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Game Designer

Root Robotics
Company Overview

Root Robotics is creating robots, apps, and curricula that will be this generation's way to fall in love with coding.  We are the makers of Root, a wall driving, music playing, artwork drawing robot with a unique coding interface that goes from a graphical environment up to career-based languages.

Job Summary

We have an immediate opening for an experienced game designer who is fueled by having the game experience go beyond screenplay and into the physical world.This is a role with responsibilities that cover the vision of the game play with Root and make sure that every subsystem is tuned well to the game experience. This position will have a direct impact on the success of Root and what makes learning coding fun, engaging, and addictive. We are looking for a high energy, experienced game designer that is self-motivated, goal oriented, and a strong team player with a proven track record of successful game design.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Key person at providing the vision for Root’s game experience. 
  • Lead the game experience for Root and make sure the team is aligned to bring to bring the vision to reality
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to bring Root’s learning content into the game experience.
  • Create a game architecture that is motivating and engaging for a wide age audience. 
  • Use rapid prototyping tools to mock up the look, content, and flow of game levels and progressions.
  • Conduct user testing and refine approaches until results create delight.

Qualifications and Skills

  • You were the primary game designer on several completed games, ideally strategy based games
  • You have experience with board game design and software game design
  • You have an incredible passion for games
  • You have experience in creating and balancing game economies and know what it takes to make games incredibly engaging and addictive
  • You are comfortable with an iterative and rapid prototyping design process
  • You have excellent collaboration skills
  • You have the ability to work independently in a fast paced startup environment
  • Ideally you know - or have learned to code - not needed for role but it would make you stand out in the application
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