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Fighting/Combat Technical Designer
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Twisted Pixel Games is seeking an accomplished Fighting / Combat Technical Designer to work with our team of experienced developers on an unannounced game. Candidate would be expected to work in several areas of game development, however would be primarily tasked with technical design, game balance and combat-centric gameplay functionality.

The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented, collaborative approach to development, and be experienced in many areas of game development – including design and programming tasks related to a variety of subjects such as gameplay, animation, math and tools. Candidate must be focused on the quality of their work, be able to learn quickly, be able to complete any technical design task efficiently, and be able to grasp new technologies and concepts quickly.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Conceptualize, implement, tune, and balance a broad variety of gameplay systems and mechanics
• Design and script responsive and engaging character mechanics, interactions, FX and systems that contribute to the overall game design
• Achieve a high degree of polish through continuous playtesting and iteration
• Create design schedules and design documents
• Work closely with animators, FX artists, designers, producers, and engineers to ensure the highest quality product
• Complete tasks in a timely fashion as well as making sure they are robust, expandable, and fun

Skillset & Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 3+ years professional game programming experience
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
• Outstanding C/C++ programming skills, and ability to grasp complex systems
• Experience with and a strong sense of combat game design
• Pro-active about making things happen
• A passion for action games with a focus on combat mechanics

Pluses
• Experience with game scripting languages
• Experience with Unreal Engine
• Experience developing a multiplayer networked game
• Experience working with a team of animators, programmers, and FX artists
• Experience working on a multiplatform game

This position is located in Austin, Texas.
All applicants must currently be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

If you feel you have the passion, dedication and skills that match our unique company, apply to join our team! Please use the form below.

At Twisted Pixel Games you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new IPs and contribute to established, well-known titles. In a community-minded, independent studio environment, you’ll get to make your mark on our games in significant ways with people who share your passion for game development.

Enjoy Great Benefits and Perks Including:
• Major Medical, Dental, and Vision
• 401k with Company Matching
• Company-paid group life insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Flexible Work Schedule
• Frequent Team Outings and Fun Company Events
• Monthly Game Tournaments
• Open Office Environment with Close-Knit Team
• Stocked kitchen with complimentary snacks and drinks

Twisted Pixel Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Note to Third-Party Recruiters / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: Twisted Pixel Games does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Level Designer
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Description
Twisted Pixel Games is seeking a highly motivated, talented, and passionate Level Designer to join our team and be a primary contributor to the design, development, and execution of our awesome games. The ideal candidate will be highly creative and versatile with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design game levels and define goal progression.
  • Work directly with artists, programmers, animators and other game designers to contribute to and implement the vision of the game.
  • Integrate gameplay features into levels.
  • Design engaging level flow in support of the overall game design.
  • Build and maintain a level environment from early block-out through to final polish.
  • Ensure technical efficiency of your levels.

Skillset & Requirements

  • Excellent and effective communication skills.
  • Exceptional team player with the ability to collaborate across teams without losing sight of the narrative and gameplay vision.
  • Excellent sense of 3D game space and pacing.
  • Strong methodology and problem solving abilities.
  • Initiative and demonstrable creativity in layout and flow, scenario design, etc.
  • 3+ years of games industry experience designing, building, and populating game levels.
  • At least two shipped games with significant level design contribution or similar content creation experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of content development tools and various engines such as Unreal and Unity.
  • Have a passion for games.

Pluses

  • Scripting or programming experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Maya, 3DS Max or similar 3D package.
  • Experience developing for VR products.

This position is located in Austin, Texas.
All applicants must currently be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

If you feel you have the passion, dedication and skills that match our unique company, apply to join our team! Please use the form below and attach a copy of your resumé and link to your portfolio as required. **Submissions without a link to a portfolio will not be considered.**

At Twisted Pixel Games you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new IPs and contribute to established, well-known titles. In a community-minded, independent studio environment, you’ll get to make your mark on our games in significant ways with people who share your passion for game development!

Enjoy Great Benefits and Perks Including:

  • Major Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k with Company Matching
  • Company-paid group life insurance
  • Open Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Frequent Team Outings and Fun Company Events
  • Monthly Game Tournaments
  • Open Office Environment with Close-Knit Team
  • Stocked kitchen with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Twisted Pixel Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Note to Third-Party Recruiters / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: Twisted Pixel Games does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of Twisted Pixel Games.  Twisted Pixel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Character Modeler
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Twisted Pixel Games is seeking a highly motivated and talented Character Modeler to join our team. The
ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a team-oriented,
collaborative approach to development, and is passionate and proactive in doing what it takes to make
the best games possible.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Model and texture primary and secondary game characters.
• Collaborate with animation and character teams to create set ups and control rigs.
• Facilitate tools for exporting rigs to the engine.
• Prepare character assets for export to game engines, as well as set up within game engine.
• Manage character related source art.
• Provide support to character-related outsource efforts.
• Help troubleshoot, diagnose and correct art-related performance issues.
• Specify and develop art production tools under the guidance of the tools programmer.
• Identify ways to increase efficiencies in artist workflow and production pipelines.

Skillset & Requirements

• Extensive Experience modeling hard surface and organic character models in a variety of visual
styles (Realistic/Stylized).
• Ability to generate highly detailed models as well as game-ready models.
• Exceptional ability to texture character models, with a deep understanding of the process to
produce effective normal maps derived from high-poly models.
• Clear understanding of modeling for facial animation rigging as it pertains to both key frame and
motion capture work flows.
• Deep understanding of character model requirements for rigging and animation purposes.
• Clear understanding of organic anatomy and mechanical function of characters.
• Expert experience with Maya or Max.
• Proficient in ZBrush and the pipeline between ZBrush and Maya.
• Able to take constructive criticism and apply feedback notes to character assets.
• Technical problem-solving skills.
• Deep understanding and experience of the supported disciplines: Modeling, Animation, etc.
• Proactive about making things happen with a drive to continue to learn and grow as an artist.
• Desire and ability to achieve visual quality bar for character assets.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle large workloads efficiently.
• Excellent organizational skills with adherence to naming conventions, directory structure, and
asset management.

Pluses

• 3-5 years of experience in game development as a character modeler and/or animator with
successful shipped game experience.
• Ability to Rig, weight and setup controls and interfaces for character animation.
• Experience Creating Facial Blend Shapes for facial animation.
• Some experience with Maya C++ API / Python and/or the Unreal Engine.
• Experience with Motion Capture pipelines.
• Proficient in Autodesk Motion Builder.
• Understanding of database management and asset tracking techniques.
• Experience creating Prop assets.
• Substance Painter experience.
• Passion for video games.

This position is located in Austin, Texas.
All applicants must currently be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

If you feel you have the passion, dedication and skills that match our unique company, apply to join our
team! Please use the form below and attach a copy of your resume. Submissions without a link to a
current portfolio will not be considered.

At Twisted Pixel Games you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new IPs and contribute to established, well-known titles. In a community-minded, independent studio environment, you’ll get to make your mark on our games in significant ways with people who share your passion for game development!

Enjoy Great Benefits and Perks Including:
• Major Medical, Dental, and Vision
• 401k with Company Matching
• Company-paid group life insurance
• Open Paid Time Off
• Flexible Work Schedule
• Frequent Team Outings and Fun Company Events
• Monthly Game Tournaments
• Open Office Environment with Close-Knit Team
• Stocked kitchen with complimentary snacks and drinks

Twisted Pixel Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Note to Third-Party Recruiters / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: Twisted Pixel Games does
not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward
unsolicited resumes to any employees of Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel is not responsible for any fees
related to unsolicited resumes.

Gameplay Programmer
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Description
Seeking an accomplished Gameplay Programmer to work with a team of experienced engineers on an unannounced game using our proprietary engine and tools. Candidate would be expected to work in several areas of game development, however would be primarily tasked with gameplay related functionality.

The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented, collaborative approach to development, and be experienced in many areas of game development—including programming tasks related to a variety of subjects such as physics, graphics, gameplay, networking, math, tools, etc. Candidate must be focused on the quality of their work, be able to learn quickly, be able to complete any programming task efficiently, and be able to grasp new technologies and concepts quickly.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement gameplay related tasks
  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks
  • Design and develop technical features specific to the game
  • Design and develop game systems that contribute to the core technology framework
  • Work closely with game designers, producers, engineers, and artists to ensure the highest quality product
  • Put in the effort and time necessary to complete tasks in a timely fashion as well as making sure they are robust, expandable, and fun

Skillset & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years professional game programming experience
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Outstanding C/C++ programming skills, and ability to grasp complex systems
  • At least one shipped title
  • Pro-active about making things happen
  • Desire to put in the time and effort necessary to make a game great
  • A passion for games and game development

Pluses

  • Experience with Lua as a game scripting language
  • Experience with C# for tools development
  • Experience with low level API’s
  • Experience with low level performance optimizations
  • Experience developing a multiplayer networked game
  • Experience working with a small team of programmers
  • Experience working on a multiplatform game

This position is located in Austin, Texas.
All applicants must currently be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

If you feel you have the passion, dedication and skills that match our unique company, apply to join our team! Please use the form below and attach a copy of your resumé.

At Twisted Pixel Games you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new IPs and contribute to established, well-known titles. In a community-minded, independent studio environment, you’ll get to make your mark on our games in significant ways with people who share your passion for game development!

Enjoy Great Benefits and Perks Including:
• Major Medical, Dental, and Vision
• 401k with Company Matching
• Company-paid group life insurance
• Open Paid Time Off
• Flexible Work Schedule
• Frequent Team Outings and Fun Company Events
• Monthly Game Tournaments
• Open Office Environment with Close-Knit Team
• Stocked kitchen with complimentary snacks and drinks

Twisted Pixel Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Note to Third-Party Recruiters / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: Twisted Pixel Games does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

General Application
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Have direct experience in the Video Game industry and making games?
Not seeing a current opening but still wanting to apply?

If you feel you have the passion, dedication and skills that match our unique company, apply to join our team! Please use the form below and attach a copy of your resumé.

At Twisted Pixel Games you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new IPs and contribute to established, well-known titles. In a community-minded, independent studio environment, you’ll get to make your mark on our games in significant ways with people who share your passion for game development!

Enjoy Great Benefits and Perks including:
• Major Medical, Dental, and Vision
• 401k with Company Matching
• Company-paid group life insurance
• Open Paid Time Off
• Flexible Work Schedule
• Frequent Team Outings and Fun Company Events
• Monthly Game Tournaments
• Open Office Environment with Close-Knit Team
• Stocked kitchen with complimentary snacks and drinks

All positions are located in Austin, Texas.
All applicants must currently be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Twisted Pixel Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Note to Third-Party Recruiters / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: Twisted Pixel Games does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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