Game Designer

Game Design Burlingame, California


Description

Description

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as COOKING DASH, DEER HUNTER, COVET FASHION, DESIGN HOME, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS BASEBALL and TAP SPORTS FOOTBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling financial district of San Francisco. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.glu.com/


Team Overview

At our Crowdstar studio in Burlingame, we believe that there is huge opportunity in interactive entertainment products for women, and CrowdStar’s goal is to build products which engage, enrich and empower them.  

With our two top grossing titles, Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has developed new ways for users (players) to enjoy fashion and interior design. Not only are we changing how women game, we’re also changing how they discover and shop for everything from clothing to shoes, or furniture to home decor. As a team we are passionate not only about creating fun and engaging games for women but enriching lives outside of the game.


Role Overview

Our CrowdStar Studio is looking for a talented Game Designer to design the next generation of mobile experiences for female players. This future team member will influence everything from how the narrative is presented to the player, the feature roadmap, the next generation of social in-game experience, and constantly improving how we enrich players lives outside of the game. This person has a strong sense of free-to-play engagement loops balanced with fun game play elements.


Responsibilities:

  • Create and document features and systems for a free-to-play mobile game
  • Research and design a deep social engagement layer tailored to our audience and games
  • Through player research help define and articulate player motivations
  • With those player motivations help influence design on all features, UI, and content
  • Help design features in-game to extend the game's influence past just the screen and into their daily lives, providing an even more enriching experience
  • Work directly with the GMs and Studio Product head to up-hold, execute, expand the vision of the game


Requirements:

  • 3+ years as a game designer
  • Strong ability to document features
  • Core knowledge of best design practices
  • Solid balance between “the big picture” and day to day
  • Strong empathy and knowledge of a female audience
  • Experience designing In-game social features
  • An understanding of usability principles
  • An understanding of statistics and analytics
  • An understanding of how games can and do affect everyday life


Bonus Points for:

  • UI/UX design
  • Ecommerce experience
  • Social networks
  • Fashion or Home Design industry experience

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be.  Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!