We make badass games for tablets.

Substantial Games is a new Beijing-based studio unleashing the potential of core games on tablets. We're developing our first game, The Ember Conflict, a competitive RTS title— think Warhammer meets Total War in 2 minute battles.

Tablets first – Games on tablets are at a critical inflection point. As tablets take a dominant place in the post-PC world, we will serve a growing community of aging gamers and casual gaming graduates just waiting for a more meaningful gaming experience.

Respecting the gamer – In a mobile world filled with shallow gameplay and exploitative monetization, we will strive instead to over-deliver to the customer with deep and long-lasting game value. Creative decision-making, competitive and cooperative multiplayer, interactive storytelling. The things that make games great!

The Team

Pin Wang

CEO

Couldn't cut it at Starcraft so now he has this job.

Favorite Games: Starcraft, Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, Guns of Icarus, Starsiege: Tribes

YJ Park

CTO

15+ years programming, and master Developug trainer.

Favorite Games: Forza, Halo, Super Mario Brothers, Machinarium

Daniel Arnold-Mist

Art Director

Two-time Expose Master award-winner. Lost in China for almost 15 years.

Favorite Games: Mass Effect, Monkey Island, Legacy of Kain, Thief, Final Fantasy VII

Chris McMath

Developer

Started making mods, then made other stuff, now makes other stuff into games.

Favorite Games: Yoshi's Island, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Portal 2, Device 6

Andrew Li

Developer

Playing games? Never!!! He wants to make them!

Favorite Games: Warcraft 3

Diego Candia

Concept Artist

The Garrus of concept artists.

Favorite Games: Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, Warcraft 3, Jetpac

Kenneth Greenblatt

Animator

Took an early interest in animation and it remains his passion 10 years later.

Favorite Games: League of Legends, Mario Kart 64, Mortal Kombat 3, Day of Defeat: Source, Street Fighter: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs Capcom 2, NBA Streets 2

Xavier Rosée

Head of Marketing

Apparently started gaming with an Atari 800. Doesn’t remember any of it, probably because of all the Single Malt he drinks.

Favorite Games: Civilization II, DDR, Dragon Age, Halo, School Idol Festival

Samuel Green

Lead Game Designer

Loves playing and creating deep gameplay experiences.

Favorite Games: Dota 2, Crusader Kings 2, Civilization, Deus Ex, Final Fantasy VII, Age of Mythology, Dawn of War 2, Hotline Miami, DDR

Pugling

Company Mascot

Obsessed with bacon.

Favorite Games: Ember Conflict, Pugs of War

Like what you hear? Join us!

Internship — Game Design

Want to get some real, technical game design experience? Come join us at Substantial Games as an intern!

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Eager to learn – someone who is hungry to grow both technically and professionally.
  • Understands games – someone who can see the systems and reasons behind a game. "Why?" and "because..." are favored words.
  • A great communicator – someone who can get us excited about what they want to do, and give/take constructive criticism.
  • A team player – someone we can trust to get things done, and who can add valuable feedback.
  • Loves games – someone with an undying passion for games and interactive experiences!

What you'll get with this opportunity:

  • Learn – dive right into creating PvP and PvE content. Great chance to get hands-on experience.
  • Collaborate – work with intelligent and capable teammates who will respect your craft (as you will with theirs!)
  • Responsiblity – get assigned real work, have real decision-making power and responsibility, get real credit.
  • Beijing – experience one of the fastest-moving cities in the world.

To apply, send an email to jobs@substantial-games.com with your resume and a short description of who you are and what you are looking for.

Internship — Marketing

Want to learn all about reaching gamers and building communities? Come join us at Substantial Games and help out!

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Eager to learn – someone who is hungry to grow both technically and professionally.
  • Understands marketing – understands the basic principles of marketing.
  • A team player – someone we can trust to get things done, and who can add valuable feedback.
  • Loves games, film, comics, etc. – you have to love games to connect with players.

What you'll get with this opportunity:

  • Learn – charge head-on in to the challenge of mobile app marketing, no better experience than to do it!
  • Collaborate – work with intelligent and capable teammates who will respect your craft (as you will with theirs!)
  • Community – promote a product worth promoting, and be a spokeperson for its fanbase.
  • Beijing – experience one of the fastest-moving cities in the world.

To apply, send an email to jobs@substantial-games.com with your resume and a short description of who you are and what you are looking for.

Internship — 3D Modeler / Texture Artist

Want to grow as an artist under a two-time Expose Master award winner? Join our team as an intern!

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Eager to learn – someone who is hungry to grow as an artist and professional.
  • Fundamentally sound – solid understanding of anatomy, composition, lighting, and color value.
  • A team player – someone we can trust to get things done, and who can add valuable feedback.
  • Loves games, film, comics, etc. – we are developing an original IP and want someone with a ton of ideas and inspiration to draw from.

Technical Requirements:

  • Good understanding of edge flow
  • Basic understanding of low and high polygon modeling
  • Basic understanding of UV mapping
  • Ability to create textures
  • A portfolio!

What you'll get with this opportunity:

  • Craft – this is a chance to begin your life's work and actualize the ideas you've had for years.
  • Collaborate – work with intelligent and capable teammates who will respect your craft (as you will with theirs!)
  • Create – work on something that is worthy of your time: raise the bar for games on tablets.
  • Beijing – experience one of the fastest-moving cities in the world.

To apply, send an email to jobs@substantial-games.com with your portfolio, resume, and a short description of who you are and what you are looking for.

Agile Game Developer (Unity3D)

We are seeking a talented game developer to join our team. Unity3D is our primary development platform, though our developers apply a broad range of knowledge/skills to put things together.

We believe in the agile methodology: in team ownership, and the ability to quickly adapt to the changing needs of gamers.

We're looking for someone who is:

  • A Solid Programmer – A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design.
  • Professional and Driven – We're a startup, so we need a responsible and self-motivated person who can get things done without micromanagement.
  • A Team Player – Excellent communication is mandatory, as is a willingness to help out team-members while under pressure from a schedule.
  • An Architect – You’ll need to design and implement scalable systems for the long-term, with consideration for performance and future maintenance.
  • A Fast Learner – We need fast learners who can quickly pick up new technologies and products, to find the most suitable solution to challenging problems

What you'll get with this opportunity:

  • Collaborate – work with intelligent and capable teammates who respect your craft (as you will theirs!)
  • Create – work on something that is worthy of your time: raise the bar for games on tablets.
  • Equity – get your fair share of success.
  • Beijing – we'll help you get setup in, live in, and thrive in one of the fastest-moving cities in the world.

Requirements:

  • Education – BS in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent level of knowledge/skill.
  • Experience – 2+ years working experience, and extensive experience in 2 or more major programming languages.
  • Plus: Experience in game development, 2D/3D engines
  • Plus: Experience agile practices (auto test, code review, continuous integration…)
  • Plus: Experience with team leadership or project management

To apply, send your resume to jobs@substantial-games.com, and please include a short description of who you are and what you are looking for.

Any links to personal projects (especially Unity3D game projects), personal blogs, or GitHub profiles will help along your application a great deal.

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