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Senior Game Designer

Talofa Games

Talofa Games

Design
United States
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Who We're Looking For:

Talofa is seeking a Senior Game Designer to work on new social fitness games, including our newly launched game Run Legends. We’re looking for someone passionate about working with a collaborative remote-first team and in a fast-paced live-ops environment.

About Talofa:

  • Our award-winning team won the grand prize for the Niantic Beyond Reality Contest in 2019 and has gotten extensive press coverage from VentureBeat, Digital Trends, ScreenRant, and more.
  • We’re VC-backed in the seed-stage and have raised several rounds of funding from top Venture Capital firms. 
  • Our mission is to make players mentally and physically healthier, and our first game, Run Legends, amassed over 300,000 downloads in less than 3 months and was featured in the App Stores as one of the "Best New Games".
  • Together, we’ve created independent games for the last 10 years with over 10 million downloads on the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
  • Watch us talk about how we got started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvbsAf3BlrM

Responsibilities:

  • Design game features, monetization strategies, and features to improve product KPIs in the long and short term 
  • Understand the high-level vision of the game and be able to translate the vision into design docs that different teams can use.
  • Communicate and collaborate with different team members across audio, art, development, narrative, and production in making key design decisions.
  • Run design meetings with multiple members of the team and manage prioritization and roadmap planning
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and create and maintain a calendar of events, content and feature updates designed to improve short and long-term product goals.
  • Continuously monitor and optimize game balance and economy to improve product KPI's using live-operations tools in Unity.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in mobile game design
  • Experience monetizing and operating free-to-play/multiplayer games in a live environment.
  • Experience analyzing product requirements and defining technical requirements, features and tasks

Nice to have: 

  • Experience shipping products in the health and fitness space 
  • Experience working in Unity Game Engine
  • A love for running or gamified fitness products
  • Curiosity about the use of emerging tech (AI, ML, blockchain, etc.) in games

If you’re seriously interested in this position, please email careers+serious@talofagames.com with your resume and cover letter in addition to applying here.