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Principal Game Designer - New Games/Casual

London 018

Job Description

Do you want to join our new games studio in Barcelona to support the development of an exciting new title? If you are passionate about Casual Games and Systems Design, this is the right opportunity for you!

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, collaboration- orientated, Principal Designer to join a small closely- knit team, working on the development of an ambitious, new title. As a Principal designer, you will have responsibility and accountability for the design, implementation, user testing and delivery of the systems and design architecture of the game.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

  • Working on a small concept team, creating new casual games and IP for King.

  • In collaboration with the Creative Director, helping to define the game’s core gameplay, meta- game loops and key systems.

  • Working alongside the economy designer to ensure the systems and meta- game features can be effectively monetized.

  • Maintaining the highest possible levels of design quality, while respecting technical limitations and performance targets.

  • Documenting, communicating, and gathering internal feedback on the game features and systems throughout the development process.

  • Staying up to date on the mobile market, playtesting and analysing mobile games, and sharing insights with the team.

  • Helping to establish game design best practice guidelines for your project and the studio in general.

  • Creating task breakdowns to assist with scheduling.

  • Tracking and reporting key risks to your producer.

  • Staying up to date with industry techniques, standards and workflows, with awareness of current & upcoming game titles & technology.

  • Actively seeking feedback and engagement with the studio’s design craft discipline to better both yourself and your peers.

  • Working in a humble and open manner, with a willingness to both teach and learn from your colleagues.

Skills To Create Thrills

  • Strong, proven, game design experience

  • Strong analytical and system design skills

  • Confidence and experience to self- manage and self- motivate

  • Experience leading and mentoring game and design teams

  • Experience working on mobile as a gaming platform

  • Deep understanding of free to play economies and meta games

  • Experience concepting and creating a game from first ideas

  • Articulate with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Shipped two or more titles on appropriate platforms

Games Experience

Candidates must have extensive experience creating videogames. Working in mobile games (or other platforms with limited hardware capabilities such as VR or handhelds) provides a unique environment in which high ambitions meet tight constraints. We are looking for a game maker who is not only comfortable with technical constraints, but also loves the challenge of overcoming those constraints.

Making the World Playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way.

A Great Saga Needs Diverse Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We craft games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds to bring them to life. We believe we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and new ideas in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sort of heroes. That’s why we provide equal opportunities and hire all sorts of talent.

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Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

King in Barcelona

“Even if you came to Spain to try and become the next Messi, there may still be a job in Barcelona for you.”

Barcelona is energetic, avant-garde and has the self-confident swagger of an ever-growing city. Our Barcelona Kingdom fills 6 floors in the heart of the 22@ district – a district that’s at the centre of innovation in the city.

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here – like rolling down the Ramblas, taking a siesta or finding your seat (out of 99.786) at Camp Nou.

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Games Design & Production @ King

London 018

Games Design & Production

We’re the lifeforce of our games – we’re level designers, economy designers, audio experts, project managers, and producers.

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