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UX / UI Designer - Light Pong
Published
October 15, 2021
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
Category

Description

Light Pong is the world's first 1-dimensional game console. The most epic new addition to your Saturday night that you didn't even know you needed. Play solo or challenge a friend on one of the many games; pick it up and play - whether you're 6 or 106; light up the room with awesome lighting effects. Endless fun, anywhere. Light Pong’s games are programmed on a single line, which is why we call it a 1D console. Light Pong is the console for easy-to-play games that still involve mastery.

Check out Light Pong on Kickstarter

Companion App

Light Pong was designed to be simple of course, but we still wanted to create something dynamic and open to customization. Enter the Companion App. Not only will the app allow you to play other games, it will also let you customize Light Pong in creative ways such as choosing the light colors, or switching to ambient mode. Compatible with Android and iOS, the Companion App is also high in utility.

Developers will be able to take their games, put them in a virtual cartridge, and upload them to our online marketplace. Once there, other users will be able to find games and upload the cartridges straight to their Light Pong units - using the Light Pong Companion App! This means that even if you have no interest in developing games for Light Pong, you will still have easy access to new and original content from other developers right at your fingertips.

Developer Tools & Desktop Applications

Light Pong runs on a microcontroller executing a small Python interpreter. Using this alongside our development framework, Developers will be able to easily create custom Light Pong games, or mod our Light Pong games! We’re also planning for our framework to have specific integration with the Light Pong Companion App - like being able to read/write game-specific data between the app and a Light Pong unit. This opens up a huge range of possibilities for developers. We want to provide ways for any developer to create their own games on Light Pong without the learning curve of writing microcontroller code.

 
The Role
We’re looking for a UX / UI Designer who is comfortable with designing for hardware (Light Pong device) and software (companion app and Desktop app).

 

Light Pong Device

Create intuitive and visually appealing menus for a one dimensional display to boot up, select games, and turn on/off wireless connectivity.

Dates: October 28th, 2021 to November 2nd, 2021

 

Companion App
Design all aspects of the app’s interface Including pages templates for user designed games, intuitive ways for users to visualize the software content stored on connected Light Pong units, and more.

Dates: November 2nd, 2021 to November 24th, 2021

 

Desktop Application / Development Tools

Design all aspects of desktop application’s interface that are both simple enough to encourage new development for first time game developers and complex enough for power users.

Dates: April 6th, 2022 to April 27th, 2022

 

Community Developer Portal

Design all aspects of Community Developer Portal’s interface including a streamlined process that allows game devs to easily create new software for Light Pong and connect applications to remote servers.

Dates: July 6th, 2022 to August 4th, 2022

 
Our Ideal Candidate

Has an awesome body of past work.
Is comfortable with working through non-traditional UX / UI problems

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