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Senior Game Designer - Dawn of Titans

London, United Kingdom

Job Purpose

At NaturalMotion we design and create innovative free-to play mobile games, with jaw-dropping visuals and super-accessible gameplay. To continue innovating at the highest-level, we are looking for a Senior Game Designer to join the Dawn of Titans team in London.

You will be joining a team of passionate, talented, and ambitious, designers, programmers and artists, to work on a new project that has ambitions to exceed our already high-standards. As a passionate game designer, this is your opportunity to shine in the growth area of the industry – to take a game currently in soft launch, and working with an incredible team helping to deliver it to the global market.

Your role will help ensure the game launches on-time and then continues to deliver engaging and creative events and content.

Reports to:

Design Director

Main responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Create fun, intuitive, and elegant designs for a variety of game systems and content
  • Drive game features from concept to implementation. Wireframe designs and collaborate with product managers, developers and artists execute on the vision.
  • Produce clear, concise design documents, user experience stories, and wireframe screens and flows.
  • Tune and model complex systems using Excel with an understanding of how tuning choices impact player journey and game economies
  • Analyze real-time feedback and metrics, and adjust game designs accordingly
  • Write copy, names, and narrative elements of game
  • Remain up-to-date with game design literature and best practices to be an evangelist for the craft of game design 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • A deep understanding of free-to-play design and how to blend fun gameplay with monetisation.
  • Outstanding game design documentation and presentation skills
  • Experience balancing and testing tuning of free-to-play, level design and systems
  • Understand learning curves, pacing, gaming compulsions, mobile UX, and what really motivates players.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to sell your ideas to the team and gracefully accept feedback.
  • Competence working with data and using it to help inform design decisions and tuning.
  • Experience using Excel for analysis and data creation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive mobile experience having shipped numerous high profile games
  • Experience with free-to-play design on either web, console or mobile (iOS/Android)
  • Passion for strategy and/or RPGs

What do we give you?

  • The opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Zynga Stock Unit allocation from day one
  • Private healthcare
  • 23 days holiday
  • 6 months fully paid maternity and 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free fruit & soft drinks
  • Casual dress every day!
  • The opportunity to join the childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes we run
  • Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in every Studio, every Friday.
  • A discretionary annual bonus

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