SENIOR GAME DESIGNER
Located in Chicago’s River North area, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way physicians hone and refine their skills in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles.
Our games are built on state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and use game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of being a physician. These games increase in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted through level design, compulsion loops, and refined gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate a variety of medical challenges with spectacular realism.
Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading physicians; plus we’ve custom-built real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems to enable a wide range of realistic new game mechanics. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and artists with industry-leading physicians, all passionate about using game design to empower doctors across the world to improve their skills and better treat their patients.
We’re looking for an experienced, technical Senior Game Designer to join our team.
What You’ll Be Doing with Us
Defining and managing all aspects of gameplay: high-level goals, balance, scoring, interface, and UX
Working with our lead product manager identifying game events and data to be tracked in the analytics system for future gameplay optimization
Detailing case designs and requirements with supporting documents and reference materials
Taking charge of scripting gameplay that defines the overall gameplay experience
Coordinating design goals with production, product management, artists, and engineers
Communicating with different groups to ensure design ideas are achievable and making revisions as needed
Working with doctors and medical researchers on technical specifications, plus finding ways to incorporate their feedback as part of compelling and exciting gameplay mechanics
Who We Want To Meet
5+ years of hands-on game design experience, including senior/lead design roles on mobile and free-to-play/freemium games with an audience of 1M+ players
Shipped two or more games on mobile, PC, or console platforms
Deep understanding of the psychology of game design, and experience applying those principles in new kinds of design and game mechanics
Working knowledge of at least one industry-standard analytics tool (Leanplum, DeltaDNA, Unity Analytics, etc.)
Unity or UE4 in-engine experience
Experience optimizing and re-balancing a live game product post-launch based on user feedback and data
Experience creating, revising and maintaining game design documentation
Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas, and make smart tradeoffs
Experience communicating and championing the larger vision of games across numerous types of stakeholders
Bonus Points For
Experience doing technical and or simulation-based game design
Strong Unity or UE4 in-engine experience
Economy design experience
Familiarity with medical and anatomy concepts
How We Make You Happy
Creating games that genuinely make a difference in people’s lives
Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
Medical, dental and vision benefits
401k plan with matching, flex spending account, and commuter benefits
Unlimited cold brew coffee, beer, and tasty snacks
Flexible, reasonable work schedules in a team-focused environment
Send us your resume and a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit to join our growing company to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.
No Agencies/Recruiters Please
Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.