This job listing expired on Apr 9, 2024

Black Kite Games is a five-person independent studio founded by an ex-Rockstar game designer to make innovative and narratively interesting games in a wholesome work environment.

This role's mission is to design the post-launch content of our roguelike deck-building game, Acolyte of the Altar (Steam). The goal is to allow the existing team more bandwidth for preproduction of our next project!


We are looking for a game designer with a passion for card and strategy games who wants to sink their teeth into an awesome existing project and expand the card pool and encounters available to players. This is a powerful opportunity for someone looking to accrue further experience in the industry and provides direct access an established, top-notch team to create their designs!



  • Create flavorful and fun card designs which build on the existing foundation of Acolyte of the Altar

  • Implement designs using in-engine dropdown menus and occasional code support requests

  • Interface with our art team to bring to life the new spells and creatures

  • Collaborate with our Lead Designer to ensure new content meets quality expectations


  • Exceptional candidates with C# talent may expand our engine with their own unique effects

  • Conduct rigorous testing to ensure new effects function properly with existing cards

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field

  • Experience with the Unity game engine

Ideal Qualifications

  • 2+ years of video game design or card/board game design experience

  • C# scripting talent

  • Competitive game experience (e.g. high ladder rankings or tournament placements in relevant games)

  • Shipped one or more games prior a plus

  • Good communication skills and friendly, positive attitude!