Senior Game Designer

Qloud Games
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July 27, 2022
$20-$30 USD/hour

Hey there – we are Qloud Games, a tight-knight, fully remote team currently working on Loftia. We are searching for a senior game designer to join us and help mold our vision for Loftia into an engaging, fulfilling experience for players.

We are currently in the early prototyping stages of development and are targeting a KickStarter campaign launch in early 2023.

Set in a modern city on a floating sky island, Loftia is a cozy and fresh take on the MMO genre, where players will farm, build, and contribute to the growth of a “solarpunk” world. Heavily inspired by games such as Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, Loftia aims to mix the chill, relaxing atmosphere of those games with the social and community-oriented aspects of a massively multiplayer game. The core underlying theme of the game is to create a sense of community, build a world grounded in sustainability, and inspire shared hope for the future.

concept art for residential area of a city
concept art: residential area of the city

We are looking for an experienced game designer in wider-scale systems, as that will comprise the core of the early-stage game design work that will be required. Experience with multiplayer, community-driven and social gameplay as well as familiarity with cozy games & mechanics are also highly desirable. Finally, the ideal candidate will be as excited about this crazy big mission as we are!

Your Responsibilities

  • take the responsibility of Lead Game Designer by defining and guiding all aspects of gameplay to ensure a high-quality, engaging, and fulfilling player experience.
  • drive systems, gameplay, and story design through all stages of development from conceptualization, prototyping, implementation, and testing.
  • collaborate with our cross-functional and agile team by assisting with roadmap planning and driving the development schedule. This includes collaborating across disciplines including engineering, design, narrative, and art to help to help realise high quality experiences.

What we’re looking for

  • we’re looking for a candidate who meshes well culturally with our team, is motivated and is passionate about the power of cozy games, and our vision of sharing a brighter, solarpunk future world with gamers across the world
  • has a proven track record designing systems & experiences for multiplayer games, especially those involving persistent worlds and large in-game communities
  • with strong analytical and critical thinking skills combined with a growth mindset, the desire to continuously learn, and an eagerness to solve potentially new and unique challenges
  • is capable of working well remotely and collaboratively in a team setting, and strong written & verbal communication skills in English
  • experience with Unreal Engine is a plus

Employment details

  • Form of employment: Part-time contract
  • Employment length: 6-7 months, with potential to transform into a longer-term, permanent position
  • Employment location: Fully remote
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Rate: $20-$30 USD/hour

How to apply

Give us a shout via email with your resume and portfolio attached – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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