Lead Game Designer

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January 7, 2021
Full Time

**This position has been closed.**

Talofa is seeking a Lead Game Designer to join the team for our new social running game in development. This individual will work with the team to build game systems and monetization models and measure key performance indicators to improve the fitness gameplay experience. We are looking for someone who is excited to build a world-scale running game on a new platform with us!


  • Rapidly prototype gameplay systems within the engine to test out new ideas, gameplay systems, and modes for location-based gameplay 
  • Understand the high-level vision of the game and be able to translate the vision into gameplay systems and design docs designed that can be used by everyone to build all of the experiences in the game           
  • Design game economies, monetization strategies, and features to improve product KPIs in the long and short term 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and manage live content and pricing changes for in-game purchases.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and create and maintain a calendar of events, content and feature updates designed to improve short and long term product goals.


  • 4+ years of professional experience in mobile game design
  • A love for running or gamified fitness products
  • Experience monetizing and operating free-to-play / multiplayer games in a live environment.
  • Experience analyzing product requirements and defining technical requirements, features and tasks to implement the optimal monetization strategy.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, communication and presentational skills.

Nice to have:

  • Unity experience 
  • Experience in business information, data science, economics and marketing.


  • 📅 Start date: As soon as possible! We’re ready to work with you whenever you are! 
  • 💻 Remote is okay! We are located in the Bay Area in California in PST. 
  • 👉 If interested, email careers@talofagames.com with your resume and 2-3 sentences on why you’re interested in the position! 
  • 💗 We’re looking for determined and responsible contributors who love what they do to join the Talofa family. We’re all family at Talofa Games!

What we're looking for: 

We're huge gamers and fitness geeks! That said, we'd love to work with someone who has worked on a mobile game (a plus) and loves working on innovative and experimental gameplay. Being passionate about the intersection of fitness and games is also a plus! 

Our Team: 

Many of the people on our team are fitness and gaming enthusiasts! Together, we’ve created independent games for the last 10 years with over 9.1 million downloads on the Apple App and Google Play Stores. We’re now working in the augmented reality and fitness intersection and are award winning developers. This is a first of its kind social running game and we’re excited to be working together on it!

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