At Deep Silver FISHLABS we have over 12 years of experience and 120 million installs under our belt. Having rocked the indie circuit for quite some time, we joined the Deep Silver / Koch Media family in late 2013. Today, we are one of three internal development studios run by our parent company, alongside Deep Silver Volition in the US and Deep Silver Dambuster Studio in the UK.

We specialize in high-end 3D games across a broad range of platforms – be it classic systems such as console and mobile or new hardware like Apple TV and Nintendo Switch. Our award-winning portfolio includes the blockbuster space action shooter Manticore - Galaxy on Fire (available on the Nintendo eShop) and the tactical zombie brawler Dead Island: Survivors

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Senior Game Designer (m/f)

Your Crew

You will be part of a highly motivated team, eager to create a compelling console game. Together with your colleagues in Game Design you will be in the center of it all, working closely with programmers and artists to make our new game a great success.

Mission briefing

  • Conception of game ideas for a new, hitherto unannounced game
  • Creation of game design documents (GDDs) and vision statements
  • Devise creative solutions to gameplay and balancing issues
  • Development of gameplay mechanisms and systems
  • Conception of level designs and user interfaces in cooperation with other team members and departments
  • Refine balance of live game economies
  • Aggregation and evaluation of user feedback
  • Produce and take ownership of design specs, balance spreadsheets, and other game documentation

Skillset

  • At least 5 years of work experience as Game Designer in the games industry
  • Participation in all relevant phases and stages of the production of at least 2 finished and released video games
  • Routine in the creation and maintenance of game design documents
  • Experience in designing complex systems
  • Seniority to guide colleagues from a GD standpoint and keep the game vision
  • Very good command of the English language (both written and spoken)
  • High capacity for teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Self-contained way of working and high level of self-motivation
  • A lot of creativity
  • Experience in the development of console games
  • Practical knowledge of interaction and screen design
  • Basic knowledge of project management and QA processes
  • Basic knowledge of game and graphic engines

Mission Support

  • Here’s to you! Fresh fruit, free beverages and special conditions for gym membership
  • Do it! Personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes
  • The Unit! Open office, friendly atmosphere and with professionals always willing to lend a hand
  • There you are! Centrally located, bright and modern offices where creativity flourishes
  • Have Fun!Of course play some games along the way
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