Game Designer

Thunderful is a creative development studio where quality is the most important parameter: We make polished gems. We focus on contained, single-player products in the double-A range.
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Come work with us at our Karlshamn Office!

About the Company

Thunderful is a relatively new company, but with old roots.  It was formed by a number of small indie companies coming together to make something greater than they could have done independently. Over the last few years, Thunderful has grown into four different offices with roughly 120 people making games in team sizes between 15-35 people. 

The teams within have developed the award-winning SteamWorld series, known for its frequent genre-hopping and inclusive design, as well as more recent AA-games like The GunkLost in Random, and other, un-announced but equally charming titles.

About the Role

The Station is looking for an experienced Game Designer for future projects! 

“Ideas are cheap” as the saying goes, and although we hope you come loaded with amazing ideas and concepts to add to the ones we already have, what we are really looking for is somebody with the experience, drive and competence to develop ideas and concepts into comprehensive game designs and amazing games! 

This position requires an EU-citizenship.

The role includes:

  • Collaborate with other game designers to realize the game’s vision.
  • Take ownership over delegated areas of game design.
  • Develop game projects from concept to a complete design, including game systems, user experience, game mechanics and much, much more.
  • Iteratively prototype, test and tweak different aspects of game designs
  • Further develop and enhance existing projects.
  • Compose and manage detailed documentation that covers all the components of the game design.
  • Team up with programmers, artists and other designers to develop game systems and mechanics.

 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 5+ years of previous experience in the games industry as a Game Designer.
  • Experience from at least 3 full game cycles, from concept and pre-production to release.
  • Experience in design of game mechanics and game systems, implementation and prototyping.
  • Experience in balancing and iterative development of game mechanics, systems and user experience.
  • The ability to take ownership of systems and develop them further to a polished and finished state.
  • A self-starter with great communication and writing skills.
  • Game enthusiast with a good understanding of the player perspective and a commitment to the user experience.
  • Experience working in Unity or other 3D game engines.

Bonus Points:

  • Programming experience.
  • UI/UX design experience.
  • Interest in narrative design and system driven games.
  • Wide scope of interest in different media and genres.

Our Bonus Points:

  • Collective Agreement - Tekniktjänsteavtalet (+ union club)
    • Pension plan (tjänstepension)
    • Paid overtime
  • Flexible work hours
  • Yearly wellness grant (friskvårdsbidrag)
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Weekly Wellness activity hour

About the Karlshamn Office 

In the town of Karlshamn, fueled by an ocean view and the omnipresent gorgeousness of Blekinge, you'll find our second-most southern office. The studio (also known as The Station) dates back to 2013 and is mainly known for its ongoing contributions to the LittleBigPlanet™ franchise. Have you ever joined Sackboy on his adventures? If so, there's a big chance you've seen The Station's visual artistry in motion!  With so much talent in one space, we'd forgive you for believing there's no room for snacks! The team takes great pride in celebrating every national pastry day and shares a lovely breakfast every Friday. Yum!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Thunderful Karlshamn

Station Interactive AB
374 35 Karlshamn Directions career@thestation.se 0707155123

OUR PERKS

  • Collective agreement (Tekniktjänsteavtalet)

    - Paid Overtime

    - Pension Plan (Tjänstepension)

    - Parental Leave Additional Pay

  • Flexible work hours

  • Yearly Wellness Allowance (friskvårdsbidrag)

  • In-house gym/fitness facilities (dependent on location)

  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

  • Occupational Health Care

  • ... and more!

Our offices

Thunderful Games operates up north in the beautiful country of Sweden, with teams in four cities. Our HQ stands tall in Gothenburg, the nation's second-largest city. A few hours away by train, you'll find its siblings in Skövde, Malmö, and Karlshamn. All facilities sport state-of-the-art tools and passionate teams hard at work on the best games you've yet to play.

Already working at Thunderful?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@thunderfulgames.com
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