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Game Content Designer

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Irvine, CA


Lightspeed LA is looking for a highly creative Content Designer who has a passion for building AAA open world content. This role is responsible for creating gameplay content, scenarios, characters, and systems that enrich the open world gameplay experience. As a Content Designer, you will collaborate with Art, Design, Narrative, and Tech to bring open world experiences to life.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in game design, including one shipped title
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Craft compelling activities that bolster the variety of open world gameplay experiences
  • Design and implement fully realized ambient character behaviors and interactions that bring depth, texture, and believability to a living, breathing world
  • Craft ambient content that creates memorable storytelling moments in a wide emotional range, from tragic to heartfelt, from frightening to cathartic, from thrilling to somber.
  • Help drive the vision for world spaces, ecologies, and theming of game systems
  • Evaluate and implement story concepts, step by step gameplay, ecosystems, characters, cinematics, and dialog
  • Partner closely with other disciplines to ensure that content complements narrative, art, technical and design decisions
  • Demonstrate versatile game design skills including documentation, planning, tuning, pacing, rewards, and scripting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert in establishing high-level ecologies, ecosystems, factions, and AI behavior
  • Experience with modern game engines and visual scripting (Unreal, Unity, etc.)
  • A strong technical implementation background
  • Shipped at least one AAA game from inception to finish