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Games and Level Design
Relic Entertainment
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Are you a talented and experienced designer with a strong pedigree of high quality games?

Have you turned design vision into game mechanics and delighted thousands of players? Have you been part of a title from beginning to end?

Have you been in the trenches and led from the front?

Can you point proudly to a major piece of a game and say ‘I did that’?

Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award winning RTS developer of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes, among other games and we’re on the hunt for a permanent full-time Senior Game Designer to join our Design team in Vancouver, Canada. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems.

The Senior Game Designer will be responsible for translating game vision into tangible, understandable, and enjoyable game mechanics while championing and driving major game components. You’ll be working closely with other disciplines to deliver a holistic experience for our players. By taking a leadership role within the design team, and the studio, you will be an advocate for the game vision and strive to deliver a unique and meaningful gameplay experience.

This role will work in partnership with our Game Director to push the boundaries of the strategy genre using equal parts innovation and presentation. We’re building a game that is next generation – and we’re looking for someone who is excited to be a part of Relic’s future!

We’re looking for someone who has…

-Spent 6-8+ years in a Designer role on multiple titles with a focus on systems/gameplay design
-Contributed significantly to at least 1 shipped AAA title in a senior or lead role
-Experience in the full gamut of development from early prototyping to shipping a major title
-A strong understanding of design systems, methodology
-A strong sense of process honed by experience, and a personality that thrives in a collaborative environment
-A passion for playing and making games, and who excels in a typical game development culture

What you’ll be doing…

-Supporting the Executive Producer, game director, design team, and other discipline leads translate vision into gameplay worthy of a Relic title
-Working with other disciplines to deliver a deeply holistic design – from sound to animation, every element of the game becomes part of the palette of the experience
-Taking the lead on a major game component and with a team of veteran and dedicated designers
-Utilizing your skill and experience to help mentor the team and solve exciting challenges
-Working collaboratively with an experienced team of passionate, sometimes obsessive, game developers, deeply excited about the future of gaming

It’s a bonus if you have…

-Post-secondary education in game design
-Strategy game development experience
-Other discipline experience: level design; progression design; animation/motion trees; scripting or other technical experience
-What’s in it for you? In addition to working on AAA games and learning a ton, we offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages.

Next Steps? Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.

Contact Details:
Relic Entertainment
Tel: 604.801.6577
Contact: Recruitment Team

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