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Game Designer

AKAV-873155

Skillsearch Limited

£50,000

Toronto, Canada

Canada

Not specified

ASAP

21/07/2020

Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

No

Game Designer in Toronto

Are you a Game Designer with a love for numbers and all things data? Want to make games in a truly collaborative way at a studio who have had over 200 million downloads already?

As a Game Designer you be making innovative mobile game experiences and your can-do attitude will take an already incredibly popular game to new heights!

This studio in Toronto pride themselves on producing games that you’d have wanted to play as a kid, but also that you’ll be proud of as an adult. Along with the great benefits of medical, dental, bonuses, food etc they really look after their staff on a personal level and encourage feedback from employees on any and all aspects of the game and studio.

Game Designer Responsibilities:

You’ll always be on the looking out for ways to make your games as balanced and close to perfection as possible, and providing players with features that go above and beyond their expectations

Create and improve existing gameplay, social features, game balancing and reward structures within core game curves

Use real-time feedback and metrics and your analysis of the numbers to update game designs

Work with artists and programmers to make sure that all implemented design mechanics and user experiences are done correctly

Calculate and report on mathematical features and balance of the games with programs and analyses of your creation

Script gameplay scenarios, prototypes and stage mechanics.

Requirements for this role in Toronto

Extensive professional experience with scripting languages such as Matlab, Pyton, Lua etc

Experience querying large data sets with proven examples

Deep understanding of mobile game trends and forecasts

Experience working on free-to-play games with knowledge of their game design fundamentals

Enthusiasm to learn new technology, level editors and scripting languages with a background of picking these things up with ease

Background working with the best practices of analysis transparency and reproducibility

Understanding and experience with game mechanics such as flow/pacing

Degree level education in engineering, maths, statistics, sciences or similar

It would also be helpful to have experience in Unity, a basic knowledge of C++ and some amount of technical experience

**You will need to be a Canadian citizen with the right to work in Canada already for this role. The studio is not able to provide sponsorship or relocation help at this time**

A little bit about the city: Toronto

As the largest city in Canada, and growing, Toronto prides itself on diversity, with a wide range of cultures, foods and art available. Named by Forbes as one of the ‘World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities’, Toronto is certainly somewhere worth settling in. Alongside the economic benefits, Toronto’s transport system is strong thanks to their public buses and streetcars, which use hybrid-electrics, therefore creating minimal environmental damage.

The city also boasts numerous art galleries, museums, operas, orchestras and much more, as well as being home to several sports teams. Generally regarded as a very safe city, and with several prestigious schools situated there, Toronto is an especially great option for people with families considering relocating.

Build games and work on projects that you’ll be proud of!

Competitive salary and performance-based bonus

Comprehensive health/dental benefits package

Work in a fun, collaborative, feedback-focused, no-BS environment

Regular paid team lunches, events, and other fun outings

Great office location and all the snacks and drinks you can consume to keep you fuelled



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