Do you think the educational system is missing some exciting interactive learning tools? Do you have an idea on how we can we can make an impact in improving learning and motivation?
To infuse learning well into our game we are looking for someone with a background in learning, teaching, didactics or pedagogy.
About our game
We are developing a prototype of a digital educational card and city builder game in a historical and mythological universe. The aim is to inspire learning of history and other subjects. The upcoming game is in pre production.
The player will be taking charge of a civilization that will go through history. Letting you experience what happened in the past according to historical records. Decisions making and dilemmas open for an engaging gameplay. While diplomacy, trade and wars are bound to start conflicts. This innovative game sees characters in cards moving combat on a grid format. The inspiration comes from: Magic, Civilizations, Age of Empires and Heroes.
We are an early stage startup that is disrupting the educational system and the game industry, by making edutainment games; (entertainment and education) all with a high impact! We are a full service solution for developing and educating in using games for learning.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a visionary and loving small family of professionals. We believe that making games should be as fun as playing them.
We are looking for a didactic champion that can start as soon as possible but joining in 2022 is also possible.
You can work remotely, but you are also welcome in our office in Copenhagen or a blended mixture either in a part time or full time position. Internships are also possible. Our company is not funded yet so our employees are running on passion and creativity. Once the game is sold or the company is funded, payment will be distributed to team members as revenue share.
The position & Responsibilities
The tasks will be varied and you will have a lot of freedom in defining what you will do and identifying what needs to be done. You will assume a central function in the team.
We need you to move our card and civilization manager game play forward in terms of how it teaches both in a class room and for home usage.
Your main task is taking game ideas from concept to completion and infusing learning into them. From a game design angle you will help and consult on translating high level ideas into world class features, game mechanics and experiences. You will be an architect of the overall learning game experience. You will be working closely with the game designers and History Consultants to ensure that the overall vision and direction of the game are adhered to.
Your tasks will include such things as:
Under coordination of the Producer and Leads, work with artists and programmers to make sure that the learning vision is fulfilled
Design learning material for teachers
Develop learning methods for our game
Design fun and immersive gameplay mechanics and meta-game features drive them from concept and documentation through prototyping, polish, and release
Create and maintains design- and didactic documentation that keep pace with the project's progress, and accurately conveys all necessary information to departments
Set educational goals and deliverables for the project and test their outcome
Proactively work to improve the product on a regular basis (e.g. propose improvements to levels, features etc)
Gain deep understanding of our small but growing community
Analyze other relevant games and advice on take always from them
Skills within didactics; We imagine that you are studying or have a degree in Learning and Experience Technology or Pedagogy/pædagogik or something similar
You can communicate well in English, Danish is a plus
An interest in games, technology history is a plus, but be have a department of Historians
Another plus is hands on experience with teaching
If you are interested in shaping the future of education and or gaming send us an application. We can have you start as soon as possible!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.
Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.
Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.
We want to take you from good to great.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.