Job openings in Germany: Lead Game Designer - Casual Games
- Lead Game Designer Casual Games
phenomedia publishing gmbh, Bochum, Germany
Experienced Lead Designer sought to create games and drive development in
diverse genres across a variety of platforms (including PC, next-gen
consoles and PS2).
Candidates will have an indie gamer spirit and the understanding that making
a simple game can be harder but more rewarding than a complex one.
The Lead Designer is a phenomedia casual games ultimate authority,
responsible for initial vision, creation and documentation of the game and
for tending it through the production process from start to finish, ensuring
a final product that meets or exceeds the initial idea.
3+ years game industry experience in a similar position
Duties & Responsibilities
Creates and maintains thorough documentation utilizing appropriate
software and tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint)
Produces documentation for both internal and external consumption
Determines and delineates gameplay, controls, user interfaces, storyline,
characters and all other aspects of game in clear concise form to be
implemented by other departments
Act as project lynchpin, communicating vision and goals to other
departments and to others both in and out of the studio
Creates and designs innovative gameplay systems appropriate to target
platforms and demographics
Produces documents for individual levels and implements these, using
applicable construction systems (e.g. scripting and world-building tools)
Accepts direction and provides both direction and mentorship to
Ensures quality final product through testing, debugging and tweaking
cycles utilizing bug database and other feedback report systems
Produces research reports and detailed analyses of competitive products
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or German
Highly creative, highly motivated, self-disciplined with strong analytical
Equally at home being part of a team as leading one
Knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of game production process from
concept to shipping
Fanatical about games, with a strong sense of what makes for successful
Able to chart a clear course of action but flexible enough to deal with
rapidly changing situations and coming up with creative resolutions
Able to multitask and prioritize tasks for self and others
Experienced in varieties of games and genres on multiple platforms (inc.
consoles and handhelds)
Able to quickly learn new tools and techniques and to be able communicate
them to others
Experienced in level design with layout and scripting/programming
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience + Bonuses upon achieving
Re-location premium and assistance if you apply from outside Germany
All work will be completed on site at phenomedia. This is a full time
position, not freelance or part time.
For consideration, please email your resume to our Chief Executive Producer:
michael.bhatty@... <mailto:michael.bhatty@...> (JOBS
// Lead Game Designer in the subject line).
phenomedia publishing gmbh is one of Europes market leaders in the casual
game field. As a publisher and developer we consistently support the
convergence of all games platforms, i.e. PC, consoles, Internet, TV and
Our character-based casual games are of high quality, competitive, and
extremely entertaining. phenomedia offers a motivating environment with a
high degree of fun and identification.
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