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Game Designer - High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is a significant time in our company’s history and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Game Designer to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you want to work with a fun, collaborative team on the world’s most popular game franchises, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for! 


Your Mission: 

•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


Player Profile: 

•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 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


Bonus Points: 

•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

•Passionately familiar with shooter games and the Call of Duty franchise

•Strong game literacy and up-to-date on industry trends

•Experience with cooperative gameplay design 

•Experience with level building and spatial design

•Experience mentoring junior designers 


High Moon Studios 

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing and contributing to action games such as the Call of Duty franchise, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: War for Cybertron. We employ 100+ in Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in San Diego County

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent comprises industry veterans responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law

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