Job Details


Sep 8, 2022



Closing Date

Oct 6, 2022


Game Designer, Combat

PeopleFun™ is the award-winning creator of mobile games for players across the globe. We are part of the AppLovin™ studios family, a publicly traded company, with world-class projects, resources, and infrastructure. PeopleFun™ is a Dallas-based game studio founded and maintained by game industry veterans, where game developers thrive on collaboration, creativity, teamwork and fun. Our games are played by over 25 million players each month, and we have a number of exciting mid-core and casual games in development. Our mission is twofold: excellence in creativity and data-driven product innovation, and to be a best-in-class workplace providing unique opportunities to learn and exercise curiosity.

Candidates who reside or will reside in the following locations are eligible for this role: California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State

PeopleFun is seeking a Game Designer, Combat for an unannounced unit-based combat game on mobile. The ideal candidate has previous experience creating units, balancing unit vs unit combat, and extensive experience playing competitive mobile combat games.


  • Design combat gameplay through analysis, prototyping, and development of individual unit stats and mechanics
  • Provide focused feedback on the feel, balance and intuition of the moment-to-moment gameplay
  • Collaborate with art and engineering departments to ensure units best communicate their mechanics and effect on the battlefield
  • Maintain concise documentation and organized spreadsheets to enable fast iteration
  • Ability to iterate through observation of others play experience
  • Remain up-to-date on current trends in the industry, especially in mobile and competitive genres


  • 3+ years in mobile games with a comprehensive understanding of Free-to-Play mechanics
  • A strong passion for combat mechanics and balancing
  • Mastery in utilizing spreadsheets to analyze and model combat systems
  • Demonstrate strong logical reasoning and attention to detail
  • Excellent Intradepartmental communication skills – ability to communicate abstract design concepts verbally and visually
  • Positive attitude towards receiving and providing objective critique
  • Bonus points: Developed and shipped 1 or more mobile combat games

Competitive compensation package

Performance bonuses

401K with 3% employer matching

Family friendly culture

Flex PTO policy

Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

On-Site Gym and free Yoga classes

$1,500 annual budget for career development & education

$1,000 annual game device and IAP budget

Free drinks & snacks, catered lunch on Fridays

Happy hours, social events and more

PeopleFun is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.