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Game Developer – Unity for Butterware Studios

  • Freelance
  • Guelph, ON
  • Salary: 8,000 to 10,000 USD
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Website Butterware Studios

Butterware Studios is a new game development studio working on an exciting retro action game project, and we are looking for a creative and experienced developer to generate an alpha-stage demo for pitching and conceptualization purposes.


As a contracted game developer, you will write, tweak, bugfix, and deliver an alpha-level gameplay demo as part of the conceptualization phase of a 2021 CMF granted game development project. Features constituting a minimum viable product will be shared with selected applicants. The timeline of Phase 1 is not expected to exceed 2 months, however the successful applicant will very likely be retained for the next phases.

Key Responsibilities

–        Design and development of a gameplay demo for a “Punch-Out” style action game, with required feature deliverables to be discussed.

–        Edits and changes to finished product to be performed as part of the contract.

–        Working with concept and pixel artists to align all parts of the finished product.

–        Production of professional quality and well-annotated code.

–        Weekly progress reports / steering meetings.


–        Experience developing in Unity, GameMaker Studio, or similar.

–        Track record of completed game development projects.

–        Strong technical base and good coding practices.

–        Collaborative, communication, and problem-solving skills.

–        Able to meet strict milestone deadlines and provide weekly progress reports.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, a list of references, and a link to your portfolio to Please note that, due to the stipulations of our funding agreement, we are only able to contract Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Thank you.

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