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Company Name:
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Albany, New York
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Game Designer-Vicarious Visions

Game Designer


Vicarious Visions (www.vvisions.com) has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Skylanders Swap Force®, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®, Guitar Hero®, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2®. Our games repeatedly push technical boundaries to deliver addictive, immersive gameplay and art that brings favorite characters and worlds to life.


A Game Designer is expected to be able to fulfill different roles dependent on the project they are allocated to. These roles can vary from a creative lead role which conceives the overall vision of a game and coordinates the efforts of a team to realize that vision on small projects; to a supporting role under a senior lead on larger projects. A Game Designer may also be required to act as the primary Project Manager or Coordinator for the designers on their team.



Your responsibilities will include:


  • Plan and implement gameplay experiences with fellow designers, animators, programmers and artists.
  • Write and maintain documentation about your designs as well as stay up-to-date with other designs.
  • Create and revises game data using a variety of proprietary and public tools (such as excel and word)
  • Manage bug lists, track personal tasks, and alert lead to any changes in planned schedule or tasks
  • Actively seek out feedback to improve your work.


The skills & experience we are looking for:


  • Strong design sensibilities
  • Proficiency with visual design and 2D and/or 3D editing tools; (Photoshop, 3dStudio Max/Maya)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to analyze problems, critique solutions, and develop plans based on these data.
  • 4+ years’ experience in the game industry shipping high quality titles
  • A passion for developing for high quality games.
  • A basic understanding of scripting languages is a plus