Mid-Level Gameplay Network Programmer

Shadow Box Game Studios
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April 25, 2024
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We are looking for a skilled Technical Programmer/Designer with expertise in Unity networking and combat mechanics to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with real-time multiplayer concepts, possess a deep understanding of combat systems, and thrive in a collaborative, remote environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement real-time multiplayer features in Unity using Riptide Networking
  • Help design and refine combat mechanics, including player interactions and combat systems
  • Collaborate closely with the design team to translate concepts into technical solutions
  • Ensure clean, professional-level code with a focus on optimization and scalability
  • Program RPG mechanics such as quests, inventory systems, stats, and damage calculations
  • Work with dedicated developers to iterate and improve game systems
  • Provide expertise in client prediction, reconciliation, and lag compensation for smooth multiplayer experiences
  • Utilize lower-level networking solutions like Riptide Networking for enhanced performance



  • Proficiency in Unity development 
  • Experience with multiplayer combat mechanics, preferably in a Souls-like context
  • Familiarity with version control systems, particularly within Unity environments
  • Strong understanding of real-time multiplayer concepts and networking protocols
  • Ability to work effectively in small, passionate teams with a cooperative mindset
  • Portfolio showcasing clean, professional-level code and previous multiplayer game projects
  • Knowledge of custom character controllers and real-time multiplayer game development
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate remotely
  • Flexible working hours and a passion for crafting immersive gaming experiences



  • Remote work with flexible hours
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement within the company
  • Collaborative and passionate team environment
  • Exciting projects in the pipeline with a focus on innovation


If you're a talented programmer/designer with a passion for multiplayer gaming and combat mechanics, we'd love to hear from you! Join us in shaping the future of RPG gaming and creating memorable experiences for players worldwide.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume, portfolio, and a brief cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you'd be a great fit for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

Shadow Box Game Studios

Shadow Box Game Studios is an innovative game development studio specializing in immersive third-person RPG experiences. We're a small, passionate team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming and creating unforgettable player experiences. With exciting projects on the horizon, we're seeking a talented individual to join us in crafting the next generation of multiplayer RPGs.

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