Game Designer

Carbon-Based Games
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March 10, 2024

We're a Montreal, Quebec based indie game studio on the verge of introducing "Smolder No More," our exciting new bullet-hell top-down action game. As we approach the release of our demo, we're expanding our team to include creative and dynamic individuals passionate about video games and player communities.


Game Designer 

(No professional experience required): "Smolder No More"

Interested in building rich, fast-paced bullet hell gameplay mixed with rich and exciting lore? We're looking for a Design Lead who wants to do exactly that!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Craft and tune game systems using Unity Engine, in collaboration with our artists and programmers.
  • Drive the creative process for AI behaviors, enemy and level design, game mechanics, and accessibility.
  • Lead playtesting sessions to gather and analyze feedback, fine-tuning the gameplay experience.
  • Champion the game's vision, combining engaging gameplay with a rich narrative.



  • Collaboration Skills: Excellent teamwork and communication abilities, with experience working closely with artists, programmers, and other stakeholders in a game development environment.
  • Professional Experience: Proven track record as a Game Designer, with significant experience in designing and implementing game mechanics, AI behaviors, level design, and player-centric features. Prior experience with bullet-hell or top-down action games is a plus.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong skills in using Unity Engine for game development. Familiarity with scripting, animation, and physics within Unity.
  • Creative Vision: Ability to conceptualize and articulate a compelling game vision, integrating engaging gameplay with a rich narrative.
  • Education: A degree in Game Design, Computer Science, or a related field is preferred but not required. Relevant experience and a strong portfolio can compensate for the lack of formal education.


Additional Details:

  • Be part of a pioneering project set for a Q1 2025 release, with a demo soon to be unveiled.
  • Work within a supportive team environment, benefiting from McGill Engine's initial funding.
  • A hybrid compensation model split between project-based pay and a collaborative revenue-share.
  • Remote-friendly team, allowing you to contribute from anywhere.



For a sneak peek at "Smolder No More" and to learn more about these roles, connect with us! Visit Josh Weinstein's LinkedIn or send an email with your resume/cv.

Carbon-Based Games

Bonjour/hi, we're Carbon-Based Games! We're a young independent games company based in Montreal, and we love making retro games with a modern twist. Having won Jury's Choice at Ubisoft Game Lab 2023 with our first game, Feline Fortress, we're now hard at work on our next game.

Featured Game

Please feel free to take a look at this sneak-peak of Smolder No More's early demo build for a feel of the kind of game we're working on.

In 'Feline Fortress', an action tower defense, you're Mousse, The Clever Cat. Defend your home against invading mice with cat-a-pults and laser-pointers to outwit your crafty foes. Strategy and agility are crucial in this dynamic cat-and-mouse showdown. Paws at the ready!

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