With over 300 million registered users and more than 50 online games, we are one of the top gaming portals in the world. Employees from over 35 different nations work hand in hand at the company to develop the best online games, cooperating with media partners, such as mail.ru, Syfy, Pro7/Sat 1, M6, Antena 3 and many more, to internationally distribute the games as online content clicked millions of times. In our Hamburg headquarters as well as our office in Berlin, we use the latest technology to develop high-quality causal titles as well as core games which by now have already achieved cult status or which are well on their way there: Drakensang Online, Seafight, DarkOrbit, Rising Cities, Farmerama and the original online game for the sci-fi TV show Battlestar Galatica.

Senior Game Designer – Hamburg – 3428

Division: Design Location: Hamburg Reference Number: 3428


We are looking for a Senior Game Designer with experience in building and shipping games. You will define and own the Game Vision and design for a new Casual Farming Game. Along with a small core team, you will create an experience that will delight Casual Mobile Players for years to come.
 

Responsibilities

  • You will be half of a team of 2 designers working on a brand new IP for mobile (F2P Casual Farming)
  • The design vision for the game is defined by you and the Producer to build and own
  • Working with the Producer and other Leads you will create and maintain the roadmap, ensuring successful deliveries throughout all phases of development, from Concept to Commercial Launch
  • This role is focused on Hands On Design

Professional experience

  • You have a strong understanding of touch-driven mobile game design, its concepts, challenges and best practices
  • You have worked a full development cycle of at least one shipped mobile game for iOS / Android touch-driven devices in the capacity as Senior Designer
  • Ability to define, set up and interpret state machines. Comfortable with the concept of inheritance and loops in scripting languages
  • You have proven experience in shipping games in a Senior Game Designer or Game Designer Capacity (other Platforms)
  • Experience of F2P monetization is important
  • Experience and understanding of Casual Games
  • You are able to scope, prioritize and break down requirements into actionable tasks
  • You have a very strong understanding of Economies, Systems, Resource flows and how to tune them
  • You have experience in working hands on with Programmers and Artists on Prototyping and vertical slices
  • You are able to assess risks, form and evaluate design planning whilst keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • You are a team player and enjoy working in a close-knit lean team (dev, art, design, production – total team size 8 – 12 max)
  • You have already shipped a title with one of the above (or similar) technologies and have intimate understanding of the tech from a design perspective
  • Programming or Art skills that aid in the Prototyping process are a plus
  • Ability to use excel or or any other tool to visualize and exemplify System Design
  • You are fluent in technical and business English
Not essential, but an advantage to have
  • You have experience with technologies such as Unity
  • Experience of Farming Games
  • F2P game analytics and economy modelling
  • Casual gameplay User Experience knowledge/experience
 
 

If you feel that your talent and abilities would make a valuable contribution to our future, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply online and make sure to mention your salary expectations and quoting reference number 3428.
Please be aware, that we will only accept applications via our website. We regret that we won’t be able to consider applications which were send by post.