Substantial Games is a new Beijing-based studio unleashing the potential of core games on tablets. We're making a competitive RTS game, think Warhammer meets Total WarThe Ember Conflict.

Tablets only – 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 tactics, 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.

Like what you hear? Join us! – Tell us about yourself at jobs@substantial-games.com.

Game Designer

We are looking for game designer to join our team, working on all systems and content of our upcoming competitive real-time tactics game for tablets.

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Experienced – proven track record of delivering polished gameplay experiences.
  • A team player – the game designer sits in the center of multi-disciplinary teams, communication is key.
  • Professional & Efficient – we only work with people we can trust with creative freedom, people who can get things done..
  • Loves games, esports, film, comics, etc. – our game concept has incredible gameplay potential, an inspired designer is a must!

Experience:

  • Systems design and balancing
  • Level design
  • Story design
  • Competitive multiplayer design
  • Personal projects

What you'll get with this opportunity:

  • Craft – this is a chance to do 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.

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

Internship (Spring/Summer 2014) — Marketing

Want to spend the spring and/or summer in Beijing? Come join us at Substantial Games to promote our upcoming iPad title while having a blast!

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Eager to learn – someone who is hungry to grow as technically and professionally.
  • Understands marketing – understands the basic principles of software 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

We are looking for an intern to join our art team, helping out with 3D modeling and textures.

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.