XR Developer

Coal Car Studio
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Posted
October 6, 2023
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Are you an up and coming talented Unity developer with a passion for immersive experiences? Coal Car Studio is on the lookout for a junior Unity developer to play a key role in our VR/AR projects. We're a dynamic, forward-thinking studio based in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, and we're excited to offer the opportunity to join our team.

 

Why Coal Car Studio?

At Coal Car Studio, we're building immersive virtual worlds. We are a game developer, but we do more than just games. We have worked on advertisements, educational training tools, and more. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to explore what is possible.

Our studio culture actually values work-life balance - it’s not just something we say to make our team feel warm and fuzzy. We encourage collaboration and invite team members to contribute to game design. We're on the cutting edge of VR and AR, exploring the endless possibilities these technologies offer. If you're looking for a welcoming, innovative space to develop the future of gaming, Coal Car Studio is the place for you.

Coal Car Studio believes in the power of diversity and are dedicated to fostering a positive, inclusive work environment where every voice is heard. We are open to remote working but preference will be given to candidates in the Vancouver area. We can also offer benefits to Canadian applicants.

 

Responsibilities

  • Implementing design specifications into engaging game functionality
  • Take ownership of code implementation for exciting game features
  • Follow best practices in documentation and version control
  • Experiment with rapid prototyping and concept testing
  • Participate in constructive code reviews
  • Debug and fix issues to ensure a smooth gameplay experience
  • Actively contribute to improving the development pipeline
  • Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code
  • Share your knowledge and mentor junior developers
  • Collaborate on the game design process

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience
  • A degree in Computer Science, Game Development, or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your previous projects
  • Proficiency in Unity
  • Experience working on physics-based games
  • Familiarity with game assets (meshes, animations, materials, etc.)
  • Knowledge of networked multiplayer implementation (i.e. PlayFab)
  • Expertise in profiling and optimizing game and render performance (GPU and CPU)
  • Proficiency with Git version control in a multi-developer team setting
  • Experience with VR/AR is a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with Unity’s ECS/DOTS is a bonus
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

 

Join Our Team!

At Coal Car Studio, we're redefining XR gaming, and you could be a part of our exciting journey. If you're passionate about VR and AR, love pushing the boundaries of gaming and want to contribute to a culture of innovation, apply today!

 

How to Apply:

Send us an email with your resume and portfolio link.

 

About 
Coal Car Studio

Coal Car Studio is an award-winning Vancouver based team passionate about immersive technology and pioneering new ways to play together. Having worked in the XR industry since 2015, we believe in the future potential of this technology. We design and develop a mix of games, educational and enterprise experiences, as well as brand activations but our passion is gaming.

While based in Vancouver, we are supporting a hybrid work environment with team members distributed around the globe.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse, talented team. We pride ourselves on being an open, honest, and accepting culture that puts our team’s wellbeing first.

We are looking for smart, creative individuals to help craft immersive experiences and make the world a better place.

 

About Our Games

Founded by two brothers, we know that games are not only about their single player experience. At Coal Car Studio, we are betting that the future of VR will be social. VR doesn’t have to be an isolating experience. Discovering new virtual reality is awesome, and we want to create a safe space to be able to experience these worlds with your friends and family. Using innovative technologies and game play mechanics we will shatter the stigma around virtual reality needing to be an isolated experience to be immersive and bring the joy of couch co op back into mainstream gaming culture.

Featured Game
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Fruit Golf is an asymmetrical virtual reality (VR) game where golf balls are replaced by fruit and your friends rain terror down on the course as you putt. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to whack a watermelon, pineapple, or star fruit with a golf club? Well, Fruit Golf can’t promise the most realistic physics, but each fruit has its own unique way of sliding, bouncing, wobbling, and rolling down the course.

VR can be a very isolating experience – now it doesn’t have to be. Fruit Golf brings the zany course out of the headset and into your friends’ hands where they can directly manipulate the world around you through a free companion app. The golfer will try to navigate courses such as pirate ships besieged by a Kraken, the castle of the vampiric blood orange, or the solar system where all the planets are fruit, and the moon is a banana. In the meanwhile, the players outside VR will coordinate their assault to make it as difficult as possible for the golfer to reach the hole. Some obstacles are simple blockades, others explode launching the fruit out of bounds, while others require teamwork. Take for instance the simple windup mouse, all alone it will simply patrol a section of the course, but if a fellow saboteur drops a piece of cheese, not even a wayward pineapple can stop the mouse from reaching its prize.

Solo players will also be able to play all the courses with or without obstacles, as well as hone their skills in a variety of challenge levels. The challenge levels will force the player to take a break from the frenetic never stopping action of the multiplayer mode and focus on making the perfect shot and solve the puzzle of each challenge course tailored to quirks of every fruit. Given all this, Fruit Golf is a whole fruit basket worth of fun!

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