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Company Name:
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc
Location:
Austin, Texas
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Browser Based Games, PC / Windows
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
1
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Associate Degree

Game Designer (Systems)

KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Game Designer (Systems). We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.

Responsibilities

-Candidate will work to craft “simple-to-learn, hard-to-master” game systems that will increase player enjoyment and retention in an online, persistent world

-Collaborate with design leadership to design, implement, and iterate on the core combat experience, including combat mechanics, encounters, player classes and abilities, and AI

Requirements

-Associate’s degree in related field

-Candidates must have 3+ years as a Designer in the games industry

-Candidate must have shipped at least one game title

-Extremely strong documentation skills

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Extremely strong math skills

-Implementation of systems (i.e. balancing tables and underlying game system formulas) will be emphasized over “high concept” design vision experience

-Strong familiarity with massively-multiplayer online products and online games job experience

-Strong understanding of interrelated game systems in a massively-multiplayer environment

-Strong communication skills, ability to effectively relay requirements to programmers and artists

Preferences

-Experience designing and implementing turn-based combat systems

Considerations

-Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format

-Salaries will be commensurate with experience

-Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered

-Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@kingsisle.com and please include "Game Designer (Systems)" in the email subject heading.