Sample Feel Engineer Test
thatgamecompany’s hiring process involves a test of actual skills a feel engineer will use on a daily basis. The following is a sample of the kind of test successfully completed by every feel engineer hired by thatgamecompany:
Submit a 3D game prototype that uses interaction design and aesthetics to evoke in players a feeling of hopefulness. The prototype should feature a central character (not necessarily a person) that navigates through a 3D space.
We’re looking for a demonstration of your technical abilities as well as your design sensibilities so focus on interactive design and moment-to-moment feedback that best showcases your taste and skill set. We favor minimalist design, and would prefer to see a simple concept executed with a high level of polish and a sense of depth. Include any additional elements (objects, player mechanics, sound, etc.) as you see fit.
We want to see:
- Emotion through motion and interaction
- Technical wonder
- Depth of moment-to-moment feedback
- Thoughtful, cohesive design choices
Limit reliance on:
- Explicit narrative (characters, plot, objectives)
- Detailed models, animations, or textures
- World/level layout