At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need:
The production team for NBA 2K is seeking a Producer for the production team to work on the games ever-expanding career mode (MyCAREER). MyCAREER is a fun, personalized, and engaging part of the title in which gamers develop their own player on a journey to NBA stardom. In this role, you’ll get involved from the ground up with design, implementation, and playtesting for one of the world's most popular games.
What You Will Do:
Brainstorm, design, and iterate on everything related to MyCAREER, from narrative storylines to career-boosting mechanics to game-enhancing modes and features that add significant richness to gameplay
Work closely with various members of the development team to bring features to life from the ground up
Directly implement various MyCAREER flow and systems
Be responsible for entire features and designs from start-to-finish, including implementation, revision, and bug testing
Organize and participate in playtesting, feedback, and other design elements over the course of the development cycle
Communicate designs clearly by way of documentation, visual guides, and group discussions
Learn, grow, and evolve with the other members of the production team as we strive to make a fun and unique NBA 2K experience each year
Informally mentor junior producers to help them grow
Who Will Be a Great Fit:
2-3 years of design training, having shipped at least one commercial title
Passionate about video games (not just ours!)
Ability to own and manage complex areas of the game that interact with multiple different systems and see them through to completion
Clear understanding of various methods of game design execution: mechanisms, progression, balance, tuning, etc.
Familiarity with the NBA 2K series
Deep familiarity with game design fundamentals including communication, motivation, learning, pacing, and flow
An NBA fan who is familiar with the sport, the players, and the history
Strong technical skills with experience in scripting and implementation of story-driven designs
Able to take initiative and be proactive rather than reactive, as well as think and adjust quickly when needed
Can work to specification and to schedule, in an existing pipeline or a brand new one
Not afraid to speak your mind and willing to share your opinions and ideas, including backing them up as needed