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Company Name:
Gameloft
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
4
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

R&D Game Designer

 

Our R&D Game Designer will pitch ideas, gain pitch approvals, and build prototypes of top quality mobile games. Current 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 

 

This position is based in the creative and inspiring city of New Orleans, an international metropolis built on entertainment and opportunity! New Orleans offers a rich culture of superb music, architecture, food, art, and music that is a part of its very fabric, and is one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in America. We are the festival capital of the world and have an endless list of both nightlife and family activites. In New Orleans, you will simply never run out of things to do!  

 

In a recent survey of American cities reviewing economic health, quality of life, and demographic factors, New Orleans ranked #2 in the entire US while Travel + Leisure named it #1 of America's Best Cities. New Orleans features an exceptionally strong economic trajectory powered by a digital media, technology and entertainment renaissance.

 

This position offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Excellent cost of living and area growth
  • Stability - check out our Annual Reports
  • Flexible core hours (8-5, 9-6 or 10-7)
  • Fun, passionate and creative studio with a casual, friendly atmosphere - we love to play Magic, board games, video games, Ultimate Frisbee and foosball! 
  • International environment which offers daily contact with other countries & cultures 
  • Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games
  • Exceptional library of diverse games with broad distribution.

Responsibilities:

Under direction of the the Creative Director and Lead Game Designer, our R&D Game Designer will:

  • Lead design teams to produce innovative ideas for new concepts and existing design issues
  • Complete benchmarking & competition research
  • Communicate with production to ensure appropriate and effective scheduling
  • Communicate with development teams and produce quality design documentation to ensure your creative vision is fulfilled

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional mobile game design XP, including significant research and development XP
  • Fluency in 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 games, freemium models, and player demographics
  • Proficiency in each aspect of mobile game design: gameplay, level design, game structure, balancing, and reward systems
  • Advanced understanding of monetization and game economy design
  • Proven ability to create exciting prototypes via using tools like Photoshop, Flash, Sketch-up, 3D Studio Max, Unity, UDK, Blitz, etc.
  • Familiarity with C++ and JAVA
  • High visual creativity and passion for developing video games a must
  • Knowledge and appreciation of classic console video games, their flagship titles and their audience a plus

Chosen qualified candidates will be asked to complete a design assessment after an initial screening.

 

About Gameloft

Since 2000, Gameloft® has proven a top innovator. We craft kick-ass games for all digital platforms and are tested Masters of the Mobile Space. Our freemium and premium games from casual to hardcore are localized in 12 languages and more than 100 countries. Your ballin guru skills will be seen by potentially millions of gamers. Meditate on that. We partner with more legendary brands than we can fit in a bullet point, like Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. We employ over 5,000 developers in over 30 countries spanning every continent and are on the top 120 companies of the NYSE Euronext Paris, ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA. Bazinga. Our mantra? Your talent, our legacy, unstoppable