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Volunteer Gameplay Programmer (no compensation)

Games for Love

Games for Love

Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2023
Games for Love is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works to ease suffering, save lives, and create sustainable futures for children. We believe in the concept of "distraction therapy" and bring the joy of gaming into the lives of our junior gamers in hospitals around the country. We plan to help 10 million kids in the next 5 years. We have a healthy ecosystem to achieve that goal with your intelligent contribution.We are seeking a volunteer Gameplay Programmer to join our Channel Surfing team. Channel Surfing is a small-scale open-world VR game where you can explore multiple worlds. Instead of channel surfing outside of the TV, you are in it, and able to interact with the world around you. As a programmer, you will be responsible for imagining the best gameplay or game mechanics for the gamer’s experience! Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development of systems, gameplay, mechanics, and features
  • Assure proper implementation of programming into the game project adhering to technical benchmarks for a strong game performance
  • Designing and testing gameplay features and prototypes
  • Contributing to user interface development, as well as the integration of graphic design and audio features
  • Performing tests and implementing validation procedures
  • Maintaining code, resolving issues, and performing bug fixes
  • Integrating the latest game industry trends into game designs
  • Generating game scripts and storyboards, as well as animating game characters and objects
  • Able to donate approx. 5-10 hrs. a week for a minimum of 6 months
  • At least two years' experience as a game programmer
  • Highly proficient in programming languages, such as Unity, C++, and Java
  • In-depth knowledge of full lifecycle game programming and related technologies
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working on a VR game is a plus
Qualifying Attitude
  • You want to be part of something great that positively impacts society especially in times of crisis
  • You are proactive to collaborate remotely
  • Work from anywhere on earth - 100% remote
  • Massive networking opportunities with 500+ members of our community
  • Level up your skills
  • Volunteer grants approved
  • OPT & CPT programs
  • Make a big impact in the world
  • Have lots of fun partnering with passionate game developers
  • Join the mastermind group and learn from top game developers
  • Volunteer recognition & awards
Games for Love is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.