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Senior Game Designer - New Games/Midcore

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 Midcore Games, Gameplay and Systems Design, this is the right opportunity for you!

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

Your Role Within our Kingdom

  • Working on a key team, creating new midcore games and IP for King.

  • In collaboration with the Creative Director and Lead Designer, helping to define the game’s core gameplay 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 wider studio.

  • 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 learn from your colleagues.

Skills to Create Thrills

  • Strong, proven, game design experience

  • Analytical and system design skills

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

  • Experience working on mobile as a gaming platform

  • Good understanding of free to play economies and meta game

  • Articulate with strong written and verbal communication skills

Games Experience

Candidates must have strong experience creating videogames. Working in mobile games 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 them.

Making the World Playful

Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, then we’d love to talk with you.

A Great Saga Needs Diverse 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.

Apply Now!

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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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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