Amazon.Com, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113
At Amazon Game Studios, we see gaming becoming the largest entertainment form on Earth. We are seeking the industry's best talent to help us create, publish and support multiple games being developed in our Seattle studios. Join us, and you'll have the power of Amazon's tools and technology, including Twitch, AWS, and more, to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: League of Legends, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, The Sims, Bioshock, Fortnite, Borderlands, Command & Conquer, and many more.
Amazon Game Studios is looking for an exceptionally skilled and enthusiastic generalist Game Designer who bleeds passion and screams quality. In this role you will be responsible for designing maps, features, and game balance for a mobile first multiplatform core-game. The ideal candidate has a proven track record designing and building competitive multiplayer mobile games as well as PC and/or console development experience. You have deep technical knowledge of game design theory, tools pipelines and software packages. You possess strong communication skills and production sensibilities in all aspects of the production process. You have the talent to produce and implement the highest quality work and can convert design direction into stellar results. You communicate and take calculated risks to invent and are driven to make the best games in the world. You'll be sharing your hard-earned knowledge while working within a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, programmers, and PMs as you continue to thrive by learning from your teammates.
Day to day you'll work with your team to create and implement engaging game play mechanics, prototype new and exciting features, be an advocate for the customer, and wear multiple hats. You will design and analyze game mechanics and loops that meet the direction and pillars of the game, and you will dive deep into the details of successful games and will break down what makes them work.
Assist with the design and creation of an amazing mobile 1st title
Implement and/or prototype gameplay mechanics
Implement and/or prototype map designs
Model and tune game systems using Microsoft Excel
Write copy, names, and narrative elements using Microsoft Word
Write features and technical specs using Microsoft Word
Read and analyze analytics data to understand and tune the game