Senior Gameplay Engineer

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September 14, 2021
Full Time

We are seeking a full-time Senior Gameplay Engineer for current and future projects at our growing,  predominately remote studio!

We are a small studio dedicated to crafting unique, high quality interactive experiences, and this talented designer-programmer hybrid will collaborate with both the engineering and design teams.

Help develop meaningful multiplayer interactions, rich traversal controls, engaging combat, enemy behaviors, NPC interactions, big boss encounters and so much more! These core moment-to-moment experiences are the foundation of our games, and you’ll be pivotal in helping build incredible multiplayer games and worlds with our award-winning team!

We seek collaborative individuals that are excited to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production, working together as a team.


  • Collaborate with directors, leads, and other developers to design and implement multiplayer gameplay, including 3D Combat and Encounters, Player Movement and Traversal, Multiplayer Interactions, Player Character Behaviors, User Interface design, and more.
  • Create and manage sustainable gameplay systems.
  • Work with the art and design teams to create custom tools, importing pipelines, and more.
  • Design, develop and maintain gameplay systems and features for the Unity Engine primarily written in C#
  • Test, own, operate and support the system and features you develop, including documentation
  • Work closely with designers, art and other members of the team for feature development and provide your technical expertise to inform decisions.


  • Ability and drive to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production.
  • 3D Gameplay Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of C#
  • Shipped at least one game
  • 5+ years of experience in games development
  • Expert knowledge of Unity3D and/or Unreal Engine
  • Visual Studio experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to write reliable, optimized, parsable code
  • Ability to express and rapidly prototype gameplay ideas
  • Capable of giving and receiving constructive feedback on designs. Strong communication skills are vital, as we’re incredibly open and straightforward when it comes to our internal conversations about gameplay
  • Ability to creatively overcome complex gameplay and systems problems with innovative solutions
  • Capable of working independently, keeping on-task and motivated
  • Excited and able to work with an agile and flexible team and participate in major decisions

Bonus Qualifications

  • Located in PT, MT, or CT timezone, or willing to relocate
  • Procedural Generation experience
  • Procedural Animation experience
  • Animation IK experience

Gardens Offers*

  • Competitive pay
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Unlimited paid vacation, holiday and sick time with flexibility in timing
  • Flexibility in work location(s) -- Gardens will open a physical studio location in the future. Employees will have the choice to continue working remotely, or to relocate and work on site.

*Benefits and perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Gardens and the country in which you work.

How To Apply

Send your application to with the title "Senior Gameplay Engineer".

Please include specific skills you would bring to a new project, as well as any links to current and/or past projects.

We are supportive of a diverse workforce and strive for inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, criminal history, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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Gardens is creating the future of online adventure games!

Gardens is a new remote game studio founded by creators of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Sky: Children of the Light, Blaseball and more. We specialize in crafting vibrant virtual worlds that foster meaningful and memorable multiplayer moments between players around the globe!

Together, we are committed to providing a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment for all!

We offer competitive pay, stock options, unlimited PTO, 35 hour work weeks, and robust benefits (including full medical and vision, dental, 401k contributions and more)!

We are independent and backed by industry-leading investors.

We are currently creating our flagship project — an innovative 3D, online, action-adventure title inspired by our favorite memories from playing online games over the years.

Come grow with us!

We are currently hiring 3D artists, tech artists, and engineers. Click here to view (and share) all of our openings.

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