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Visual Concepts

Gameplay Systems Designer

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Visual Concepts
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Foothill Ranch, CA

Who We Are:

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

What We Need:

Our Foothill Ranch, CA studio is seeking a specialized Game Designer to join our development efforts on an exciting new game! Within this role, you will be focused on creating intuitive and meaningful gameplay systems and mechanics that establish and expand the core game loop. You will work with engineers, artists, and other designers to conceptualize, prototype, and implement innovative gameplay and economies that will form the backbone of our new game.

What You Will Do:

  • Own the lifecycle of your ideas and areas: design, implement, debug, and balance your mechanics from concept through to release
  • Be well rounded and create new and immersive systems across areas such as player progression, in-game editors, core combat, social hubs, multiplayer, economies, and monetization
  • Collaborate with other developers to maximize use of existing tools and technology
  • Analyze, validate, and incorporate feedback from the team, as well as from external user testing, as needed

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience within the video game industry
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA game within a Game Designer role
  • Experience in system design for console or PC games, such as player progression and advancement, social mechanics, rewards, economy, or customization/in-game editors
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • Experience working in-engine, either prototyping or implementing your ideas
  • Comfortable with a development environment that is iteration and playtest-driven
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and enhancement within the user experience
  • Solid communication, presentation, and documentation skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive

Pluses:

  • Experience with programming, scripting languages, or visual scripting tools (i.e. Blueprints)
  • Experience working with analytical data sets, for balancing and fine-tuning
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4