Learning Game Designer

 

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Experience: Show us a game you have designed

About this Role

We are looking for passionate writers and designers who can turn learning concepts and principles into highly engaging, interactive and fun learning games and game-based group processes. The job role includes designing and creating boardgames (physical and digital), card games, narrative games, group processes, role playing games, and gamified learning material.

Responsibilities

  • Understand the learning need, learner challenges, learning environment, objectives, and outcomes
  • Follow the game design process to develop original designs and ideas
  • Build rapid prototypes
  • Conduct play tests and iteratively improve the game
  • Write instructions and detailed user and player guides
  • Write case studies, scenarios, storylines for the characters of the game
  • Use various internal and external technology platforms to bring the games to life

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to listen deeply and document thoroughly
  • Ability to think in games (mechanics, narratives, core progression, feedback loops, levels)
  • Ability to work within strict timelines
  • Ability to work in teams virtually
  • Excellent written, verbal, and inter personal communication
  • Ability to work in highly dynamic environment with high degree of ambiguity
  • Ability to write, edit and proof-read quality written content for a variety of medium
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Openness to feedback from test groups and learners

What will be a Plus

  • Understanding of adult learning principles
  • Background in psychology
  • Past experience in designing games and particularly boardgames

Preferred Qualifications: Any graduate – BA/MA in Psychology or Information Design/Game Design  or Communication (preferred not required)

Job Category: Instructional Design
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Work from anywhere

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