Game Designer

12.12.2022 Design Permanent Open position Apply here
Hola a todos! We are excited to announce that Rovio is opening an entity in Barcelona! Rovio is growing, and games such as Dream Blast and Angry Birds Friends are looking to recruit more people to work their magic on making and growing the games in Barcelona, working in tandem with the team at HQ in Finland. Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds Dream Blast are in the top 3 of Rovio’s most popular games, attracting millions of players daily.

Angry Birds Dream Blast is looking for a Game Designer to join our Puzzle Studio.  Our vision is to innovate in the puzzle category with games that fill players with delight. You will be part of a team that will innovate and invent new experiences in the puzzle genre. You will bring new ideas and depth to our puzzle games with strong engaging elements, across the game, from the Meta, Daily, Event, social and narrative systems. You will create deep emotional experiences in our games so that players think about them even when they are not playing. 

We expect that you share our passion to take puzzle gaming to the next level by providing deeper gameplay experiences, and for that, you want to understand human psychology and social dynamics to really tick players' intrinsic motivations and needs.


Responsibilities:

  • Share our vision of innovating/re-inventing puzzle gamesCreate and lead the execution of game concepts that achieve both creative and commercial success in mobile F2P
  • Working on and owning everything outside of the levels, Meta, Events, Social, Daily, Modes, and Progression. 
  • Continuously learn and keep improving with ambitious and like-minded gaming professionalsLeading and mentoring designers and other team members

Who we think will do great in this role has:

  • Preferably 4-7+ years of commercial experience and proven success working on mobile F2P games.
  • Experience coming both from operating a live game as well as developing a game from scratch is a plus
  • Shipped at least one game as the Lead DesignerExperience in creating strong game concepts and leading their execution
  • Strong social game design skills, understanding the dynamics of competition and collaboration.
  • Experience in creating and managing highly balanced game systems and economies
  • Skills and passion to champion the game vision, willingness to have an open mind and adapt and iterate designs, but also steer and make decisions when needed 
  • A genuine interest in F2P and mobile games, as well as the wider world of gaming
  • Strong interest and belief in a data-driven approach, to support & validate intuitionBe a strong voice for game design in the department and studio. Mentor others' on game design skills and knowledgePuzzle game experience
  • Live game/events experienceUnity or C# skills

The steps that we would go through together:

  • First meeting: You will meet the hiring manager. The aim is for us to know who you are, what your experience has been, and what motivates you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn about Rovio, the wider team, and the specifics of the role.
  • Test: You will do an exercise to complete in your own time.Second round: Review your test with Craft Members
  • Final round: You will be invited to meet the team lead and team member(s). Our aim is to get a clear overview of your skills, how you would fit with our working culture, your ambitions, and where we can help each other develop. 



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