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Game Designer - Remote Contract

Filament Games - Remote (Anywhere)

Posted 6 months ago Apply Now!


Filament Games seeks experienced game design contractors. Game Designers take the helm on specific learning game projects, serving as both Lead Designer and Client Advocate.

A Game Designer must be able to:

  • Draft and present game design documentation
  • Write and edit narrative content
  • Work with developers on data integration
  • During game production, Game Designers test new features, provide feedback, and work with clients to clarify their goals and expectations.

Responsibilities

  • Act as Lead Designer and Client Advocate on assigned projects
  • Test new features, provide feedback, and work with clients to clarify their goals and
  • expectations
  • Represent client goals and advocate for client perspective during internal meetings
  • Provide estimates to the production team
  • Create and build gameplay systems and scenarios for projects
  • Lead and participate in playtests and design reviews
  • Draft and present game design documentation, wireframes, storyboards and prototypes
  • Write and edit narrative content
  • Work with Developers on design problems, content creation, and data integration
  • Perform research and draft summary reports on research
  • Travel occasionally to observe in-classroom playtests
  • Respond to QA and design issues in development and real-time environments
  • Other design work as needed

Experience:

  • Bachelors or beyond in relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • A strong portfolio of design documentation that clearly explains mechanics for a game or games, ideally with a serious or educational purpose
  • A strong portfolio of game titles (not necessarily digital) with collaborative or sole responsibility for design and design documentation
  • Experience and passion for creating design-centric games, ideally serious or learning games
  • Knowledge of game balancing and pacing
  • Experience and skill in communication and collaborative problem solving