Bigpoint is one of the leading developers and publishers of free to play games in the world. We believe that everybody should be able to play great games and, with an uncompromising focus on quality, strive to push the boundaries of gaming, exceeding our players expectations with fun, accessible and innovative content. Our portfolio of games includes hits such as Seafight, Darkorbit, Farmerama and Drakensang Online which across the years have built communities of over 350 million players. Our headquarters and publishing operations are located in Hamburg, Germany, and we have dedicated development hubs in Berlin, focused on AAA PC titles, and Lyon, focused on mobile titles. Our publishing activities extend over Europe and our games are available in over 32 languages and reach over 150 countries, we have notably built dedicated publishing offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Seoul (South Korea) and San Francisco (USA).

Lead Game Designer – Hamburg – 3428

Division: Design Location: Hamburg Reference Number: 3428


We are looking for a Lead 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.
 

Your 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
 

Your skills:

  • 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
Bonus:
  • You have experience with technologies such as Unity
  • Experience of Farming Games
  • F2P game analytics and economy modelling
  • Casual gameplay User Experience knowledge/experience
 

We offer:

  • A fresh, open-minded and international atmosphere
  • Space for ideas and initiative
  • Teamwork and a clear and short decision-making policy
  • Environment conducive to growing challenges and responsibilities
 

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.