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Lead Designer

Company: Velan Studios, Inc.
Location: Troy
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

We are Velan Studios, an independent game developer with a passion for the unconventional. We make innovative games in a variety of genres with accessibility and depth to delight our audiences, no matter who they are. We believe in maintaining a creative, collaborative, and diverse team environment at our studio, and we are looking for passionate and capable people to join our team of experienced AAA console developers.We are seeking a seasoned Lead Designer whose communication skills, organization, focus on iteration, and polish are all exceptional. The ideal candidate will work to maintain strong partnerships with art, level design, tools, UI, gameplay engineering, monetization, rewards, etc., and actively look for opportunities to make the game better than the sum of its parts. This individual loves games of all sorts - and it's clear that the best, most rewarding game of all... is making a great game for others to enjoy.This is a "forward looking role," which partners with other discipline leads to understand emerging trends and technologies that may benefit/impact how we design games.Responsibilities

  • Serves as the creative vision holder of a game's core pillars.
  • Drive gameplay, systems, and content design through all development phases, from concept to live operations.
  • Once live, design and oversee evolution of the live product based on analysis of key performance indicators and player feedback.
  • Oversee and provide critical feedback on the design of complex game features, gameplay, level design, UI Design and other game systems.
  • Maintain up-to-date, clear, concise game documentation that keeps pace with the project's progress and evolution.
  • Work in collaboration with other disciplines to find ground-breaking solutions to the constraints or requirements of each game.
  • Review game system(s) within area of responsibility and ensures optimal balancing across the game for player experience and creative goals.
  • Provide both high-level game design direction and hands-on design implementation within a somewhat technical toolset.
  • Collaborate with Producers to help drive the project schedule, including the roadmap and backlog.
  • Conduct peer reviews, troubleshoot, problem solve, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Act as a leader, mentor, and role model.

Keywords: Velan Studios, Inc., Troy , Lead Designer, Other , Troy, New York

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