Mechanics Design - High Moon Studios

High Moon Studios
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High Moon Studios is seeking a talented and self-directed Mechanics Designer to join our award winning video game studio. This position will be responsible for: 


·         Collaborating with team to create new innovative gameplay mechanics and AI behaviors.

·         Understanding, maintaining and actively promoting the vision of the game. 

·         Providing critical feedback on concepts related to gameplay and level design in a group setting. 

·         Using game vision as filter for all design decisions; ensures consistency of design.

·         Seeking and identifying problems and offering solutions on improvement. 

·         Prioritizing and self-managing tasks to meet deadlines.




·         Deep understanding of what makes the second to second gameplay loop in action games work.

·         A strong passion for online cooperative games. 

·         Experience with 3d world editors.  

·         Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.  

·         Communicate and pitch ideas across multiple disciplines.   

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 

·         Willingness to take constructive criticism from peers and Lead Level Designer. 

·         Have pride and passion for your work, eager to deliver a highly polished final product.  Ability to explain the creative process that went into the creation of a level and how specific elements of the design enhance the experience.





·         2+ years of game industry experience.

·         Shipped at least 1 game on console or PC in a Systems/Gameplay Design position.

·         Strong Technical experience with a scripting language (LUA, JavaScript, C# or similar). 

·         Devise creative solutions to gameplay and balancing issues.


Applicants who will take priority:

·         Passionately familiar with the Destiny franchise.

·         Completed Taken King; gone through Raids, completed all of the quests, and continue to play.


Bonus Skills: 

Experience with any of the following gameplay styles: 

·         Cooperative mission design. 

·         Open world design experience.

·         Experience mentoring Junior Designers.

About Us: 

World class games start with world class talent!  This is a unique time in Activision’s history – and one of the most exciting opportunities to join us! Activision Blizzard, headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, is the premier worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software like Call of Duty, Destiny and the Blizzard Entertainment Franchises. 


High Moon Studios 

 Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio that’s developed for blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty and Transformers. We are 100 people strong, located in the always-sunny beachside city of Carlsbad, California. 

Our goal is simple: make game experiences that kick ass and blow minds.  High Moon Studios is led by award winning veterans and a crack production staff that have over 200 years of combined development experience.   We work hard.  We play hard.  It’s time to add world class talent as we partner with Bungie to work on their ground breaking Destiny Franchise.

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