Game Designer for Flight School - DALLAS STUDIO ONLY -
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Santa Monica Office
2115 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Job Summary


This position combines technical knowledge and ability with the artistic vision and creativity of a storyteller. He or she may design various types of game mechanics, manage game design documents and oversee junior designers. Our ideal Game Designer candidate is a creative storyteller with the ability to enhance narrative through gameplay systems and interfaces. This candidate will have industry experience in creating and developing games from initial concepts to finished products. He or she may be assigned to a single or multiple project(s) at one time with various needs, complexities, and formats.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Able to create original ideas and also work from existing concepts and stories;
• Write and maintain documentation about designs and stay up-to-date with other designs;
• Pitch and explain game ideas to programmers, artists, directors and managers in a concise and effective manner;
• Work well and at times lead a team of fellow game designers and developers;
• Have a thorough understanding of the current and projected market and target audiences for different games and game platforms;
• Must take initiative in handling assigned duties and additional tasks which will aid the function of the organization.

Education and Experience Requirements

• 3+ years of game design experience with a variety of platforms and game types;
• Experience in developing gameplay systems that involve story elements;
• Basic understanding of Unreal and Unity;
• Basic programming knowledge or ability to work with programmers to create comprehensive gameplay;
• Proficiency with software to help pitch and develop ideas in 2D and 3D (i.e. Photoshop, Maya);
• Strong organizational and leadership skills;
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadlines in a collaborative environment;
• Must be flexible. Flight School Studio is a growing venture working in cutting-edge and highly creative technologies. As with any mid-size studio, members of the Flight School team wear multiple hats. Our employees approach their jobs in a serious manner but in an environment that is conducive to free expression and creativity;
• A solid understanding of current best practices in VR and AR game mechanics.