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Game Designer (Volunteer Role)

Company: FightPandemics
Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

We are creating an altruistic platform that facilitates the connection and exchange of information between individuals and/or organizations that need help with those that are providing help and vice versa. The way that we are going to bootstrap our social media, is by listing thousands of projects and initiatives that are tackling COVID-19 pandemic.We are looking for a volunteers who wants to join us in our fight against pandemics like COVID-19 and other crisis alike.As a Game Designer volunteer at FightPandemics, you will* Bring end-to-end game design experience and proven methods to solidify the foundation of their game design approach.* Ensure your design and implementation respect the technical constraints of the game technology* Ensure your design and implementation fits within the overall creative direction and intended audience of the game.* Revise your work based on feedback, user test results and data.* Experiment with different creative techniques, tools to mock-up, and prototype ideas quickly.* Generate ideas, inspire your teammates, give and receive feedback, and critique respectfully.* Work with data platform engineers as a stakeholder to help shape the features needed to optimize gameplay at scale.* Able to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward.* Oversee the implementation of the user experience from product conception to launch as well as post-launch design support.* Clearly articulate design decisions to a vast set of internal stakeholders.RequirementsQualifying Skills* Excellent communication skills.* A background in Video Game Design, Computer Science, Marketing, Entertainment or a form of technical training.* Aware of market trends, technology advancements and general progression within the games industry.* Excellent working knowledge of current theories of gameplay and their practical applications.* Strong understanding of 3Cs (character, controls & Camera), usability and UI design best practices.* Knowledge of mobile free-to-play game monetization and advertising techniques.* A portfolio of mobile games already built and published as a designer.* Experience with the free-to-play model, casual or hyper casual categories.* Experience with 3DSMax, Maya, or other professional 3D modelling software - to assist in prototype visualisation.* Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar.* Experience with scripting or programming language.* Experience with wiki-based design documentation.Qualifying Attitude* A passion for making and playing games.* You are a problem solver with a hands-on mentality.* You want to learn and help in anyway possible.* You want to be part of something great that positively impacts society especially in times of crisis.* You are proactive to collaborate remotely.* Time commitment Willing to commit at least 10 hours per weekBenefitsWhy Join Us?* Expand your network. You get to work as a part of a innovative, global and diverse team.* Be part of a movement. We strive for bold changes and envision to make a big impact. Bring your passion, energy and creativity to participate.* Learn and grow. You get to continuously learn and develop your skills. You might join us as an Engineer but are able to contribute to any team's work if you'd like. Have passion for writing job postings? Welcome to work with our Operations team!* Be free. You have the freedom to set the hours you are able to contribute every week.* Do good. It is a scientific fact that volunteering for a good cause improves your well being.This position is strictly 'volunteer' and is an unpaid position.

Keywords: FightPandemics, New York , Game Designer (Volunteer Role), Other , New York, New York

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