Lead Game Designer

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Job Title Lead Game Designer
Job Category Games Designer,Lead Designer
Job Description Job Description

We’re looking for the right person to join our growing team in designing the first game ever to combine real-time strategy with cryptocurrency mining.

After a successful raise of over $1.8 million in funding, Hash Rush is on the hunt for an experienced game designer with excellent technical skills and creative talents to lead the design on a world-class online real-time strategy title. Ideally, you will have worked on base building and economy management games in the past, and are focused both on the technical details as well as maintaining the vision of making a fun game.

Hash Rush is forging new ground by bringing together the worlds of crypto mining and computer gaming by allowing players to earn cryptocurrency rewards while enjoying a deep, immersive and ever-growing science fiction strategy game. The successful candidate will be coming on board to work hand in hand with the Creative Director, Chief Game Economist and Executive Producer to lead the design of this truly unique and world-first project to success.

We want someone who will bring their experience to our distributed team, so being comfortable with working across different time zones is a must. You'd need to come on board and quickly pick up the vision and run with it - both where the game will be at launch, and where it will be a year after. We have a number of expansions and additional content planned already, and it will be your job to make them awesome!

If you're keen to join a team at the forefront of the crypto revolution with the goal of building a groundbreaking new RTS, we want to hear from you!


  • Lead all aspects of game design, both high-level (world building) and low-level (balancing and number-crunching those great ideas!). 
  • Work closely with the Creative Director and Chief Game Economist to build a cohesive, persisting and balanced game.
  • Regular communication with development, marketing and art department leads.
  • Breaking down creative ideas into their component parts that fit the game style and economy.
  • Ensure that multiple factions are unique but also well-balanced.
  • Identify gameplay opportunities and bring new ideas to the key stakeholders.
  • Finding opportunities for greater product success, from gameplay improvements to developing new working processes, or solving possible bottlenecks.
  • International travel and media appearances will be required

Skills and experience

  • 3 years in Lead or Senior Desinger role
  • A portfolio of multiple shipped titles, having gone through the game dev process from start to finish.
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of the technical side of game design - not only great ideas!
  • Strong knowledge of game mechanics, in-game markets and monetization strategies.
  • Ability to work with a distributed team is essential.
  • You don’t just like Excel – you love it.
  • Working knowledge of Unity is an advantage.
  • In-depth games industry knowledge.
  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain knowledge an advantage.
  • A genuine passion for playing game.

Note that while this position will allow the successful candidate to work remotely, some travel to Latvia and Romania will be required.
Salary D.O.E
Location UK & Europe
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 12/12/2017
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