Game Designer

Little Red Dog Games
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August 9, 2022
Full Time

Little Red Dog Games is an established international remote studio that is seeking a Game Designer to join our team and conceptualize gameplay features, systems, and game mechanics.

Little Red Dog Games has been developing deceptively strategic video games that look and feel different for almost a decade. We have significant experience working with partners all over the world, as well as strict no-crunch policies and our company philosophy is grounded in the ideal of a healthy work-life balance and ethical game development.


  • Work on developing and refining novel game mechanics.
  • Collaborate with writers to ensure narrative/story elements complement and support the game design.
  • Identify, offer feedback/solutions, and iterate on existing game design shortcomings.
  • Work closely with designers, artists and engineers to provide technical, creative, and scheduling feedback.
  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns to the Executive Producer.
  • Transform high-level ideas into accurate, intelligible, and quantified specification.
  • Routinely collect feedback from user-testing, the development team and design management.
  • Identify solutions to expressed problems that won't negatively impact other systems or mechanics.


  • 5+ years of commercial video game design experience.
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, comfortable liaising with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A deep passion for strategy games, particularly strategy games made by small teams. You’ve got a favorite ‘mech, a preferred civilization or a polished deck to talk about.
  • If you have a dog, they must attend teleconferences with you.
  • Nice to have: Experience working with distributed teams.


  • Flexible working hours.
  • Defined vacation and compensatory leave.
  • Medical plan. (US/UK employees)
  • A no-crunch employer who believes in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

‍Application Materials‍

  • Resume.
  • Cover letter (optional).
  • Portfolio of work.

Principals only. No recruiters, please.

Little Red Dog Games
Featured Game

Rogue State Revolution is a thrilling political strategy game– a completely new and re-imagined Rogue State. Get ready for a highly challenging roguelike geopolitical thriller designed for both longtime fans and new arrivals.

Take control of the presidency and rebuild, reform and prepare for new challenges as the Glorious People's Republic of Basenji becomes a new political, economic and cultural hotspot.

Precipice is a game of diplomacy and war in the atomic age. Safeguard your closest allies and change unfavorable regimes without giving away your long-term ambitions. Every action risks an enemy reprisal, and if nobody backs down from a standoff, we all lose.

Deep Sixed is a roguelike space sim that will force you to use strategy, ingenuity and duct tape to keep your ship (and your skull) in one piece as you risk exploring a mysterious nebula protected by dangerous alien creatures.

Game & Level Design
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