Gameplay Programmer

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

October 1, 2021
Full Time

Evening Star is looking for a creative Gameplay Programmer to join our team! As a gameplay programmer, you will be responsible for implementing new features into our game, while collaborating with the development team to iterate on core systems. At Evening Star, we push the boundaries of what games can achieve by using our original game engine to work more efficiently, and so that we can continuously innovate on exciting new game ideas.


  • Work with the programming team to develop gameplay systems such as player states/actions, enemies, boss battles, level objects, UI, etc.
  • Collaborate closely with design and art teams to ensure features match expectations
  • Document gameplay features and systems


  • Strong game programming skills in C# or C++
  • A working understanding of 3D math, collision, physics, AI and other common gameplay elements
  • Creative mentality - you view programming as a medium for expressing your ideas
  • An eye for detail - you care about motion arcs, animation timings and the quality of their execution
  • Self-motivated - you relish finding creative solutions to problems
  • Excellent teammate - you are responsible, accountable, and enjoy collaborating with others
  • Must be comfortable with GitHub, Perforce, or other comparable version control systems


  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++
  • Experience developing on video game consoles
  • Experience working with an in-house proprietary game engine
  • Experience using UE4 or Unity
  • Experience a shipping a video game, either on your own or as part of a team

Evening Star Perks

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 3+ weeks of PTO to start
  • 2 weeks holiday time off at the end of every year
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Full employee medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

How to Apply

Apply on our Contact Page! Attach a PDF or ZIP archive containing both a cover letter and resume.

Applications without cover letters and resumes will not be considered!

About Us

Evening Star is a boutique game studio founded in late 2018. Based in Los Angeles, with additional operations in London and Melbourne, Evening Star's mission is designing fresh, fun games that stand the test of time.

As a distributed team, a key tenet of Evening Star's studio culture is strong communication. Though we may be separated by two oceans, we endeavor to foster a close-knit collaborative environment. We boldly explore new and exciting directions that push the boundaries of what Evening Star can achieve, while being mindful that good creativity comes from healthy and sustainable working practices. Above all, our passion for games and our unique backgrounds drive us to craft games imbued with our signature sense of style.

Evening Star is currently working on our debut title, a fully original 3D action platformer game powered by our Star Engine! We are excited to be teaming up with a new publishing partner, and we can't wait to share more details with you soon.

We're also hiring a 3D Artist, Engine Programmer, and a Level Designer. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Evening Star is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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