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Gameplay Designer



Kabam is seeking a Gameplay Designer for their Vancouver studio to help develop an unannounced original IP cross-platform title. The role involves guiding combat gameplay direction, creating technical combat design documents, reviewing other action games, creating character and ability designs, implementing characters and abilities in-game, and collaborating with the rest of the team to guide gameplay alignment and direction. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in gameplay design or closely related fields, experience working in Unity with scriptable objects and prefabs, and experience working in Fighting or other Action games is desirable. Kabam offers extended health coverage, flexible spending accounts, RRSP matching, PTO and parental leave, employee and family assistance program, learning and growth opportunities, pay transparency, and cool office spaces. Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace.

Job description

At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture, and a drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in…

Our Vancouver studio is seeking a Gameplay Designer to help develop our next big AAA game project at Kabam. This is an unannounced original IP cross-platform title. As a Gameplay Designer, you will help guide combat and content design for our new unannounced cross-platform title and implement characters, animations, and abilities in-game.

In this role, you can expect to:

    • Guide combat gameplay direction through cooperation with the Lead Designer.
    • Create technical combat design documents for new features.
    • Review other action games to break down their gameplay systems.
    • Create character and ability designs and collaborate with animators and artists.
    • Implement characters and abilities in-game to create compelling fighters.
    • Collaborate with the rest of the team to guide gameplay alignment and direction.

To be successful in this role, your background includes:

    • At least 2 years of experience in gameplay design or closely related fields (such as creating and hooking up characters in the engine). 
    • Experience working in Unity with scriptable objects and prefabs. 
    • Experience working in Fighting or other Action games is desirable.
    • Technical Abilities: Well-versed in Unity. Any ability to visualize designs (through photoshop, animation, etc.) is a significant plus. 
    • Communication: Comfortable representing their designs in front of team members. Seeks out opportunities to discuss their designs and progress.
    • Collaboration: Works well with others and can incorporate new feedback and new ideas into their designs.

Our success is due to the hard work of our people. We share our success with our people through flexible benefits and reward programs, sweet swag, snacks, and more. Here’s a look at some of the support we provide our people:

    • Extended Health Coverage: effective day one, no waiting period! Our benefits cover health, dental, life, disability, and extended paramedical services such as vision care, mental health practitioners, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and much more.
    • DEIB Benefits: DEIB is important to us and to our people - that’s why our benefits include gender-affirming care, fertility care, and other hormonal treatments and drugs.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts: our benefits are built on a flex credit model, so you’re able to choose the coverage levels that are right for you, and allocate the rest to a group RRSP/TFSA, Health Spending account, and/or Personal Spending Account.
    • RRSP Matching: everyone retires eventually, and we help our people save for their futures with a contribution matching program once you reach 90 days with us.
    • PTO and Parental Leave: we offer paid parental leave, unlimited paid time off, paid time off for volunteering, sick leave, and holiday closures.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program: this program provides crisis management support, immediate mental health care, and generalized support for emotional, mental, and financial well-being.
    • Telus Virtual Health: we provide increased access to remote healthcare providers for prescription refills or referrals from the comfort of your home.
    • Learning and growth: We encourage people to grow both personally and professionally, and support this through regular lunch & learns and an education stipend.
    • Pay transparency: We share with employees the pay range their role falls within and clear career maps to determine how they can grow within their role or level-up to a promotion. 
    • Cool spaces: Our offices are in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Prince Edward Island, and Seoul. Whether it’s summers on the rooftop patio in Downtown Vancouver, watching the fireworks in Montreal’s South Shore, or trying local eats in Downtown Charlottetown - we want our people to feel like their time spent in office is worthwhile!
    • Giving back: Our ‘Agents of Change’ initiative is how we support the communities close to our heart, and we have several events and fundraisers every year that Agents of Change organize.
Excited by this opportunity? Kabam is dedicated to growing our diverse and inclusive workforce, so if your past experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements we encourage you to apply anyways - you could be a great fit for this or other positions.

We invite you to apply now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and entertain the world!

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Kabam

Kabam is a world leader in developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology, and revolutionary gameplay to players around the world.

Kabam’s games, Marvel Contest of Champions, Disney Mirrorverse, and Shop Titans, have generated hundreds of millions of downloads and have received multiple awards including Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.

Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal and Charlottetown in Canada, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the United States, and in Seoul, South Korea. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.
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Location: Vancouver

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-03-17

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