Game Designer in a fast growing history card based auto-battler game

Full time Position

Denmark

Gamucatex

Start-up

Published on June 13, 2024

  • Contract

    Full time Position

  • Location

    Denmark

  • Start date

    As soon as possible

  • Study level

    Master level or equivalent

  • Remote working

    Not specified

Do you think the game industry is missing some exciting games about history that let the user understand the past better? Do you have skills in turning game design into a game so we can take the market by storm, turning history into an immersive universe

To develop our game we are looking for 2-3 with a game design background who is eager to get their hands involved in the making of a new game.

About us
Welcome to GAMUCATEX - the indie startup fueled by a burning passion to weave history into enchanting gaming experiences! While our heart is in Copenhagen, our diverse team spans the entire globe. We are passionate about history and games, and you'll definitely have the opportunity to learn everything you're willing to know with us. We thrive on collaboration, creativity, innovation, and pure passion. Always ready to lend a hand, we're dedicated to crafting games that resonate and invite you to cozy up for an evening of entertainment. 🎮 Join us on this epic journey where gaming meets history!

About our game
Tectonicus: on the edge of war, synthesizes mechanics of turn-based strategies, auto-battlers and card games. To succeed, you are to use strategic thinking when placing heroes, commanders and units on the board, as well as building synergic decks that emphasize each faction's unique strengths.

Apart from online and local PvP battles, Tectonicus will be featuring a full-scale story mode. The player will be called to restore the historical truth lost in contradicting accounts and theories, rewritten history and scholars' disputes, by reincarnating significant battles and living through them as warlords, across centuries.

About your department
Our Game Design Department is the creative heart of our company, where innovative ideas come to life. We are a tight-knit team of designers, artists, and storytellers dedicated to crafting engaging and immersive gaming experiences. Collaboration and creativity drive our projects, and every team member plays a pivotal role in shaping our games. As part of this dynamic environment, you'll contribute to developing unique and memorable content that captivates players worldwide. Join us and be part of a passionate group pushing the boundaries of game design.

The position & Responsibilities
The tasks will be varied and you will have a lot of freedom in defining what you will do and identifying what needs to be done. You will assume a central function in the team.

We need you to move our card gameplay forward.

Your main task is from a game design angle translate high-level ideas into world-class features, game mechanics, and experiences. You will be an architect of the overall game experience. You will be working closely with the Game Director and History Consultants to ensure that the overall vision and direction of the game are adhered to.

Your tasks will include such things as:
  • Under the coordination of the Producer and Director, working with artists and programmers to make sure that the creative vision is fulfilled
  • Designing fun and immersive gameplay mechanics and meta-game features drives them from concept and documentation through prototyping, polishing, and release
  • Creating and maintaining design documentation that keeps pace with the project's progress, and accurately conveys all necessary information to departments
  • Setting creative goals and deliverables for the Art and Dev departments
  • Creating fun and balanced missions. Balancing and tuning each mission or area to create combat experiences that are fun for diverse playstyles
  • Assisting in checking and ensuring the quality of the game version, and ensuring the features are implemented correctly
  • Proactively working to improve the product on a regular basis (e.g. propose improvements to levels, features, etc)
  • Gaining a deep understanding of our small but growing community


Requirements
  • Design experience from work or your degree
  • knowledge of Game Design concepts (gameplay, learning curve, core game loop, balancing, reward system, player retention mechanics, etc)
  • Knowledge of card games, strategy games or history games
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to illustrate and/or prototype ideas visually
  • A portfolio or sample of your design
  • You can collaborate with various departments, such as programmers, artists and also consultants that just recently began their game development experience in the firm
  • Flexible with technology and open to changing your workflow to fit the team
  • You are open to receiving feedback from colleagues
  • Ability to work with deadlines


Pluses
It would be nice if you have experience with:
  • Unity, any other game engine experience could also be relevant
  • Experience with working in a video games studio and knowledge of the industry
  • Inspiration from similar of different games


Details
The position can either be onsite, hybrid, or remote, part time or full-time. As we are currently seeking funding, the position will be unpaid but can contribute to an internship. Our offices are located in three locations: Copenhagen at Amager/Nørrebro and Frederiksberg.

What we offer you (And perks)
  • Comfortable Workspace: Equipped office space with board games, docking stations (computer not provided), and a tea kitchen with free coffee/tea.
  • Dynamic Learning Environment: Immersive, creative workspace within an entrepreneurial ecosystem alongside other startups. Handcrafted onboarding day and process for a seamless team integration.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements:
    • Liberal holiday, sick leave, and childcare days.
    • Menstrual and menopause leave.
    • Remote work options for a healthy work-life balance.
    • Breaks for recreational activities, including game sessions.
  • Career Support and Development: Time off for training and career growth. Involvement in organizational improvements, processes, culture, policies, the work environment and beyond.
  • Challenging but Collaborative Atmosphere: Engaging position within an interdisciplinary global team. A workplace with high satisfaction among the team members and where it is okay to ask for help as there are no stupid questions. Varied and stimulating challenges with no two days alike. Recognition - your work is showcased in your portfolio and our games are enjoyed worldwide.
  • Community and Team Building: Corporate events and team-building activities. Supportive, friendly team fostering a creative playground where experimentation is encouraged.


Application process
We generally invite shortlisted candidates for a meeting midway through the process and then again for a meeting near the end. You can apply as long as this is open. We expect to hold meetings during these dates: July 5 to and July 22 to July 31, we offer both onsite and online meetings. As it is usually 1-2 people managing the process you can expect replies on emails within 3-4 days. Please check your spam folder! No need to apply via email we will tell you to apply on this site.

At GAMUCATEX, we are devoted to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We value the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that each team member brings. Our commitment to an inclusive recruitment process ensures equal opportunities for all applicants. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life to apply. Join us in fostering a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best.

Application deadline

Not given

Job Category

Industrial Design & Engineering