VR Game Designer
HCXR is a binational Canadian-Israeli XR studio developing immersive games and experiences enabling real-time, multi-party interaction of users spread around the globe. We captivate digital audiences with interactive, engaging, and meaningful cultural games and experiences.
We are expanding our team and seek a talented and creative Game Designer. In your role as a Game Designer, you will translate the project’s mission and objectives into initially a game design document. As an owner and leader of the game in the team, you will own gameplay systems and determine the game’s mechanics. As part of our team, you will help maintain high quality standards and expectations across the project.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Work alongside the design team to ensure a cohesive gameplay experience.
Own and become the feature lead for gameplay systems and mechanics within the game.
Conceptualize, pitch, and iterate on designs with the dev team.
Actively debate design concepts, systems, and mechanics with the design team.
Anticipate, identify and articulate technical and developmental risks and obstacles, and generate solutions
Work with artists, engineers, animators, and audio experts to bring designs to life.
Constantly iterate on game mechanics and game systems to find the fun based on user feedback, analytics, and design goals.
Refine gameplay above and beyond expectations to execution excellence.
Excellent communication and critical thinking skills; ability to identify and solve key problems creatively with minimal guidance
Experience creating game systems, mechanics, features, and content designed to appeal to a casual audience
Unity and whitebox prototyping experience a plus
Strong teamwork and collaboration focus
Ability to mentor and lead both junior and intermediate game designers
Experience writing clear and concise game design documentation, specs, user flows, and feature documentation.
Effective communication skills across all levels of a small studio and a multinational organization
2+ years of experience designing games
2+ years of scripting experiences
Previous experience working on a VR gaming title as a systems/game designer
Passion for games and fun interactive gameplay
Creative Director or Lead Game Designer roles in top selling games
Programming or artistic experience in a game production
Various game engines
Experience with AR / VR- Oculus, SteamVR, Windows Mixed Reality.
Experience with voice activated RPG
We are an employer that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome different perspectives that come from lived experiences. Interacting with transparency is important to us in every aspect of our work. We strive for an open, honest, and effective workplace because trust is the foundation of our company. We are open to thinking differently, accommodating your needs to succeed, and straying from the conventional.
We are looking for whip-smart and creative go-getters who want to make a profound impact on what we’re building to join our amazing team. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Please submit the following:
Resume / Links to samples of work and/or full portfolio
Applicants will not be considered without an online portfolio.
Please submit portfolios with Game Designer in the subject line.
Thanks and looking forward to your applications!