Gameplay Designer
Job Details
Fully Remote
Full Time

Deck Nine Games is currently hiring a Gameplay Designer for our narrative adventure game.


Could this be you? Well, do you love single player games?  Do you love the challenge of creating compelling moment-to-moment gameplay in a game that focuses heavily on story? Are you able to collaborate with a strike team and take a concept from prototype through to polished fun? Do you hunger to create a deeply personal game that fans talk about for years? If so, then you’re the right person for the job. This is a full-time, remote position.



  • Collaborate with strike teams of programmers, artists, and writers to develop intriguing gameplay for the narrative adventure genre
  • Develop, iterate, and polish gameplay mechanics, features and puzzles
  • Deliver high quality creative work in a fast-paced development environment
  • Work closely with everyone to create clear creative strategies and solve creative problems
  • Understand the needs of our players and ensure the gameplay developed by the team contributes to an engaging and memorable player experience
  • Review, troubleshoot and provide feedback on all areas of the game
  • Be a passionate team member every day



  • Demonstrable game design experience on console game projects
  • 3+ years of experience in game design
  • At least one shipped game in the role of gameplay designer
  • Experience with Unreal 4
  • Strong technical ability to prototype game mechanics
  • Passionate about narrative games and the desire to grow their gameplay
  • Strong understanding of current and past game trends, and contemporary gameplay and narrative design
  • Strong knowledge of player mentality and motivations



  • Good knowledge of at least 1 industry-standard engine, ideally Unreal 4
  • Familiarity with a variety of editors and scripting languages
  • Understanding the specific needs of narrative adventure games
  • Shipped at least 1 narrative adventure game
  • An excellent understanding of non-linear narrative systems and structures
  • Puzzle design experience, especially in the context of narrative adventures



  • Competitive salary
  • Generous vacation time and paid Parental Leave
  • Health insurance at a low cost to you
  • Dental and Vision insurance at no cost to you
  • Life and Disability benefits at no cost to you
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (including Healthcare and Limited Purpose), Dependent Care Account, and Health Savings Account available
  • Optional Supplemental Health and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with an Employer Match
  • Growth opportunities for your career


Salary: $65,000 + DOE


**Please note that the compensation information is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **



About Deck Nine


Here at Deck Nine Games our passion is storytelling games. We are an independent game developer dedicated to crafting AAA interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. In 2021 we released Life is Strange True Colors, which went on to win multiple awards for storytelling and visuals, including best storytelling for 2021 and a VGA for Games for Impact. Recently we announced that we are developing a game for the hit sci-fi Amazon series, The Expanse. Our prior titles have won multiple awards, including Game of the Year and nominations for VGA and BAFTA awards. The studio is 100+ amazing people both located in our headquarters in sunny Westminster, Colorado and spread throughout the world permanently remote.


As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.


If this sounds appealing to you, please apply now!