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Company Name:
Barona IT Oy
Location:
Helsinki, All
Country:
Finland
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Experience Level:
Associate
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Game Designer

Are you startup-minded and ambitious with a passion for mobile games? Do you want to be a part of creating something truly unique? Are you a curious mind? Are you looking for a team where your contribution really matters?

Here at Next Games we aim high, and will ask you to do the same. In exchange, you’ll be a part of a team who is great to work with, who is dedicated and passionate about what we do. We believe passion is contagious. We also believe in transparency and respect. Giving each Nextgamer the tools and means to succeed in their job is our priority. We believe the fruits of our labor should be shared with everyone at Next Games.

We are making our dream reality. If you believe in the same things, you should work with us!

Next Games has two games in works. One based on our own IP and another based on the world-famous The Walking Dead TV-series. We believe in high production value, amazing graphics and gameplay mechanics that will keep our players enjoying our games for years.

GAME DESIGNER

Want to be a part of crafting something truly unique? Do you often dream about storylines and game controls?

As a Game Designer you will be responsible for creating game design for mobile and tablet games. You love to play games and you are really keen on building the next generation free-to-play games for mobile and tablet. You will be responsible for planning the systems that drive player engagement for short and long term. You will get to use your attention to detail to balance and perfect the ideal player experience. This is an opportunity to join a talented team with a track record of success and use your expertise to reach a massive live audience.

This is what you’ll get to work on:

  • Develop and maintain design documentation, including gameplay mechanics, guidelines, UI flows, game loops and player progression
  • Plan and implement the game economy and gameplay, and tune it with game metrics and user experience testing
  • Work with the Executive Producer to define and drive the design of a game: the mechanics, story, missions, and more.

Your experience and skills include:

  • Three or more years of professional game design experience
  • Free-to-play game design experience is a big plus
  • Extensive experience in either strategy, board game or role-playing game design
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation and organizational skills
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize design tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills in English
  • Comfortable working with Excel
  • Demonstrated the ability to work well in an agile manner with Producers, Artists, and Engineers Proven user interface and user experience design required

We’ll offer a great bunch of passionate and dedicated people to work with, a competitive salary and benefits package, and first and foremost a big challenge!

When you apply, please include your CV, short motivation letter along with your salary request. Link to your portfolio/work samples is highly appreciated. Please apply by 31.3.2014.

For further information and applications, please contact Arja Martikainen at +358 40 762 1564 or arja.martikainen(at)barona.fi

Next Games, founded in 2013 by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney, focuses on crafting visually impressive, engaging games. Next Games has assembled a team with a profound love for games and a burning desire to develop lasting global entertainment. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, at the heart of mobile games development, and funded by an elite list of private investors. www.nextgames.com.

 

Please check also:  http://gamasutra.com/view/news/212842/Freetoplay_newcomer_Next_Games_reaps_6_million_in_funding.php

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