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Company Name:
Gameloft
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS, Other
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
1
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Creative Director

 

Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for

a talented Creative Director to start a new Studio in Seattle!

 

Our new Seattle studio is looking for the right Creative Director to create top quality games and mentor other designers for exciting new and live mobile game titles! The right candidate will have a notable background in social and mobile games. This is a wonderful opportunity for a current Lead or Senior designer with management experience, and the role has future Director of Design potential as the studio and teams grow in size.

Responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of the US Creative Director and Seattle Studio Manager, our Creative Director will:

  • Design creative, exciting and fresh gameplay and content for original and live games
  • Establish and drive a dynamic creative vision
  • Lead, manage and mentor our talented game design team members
  • Define UI flow, gameplay systems, and live operations events
  • Implement game dynamics, including tuning and balancing
  • Analyze player data, identifying and resolving gameplay issues
  • Drive player satisfaction through quality control, community engagement, and usability testing
  • Complete benchmarking & competition research
  • Communicate with production to ensure appropriate and effective scheduling
  • Collaborate with design teams to produce innovative ideas for new concepts and existing design issues
  • Communicate with development teams and produce quality design documentation to ensure your creative vision is fulfilled

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional game design experience including lead or management role and mobile freemium game design xp
  • Experience with design software (MS Word, Excel, Visio, Adobe Photoshop, etc), 3D tools and engines
  • In-depth knowledge of current trends in game design, including free-to-play and freemium models, as well as player demographics
  • Proficient in all aspects of mobile game design, including gameplay, level design, game structure, balancing, and reward systems
  • Ability to prototype ideas via standard tools like Photoshop, Flash, Sketch-up, 3D Studio Max, Unity, UDK, Blitz, etc.
  • High visual creativity and passion for developing video games
  • Excellent knowledge of wireless devices
  • Knowledge and appreciation of  classic console video games, their flagship titles a plus

Chosen qualified candidates will be asked to complete a design assessment.

 

Gameloft is where you want to be.

 

Join our growing and beautiful Pacific Northwest studio, ideally situated in Seattle, the epicenter of gaming! This opportunity offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including relocation assistance
  • Excellent opportunity for professional growth 
  • Stability - check out our Annual Reports
  • The opportunity to establish the studio culture you feel  best meets the needs of the employees and the company at large
  • International environment including daily contact with other countries & cultures 
  • Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games 
  • Opportunity to create diverse licensed and original IP games with exceptionally broad distribution

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 6,000 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

 

Previous hit Gameloft games include: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Ironman 3, Kingdoms & Lords, GT Racing 2, Shark Dash, Oregon Trail: American Settler, A Good Day to Die Hard, NOVA: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Littlest Pet Shop, The Dark Knight Rises, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, Real Soccer 2012 HD

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