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Ubisoft

Game Designer

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Ubisoft
🇨🇦 Winnipeg, MB

As a Game Designer at Ubisoft Winnipeg, you'll be the creative energy behind a specific set of game systems and mechanics. You provide players with tools to build unique gameplay experiences and opportunities to make meaningful choices.

You go through an iterative, hands-on process of adjusting and balancing your design as you bring it from concept to playability. Throughout production, you shift your focus from the big picture to the micro details; tackling hurdles in development and stepping back to assess how all the pieces connect and affect each other. You tweak and tune until it finally happens: a smooth and engaging player experience emerges.

Responsibilities

  • Design features aligned with the creative and game directions (e.g. gameplay rules, progression systems, combat systems, weapon attributes, artificial intelligence behaviours, 3Cs, etc.).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate your assigned features.
  • Develop in-engine prototypes and evaluate their performance.
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints, reworking your design when and as often as needed.
  • Participate in finding solutions to fix buggy features.
  • Create and maintain design documentation that will guide interdependent teams.
  • Follow up on features post-launch to improve, add, or remove components.
  • Work on projects of your own initiative through our innovation Jams.

Qualifications

As a Game Designer, you’re resourceful, curious, and always looking to innovate. You bring a collaborative and empathetic spirit to all your work and value great communication. Whether it’s on paper or on a call, you can clearly explain your thought process. Besides this, we’re looking for someone aligned with our studio’s core values and the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in video game production or related experience
  • Post-secondary education in game design or similar would be an asset
  • Experience with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) and productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • A solid understanding of the market – you play enough to know what makes quality gameplay!

The Studio

Ubisoft Winnipeg is a technology studio with a unique mission: develop new technologies that will change the way we build video game worlds. We are the only Ubisoft studio focused on exploring the unknown to develop technology that empowers game creators at studios around the world to build even better, more immersive worlds across our major brands.

Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving gamechanging challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills, and anything else (examples of projects) you think we might find helpful.
  • A real live person will review your application, in this case Carolina. While we’re doing that, get to know our studio and our team a bit more.