Game Designer

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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 5, 2021

Do you love the odd and quirky TV shows and video games from the 80's and 90's? Do you want to work on something equally unique and outlandish? Do you want the personal agency to make decisions that have a major impact on a game's design? Hat Hair Games is looking for a Game Designer to join our team to help construct our claymation metroidvania.

About Us

Hat Hair Games is an indie studio based out of the Seattle area. Our mission is to create compelling, unique and entertaining games utilizing innovative technology. We are enamored with the late 80s era claymation aesthetic, and we use a cutting edge pipeline to recreate that visual style using real clay and 3D scanning. Our goal is to build a fun and visually distinct game that will grab people’s attention and stand out in a crowded marketplace.


  • Work with the team to help solidify and expand the gameplay foundations established in vertical slice
  • Polish the gameplay feel for 18 playable creatures to provide a tight, satisfying moment to moment experience
  • Prototype interesting and compelling boss fights with multiple winning strategies
  • Consult on the overall flow and layout of the interconnected world map 
  • Block-out play spaces where gameplay flow forms memorable experiences. 


  • 3+ years of professional game development experience
  • Hands-on and resourceful
  • Proficient in Unity
  • Self motivated, comfortable working alone without a lot of hand holding
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Familiarity with C#
  • Experience designing Metroidvanias

How to Apply

This is a remote contract position with potential for full time in the future. If you are interested, please send your resume and samples of your work to

About Reclamation

Reclamation is a 2.5D platformer sculpted out of real clay currently in development by Hat Hair Games. Explore an interconnected world comprised of six visually distinct zones. Discover 18 creatures to control, each with a unique combination of abilities that offer variation to moment to moment gameplay as well as access to new map areas.

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