Game Designer (Match-3)

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

With over 300 employees, the ability of supporting 1 Million + CCUs, and a variety of exciting projects to be developed in the near future, there’s never been a better time to join the Ludia family!

We are actively seeking a creative and passionate individual to join our team as a Game Designer Match 3.

Ludia Inc. is a Montreal-based video game company that creates and distributes cross-platform digital games. Our high-quality product portfolio consists of original and world-recognized branded properties such as: Dungeons & Dragons™, Jurassic World™: Alive, What's Your Story, Jurassic World™: The Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Dragons: Rise of Berk, Family Feud® 2 & Friends, Kung Fu Panda: Battle of Destiny, Waldo & Friends, and The Price Is Right™. We are a member of the FremantleMedia family, one of the world’s leading content producers.

Job Description

Ludia is looking for a Game Designer who will be responsible for creating Match-3 mechanics and the levels to support them. The Match-3 Designer must be able to show creative abilities, design knowledge (rational design, iterative process) as well as being able to give guidance to other designers on the team concerning the Match-3.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create game systems to enhance player experiences within the Match-3 space
  • Design features and enhancements related to the industry standards for Match-3
  • Work closely with programmers to develop iterative Match-3 production
  • Design and prototype mechanics
  • Establish Match-3 level creation guidelines
  • Design, fine tune and playtest levels
  • Define difficulty progression for levels
  • Collaborate with QA to develop strategies for procedural level testing by automation
  • Work with Data Analysts to define the metrics needed to analyze the performance of Match-3 levels
  • Establish workflow for creation of new levels during production and Live-Operations phase
  • Document ideas, concepts and technical designs in useful, accessible format

Qualifications

  • Serious passion for games—you are a gamer, and have been for years;
  • 3+ years of Match 3 design and level design
  • At least, 3 F2P games shipped
  • Worked in Live-Operations for 1 F2P game
  • Thorough understanding of games' commercial appeal, including outside your personal gamer demographic;
  • Demonstrated success at communicating your designs and vision to colleagues from different professional backgrounds;
  • Experience designing casual games
  • Understanding of a casual gamer wants/needs
  • Understanding of the current F2P market, especially within the Match-3 space

Desirable

  • Unity Experience

Additional Information

  • Work in the heart of Old Montreal
  • An open concept work environment with an employee game room, foosball, Ping-Pong and pool table, Tiki Lounge and more
  • A broad health and wellness plan that includes annual health assessments and a v-clinic
  • Four weeks vacation, RRSP contributions, referral incentives, and an attractive bonus program
  • Free snacks, coffee and tea, as well as catered meals
  • A training budget with free language lessons in English and French
  • A free gym pass starting on day one and access to on-site massages
  • Happy Hour Fridays with beer and wine after work, including our own beer on tap: La Ludique
  • An amazing team of creative individuals who work hard and play hard! Check out these video to learn more:

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