Game Designer

New Westminster, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2023, OWI has nearly 120 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into serving as a publisher supporting mods and have just announced our upcoming title “Starship Troopers: Extermination”, a 12-player PvE first-person shooter based on the 1997 cult-classic film.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Game Designer for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!


Job Duties:

  • Identify design solutions to evolve game meta and shape overall user experience
  • Prepare design pitches to share with team leads group
  • Implement and balance game content within UE4
  • Design and prototype new and existing features and game systems (on paper or in Blueprint)
  • Drive and follow-up on prototyping (on paper or in Blueprint) with the features team
  • Assist other designers and the programming team when it comes to interpreting design requirements for game features
  • Collaborate with the other departments to ensure positive communication and problem solving between disciplines
  • Encourage creativity through sharing ideas and creating content with team members
  • Drive the creation and maintenance of game design documentation
  • Ensure designs are communicated with other disciplines on the team to ensure everyone understands the design goals
  • Document and/or prototype designs, while being mindful of design goals and schedule constraints
  • Review designs with appropriate stakeholders to ensure goals are met and a consistent quality is maintained
  • Support QA by providing appropriate documentation for design


  • Bachelor’s degree in game design or related field or equivalent experience in game design
  • Have at least 2 years experience as a professional game designer
  • Experience implementing gameplay mechanics and features
  • Experience in Game Design and play-testing procedures
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Work well within a creative fast paced team
  • Able to take and provide constructive feedback
  • Understand game design principles of shooters (either FPS or 3rd person)

Desirable Traits:

  • Experience in UE4 Blueprints
  • Interest in shooter games
  • Experience with source control software (Perforce)
  • Experience with task management software (Jira)


This is a full-time permanent position.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!


If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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