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Company Name:
Mech Mocha Game Studios
Location:
Bengaluru, All
Country:
India
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
4
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Some College

Director - Game Design

Our story :

We are a Bangalore-based mobile gaming start-up with an ambitious vision of ‘Making India Play!’
We’re creating high-quality mobile games across casual and mid-core categories for the millions of Indians coming online due to the smartphone revolution. Our team is leveraging unique market insights and in-house technology platform to culturalise narratives and create gameplay experiences tailored for the Indian audience.

We have raised 6M+ USD from top-tier investors Accel Partners, Blume Ventures and Shunwei Capital.

Why is this a unique opportunity?

We’re looking for a Director - Game Design, to join our Bangalore Studio and lead the design on our brand new games! Both west and china are saturated for mobile gaming and winners are already clear. While in India, over 500M+ Indians are going to buy their first smartphone and experience internet for the first time in the next 5 years. You will get to build games for first time mobile gamers and get to know a very different kind of users. It is a challenge and a delight to build games for the Indian multicultural taste.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Setting the vision and design direction for our games

  • Own, drive, and communicate the vision for major design initiatives

  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and artists to design and prototype new gameplay and systems

  • Create fun, engaging gameplay levels and content directly in the game

  • Review gameplay and level data and make constant changes to live-games to improve performance

  • Use data to make informed decisions and iterate on features post-launch

  • Work on creative ideas for liveops

  • Create and improve tools to make the design pipeline faster and more efficient for the team

  • Be the advocate of good design practices across the studio

  • Be at the centre of all the action: manage high expectations, differing opinions, challenging constraints

What we’re looking for:

  • Multi-year track record in a senior-level Game Design role in the f2p mobile games industry

  • Super strong in systems thinking and design - you can leave narrative on our super local content guys.

  • Extensive knowledge of games and game-dev process. Shipped multiple freemium titles

  • Excellent organization and project management skills

  • Confident and goal-oriented, yet thorough in decision making

  • Organized, methodological, disciplined and forward-thinking approach to work

  • Deep understanding of the full value chain of a successful f2p mobile game

  • Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of mobile f2p market trends

  • Comfort with data-driven and iterative product development

  • Familiarity with Unity or similar programs, experience working directly in the game engine to manually adjust the game

  • Worked on a live game after launch and improved metrics through iteration and data-informed design

  • Experience in liveops feature development

Bonus points for:

  • You have demonstrable experience managing or developing game designers

  • You’ve worked in a variety of genres

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, empathy, intercultural competence, high passion for leadership and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to build a strong diverse team moving into the same direction and form solid relationships

What we offer:

  • Create truly local mobile entertainment for your friends, family and millions of Indians; get a shot at redefining the gaming industry

  • Solve tough problems with a bunch of passionate and talented colleagues. And one happy dog – Yoda says woof!

  • Work in an iterative and outcome-driven culture – our team aims to create impact, not just ship features

  • A cosy, sun-drenched office in Bangalore (Silicon valley of India) with unlimited snacks

  • Get inspired at 'Friday Power Sessions' talks by awesome founders, builders and artists every fortnight. And unwind on Friday’s game nights

  • Swag worth bragging about: beefed-up MacBook Pro, latest Android phone and an unlimited library budget

  • Competitive salary and significant equity – we know building a great company is a multiplayer effort!

 

About Bangalore, India :

 

  • Center of Innovation: A home of well developed ecosystem of investors, companies and users  

  • Truly Urban: From metros, to tech parks to open air parks, Bangalore has everything.

  • Language: Indian languages are hard to learn. Don’t worry, everyone here speaks English.

  • Biggest Perk: Bangalore has an awesome weather, all round the year! And we celebrate it at some of the finest breweries.

 

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