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Sr. Metaverse Designer / Metaverse Designer

Manticore Games® is the developer and operator of the Core™ Metaverse, a premier metaverse platform featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games and worlds to play and explore. Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

We are looking for an experienced Designer to help build the Core Metaverse. Working in collaboration with the product, production, art, and engineering teams you will help shape Core Metaverse and work on genre-defining systems and social features. As the Metaverse Designer, your work will be critical to the platform’s success and growth. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, design, and implement game content and systems
  • Outline high-level designs for genre-defining systems, macro and micro gameplay loops, moment to moment gameplay, and empowering social interaction
  • Work closely with designers and product managers to create fun, engaging, and diverse features and experiences in the Metaverse 
  • Collaborate with environment artists, and gameplay engineers to create, implement, and polish systems and mechanics 
  • Contribute to presentation, the level design of world spaces, gameplay and systems design, and more
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints & participate in finding solutions to optimize features
  • Write and maintain specification design and game balancing spreadsheets documents
  • Be an advocate for player experience and create compelling user stories
  • Help implement, tune, and balance game systems, economies, and progression gathering feedback and adjusting design accordingly
  • Your player empathy and creativity help create in- and out-of-game experiences that engage and surprise players. You will work with interdisciplinary teams, contributing and translating feedback to improve and iterate player-focused designs to delight players.

Requirements:

  • Experience as an advocate for player experience with a history of creating quality, games, and features
  • Deep and wide knowledge of games with the ability to reference mechanics, controls, and other elements from other games
  • Deep understanding of what makes games fun and current best practices
  • Demonstrated experience tuning and balancing games
  • 5+ years of experience in game design or related experience
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and flexibility in a changing environment
  • Strong understanding of free-to-play design, mechanics, and strategies
  • Experience building MMORPGs, RPGs, or Virtual Worlds is a huge plus
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, with experience communicating designs, and delivering creative and technical feedback to a diverse group of stakeholders and colleagues 

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.