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.

Timbre’s Lead Campaign Designer confidently elevates and coordinates content across the gameplay team of our family friendly ARPG. They lead with humility in all that they do and are an innovator and elevator of best practices. Through managing Narrative and Level Design teams, they strive to connect players through simplistic, inclusive, and intuitive design. They promote and establish a high quality experience for our player, all while encouraging, mentoring and coaching our diverse team.

As a Lead Campaign Designer at Timbre, you will:

  • Scope, prioritize and delegate features for a significant and prominent area of the game. Level Design: Quests, Missions, Encounters, and our Hub & Narrative Design: Cinematics, Voice Over, Localization, and Narrative Systems.
  • Ensure the design team remain empowered to execute with confidence, enforcing clarity on the game vision by providing support, clear feedback and direction.
  • Partner with the Game Director to align the efforts of Campaign Design with the overall vision and scope of the project.
  • Prioritize an engaging player experience by developing a consistent, interactive narrative.
  • Work with Production Partners to create and advance a development schedule that ensures timely delivery of all features.
  • Oversee the performance and career development of our Lead Narrative and Lead Level Designer, providing coaching and support in a regular cadence
  • Communicate strategic concepts and ideas across a range of internal and external stakeholders with clarity and intention

What you bring:

  • Previous experience driving Narrative and/or Campaign Design, taking a console project (ideally AAA) through to final
  • A deep and impassioned understanding of the integration and synthesis of Level and Narrative design
  • An understanding of how to prioritize and scope large project features and how to collaborate with Production to ensure the on-time delivery of work
  • Experience with Leadership responsibilities including performance management, task delegation and coaching
  • A collaborative approach to communication: you are experienced in delivering clear, concise messages that are easily understood by all disciplines, as well as any external partners

$116,000 – $174,000 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.

Please note that for this role, the displayed salary range may encompass different levels within our organization. We believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce, and as such, we welcome candidates with varying levels of experience and expertise. Rest assured, our goal is to ensure fair compensation based on individual qualifications.

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
  • Yearly access to a game subscription of your choice, renewed on your work anniversary each year!
  • 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: Career Development, Collaboration, Design, Humility, Imagination, Localization, Visionary

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