Game Designer Mobile

Playwing, owned by the founders of Ubisoft, is an independent Game Developer and Publisher with a lot of passion for games. One of our team’s main goals is to improve the gaming experience for players.

For that reason we publish, distribute, and develop games for several countries worldwide. We are continuously innovating and seeking for the best UX.

Playwing has operational offices in Rennes (France), Madrid (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Montreal (Canada), Bordeaux (France) and a sales office in San Diego (USA).

Are you interested in?

We are looking for a talented Game Designer to join our brand new studio in Bordeaux, France. Our small, experienced team is committed to building fresh, high-quality mobile games.

We strongly believe in putting the fun front and center, and polishing every aspect of the player experience. Our agile, multidisciplinary approach means that you will work closely with programmers and artists on the end-to-end implementation of gameplay features from inception (initial design discussions, documentation) to completion (design approved, implemented, validated). This is a unique opportunity to take part of an exciting adventure from the beginning.
If you’re passionate about crafting kick-ass games for millions of players, you’re in the right place. Join us in our quest to create top-notch games on mobile platforms!

As a game designer, you will define the mechanics and rules to achieve the best gaming experience in line with the design and creative intentions.

You will be responsible of:

  • Prototyping

    Engage in the ideation process and produce pitchs and prototypes for new games

  • Gameplay design

    Identify and design fun and immersive gameplay mechanics

  • Formalisation

    Provide clear formalisation of complex concepts and write clear design documentation

  • Enjoy tackling

    Enjoy tackling various design topics ranging from fine-tuning controls and camera to tweaking monetisation loops

  • Collaborate

    Collaborate with developers and artists to ensure that technical, gameplay and audiovisual elements support each others

  • Contribution

    Strive to deliver the best game experience through iterative production, constructive criticism and creative contributions

You must have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience developing games, preferably on mobile
  • Strong knowledge of Game Design (gameplay, learning curve, directing, difficulty balancing, pacing, reward, accessibility)
  • Excellent logical, analytical and mathematical skills
  • Good understanding of mobile free-to-play best practices (monetisation, ads, analytics)
  • Passion about games and understanding what makes them fun
  • Extensive gaming culture, on all platforms (mobile, consoles, etc.) and for all audiences
  • Great communication and organisation skills (English, French spoken, read, written)
  • Demonstrable skills and creativity in a strong portfolio of playable / released games
  • Bonus points for:

  • BS/MS in Game Design, Interaction Design, or related
  • Designing post-release content for shipped games
  • Prototyping games with Unity3D (5.x or newer), Game Maker, Defold, etc.
  • Agile development methodology
  • Well-developed sense of color, composition, typography

This is a full-time role at our brand new studio in Bordeaux, France.

If that sounds like you, then we would love you to come and work with us. Please send us an email using the form below, including a CV and a link to examples of recent work demonstrating relevant game design skills. You must be willing to complete a design test if requested to do so.