Game Designer

Greensky Games
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Posted
January 19, 2024
Full Time
Canada
Remote
CA$60K – $110K

Greensky Games build the kind of VR games we believe will define the platform: intense, physical, flow-state inducing. Our first title, SWARM, is the #1-rated Action title on the Quest.

We're working on our next game and looking for great developers and artists that share our passion for building original and outstanding VR gameplay experiences.

Are you passionate about telling stories and creating unique and memorable experiences through gameplay? Greensky Games is looking for a spirited Game Designer to help define the industry standard creating one of a kind VR gameplay experiences to a growing audience.

As a Game Designer with Greensky Games you will create and elaborate the core principles of the game, developing new mechanics and original concepts. You will help the team push through technological, production, and creative boundaries; tweaking and tuning until a magical and engaging player experience emerges.

 

Adventure Perks:

  • Greensky Games is a work-from-home studio and will always support that option
  • Annual team offsite, somewhere warm
  • Competitive salaries
  • 5 weeks paid vacation, and we observe all major holidays
  • Extensive healthcare benefits package covering dental care, prescriptions, and more for you as well as your spouse/domestic partner and children
  • The annual base pay range for this role is between $60,000.00 and $110,000.00 CAD + benefits, + profit-sharing.

 

Call of Duties:

  • Designing, directing, and iterating on game systems that deliver amazing player experiences
  • Working collaboratively with other disciplines to bring out the best ideas, translating them into compelling prototypes
  • Inventing, extending, and maintaining design processes, tools, and workflows
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints, reworking your design when and as often as needed
  • Participate in finding solutions to fix buggy features
  • Create and maintain design documentation that will guide the teams
  • Follow up on features post-launch to improve, add, or remove components

 

If you don’t meet all of the qualifications, but you're convinced you can do this job, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU, PLEASE APPLY. We’ve just written these qualifications as a guideline, we don't require college degrees and welcome people who’ve had non-linear career paths. Just include a few short sentences (less than 5) about why you’d be a good fit, and apply through the button at the bottom of this JD.

 

Unlocked Abilities:

  • Serious passion for VR games and knowledge of VR gameplay & design patterns
  • Self-motivated and eager to contribute in many different areas of development
  • One or more shipped titles using Unity
  • Experience building and iterating on game content in Unity via Inspector, Scene Editor, and other editor GUI tools
  • Strong ability to deconstruct high-level gameplay systems into specific technical details, features and tasks
  • Strong communication skills and clear design documentation skills
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • An innovative, empathetic, and collaborative spirit

 

Power Ups:

  • Passionate about VR games and familiar with VR design patterns
  • Experience with Oculus Quest and other VR headsets
  • Experience working at an indie studio
  • You are drawn to challenges, willing to climb Mount Everest with our team and wont stop till we all reach the top together (in VR of course) 

 

Ready to go back to the future?

You have a hunger for gaming and a thirst for creating that needs to be fulfilled. You want to work with our unique and quirky team creating groundbreaking games. You are a problem-solver at heart with a verve for bringing creative projects to life.

At Greensky Games, we believe in operating with integrity, treating all individuals with dignity and respect, and fostering a culture of growth and excellence. As a company, we value transparency and make it a priority to always choose what is right over what is easy. We are committed to building a workplace that supports diversity and inclusivity and we do not discriminate on the basis of anything.

We welcome you to be a part of our mission as we create the next wave in gaming experiences. Together we will strive not only to win but to grow as individuals and as a team. Join us and embark on a journey of growth, learning, and exciting new challenges. 

For the right candidates within Canada, we may offer to cover relocation expenses.

About 
Greensky Games

Greensky Games was founded with one mission: bring VR into the mainstream by building games that couldn’t possibly exist on any other platform.

‍We believe the immersiveness and physicality of VR will fundamentally change what a ‘game’ is, bringing ‘gaming’ to a massive audience, far beyond what’s now considered the ‘gaming market’.  

‍Humans didn’t evolve to sit on the couch, with a craned neck, small controller in hand and stare nearly motionless at a glowing rectangle. VR frees us to use the full capability of our bodies, and has an unparalleled ability to engage all of our senses, just like ‘real life’. 

‍Ten years from now, the VR games played by hundreds of millions of people won’t be adapted from 2D, they’ll be designed specifically for VR and inherently social.

‍We’re building the kinds of VR experiences we believe will define the platform.

‍Greensky Games was founded in San Francisco by veteran VR developers and is funded by Y Combinator and other top tier VCs. The company's first game, SWARM was released in Spring 2021, and is currently the #5 highest rated app overall, and #1 rated action title on Quest.

 

Working With Us

  • Exceptional games. Creative Control. 
    We make great VR games - the games we want to play. As a successful independent studio we’re able to build new titles while maintaining complete creative control.

    We’re assembling a world-class team, passionate about shaping the future of VR, and gaming.

  • Fully remote. Fully committed. 
    Greensky is a remote-first studio based in Montreal. We’ve been intentionally building the best remote gaming company from the very start. We believe if the games you make are exceptional, you don’t need ‘crunch’.

    Do your best work from a place that’s productive for you, and stay connected with your team – that’s all that matters.

    We’re about work and life, balanced.

  • The Future of Gaming. 
    We believe the immersiveness and physicality of VR will fundamentally change what a ‘game’ is, bringing ‘gaming’ to a massive audience, far beyond what’s now considered the ‘gaming market’.

    We’re building on our track record of success to create the premiere VR studio, which will release platform defining experiences.

 

Our Values

  • Fostering a Growth Culture. Learning and development is a key part of working at Greensky and we make sure you receive mentorship to develop your skill set and push your career forward. We prioritize career advancement through a culture of continuous feedback and forward-looking performance reviews.

  • High Trust, High Autonomy. We’re a small team of highly talented people and we are a flexible work environment that uses goal-setting to help you prioritize your work. We promote autonomy and trust you to work in a way that is best for you and the team.

  • Make a Creative Impact. We have full creative control of every title we make and want everyone on our team to have a creative impact. We believe the best ideas, whether for a feature, or an entire game, come from within and we want to hear yours.
Featured Game
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"SPIDER-MAN WITH GUNS — this is what VR was made for!"

SWARM is a fast-paced, arcade-style grapple shooter, with quick sessions, bright colorful worlds and globally competitive leaderboards that will take you back to the glory days of Arcade Games.

Armed with just a grappling hook and your handy pistols, you’ll be plunged into a flow state as you grapple, shoot and battle your way to the heart of the SWARM before it’s too late. Twitch reactions won’t be enough to carry you through, you’ll need to think strategically and plan your next move to stay alive.

Intense. Demanding. Exhilarating.

Did we mention hard?

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