Senior Game Designer Telltale Games
On a given title, the senior designer will be responsible for generation of core gameplay concepts and mechanics in partnership with the other leads, and then evangelizing this vision to the greater team. The designer must also be effective at leading their own design team, as well as others across disciplines, to maintain that vision throughout production.
The ideal candidate should be able to handle implementation tasks as needed. Creative writing skills and understanding of story are more important than they would be for most developers, and ability to multi-task is critical.
Development of fresh, innovative storytelling games, consistent with company game philosophy and vision
Design of game mechanics
Collaboration with lead writer on story creation
Direction and mentoring of members of the design team
Editing game scripts for functionality
Collaboration with art and programming leads and appropriate team members to establish core game assets and game technology
Coordination of design tasks and scripting tasks with production team to establish milestone delivery
Communication of design to the rest of the development team
Working closely with designers and tool engineers to implement gameplay features
Minimum 5 years game design experience
At least 2 shipped titles in a design role
At least 1 year in a lead design role
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Additional Preferred Skills
Experience with Visual Studio and Source Safe
Experience with Lua
Bachelor's degree from a computer, game, or writing program
Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.
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Telltale is the first and only digital publisher to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Their award-winning internal development studio is responsible for creating landmark episodic content, including Tales of Monkey Island, the Sam & Max series, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventure. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, PlayStation3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels this year. Investors: Granite Ventures All Jobs: at Telltale Games
|Headquarters:||San Rafael, CA 94912|
|Industry:||Media and Entertainment|
|Company Profile:||Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety.
The publisher's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2008, Telltale launched the first episodic series available on WiiWare with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, five adventures based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons. Ranked by USA Today as one of the top five downloadable games to watch in 2009, Telltale's Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures took episodic in a new direction with a series based on Aardman's globally popular franchise. Later that year, Telltale announced and launched Tales of Monkey Island, the highly-anticipated episodic return of Guybrush Threepwood in the series' first original story in nearly a decade.
Key Milestones and Accomplishments
Founded in 2004
Built a proprietary interactive storytelling technology
Funded by top-tier investors
Launched direct sales and distribution channel
Secured agreements to create premium content based on established licenses (Wallace & Gromit; Monkey Island; Sam & Max; Homestarrunner.com; Bone; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Partnered with leading distributors (Time Warner / Turner Entertainment (GameTap); Yahoo Games; Steam; IGN; Big Fish; JoWooD Group; Trymedia; Wild Tangent)
Became official developer for Wii, Xbox 360 and PC
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