Gameplay Programmer

Evening Star
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August 16, 2022
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA

Evening Star is looking for a creative Gameplay Programmer to join our team! As a gameplay programmer, you will be responsible for implementing new gameplay objects, systems, and mechanics into our game, while collaborating with the development team to iterate on implementation of the game design. 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 ideas.

At this time, we are only looking for gameplay programmers who are available to come into our office in downtown Los Angeles, but the role is hybrid and does not demand a full-time presence in the office.



  • 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 deep understanding of 3D math, collision, physics, AI and other common gameplay elements
  • Experience shipping at least one commercial video game title as part of a team
  • 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
  • Minimum 2-3 years of game industry experience
  • Must be comfortable with GitHub, Perforce, or other comparable version control systems



  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++
  • Experience with 3D graphics programming
  • Experience developing on video game consoles
  • Experience working with an in-house proprietary game engine


Evening Star Perks

  • Remote/Hybrid working for all employees with the opportunity for LA-based employees to collaborate in-office
  • Full employee medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Unlimited sick days
  • 3+ weeks of PTO within the first year
  • 2 weeks holiday time off at the end of every year
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
Evening Star

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 Private Division as our publishing partner, and we can't wait to share more details with you soon.

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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