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Destiny Associate Gameplay Designer, Abilities

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Overview

Do you love the challenge of designing great gameplay?  Are you excited to do the hard work of creating understanding across a large team to what you are trying to achieve, and take them along for the journey through development?  Do you obsess over core game feel like camera FOV/shake changes, controller rumble values, and other behind the scenes tuning knobs? Are you a game designer looking to work on AAA games with talented and passionate people in a team environment? If so we have the job for you! Bungie is looking for a passionate, creative and hard-working Gameplay Designer for Destiny. 

As an Abilities Gameplay Designer, you will work closely with the entire Abilities Team designing, crafting, and implementing a robust sandbox of gameplay systems and content. You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to drive a holistic gameplay experience. You will contribute to the design processes to ensure your work is the very best it can possibly be. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help build compelling second-to-second gameplay experiences
  • Collaboratively design, implement and balance top notch abilities gameplay
  • Make the gameplay experience accessible to as many people as possible
  • Work with audio, effects and animation artists to make in-game cause and effect clear to players
  • Execute on features that match the creative direction of the game
  • Exercise strong player empathy to put yourself in the shoes of players with various competencies, desires, and skill levels 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Intuitive understanding of how second-to-second action games work and why people play them
  • A strong passion for game feel with a focus on the mechanics and philosophies that drive it 
  • Portfolio demonstrating the drive to make great feeling action gameplay 
  • Entry level understanding of game engines, technology and the game development process 
  • Experience with many modes of online play 
  • Passion for collaboration with designers, artists, programmers, musicians, testers, and producers to achieve a common goal 
  • Dedication to contributing to a positive work environment 
  • Ability to take direction and execute on goals 
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills 

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