Senior Designer, Metagame Systems
There are many things that make Believers who we are, but our defining characteristic is an unwavering dedication to the player experience. We believe that player-first development is critical for games, esports, and all forms of media that allow us to engage with our favorite worlds and heroes. We are not just a game company, we are a company for Gamers. We believe that collaboration and diverse thought drive innovation, and we foster a development culture around that principle.
Game Designers at the Believer company craft the systems, mechanics, and content that creates fun for our players! We are constantly putting ourselves in their shoes to better understand our players’ needs, and how we can best address them. We design holistically, and we can’t wait to engage with the other crafts to make our players’ dreams come true. We are deeply involved in shaping the values and opportunities that our games are based upon.
As a Senior Game Designer, you will help us deliver best in class Metagame Systems experiences for our player audience. You love to design systems that provide short term and long term goals to our players, encouraging them to engage deeply and broadly, and band together to achieve larger dreams. You understand that systems are interconnected and require a careful, intentioned hand to maintain balance. And you enjoy the metagaming, theorycrafting, and dreaming that comes to players in systems done well.
Having an understanding of vertical and horizontal power systems, crafting, and modern social systems in games will be crucial to understanding what appeals to our players. Being open to taking on new design challenges and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone will be key, as we aim to remain nimble, and wear multiple hats across design.
Design megagame, gameplay systems and content across our first prototypes.
Prototype, experiment, and capture learnings. We aim to experiment quickly, fail fast, and ensure we’re pushing forward towards the fun every single day.
Work with artists, producers, QA and engineers to bring our systems to life
Learn to implement content as we develop our tech. Work with engineers to build tools that accelerate and enable our development
Playtest the game constantly - we believe that we learn best by going through the player experience at every opportunity.
Deep familiarity with team-based games, open world games, and MMO’s.
Experience in early game development and prototyping
Experience in Unreal Engine 4 or 5 and/or scripting experience
Strong ability to collaborate across disciplines and articulate design thoughts
Hungry to learn and capable of providing constructive and thoughtful feedback to others
7+ years in game development, on live service or box products. Shipped and/or maintained 2+ AAA titles.
Scripting, modding or other technical skills highly desired
Ability to predict outcomes of game design decisions on players and other content
Can use existing frameworks to develop novel solutions and reverse-engineer designs
Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.
Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans!
Access to Rightway health insurance service to help you navigate health insurance
Spring Health mental health services
10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and “Take What You Need” PTO policy
Current generation Macbooks or Windows machines
We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers.
We’re an independent game studio with developers all over the world and a home base in Los Angeles, California. Our team of industry veterans and talented newcomers is united by a deep love for players and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.
DIVERSITY / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.