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Game Designer

Posted on Wed Oct 27, 2010 by Bamboo Raven Inc.

Job Description:
Bamboo Raven is seeking a game designer to help draft the game design documents for two upcoming titles.
Summary:
The successful candidate is expected to be able to fulfill a variety of different roles. These roles can include but are not restricted to:
* Creative Lead Role / Game Director: conceives the overall vision of the game and coordinates the efforts of a team to realize that vision.
* Sub System Lead: works closely with the creative lead in producing the GDD and leads a team to produce the game core mechanics and systems.
Description of Likely Tasks:
* Plan and direct development of player experiences.
* Help generate requirements for other disciplines including artists, programmers.
* Work with project team to define and maintain creative vision.
* Work closely with the Producer and Leads from other disciplines to ensure scope and milestones are met; estimating tasks and participating in the formation and tracking of schedules and project close out.
* Work closely with project team members to execute design and work through design revisions as needed.
* Create and update Game Proposals and Game Design Documents.
* This position may involve using specialized tools to edit game data and develop scripts.
* Assist, mentor and train other staff.
Qualifications:
* 1-2 years experience in a Design Role; experience in a design position in a Lead role is a bonus.
* Design experience with shipped game products, ideally across different game platforms and genres
* Previous experience working on a turn-based strategy game is a bonus
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
* Awareness of current game industry trends is expected.
* An ability to read and use C syntax based scripting languages ANd/OR an ability to use 3DStudio Max, or Maya or Unreal Ed or similar 3D Editors is a bonus.
* Ability to use Project or other project scheduling tool a plus.


Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Discipline: Game Development, Programming

Position Type: Freelance

Required Experience: 0-2 years

Required Education: NA

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