Lead Game Designer (f/m/d)

HandyGames Studios GmbH,Posted 1 month ago

Full time


Relocate, Giebelstadt


Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.

No matter who you are, you're part of the family and we got your back.

What are you working on?
  • The name of the project(s): Townsmen
  • Genres: Strategy
For which tasks (responsibilities)?

You will lead the game design team and work closely with artists, sound designers, programmers, and producers.

You will guide the game design team from the conception of the next Townsmen to its successful release on various platforms.

You understand how to pass on your experience and knowledge to other designers.

You will manage the creation and maintenance of the necessary documentation, such as the game design document.

Within the game project, you will mainly work with Unity 2D/3D, as well as self-made tools and plugins.

Your creative input and expertise will help us take the Townsmen brand to the next level.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • You have at least 5 years of industry experience in game development.

  • You have the player in mind, you are able to create a game design that delivers a unique experience and you know how to take an existing brand further with the right amount of innovation.

  • You know prototyping (both digital and paper) and can advance and track this workflow with the team.

  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken.

What is important for us in a person?
  • As part of effective communication with the team, you participate in meetings, discussions and planning.

  • You are an outgoing team player and fit in well with an existing team.

  • You have a high level of self-motivation, a sense of responsibility, and always have the desire for growth.

  • You are good at conflict management.

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • A short and quick decision-making process due to flat hierarchies

  • The opportunity to work with a team of experienced professional

  • Modern workplaces with state-of-the-art technology

  • Further training opportunities

What are the conditions and bonuses?
  • 40 hours per week thanks to Scrum

  • Flexible working hours

  • 30 days of paid vacation

  • We support our foreign language employees with offered language courses in German

  • Free company flat for the first month

  • In-house fitness room 

  • Free drinks, snacks and fruit

The selection process

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HandyGames Studios GmbH

Company type: developer, publisher, indie

Employees: 51-200

Platforms: PC, Mobile, Browser, VR, iOS, Android, Console

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle, Role-playing, Simulation, Strategy, Music / Rhythm, Sports, Platformer, Educational, Kids Games, MMO, Hyper-casual


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