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Principal Game Designer - Live Games (Soda)

London 018

Job Description

Do you want to create the world’s best mobile games? Have you got big ideas and the skills to make them happen? We’re looking for a Principal Game Designer to join our Kingdom. You’ll crush it in a team where you can experiment, go beyond the obvious and take the lead. Break the rules, make the rules - do whatever it takes to make unforgettable games.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

As our new Principal Game Designer you will lead the feature design on a game with an experienced cross- discipline team.

  • Understand business and players' needs and provide well informed decisions

  • You will identify potential features to test and make recommendations to the production team

  • Develop a deep understanding of the player's needs and motivations

  • You will harness the creativity of the entire team to craft new features and obtain learnings

  • You will transform high level opportunities into concrete and well thought out game prototypes that can be tested and assessed to see whether they can become the hits of tomorrow

  • Documentation and tracking are your second home, you can help designers produce and update game briefs/specs that contain the right level of detail while staying concise and readable

  • You stay aware of the most recent market trends and propose innovative concepts for upcoming idea and experiments

Skills to Create Skills

  • Ability to develop and communicate complex systems on Core, Meta and Social layers

  • You can hold the vision for a feature from concept to release

  • You have experience with user centric design / brainstorms

  • You will have a consistent record of creating impactful features on live games

  • You’ve shipped casual games in a Game Designer capacity or similar

  • You’re someone who is self- motivated, who thrives in an agile environment

  • You have deep passion for creating polished, innovative gameplay experiences for casual mobile games

  • You bring deep knowledge of game design and design theory

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

Bonus Points

The following skills would be very helpful for the role:

  • Previous experience with ‘Match Puzzle’ games (E.g. Match- 3, Clicker, Linker, Bubble Shooter…)

  • Experience working with big brands

  • Experience with both Level Design and Game Balancing

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 All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Make your mark

We're fuelled by a determination to be better tomorrow than we are today. It's an exciting time to join King. As we dream bigger, you'll play an important role in redefining the world of games. Through our creativity and innovation, we'll make the world playful and delight billions of people across the world.

King in Stockholm

“Go and watch the sunset at Skinnarviksberget, it’s the best secret beauty spot in the city.”

This is where it all began. From our Stockholm studio we first embarked on the Candy Crush Saga and the rest is Nordic folklore…

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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 hiking and eating raw herring.


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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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