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Games Designer - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Design
Ref: 372 Date Posted: Saturday 14 Nov 2020
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio Tag Games based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 14 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

This year Tag is embarking on its most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. We are looking for passionate new people to join their team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. If this feels like a studio where you can thrive and grow then we have a variety of roles available, both in their Dundee studio and remote. It would be great to have you join their team!  

 

Role:

Tag Games is growing their team and are looking for talented Designers to come and join them. If playing a key role as part of a team on high profile IPs sounds appealing, this may be just the opportunity for you.

For this role, Tag are looking for a passionate and proficient Designer to play a pivotal role as part of a multi-disciplinary team designing and implementing features that delight players and hit KPI targets. Tag is looking for applications from people who want to be part of the driving force behind the game and the team.

At Tag Games, they work collaboratively, encourage creativity, and promote open communication. You are encouraged to always do your best work, and there are systems in place within the studio to support you to do just that.

 

Experience/Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of F2P and mobile games.
  • A high standard of written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Experience presenting game concepts to internal and external clients.
  • High degree of creativity and proven design skills.
  • Ability to manage and document design on a project.
  • Experience with wireframing tools and presentation software.
  • Appreciation for agile style development processes.
  • Self-motivating, outstanding attention to detail and organisation abilities.
  • Inspirational and ambitious personality.
  • Experience working closely in a cross-discipline team.
  • Creative writing skills to create a compelling and cohesive vision and game text.
  • Experience with setting up and maintaining live-ops.
  • Able to quickly learn development tools and scripting languages.

 

Duties and Tasks:

  • Communicate with external clients to identify and define product and feature requirements.
  • Create compelling, attention-grabbing work for external clients.
  • Create detailed Design Specifications for other disciplines to estimate and implement.
  • Work closely with project team members to execute design and work through design revisions as needed to create engaging gameplay prototypes and features.
  • Work closely with the Producer to ensure scope is clearly defined and milestones are met.
  • Work with the team and clients to detail live-ops roadmaps and target KPIs.
  • Work closely with Product Managers and Data Analysts to ensure the best F2P monetization methods are followed.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and best practices in F2P gaming, sharing your knowledge to improve Tag products.
  • Participate in providing respectful, constructive evidence-based feedback in order to further develop your team members. 

 

Required Experience :

  • Candidates will ideally have 1+ years of industry experience working in a design role and be educated to degree level.
  • Excellent knowledge of F2P and mobile games.
  • Written design documentation for cross-discipline teams.
  • Experience working closely in a cross-discipline team.
  • Experience with setting up and maintaining live-ops.
  • Experience of 4x, Strategy, MMO, RPG genres would be beneficial.

 

Desirable Experience

  • Experience presenting game concepts to internal and external clients.
  • Liasing with external clients to ensure vision alignment.
  • Able to quickly learn development tools and scripting languages.
  • Worked in an agile style development process.

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