Piepacker is a social and low tech-friendly cloud gaming platform. It has been designed to be accessible to everyone : available directly from a web browser, it does not require a high-speed internet connection to provide a seamless multiplayer game experience. Piepacker is all about bringing people together through games, with a touch of childhood playfulness and creativity.
We are led by an experienced team of ex Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Docker, EA, King and other top tech companies. Piepacker is a YCombinator company and backed by top VC firms and LEGO Ventures.
Why Piepacker ?
At the heart of Piepacker's mission is the creation of a new way to share games with friends and family : a free online place for gamers to play and hangout together, with video cameras, bringing back the golden era of multiplayer couch gaming. In a world of constraining internet connections and paid services, we think differently : we are building a free, "low-tech" friendly platform for everyone to jump in, directly from their browser. Our platform is social by design and packed with fun games curated by our community. We want to create new virtual social spaces that fundamentally diverge from today's typical social networks, focusing a lot less on appearance and a lot more on experience. We are building a social gaming platform for all gamers who enjoy playing together.
Our startup has been growing very quickly since the end of 2020, attracting more than 40 gaming talents from developers and social media experts to designers. In June 2021, we introduced our cloud gaming beta platform featuring 80 licensed games, including titles from industry-renowned publishers such as Codemasters, Interplay, Team 17, and Data East. Discovered and supported by Y Combinator (Twitch, Reddit, Stripe, etc), our board of advisors include former SEGA EO Kenji Matsubara, Zynga co-founders Justin Waldron and Tom Bollich, Crunchyroll's Kun Gao, and Humble Bundle's Jeffrey Rosen.
With almost half a million users who have joined us so far, our teams are prepping for our next chapter and are on the lookout for talented and motivated folks who share our passion for gaming and want to make a real impact while embracing a true startup spirit (autonomy, transparency, user centric).
Piepacker is an equal opportunity employer and we proudly value and promote diversity in our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, World of Warcraft faction or disability status.
More info here on our mission, culture and team !
Senior Game designer
Permanent contract Remote (00)
We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, collaboration-oriented, Senior Game Designer to join our game development studio and work on a new and groundbreaking game.
What you will be doing :
As a Senior Game Designer, you will have responsability and accountability for the design, implementation, and delivery of the systems and design architectures of the game
You will hold and champion the game's design vision from concept to release.
You will facilitate a collaborative approach to design and production, that values every team member's input and enables them to feel a strong sense of ownership of what we're building.
You will proactively identify and address problems and opportunities in the design of the game.
You will maintain the highest possible levels of design quality, while respecting technical limitations and performance targets.
You will document, communicate, and gather internal feedback on the game features and systems throughout the development process.
What are looking for (requirements for the role) :
You have significant experiences in game development (at least 5 years of experience as a game designer).
You have the ability to conceptualise, document and develop complex systems on Core and Meta layers.
You have the experience with player centric design and methodologies.
You can drive design and ideation workshops.
You are an effective communicator and are able to rally a multidisciplinary team behind your vision.
You work in a humble and open manner, with a willingness to both teach and learn from your colleagues
You must speak and write English.
Experience that would be great for you to have (or you'd be excited about acquiring)
Strong knowledge of UX principles and how to apply them to game design.
Previous experience with retro classics and/or retro-style games.
Previous experience with multiplayer and/or co-op games.
Strong affinity with platform- and game-creation systems.