Posted 10 months ago  

Mobile Game Designer

Job Description

Our team

We are a small team of passionate and idealistic people who have worked in fintech at Wealthsimple, Amazon, PayPal, Square, Transferwise; and our amazing Art Directors have done creative work for Google, Facebook, Slack and many others.

We have just raised $2 million in seed funding from some world-class fintech investors who believe in our mission to help Americans save while having some fun. 

Our backers include Walkabout Ventures, Portage Ventures, F-Prime Ventures as well as a host of angels and fintech operators including the first investor in Clubhouse.
What we strive for:

  • Fighting convention
  • Inclusivity within our team and and product
  • Putting the client’s interests first
  • Humor and nostalgia are core parts of our offering
  • Respecting and helping each other
  • Opinions and fresh ideas

Read more about our values on our landing page.

  • In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Design a game that helps people save money while having fun - possibly a world first!
  • Leverage 7 amazing unique characters and the beautiful Moneyworld landscape to creative immersive, exciting gameplay around:
  • Our savings goals and milestones system
  • Rewards system (small cash bonuses and physical brand prizes, like a Starbucks gift certificate) for savings progress
  • Daily character driven mini-interactions leading to rewards 
  • The build out of mini-games within Moneyworld, including trivia as our first game
  • Be part of the early team who will launch our beta product in late 2021

We are looking for someone with some of the below:

  • 2+ years of game design experience, with a passion for digital pets and casual/idle games like Neko Atsume.
  • Familiarity with mobile games built in React Native.
  • A lighthearted touch, and a deep love for good humor and creating joy (and ideally some laughter) for the player.
  • A big imagination and quirky, out of the box vision for how our characters come to life.
  • An understanding of layering in multi-player elements.
  • A perspective on the trade-offs of using a game engine like Unity vs building in React Native (our art is all 2D - see our landing page for the aesthetic)
  • An excellent eye for design and smooth experiences.
  • A passion for re-imagining the financial system to get better outcomes for consumers.

Nice to have:

  • Experience or particular passion for:
  • Metaverse building
  • Community building
  • Social networks
  • Fintech
  • Likes cute characters in the Japanese Kawaii style

Our tech stack:

  • We use JavaScript across the stack for the application. 
  • Our backend is written in Nodejs and deployed on Heroku. 
  • Our frontend is a mobile-only app written in React Native to make it easier for us to deploy on both iOS and Android. 
  • We also use Expo to manage our mobile application to simplify iterating and deploying to the respective app stores.

Extra Notes:

  • Please feel free to apply if you believe strongly in our mission, even if you feel you don't meet all of the above.
  • Contract role or full time is a possibility.
  • While we will have significant presences in NY and Toronto, we are a remote first company and are looking for the best talent from around the world — regardless of time zone.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place:Anywhere.

Job Stats

Posted 10 months ago - 342 views - 43 Applied