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Company Name:
Treyarch / Activision
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Game Designer - Treyarch

We are looking for talented and experienced game designers to work directly with design leads and the design director to build compelling and fun gameplay. Working from high level design direction, you will create and refine a series of proposals and prototypes that will be developed into clear designs and requirements ready for implementation. Once in production, you will own the features and/or missions from start to finish and have responsibility for implementation details, tuning and fun factor. The ideal candidate has AAA console development experience with A.I., combat, gameplay, scripting and superior people skills.


Treyarch is home to some of the industry's best and brightest talent, and has garnered a reputation for being one of the industry's premier art, design and technology powerhouses. The studio's successful track record of releasing AAA blockbuster hits, extensive infrastructure and strong management provides a solid foundation from which it can successfully pioneer major franchises and build on our successes to date.


What you'll be doing:


· Develop prototypes that clearly articulate the vision of the features and/or missions for which you are responsible.

· Pitch concepts, designs and full-proposals to project leads.

· Spearhead the collaborative process with engineers, animators, artists, sound designers and production staff to bring the game world and its characters to life.

· Identify and resolve conflicts with other disciplines in a way that best meets the design goals of the project.

· Review work at various stages of implementation to ensure the execution matches the vision, goals and quality requirements.

· Routinely collect feedback from user-testing, the development team and design management.


The skills/experience you'll need:


· 3 or more years of game design experience on one or more shipped games.

· Excellent understanding of first-person combat and game mechanics.

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

· Experience with C, C++ or non-visual scripting languages.

· Absolute passion for playing and making video games.

· Excel in a team environment, is self-motivated, and egoless.


And you'll really get our attention if you have:


· Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

· Experience using Illustrator or other program to communicate ideas.

· Familiarity with scripting languages, or technical skills related to video game development.

· Familiarity with a 3D level/world creation package, preferably Radiant.

· Experience with other aspects of Game Development such as, but not limited to: Character Design, Writing, Gameplay Programming and AI Design.

· A love for FPS games.


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