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Updated: Apr 12

Blue Isle Studios is seeking a talented and enthusiastic gameplay programmer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building exciting multiplayer games and has significant experience working with Unreal Engine 5. We are looking for someone that is comfortable working closely with designers to create compelling gameplay experiences, implement new content and help designers improve on their world building workflows. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is genuinely passionate and excited to create amazing video game experiences. 

This is a full-time remote position.


  1. Develop multiplayer gameplay systems for the design team

  2. Ensure gameplay systems are performant by regularly taking stats dumps

  3. Work with a UI designer on gameplay specific UI

  4. Work with the VFX/SFX team on gameplay specific sound and visual implementations


  1. Strong C++ and blueprinting skills in Unreal Engine 5

  2. Ability to take light designs and communicate in order to flesh out a full implementation

  3. Strong data structures, logic and algorithm skills

  4. Strong understanding of vector math

  5. Experience working with client/server architecture

  6. Experience with performance analysis and code optimization

  7. High level of comfort extending and improving upon an existing code base

  8. Excellent communication skills

  9. Minimum of 5 years coding experience

  10. Minimum of 2 years experience programming in the video game industry


  1. Technical art skills with particles using cascade

  2. Technical art skills with skeletal meshes using persona

  3. Computer science or related degree

  4. Experience with multithreading

Please contact us at with samples of your work, cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

About The Studio: Blue Isle Studios is an independent video game developer and publisher located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada. Lead by industry veterans Alex Tintor and Brenden Frank, Blue Isle has established itself as one of gaming's most exciting developers, creating iconic experiences that have sold millions of copies worldwide.

We have some exciting news to share about a project we have been working on amidst the shadows. Today we launch Survive the Night, a premium mod for ARK: Survival Ascended in collaboration with our friends at CurseForge and Studio Wildcard. Survive The Night transforms the ARK gameplay you know and love into a thrilling and terrifying zombie horde survival experience. We hope all you ARK players enjoy the game and uncover the exciting new challenges waiting for you.


About the Mod…

Welcome to the Obsidian Isle; a dark and hostile world where survivors are thrust into a relentless battle for survival against hordes of horrific, zombie dinosaurs. Whether joining forces with others or braving the challenges alone, players must scavenge for resources, build fortifications and craft an arsenal of weapons and supplies to withstand the zombie threat.

Every fifth night the tension escalates with the arrival of a Blood Moon, summoning a relentless dinosaur horde. Adaptability and cooperation are paramount as players must work together to defend themselves. 

In this deadly environment, survival becomes the only objective. Only those with the skill, cunning and determination to endure can hope to conquer the challenges ahead. 

Do you have what it takes to survive the night?

Key Features

Obsidian Isle: Explore a picturesque tropical island. Start out on the black sand beaches and head inland, if you dare. The Obsidian Isles are a dark and treacherous landscape dotted with the abandoned remains of a scientific research project… gone horribly wrong. 

Zombie Dinosaurs: Something strange has happened to the dinosaurs that roam within. ARK dinosaurs have been replaced with horrifying, blood thirsty variants with all-new behaviors. During the day, the zombies are docile. Be weary when night falls; their eyes glow red and they become aggressive, blood thirsty hunters.

Blood Moon Horde: Every fifth night, the sky turns red and the Blood Moon begins. This is an ultimate test of survival and skills. Brace yourself for a relentless zombie onslaught that doesn’t end until the sun comes up. 

The Stalker: A deadly new creature, ‘The Stalker’ has taken up residence on the island. The Stalker appears rarely, and usually from afar. It has been known to ensnare its victims when close. Stay vigilant out there.  

Loot Boxes & Airdrops: While harvesting and crafting are viable paths to survival, you will want to head inland and explore the darkened remains of a strange research facility. Scavenge loot boxes for valuable supplies to help you survive.  

Survivor Score: Each player has a Survivor Score; this determines the quality of loot you will find, and the difficulty of the Blood Moon hordes you will fight. The Survivor Score dynamically updates as you play, maintaining a balanced gameplay experience as you progress. 

Where to Play?

For those brave enough to embark on this journey, you’re able to play Survive the Night directly in ARK: Survival Ascended! Navigate to the ‘Mods’ selection and search ‘Survive the Night’ and download and enjoy! 

This is a premium mod for ARK: Survival Ascended available for $9.99.


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