Lead Game Designer

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February 23, 2023
Full Time

UMA is an early-stage, London based, startup on a mission to create entertainment experiences that are intentional about what they teach kids. Today we are building a Multiplayer Thinky Sandbox game where kids develop mathematical reasoning and creative problem solving skills. Think of a Minecraft meets Factorio meets Scratch. We are not after the “traditional” educational game model, we are re-imagining the future of games and learning - Jonathan Blow said it better than we ever could

Today, we are in the early stages of pre-production and we’re looking for a talented game designer who can lead the design of core gameplay systems and mechanics, and play a key role in crafting the broader long term vision of our game.


What we are looking for 

  • Experience working as a game designer in a leading role, from ideation through to shipping 
  • Experience designing complex games with high replayability and retention, ideally sandbox games
  • Ability to move away from the well trodden path and venture into innovative gameplay ideas 
  • Curiosity for / interested in Mathematics 


Big plus

  • Experience working on products that kids love
  • Experience designing multiplayer games 
  • Ability to design across platforms, including mobile
  • Skilled at UX/UI design 
  • Experience in education or pedagogy 
  • Prototyping skills in Unity


What you’ll find

  • An interdisciplinary environment, with access to subject matter experts like mathematicians and pedagogues
  • Lots of trust in your work and abilities 
  • Freedom to think outside the box
  • A seat at the table in shaping the direction of the company and product
  • A diverse, safe, and modern work environment where we learn, teach and grow every day


We offer competitive compensation, including equity, flexibility to work from anywhere, and the option to start on a part-time basis.


How to Apply

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We are a London-based startup with a small global team of creatives, game developers, mathematicians and pedagogues, brought together by our common belief in the power of games for learning.

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