We're hiring a Lead Game Designer!

November 23rd, 2023

We’re Qloud Games, an Australian-based indie studio with remote team members hailing from around the world. We’re developing Loftia, and we’re looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our growing studio.

Loftia is a cozy take on the MMO genre, where players farm, build, and contribute to the growth of a sustainable, solarpunk world. The game mixes the chill, relaxing atmosphere of existing titles such as Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, with the social aspects of a massively multiplayer game. Our vision is to provide a space where players can discover a sense of belonging, work together with others in the community to build and grow a sustainable world, and inspire hope for the future.

For more information, check out our recent Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/qloudgames/loftia

If you’re excited by the prospect of building shared worlds loved by massive audiences, and designing gameplay systems that promote a sense of warmth and coziness in players, then we would absolutely love to hear from you!

Your Responsibilities

  • partner with the game director and project leads to contribute to the overall game vision, and define and guide all aspects of gameplay to ensure a high-quality and engaging player experience
  • drive systems, gameplay, and story design through all stages of development from conceptualization, prototyping, implementation, and testing
  • collaborate with our cross-functional and agile team by assisting with roadmap planning and driving the development schedule. This includes collaborating across disciplines including engineering, design, and art

About You

We’re looking for someone who:

  • is motivated and passionate about the power of cozy games, and our vision of sharing a brighter future world with gamers across the world
  • has a proven track record designing systems & experiences for multiplayer games, especially those involving persistent worlds and large in-game communities
  • is comfortable with working in a fast-paced, agile startup environment, and is proactive about taking tasks and ideas, and driving them through to completion
  • (bonus, not required) has experience working with, and prototyping in, Unreal Engine 4 or 5

Employment details

  • Form of employment: Full-time permanent, with initial 3-month probation period as full-time contract
  • Employment location: Fully remote (based in Australia is a bonus)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary: AU$110,000-150,000/year depending on experience and location

How to apply

Send us an email to [email protected] with your resume and portfolio attached – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!