Maxis is hiring a senior designer to work on a new, unannounced IP similar to the likes of LittleBigPlanet and Minecraft, judging by a new job listing.
The game will also contain free-to-play elements and in-app purchases, according to the job description.
"Maxis is seeking a Senior Designer to own and design many critical systems for a new, unannounced Maxis product being created at EA’s Redwood Shores, California Studio," reads the ad. "As a Senior Designer, you are responsible for the innovative design of new game systems in this unique, emerging IP, working with other designers to create a consistent, unified design."
- The unique nature of this product requires prior experience in deeply social multiplayer games such as MMOs.
- Deep understanding of principles of game progression design, crafting trees, technology trees, character RPG-style leveling design and mathematical loot progression modeling (i.e. spreadsheet design skills needed)
- Ability to weave Free-to-Play game mechanics with monetization in simple, natural, respectful ways (i.e. design monetization that players respect and feel adds a great deal of value for their money).
- Understanding playing and understanding other games in the creativity space, including Little Big Planet, Minecraft and its popular mods, Roblox, Disney Infinity, Project Spark, and other upcoming efforts.
No platforms were listed for the unannounced product, but the description lists "PC, and mobile and tablet companion application integration," so it can be assumed that the game will at least be coming to PC.