Black Forest Games GmbH
Postée le : 11.10.2018 Référence : AFJV-ECEP1174-14591
Black Forest Games GmbH
Black Forest Games is one of Germany s highest acclaimed PC and console gamedevelopers. We are part of THQ Nordic and the biggest internal studio of THQ Nordic Vienna. Here you will get to work on projects with new and also big longtime established IPs. You will be able to work on newest hard and software.
We are a multi-national team with a long history of looking for long-term companions - we are hiring for the studio, not for the project. This is an important part of our company philosophy. Talent is always welcome, no matter where you are from. We offer a family-friendly work-life-balance, a lot of flexibility, and the possibility to send your kids to an international school nearby - all of this in a region where kids still play in the nature and drive to school by bike.
As a bonus, Black Forest Games is located in one of the warmest, most beautiful and wealthiest areas in the South of Germany at the French border. We are located closely to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe and Basel.
Senior Game Designer
CDI Offenburg (close to Strasbourg (Germany)
Description du poste
We are looking for a Senior Game Designer with a focus on player experience to complement our systems designers and level designers. The person will be part of the team defining and driving the gameplay vision in our projects while providing benchmarks for quality expectation, creative designs focused on usability and originality , and work as a communicator towards other disciplines and teams.
Helping shape and own the design vision with the Creative Director and the team
Prototyping, developing, and driving a strong design vision for game systems from conception to completion
Guiding and mentoring junior designers
Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with all development functions to ensure a clearly effective design process and team environment
Creating design documents
Championing the needs of the game from a design perspective to other stakeholders
Establishing clear quality and expectation benchmarks
Directing the tone of the project with an eye towards deep & immersive gameplay, constantly engaging single- and multiplayer-usability
Analysing players behavior and data to optimize gameplay and the player experience
Balancing, calculating and setting up gameplay data, testing and polishing the results
Profil du candidat
Motivated and motivating, the ideal candidate must show passion and willingness to be involved in every part of the project to some extent
Minimum 5 years in game development in design capacity
Strong ability to pitch design ideas, and game concepts to all levels of management and leadership verbally and in documents
Able to communicate feature requests based on design goals in a timely manner
A good grasp of different genres' core design mechanics and intended dynamics
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage conflicts
Working knowledge of industry standard game engines, design toolsets and pipelines
Proactively remaining up-to-date with current design trends and player expectations
Flexible and adaptive mindset
Being part of at least 1 AA game project from conception to market
Fluency in English
Not required, but a huge plus :
Good understanding of screen layout, and readability
Experience in leading and helping prepare Focus Tests
Unreal Engine 4 experience
Good understanding of player retention mechanisms in premium games
Deep knowledge of how players and influencers nowadays interact via social media, games communities/hubs
Understanding of how to make the above part of the gameplay and which tools/channels are needed to be implemented
AAA game experience
What else do we offer ?
Flexible working hours
28 days of holiday
Stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio
and the chance to work with a great team in an open culture where your opinion and input is welcome and considered, beyond your dedicated task.