Senior Game Designer

November 30, 2023
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Company Description

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Leader in the development and publishing of games, Gameloft® has established itself as a pioneer in the industry, creating innovative gaming experiences for over 20 years. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, from mobile to cross-platform titles for PC and consoles. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Dragon Mania Legends, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including LEGO®, Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel®, Lamborghini®, and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 3,400 people worldwide. Every month, 55 million unique users can be reached by advertisers in Gameloft games with Gameloft for brands, a leading B2B offering dedicated to brands and agencies. Gameloft is a Vivendi company.

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Our Senior Game Designer is responsible of all Game Design aspects in the creation of game projects.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Creating highly detailed design documents which contain a blueprint for the entire game's design, gameplay and interface.
  • Designing the rules of the games and making sure that everything is balanced carefully.
  • Creating the missions, levels and environment aspects and ensuring that everything matches up evenly with the gameplay and storyline.
  • Writing the game's story, menu text and narration (if any).
  • Supporting other Game Designers to complete all ongoing and future prototypes/projects at the standard quality.
  • Mentoring the assigned Game Designers to maximize the creativity, innovation in the division.
  • Assisting Studio Game Designer Lead and Producer in all related-Game Design matters to improve team-members' skills and drive them to the best commitments, work quality and performances.
  • Principal Accountabilities:

    Project Management:

  • Reviewing or evaluating competitive products (games), film, music, television, and other art forms to generate new Game Design ideas.
  • Keeping abreast of game design technology and techniques, industry trends, or audience interests, reactions, and needs by participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops and in professional organizations or conferences.
  • Balancing and adjusting gameplay experiences in order to ensure the critical and commercial success of the products.
  • Overseeing gameplay testing to ensure intended gaming experience and game adherence to original vision.
  • Developing and maintaining design documentation with a high quality, including mechanics, story, menu flow, layout design, functional description and guidelines.
  • Determining supplementary “virtual features”, such as currency, shop items, menu design, and audio direction.
  • Defining meta, monetization and retention strategies of the games.
  • Creating gameplay test plans for internal test groups.
  • Providing feedbacks to production staff regarding technical game qualities or adherence to original design.
  • Creating gameplay prototypes and database of gameplay concepts that could be used in the future.
  • In some situations, under the delegation of Studio Lead Game Designer, taking part in task assignment, project follow-up and coordination to ensure the smooth implementation of all projects and deadline commitment in the division.
  • Providing Game Design feedbacks to programmers and artists to ensure the final quality of the game: art quality, gameplay polish, and ergonomics.
  • Checking, assigning and possibly fixing the bugs related to Game Design or feedbacks from others stakeholders.
  • Creating and managing documentation, production schedules, prototyping goals, and communication plans in collaboration with production staff.
  • Making sure all prototypes/projects in the division will fully follow up with the core pillars.
  • Making sure all documents, gameplay features sent to HQ and external stakeholders are well-structured and highly qualified to minimize feedbacks and gain trust.
  • Support to coach, mentor, train, organize to build a solid GD team:

  • Providing training, guidance, and necessary support to ensure the integration and job delivery of the assigned Game Designers.
  • Mentoring Game Designers and other assigned members by providing them feedbacks and giving them the support regarding game design features.
  • Supporting Studio Game Designer Lead to:

  • Organize weekly meetings for Game Designers in the division to discuss project status and issues or showstoppers.

  • Make training materials to improve the team members' skills and drive them to the best commitments, work quality and performances.
  • Proactive in sharing experience especially after a project done.
  • Solve resource allocation and game design technical issues that can affect the division global planning.
  • Reporting:

  • Reporting to Studio Game Designer Lead and Game Designer Project Lead and Producers.
  • Qualifications

    Skills & Experience:

  • Competent at English oral and written communication.
  • More than 3 years' experience in Game Design.
  • Good understanding of the market and target audience of Mobile Video Games.
  • Strong passion and solid video games background – knowledge of new market trends but also of retro gaming.
  • Good understanding of the capabilities and benefits of different mobile devices hardware and platforms, as well as the relevant software technologies and techniques.
  • Solid knowledge of Game Design including game mechanics, level design, and UI/UX.
  • Experience of game reward system.
  • Basic drawing and 3D design skills.
  • Basic programming knowledge to easily understand the scripts.
  • Great knowledge of business models, monetization psychology and strategy.
  • Solid knowledge of game retention strategy.
  • Creative thinking skills to make new gameplay and solve a variety of game design issues every day.
  • Extensive experience of balancing complex game systems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Proposing training adaptation based on programs evolution.
  • Having team management skill is a plus.
  • Creative, imaginative and original.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Good storytelling ability.
  • Great communication, presentation and pitching skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Attitude:

  • Demonstrating flexibility of thinking and accepting positive feedbacks from others for improvement.
  • Self-disciplined; demonstrating strong motivation and passion at work.
  • Ability to work well in a team and individually & cooperate with team members and actively provide support.
  • Showing strong commitment to the final game result and to the company. Willing to work hard to complete tasks on-time.
  • Meticulousness & quality oriented.
  • Additional Information

    Recruitment Process:

  • (1) 30-minute Call. Only qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiters.
  • (2) Test.
  • (3) Interview.
  • (4) Offer.
  • Work Location and Hour:

  • Work location: 26 Ung Van Khiem, Binh Thanh, HCMC (hybrid).
  • Work hours: 08:30 A.M. - 06:00 P.M, Monday to Friday.
  • What We Offer

  • An attractive monthly salary alongside Tet and other performance bonuses.
  • 100% coverage of mandatory insurance (SI, HI, UI) and extra healthcare insurance.
  • Various training packages, including internal training, sponsorship training, and e-learning (i-learn, Udemy,...).
  • 12-14 days of paid annual leave, 5 days of paid sick leave, 12 days of paid holiday leave (including 1 day for Christmas),...
  • Hybrid working model.
  • A monthly allowance to cover electricity and Internet bills.
  • A range of policies of support employees physically, mentally and emotionally while working from home.
  • A dynamic workplace environment, with over 18 nationalities, where hundreds of world-renowned game titles were born.
  • Opportunities to train with experts and develop yourselves.
  • An open-space office, a cafeteria, a terrace and a Gaming Area.
  • Other benefits from one of the best employers in Vietnam.
  • How to apply:

  • Kindly send your English CV and cover letter (optional) to: sai- [email protected], titled: GDYour Full Name or apply here via SmartRecruiters.
  • Due to the high number of applicants, we regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Want to know more? Visit our websites:
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