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Company Name:
MovieStarPlanet
Location:
Copenhagen S, All
Country:
Denmark
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
iOS, PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Lead Game Designer

You are first and foremost a leader who excel in making people around you grow and can shift between different managerial styles depending on the situation, and the person you are communicating with. Your primary task will be functioning as personnel manager for our Game Designers across all our projects – not only as part of the quarterly appraisals but also on a daily basis. You will also be responsible for reviewing all our externally produced games making sure that they meet quality standards and that the designs are consistent across all products. You will be the point-of-contact for our external partners so it is important that you are confident in giving feedback both verbally and in writing while keeping all stakeholders (Marketing, Support etc). in the loop. Reporting to the Production Director, you work together with the cross-discipline Team Leads in reaching the best processes and solutions for the game designers as well as for the entire company.

 

About the job

MovieStarPlanet is a social game for tweens aged 8-15 years. The game has grown into one of the world´s most successful social games for tweens and is still experiencing explosive growth. We are also expanding into new areas as we grow, as well as preparing our next product launches.

Your responsibilities
  • Lead the company’s Game Designers across projects and mentor and supervise them on a daily basis
  • Conduct regular performance appraisals and salary negotiations with all Game Designers in the company
  • Make sure that the design being produced on the various teams meet quality targets as set by the Creative Director
  • Work with our Creative Director in creating efficient workflows and pipelines for all technology production
  • Create outsourcing briefs for external partners and review games being produced externally
  • Work with game designers in creating game design solutions that facilitates our design processes and easy implementation
  • Work with Production Director, Creative Director and Team Leads in creating concepts for new products and provide estimates for the expected game design work.

 

About you

You are dedicated to your work, a natural leader in your own way and take pride in doing a great job. In addition you:

  • Have a Managerial/Lead background and is familiar with management in theory and practice
  • 5+ years of experience working professionally as a game designer, preferably working with games in the online space
  • A passion for games, especially social and casual games, and the game development process
  • A strong understanding of core social game mechanics, and game design in general
  • Great communication skills – written and verbally – to communicate your vision clearly
  • Ability to analyze designs from an entertainment, usability and economic perspective
  • Experience with game or software productions, including the ability to maintain a project overview and continuously coordinate with your team
  • Knowledge and experience with game design documentation, including visualization tools such as Photoshop
  • Experience with directing external teams as well as reviewing games produced externally
  • Have an interest in working with products aimed at kids, tweens and teens
  • Have a strong ability to succeed through others!

 

About us

MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind MovieStarPlanet.com, a virtual game and community for tweens aged 8-15 years. In a world of Fame, Fortune and Friends, each user designs their own movie star avatar, which can be used for creating small cartoon-like movies, chat and play games with other users. MovieStarPlanet is also behind a number of games released for phones and tablets.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet has since experienced explosive growth. Currently, the website is marketed in 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally it ranks among the fastest growing virtual worlds for the target group with over 150 million registered users. MovieStarPlanet ApS employs over 100 staff and is based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city centre and the metro line.

 

Why work for us?

You get to be part of one of the fastest growing entertainment companies in Denmark, producing one of the most popular games in the world for tweens. You have the opportunity to work with highly qualified, creative and innovative people who are very ambitious and strive to produce the most talked about and played game in the world.

Besides being a challenging and inspiring place to work, we also strive to be the best place to work by providing a casual and fun environment where ideas can flourish. We have employees from all corners of the globe, adding to our vibrant and eclectic atmosphere, and utilise English as our corporate language.

 

Additional information
  • Full-time position located in Copenhagen
  • Salary according to qualifications
  • Start as soon as possible

 

How to apply

Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background and experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV
  • Portfolio with graphics you’ve designed
  • Other material, such as exam results, games developed, graphic design projects or recommendations
  • This information should be attached to the application.

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