for the Design team.
  • Brainstorm, write ideas, create worlds, and help design a new AAA strategy/simulation game.
  • Mentor a new generation of up-and-coming game designers.
  • Determine gameplay experience goals.
  • Communicate with our player base and sort out good from bad suggestions / ideas.

Education and/or Experience Desired:

  • At least one shipped AAA game title.
  • At least one shipped strategy or simulation game.
  • Well-developed creative writing and communication skills.
  • Championing design ideas and getting others excited about those ideas.
  • Demonstrable ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • Able to learn new, often proprietary technology and tools.
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Passion for strategy and/or simulation games.

Bonuses:

  • LUA scripting or programming experience (or willingness to learn).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline or equivalent.
  • Comfortable with MS Suite, Google Docs, Visio, JIRA.