Game Designer

Little Red Dog Games is an established international remote studio that is seeking a Game Designer to join our team and conceptualize gameplay features, systems, and game mechanics.

‍Little Red Dog Games is an ethical developer whose company philosophy is to provide a healthy and fun work environment that is diverse, inclusive and puts employees first.​ Little Red Dog Games has been developing deceptively strategic video games that look and feel different for almost a decade.

Requirements:
 

  • 5+ years of commercial video game design experience.

  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, comfortable liaising with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • A deep passion for strategy games, particularly strategy games made by small teams.  You’ve got a favorite ‘mech, a preferred civilization or a polished deck to talk about.

  • Nice to Have:  Experience working with distributed teams.

  • Nice to Have:  A cool dog to join you in remote meetings.
     

Responsibilities:
 

  • Work on developing and refining novel game mechanics.  

  • Collaborate with writers to ensure narrative/story elements complement and support the game design.

  • Identify, offer feedback/solutions, and iterate on existing game design shortcomings.

  • Work closely with designers, artists and engineers to provide technical, creative, and scheduling feedback.

  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns to the Executive Producer.

  • Transform high-level ideas into accurate, intelligible, and quantified specification.

  • Routinely collect feedback from user-testing, the development team and design management.

  • Identify solutions to expressed problems that won't negatively impact other systems or mechanics.
     

Benefits:
 

  • A highly competitive salary.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Medical benefits.

  • Defined vacation and compensatory leave.

  • A defined training and career growth plan.

  • Annual retreats.

  • A no-crunch employer who believes in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact ryan@lrdgames.com.