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Game Designer

EGO | Redwood City, CA | Contract

Job Description

Game Designer (Contract)


Redwood City, CA (can be off -site)



IMVU is expanding its team to encompass more Game design expertise as we progress toward delivering a new project. We are seeking a Game designer to help create and collaborate on game design specs. This role is instrumental in the future design, look and feel of the product release and will interface regularly with the rest of the Product organization and outsourced developers. This role will take guidance from our Director of Product Management internally. This would be a 3-6 month project and is ideal for an industry Game design expert. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Write clear and concise game design documents

  • Create wireframes and screen flows optimized for a mobile-first experience

  • Give feedback to game developers regarding specifics of implementation

  • Propose ideas that fit the game’s setting, production scope, technical requirements and limitations 


Qualifications

  • Experience designing for 3D games featuring avatars

  • Experience designing for mobile platforms

  • Demonstrated ability to design simple experiences that are both fun and engaging

  • Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with others

  • Self-organized, self-motivated and detail oriented

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Understanding of teen female demographic (a plus)

  • Experience user testing with paper prototypes or similar (a plus)

  • Experience with social and party games (a plus)

  • Familiarity with popular culture (a plus)


ABOUT US

IMVU is a global 3D avatar-based social community of users who come together to play, interact, and make friends. Far beyond traditional social media, IMVU users customize an avatar representing themselves to express and interact with other avatars creating a greater sense of social presence – the feeling of being with someone else as if you’re physically there.

Today, over 7 million IMVU users every month enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through highly-stylized avatars, interacting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping for new looks, and sharing their experiences. IMVU is an expressive and collaborative world which includes over 50,000 creators making real money using design tools to create looks and rooms to sell in the IMVU Store.

To continue our success, we are building an even better way for friends to spend time together, in 3D, first on mobile and later in VR. The new platform will support advanced real-time play and interaction of all kinds, and a marketplace for creators (UGC) of realistic virtual goods, spaces, games and social experiences. It’s the most ambitious technical stack for a 3D virtual world ever conceived for Mobile, enabled by the latest advances in consumer mobile devices. Come help us build the future of Social.


HOW TO APPLY

  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.