Game Designer

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Job Title Game Designer
Job Category Games Designer,Level Designer
Job Description Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile games developer based in the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa where over 3,000 game developers work.Kwalee has rapidly become a key industry player in mobile gaming, launching several hit games including Go Fish!, Looper!, PLANK!, TENS! and SPILLZ, with many millions of players around the world.

The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE - awarded by the Queen, co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team, including the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).

As a Game Designer you have a talent to create fun, exciting game experiences for our players.

What you tell your friends you do

“My mission is that you enjoy so much our games that you won’t be able to stop playing!”

What you will really be doing
  • Working as part of the design team, taking responsibility for multiple mobile game projects, creating game design documents, diagrams and flowcharts.
  • Designing compelling game mechanics using modern mobile design principles.
  • Creating, balancing and tuning game mechanics, game difficulty and UI flow.
  • Creating levels and additional content using Unity, for new and existing games.
  • Evolving and adapting game designs based on play testing, feedback and live metrics.
  • Driving long term player engagement by understanding mobile players needs and motivations.

How you will be doing this
  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to make our games as fun as they can be
  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 30 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important design and technical decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and requirements
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a game design role with at least one published game.
  • Experience creating casual and/or mobile games.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of mobile free-to-play game monetisation and advertising techniques.
  • Ability to work creatively in a demanding team environment.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games, especially mobile games.
  • Strong creative ideas and imagination, able to entertain players with challenges, humour, surprises and fun.
  • Positive attitude, self driven able to work alone or as part of a team.

Desirable
  • Unity experience.
  • Creative writing skills.
  • Experience of mobile game live ops, A/B testing and telemetry.
  • Knowledge of mobile game market, trends, competition, platforms and app stores.

We offer
  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous royalties scheme where 15% of the profits of each game are shared with the team
  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance
  • Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)
  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays
  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks
  • Monthly employee awards
  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.
Salary
Location Leamington Spa, UK & Europe
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 16/10/2018
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