Game Designer

Game Design · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Game Design
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Almost 20 years ago, our founder decided to start a mobile game company and called it IUGO, which in Latin means “to connect”. His vision was boldly to do just that; connect people through mobile games. Today we are the longest standing mobile gaming company in Canada with a wide variety of games under our belts including The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, PvPets, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and many more.  Our team is full of intelligent and passionate foodies, beer connoisseurs, thrill seekers, musicians, fitness fanatics, leaders, dreamers and of course - GAMERS! For pictures and more information about our space and culture, check out our Instagram and the career page on our website.

As a Game Designer, you will be implementing and designing original, innovative, and compelling games alongside a team of talented individuals. This candidate should be highly self-motivated and display exceptional creativity and organizational skills. The ideal candidate should be interested in crafting engaging, detailed, and balanced games while managing tight deadlines. We will offer you an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fosters personal and professional growth. Come show us what you’ve got!

COVID-19 Protocol:
Our employees are currently given the option to either work remotely from home, OR from the studio. Our entire interview and onboarding process can be completed from the comfort of your own home. All applications will be considered. Please note, IUGO is open to filling this role with a remote candidate. We offer local, Canada-wide, and Global options for candidates. 


  • Use of extensive in-house workflow tools to design original, innovative, and compelling games with balanced game economies
  • Create mockups and prototypes of new game concepts with attention-to-detail and game specifics
  • Collaborate closely with the analytics team to maximize monetization and retention
  • Communicate effectively with our multi-disciplinary team to ensure intended creative vision is achieved
  • Productively provide and accept feedback to maintain and improve on game models
  • Remain updated on current trends and game design strategies
  • Use your exceptional communication skills to correspond directly with 3rd party publishers
  • Design gameplay systems that maximize engagement while ensuring revenue and retention


  • 3-5 + years of professional game design experience on top-grossing games, or in a variety of genres for console or mobile games.
  • BA/BS in related discipline or technical equivalent
  • Previous experience with the development and shipment of AAA titles
  • Professional game design experience in mobile phones
  • Experience working with or knowledge of top grossing free-to-play mobile games and F2P best practices (including Gacha systems) on both iOS and Android platforms
  • Experience in designing features & content for RPG games
  • Ability to design creative and balanced free-to-play games
  • Highly organized with impeccable attention to detail
  • Extremely self-motivated and able to excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to excel in a team environment as well as in an individual setting
  • A love and passion for a wide variety of game genres
  • Understanding of abstracting game mechanics or free-to-play economic modelling
  • Experience with integrating metrics and data analytics into F2P game design


      • 3 weeks paid vacation & 4 personal days per year (earn up to an extra week)
      • Lifestyle subsidy for your favourite activities
      • Company parties, traditions & team building events
      • Transit subsidy 
      • Extended benefits package 

      IUGO is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

      What Happens Next? Our team reviews all applications, however, because we receive such high volumes of talent, we are only able to reach out to those who closely match our needs. If you are not contacted right away, don’t be discouraged as we will contact you should a suitable role open up. All candidate information collected will remain confidential, and will not be disclosed to anyone who is not involved in your hiring process. IUGO will keep all candidates information on file for up to 1 year.

      Thanks for your interest in IUGO! 

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      • Location
        Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Department
        Game Design
      • Employment Type
        Full Time
      • Minimum Experience