Game Director

Italic Pig
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May 1, 2024
Full Time

Italic Pig are looking for a Game Director to join the leadership team for our upcoming multiplayer farming game. Our ideal candidate would have an exceptional knowledge of game development and a passion for wholesome games. We're looking for someone who will take ownership, learn the project inside out, steer the design and implementation, and guide the rest of our experienced team to make this game with love and care.


About Italic Pig

Italic Pig is an award winning indie animation and gaming studio rooted in Northern Ireland.

  • First and foremost, we're a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We want working here to be fun, fair, and never stressful.
  • We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience.
  • Our team is fully remote and has been since 2019, before it was cool.
  • We pride ourselves on our 4 day work week, letting you recoup over a longer weekend. It's amazing. Your life will be better for it.
  • We have unlimited annual leave. Seriously. Just be reasonable, take as much as you need, and we'll pester you if you don't take enough.


What you'll do

  • Take responsibility for the game's overall vision and direction.
  • Develop and iterate the game's design with input from all teams.
  • Design and balance gameplay systems, progression loops, economies, and other core mechanics.
  • Review features and content as they are implemented, to make sure they are excellent.
  • Take an active part in project planning and studio management.
  • Conduct gameplay evaluations with the team and playtesters, providing feedback and suggestions to help improve the game.
  • Speak publicly as the external face of the game in podcasts, media and internal marketing.


What you'll bring

  • Plenty of development experience, with shipped titles.
  • An excellent understanding of game design, especially wholesome games.
  • Understanding of different disciplines - you need to be able to talk to programmers about programming, artists about modelling, and so on.
  • Ability to write and communicate ideas clearly.
  • Unity experience is ideal, but experience with other engines is good too.


Additional details

  • Full Time (4 day week)
  • Remote
  • Permanent


To apply

Applications accepted until May 17th. Please click the apply button to apply directly through the form.

We are only able to respond to successfully shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by May 23rd. 

Italic Pig

We tell stories. We get a thrill out of epic plotlines, well-rounded characters, mashed-up mechanics and snappy dialogue. We enjoy pushing boundaries with genres, experimenting with narrative gameplay, innovating with new technology and upending applecarts of expectations.

We’re an entertainment company. For the past eight years we’ve been focused mostly on creating and developing award-winning, narrative-driven video games across all platforms, and, with some of the most talented artists, animators and developers in the country, we’ve recently begun dipping our toes into the waters of animation and series development.

We’re a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We’re doing our best to break the negative cycles that the entertainment industries are so famous for. We work a 4-day week to keep the creative energy tanks topped up. We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience. Nobody’s perfect, but we really are trying to make this industry a better place to work.

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