Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.

Design at Timbre Games

A great Timbre Designer strives to be curious, humble, authentic and adaptable. Great ideas come from everywhere, and we have the exciting opportunity to harness the power of collaboration to create something truly special.

At Timbre, designers are here to build a cohesive vision using inclusive practices and help create clarity for our team around what the game experience aspires to be.

We are the voice of our players and the heart of the game. Constantly learning as we go, we use our skills and lean on those around us to shape quality experiences that capture our audience’s imagination.

Together, alongside the rest of our talented team, we create confidence in Timbre’s vision of building diverse, meaningful AAA games using the latest software technologies.

As an Audio Designer – Speech at Timbre Games, your role is pivotal in helping craft the vocal soul of the game, turning scripts into emotionally resonant experiences for players. Your expertise in managing and integrating speech assets, along with your ability to problem-solve and innovate in audio and narrative tools, will elevate the game’s auditory experience to new heights. This position is key to maintaining the emotional authenticity of characters and the coherence of the story, playing a critical role in crafting an immersive and engaging player experience.

As a Audio Designer – Speech at Timbre, you will:

  • Contribute to the entire process of voiceover and dialogue production, from initial concept to final implementation
  • Assist with managing the implementation of speech files and audio assets into the game, ensuring the quality, consistency, and appropriate levels of all audio content
  • Engage in the development and enhancement of audio and narrative tools
  • Regularly participate in sync-ups with both the internal Timbre team, publisher, and vendors to maintain a cohesive narrative and audio strategy
  • Coordinate with cross-disciplinary teams to ensure that audio design aligns with other elements of the game
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in audio design and speech production

What you Bring:

  • Advanced skills in DAWs such as Pro Tools, Reaper, Sound Forge, or similar software, with a strong emphasis on voice editing and processing techniques
  • Familiarity with voice casting, direction, and recording processes, ensuring high-quality vocal performance and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to manage speech and dialogue aspects of large-scale projects, including timeline management, resource allocation, and coordination with various departments
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams, including narrative, audio, and production departments, to achieve cohesive audio-narrative integration
  • Experience with Audiokinetic Wwise

You may also Bring:

  • Experience with game engines like Unreal Engine is a significant plus, demonstrating an understanding of how audio integrates with game mechanics and visuals

$80,000 – $120,000 a year

The compensation range reflects the minimum and maximum base annual salaries specific to candidates residing in Vancouver, BC. As Timbre hires candidates across Canada, additional salary factors will be considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant training or education, and location.

What you’ll gain:

Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team.

  • Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
  • Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
  • Flexible paid time off, plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
  • 1 year gaming subscription and weekly gaming days
  • My Pathway – a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
  • 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
  • A values driven culture with direct access to leadership

Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing – in this world and the ones we create!

At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on , or, to stay in touch with our newest openings.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!

Tagged as: Collaboration, Design, Imagination, Visionary

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