Contract Unity Gameplay Programmer

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April 25, 2022

Peace. NuChallenger is looking for a Unity Programmer to help finish the upcoming DLC for the tactical brawler Treachery in Beatdown City. This is primarily focused on implementing new enemies (we have a lot of them!) but may include some UI work, some map design work, and feature development/testing. 

NuChallenger is an independent games and culture studio based in the USA. This is a remote part-time freelance contract position for 4 days a week at an hourly rate, based on experience.

If you’re a Unity programmer but have concerns about a lack of (exact) experience, please still apply. 

NuChallenger is a Black owned company that values diversity of talent - we’re all about a good, open culture, and we aim to work with great people.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work within current systems to implement character sprite sheets, animations, attacks and behavior logic.
  • Record (with OBS) character implementation for designer review.
  • Assist in tool development to help improve character implementation as needed.
  • Implement well designed, structured game code in C#.
  • Push regular commits to an SVN repository.
  • Work with project management tools to keep team members informed of progress. 
  • Implement and test new gameplay features working closely with other team members.


  • At least 3 years of experience developing games in Unity (or just be dope at what you do.)
  • Proficient in C#.
  • Ability to understand and use code that was written by other programmers.
  • Ability to articulate and explain technical problems and work with game designer and other programmers on solving them.
  • Ability to take and give criticism in a constructive and goal-oriented way.
  • Ability to properly estimate time. 
  • A good understanding of optimization for PC and Console.
  • Ability to work well remotely and stay in communication with the team. 
  • Detail oriented.
  • A team player.
  • Familiarity with the Unity animation system. 
  • Familiarity with SVN/Repository systems

Nice to haves

  • Direct knowledge/experience with Tortoise SVN
  • Extensive experience with hit/hurtboxes.
  • Extensive knowledge of Unity animation system.
  • A good sense of 2D camera work.
  • Familiarity with Treachery in Beatdown City.  
  • At least 1 shipped game, preferably on Steam and/or Switch - we know lots of games get canceled, so that’s why this is a nice to have. 
  • A Switch development kit
  • Familiarity with Xbox and Playstation (4 and/or 5) environments
  • Experience with using OBS to record gameplay for review. 
  • Experience with Tiled map editor. 
  • Experience pulling text from XML files

How to apply

For all inquiries please fill out this form

About Treachery in Beatdown City

In Treachery in Beatdown City you play as 3 awesome heroes using an ALL NEW hybrid beat 'em up RPG to fight hoards of fascist cops, disorderly thugs, shouting drunks, preppy cyclists, entitled joggers, rap cd slingin' grapplers, affluent punks, tech bro bikers, ninjas, terrorists, ninja terrorists, cyborgs, and MORE!

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