Producer / Associate Producer

Astra Fund
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May 30, 2023
Full Time

Astra is the home of puzzle and thinking games, and we're building out an organization to elevate the genre. We're mission-based, fully remote, and have big ambitions.

We're seeking a Producer or Associate Producer to join our growing publishing team (depending on experience). Reporting to our Senior Producer, the Producer will be responsible for the communication, tracking, and execution of production tasks in conjunction with our partnered portfolio development teams.

The Producer will contribute to portfolio selection discussions, get engaged with early developer conversations, and help coordinate and track titles through the signing to launch process. They will be the key contact between 3rd party development partners and the Astra publishing team, and responsible for ongoing updates and reports to internal stakeholders.

This is a fast-paced role at a growing company with lots of context-shifting and opportunity for creative problem-solving.



  • Provide impeccable production support to our developer partners.
  • Help with scheduling, timelines, and updates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Input, update, and organize records and status throughout our various tracking activities.
  • Prepare various storefronts for launch (upload builds, screenshots, trailers, copy, and more).
  • Help work with developers from initial screening calls to setting up contract milestones.
  • Participate in portfolio strategy discussions.


Required Experience (Associate Producer):

  • ~1+ year of game industry experience.
  • Excellent project management skills and proficiency with context shifting and juggling multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of major task tracking software such as JIRA, Notion, and others.
  • Basic understanding of game production and development timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Cool under pressure, ability to creatively problem solve, and willingness to adapt and learn on the job.


Required Experience (Producer):

  • All of the above, plus:
  • ~3+ years of game industry experience with at least one shipped title
  • Experience working on games for PC and consoles.
  • Demonstrable experience solving production problems and keeping projects on track.
  • Robust understanding of game production and development timelines.


Would Be Nice:

  • Experience working on mobile games.
  • Knowledge of the indie gaming market.
  • A love for puzzle and thinking games.


We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


California Salary Range: $80K-110K

Astra Fund

Astra Fund is a game fund with a mission to support the creation of better thinking games and bringing them to broad audiences. We work to achieve this through grants, events, genre-based initiatives, and we're moving into publishing. We are part of Carina Initiatives, a philanthropic fund working to send more kids from more communities to the frontiers of science and technology.


Careers at Astra

We are a small team of builders who love games. We know that games can shape minds and cultures, because they’ve shaped ours. We work hard to amplify creators that take this responsibility seriously.

We've been funding thinking games and offering grants to promising early-career designers, and now we think it's time to set up a publisher focused on those games. A lot of people enjoy games like Baba Is You, ElecHead, or The Witness as one-off experiences without identifying as a fan of a genre, and we believe there's an opportunity here to build a brand that can bring this eager audience what they didn't know they were missing.

Talent is at the heart of our mission. We believe deeply in the power of a talented and diverse team to make a big impact. Join us.

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Star Stuff (Ánimo Games) is a cosmic puzzle adventure about a young alien’s first day at a star factory. Play as Mija (me-ha), a bright-eyed engineer, as you explore thoughtful levels, code your own bots, and save the ever-expanding universe! Star Stuff is made by Ánimo Games, a small indie game studio making lovable, puzzle adventures & broadening the appeal of thinky video games.

Rytmos (Floppy Club) is a beautiful meditative game where you travel through a universe of planets and solar systems, each containing unique musical puzzles.

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