Hot Glue Games | Ottawa

What we’re about

Founded in 2015, Hot Glue Games is an ambitious independent video game studio founded by a small tightly knit group of passionate video game developers. We firmly believe that life is too short to not to do what you love and what we love to do is make dope games. In the management teams’ humble opinion, the best way of achieving this is by aligning the objectives for our 3 key stakeholders:

1. The Fans
a. Have their investment in time and money rewarded with an immersive experience, rich in story and meaningful gameplay.
b. Have their voices heard by the dev team by opening direct lines of communication through social media channels and new technology imbedded directly into the game.
c. Knowing that our singular focus is for them to have a good time. This means absolutely no exploitative game design techniques to artificially extend play time or predatory monetization techniques to fill our pockets.

2. The Team
a. Have the opportunity to spend every day working on a project they believe in.
b. Have the freedom to have a significant impact on the creative direction of the game.
c. Have the support required to perform your duties effectively in terms of technology and mentorship.
d. Have the support of the management team to work on areas of the game that interest you and to meet your personal career objectives.
e. Have a work environment conducive to having fun while making a dope game.

3. The Firm
a. Create a company that can sustainably deliver game after game and support those titles post launch.
b. Create an active community with our dev team and fans, having open lines of communication, and making all the key stakeholders feel like valued members of our process.
c. Grow with the team, we are firmly invested in fostering young talent to turn them into the rock stars we will need to achieve our ambitions.
d. Be proud of the work we do every day.

Hot Glue Games is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration to join our team regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, physical or mental disability, age, pregnancy, military obligations or veteran status.

What we’re working on
Hot Glue Games is actively developing our first title. We’re using Unreal Engine 4 to make a turn based tactics game. We’re currently in pre-alpha, working hard towards creating a vertical slice which will consist of a fully realized level giving our audience a first look at what we’re cooking. Although we plan to add some key gameplay innovations to the genre we are inspired by the following titles:
• XCOM series
• Silent Storm
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Who we’re looking for
We are currently looking for a level designer with Unreal Engine 4 experience and an uncanny ability to overcome the hurdles that occur during game development to get big things done.

Company Hot Glue Games
Title Level Designer
Job Type Full-Time
Status Sourcing
Location Ottawa
Province Ontario
Qualifications Requirements/Responsibilities
• Strong artistic skills and knowledge of aesthetic principals. Able to use environmental storytelling and world building to design compelling gameplay spaces.
• Eagerness to participate in extensive game play reviews at all stages of the development process in order to evaluate gameplay and ensure that the game is fun and engaging. Willing to incorporate feedback from the team and to balance and adjust gameplay experiences.
• Experience creating white-box levels and progressing them through iteration to the finished product.
• Capable of creating scripted events/missions and cinematic sequences using Blueprints, Sequencer, and other Unreal Engine 4 tools.
• Comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment, with the ability to overcome the challenges of collaborating across specializations and varied perspectives. Quick learner who can familiarize themselves with our build and development environment, and through completing your tasks become an Unreal Engine 4 expert.
• A logical and rigorous approach to problem solving.
• Effective visual, verbal and written communicator. Capacity to create 2D maps, drawings, diagrams, documentation and flowcharts that share your design vision with team members of various disciplines.
• Proactive about continually improving our pipeline and processes. Able to take ownership of your systems. Take ownership of your systems. Be proactive about continually improving our pipeline and process.
• An unyielding passion for games.
• The desire to make every day count; to better yourself, the game, and the people around you.

Desirable
• A great portfolio that speaks to our target audience.
• Having shipped one title in a design capacity using Unreal Engine 4.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of systems and game design.
• Experience analyzing performance problems in-engine.

How to apply If you feel you are an awesome candidate for this position, please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to hiring@hotgluegames.com. If you don’t feel you are currently ready to fill the shoes in this role, but want to have us under your radar, feel free to connect!
Number of Openings 1
Highest Finished Education University
Company Address Hot Glue Games
150 Katimavik Rd
Suite 205
Ottawa,ON
K2L 2N2
Company Website hotgluegames.com