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Freelance Game Programmer - Job Application
Deadline: September 17, 2023 - 11:59PM EST (CLOSED)

Great Gretuski Studios is seeking a talented freelance game programmer to join our development team! As a pioneering game development studio specializing in interactive romance fiction, we are dedicated to creating captivating experiences that immerse players in compelling romantic narratives.

Responsibilities for this role are outlined as the following:


  • Collaborate closely with the lead programmer and UX/UI programmer to script and assemble game(s) using Ren'Py.

  • Implement branching narratives, character interactions, and novel gameplay effects & mechanics.

  • Develop and maintain clean, efficient, and well-documented code.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve programming issues, bugs, and glitches.

  • Optimize game performance and ensure compatibility across various platforms and devices.


We welcome applicants from all locations!

However, availability for regular communication within [EST: UTC−05:00] is required.


*Please note this is a fully remote, contract-based position.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Native-level fluency in the English language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Applicable academic degree (Computer Science, Game Development, etc.) 

  • OR 2-3 years of professional software development experience.

  • Proficiency and experience with the Ren'Py game engine and Python programming language.

  • Previous experience in scripting and developing visual novels, otome games, or similar narrative-driven interactive experiences.

  • Effective communication skills and ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical partners.

  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git) for collaborative development.

  • Passion for storytelling, romance, and otome games.

The following skills are NOT required, but highly preferred:

  • Familiarity with UX/UI design principles and collaboration with UX/UI programmers.

  • Knowledge of additional programming languages or game engines.

  • Experience developing on game consoles (Nintendo Switch, PS4/5, Xbox One...)

  • Experience with Unity.

Application Form:
  • Please send us your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest and your experience with Ren'Py.

  • Please head the email subject "Freelance Game Programmer Application"

  • *IMPORTANT* Pay Rate: (Please include your freelance hourly/deliverable-based rate(s). We are willing and eager to match this amount, but different projects have different budgets, so please specify if these rates are open to negotiation or not.)

  • *REQUIRED* Portfolio showcasing previous game development projects (please include details on your specific role in each).

       **Applications submitted without a Pay Rate or Portfolio will not be reviewed.

The application period for this posting has
expired. Thank you for your interest.

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