Job description

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, PS5, XboxOne, Xbox Series X/S and PC. We have an opportunity for a Senior Game Designer to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As a Senior Game Designer, you will be responsible for all aspects of game design; from concept – through production to release, all while ensuring the quality of the game and its gameplay are of the highest standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work and communicate directly with all members of the game team on a regular basis to develop the game and its design throughout production, while remaining in-line with required timelines
• Write and maintain living design documents for use by design, production, development, and QA staff.
• Hands-on work during production including play-testing, tuning, data-entry, content creation, and some scripting.
• Ensure all delivered versions of assigned games are thoroughly play-tested with a design-critical approach and report all issues and required changes.Identify and help to prioritize any issues in assigned games in conjunction with production and other team leads.
• Identify and report any aspects of the assigned game, its design, or its development process, which may compromise its final quality or overall success.
• Develop—or contribute to—new concepts and game pitches for the studio as required.Play—and contribute feedback for—all games currently in development or prototyping.
• Contribute to the studio’s growing philosophy of game design, and how we make games.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
• 4+ years’ experience in the games industry
• Basic scripting experience (C#, XML / JSON, VBA)Fluency with Microsoft ExcelExperience with the Unity game engineDegree (any subject)—or alternatively—games industry experience
• Technical knowledge of the videogame development processAn avid player of both PC and console games
• Deep interest and knowledge in one or more mainstream sports.

The ideal candidate is a creative individual with a passion for game design and willingness to research and learn about assigned games – especially sports. A proven ability to breakdown game issues, mechanics or concepts into lay terms and argue and negotiate their case on game-specific issues in a constructive manner. A detail-oriented person who works well with others and considers all forms of feedback.

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