Junior Game Designer Job at PerBlue – 4.5 in Madison, WI

Job Description

PerBlue is looking for a passionate entry-level Junior Game Designer to join our team of experienced game designers, artists, and developers. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games have been played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning game Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Our team brings experience from major studios across the videogame industry. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around the United States and Canada for an unmatched quality of life and work.

In this role, you’ll work with the Senior Game Developer and our cross-functional team to create amazing experiences for our Disney fans across the world. You’ll work to understand requirements for new game systems and features, then work closely with our cross-functional production team to create specs and design systems that bring the game and its heroes to life.

Principal responsibilities

  • Design and balance new heroes for Disney Heroes: Battle Mode
  • Ensure that new heroes and chapters meet product goals for engagement, retention, and monetization
  • Monitor, analyze, and respond to gameplay data and user feedback on heroes and the health of the overall combat meta

Your experience

  • At least 6 months of working on videogame game design, to include writing character or combat design specs and seeing them all the way through the process to a live game (can include university or personal projects)
  • A solid understanding of Google Sheets and/or Excel for use in analytics, including functions and formulas
  • Experience creating numerical designs and modeling their impact on gameplay or combat

Your personal attributes

  • Naturally curious and analytical
  • Collaborative and proactive, thrives in a fast-paced environment embracing design iteration
  • Passionate gamer who understands RPG/strategy/CCGs mechanics and systems
  • Solid understanding of fundamental free-to-play and mobile game business principles
  • A Disney fan whose familiarity with properties and characters runs deep

Additional desired experience to highlight in your application

  • University degree in game design, analytics, or related fields
  • Mobile, free to play, and/or MMO game design experience
  • Experience with balancing and economy
  • Hero-collecting genre experience
  • Experience working on live, financially successful games

Benefits and Perks
We offer 6+ weeks of paid vacation and health, dental, and vision insurance as well as a well-matched 401k. We also support our remote team with a catered lunch delivery, snack box delivery, and a variety of other perks. You’ll be part of an energetic, diverse, and collaborative environment with flexible hours. We are headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around beautiful downtown Madison.

We’ve been named to several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications.

No agencies, please. This is a pretty good outline of this position but is not a comprehensive job description, so other responsibilities and duties may be assigned as needed. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.

Job Type: Full-time

About Company

Company: PerBlue – 4.5

Company Location:  Madison, WI

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