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Historian or archeologist research/consultant for a viking focused History game

Salary Unpaid


GAMUCATEX is moving closer and closer to the completion of the alpha version of 'Project Tectonicus’, a historical computer game, which in its first edition deals with the Viking Age. We work hard to ensure that the game content is founded in history, so we are looking for 1-3 historians or archaeologists for a full semester internship dealing primarily with historical research for game development.

As an intern at Gamucatex, you will become part of the history department, where you will do in-depth research on all historical aspects, features, illustrations, etc. in the game. We offer an opportunity to translate your core expertise into communication in a concrete game product. In addition, you get a lot of development opportunities, and get the opportunity to try out several different parts of the game development process, as well as business development, marketing and other exciting tasks.

In addition to the work in the history department, you will also have the opportunity to get to know and perhaps collaborate with:

  • Game design

  • Marketing and SoMe content

  • Illustrations

  • Graphic design

  • Business development

  • Programming (in Unity)

We offer:

  • ECTS-paying internship course

  • Concrete experience in translating your core expertise into business

  • Concrete experience with game development

  • Opportunity to get to know entrepreneurship and the startup world

  • Opportunity to work across several departments and gain insight into business operations

  • Flexible hours

  • Unity with a large international team

We expect:

  • That you are studying or have graduated from either history or archaeology

  • That you can work independently and are not afraid to throw yourself into new challenges

  • That you can communicate effortlessly in English both orally and in writing

It will also be an advantage, but not a requirement if you:

  • Have worked with Viking Age Scandinavia, England and/or the Frankish Empire through teaching, fieldwork, museum work or other.

  • Have prior knowledge about other Viking Age European or Mediterranean cultures such as Kyivan Rus, Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire, or the Moors of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa.

  • Are studying or have graduated at a degree at the Master's level

  • Have experience with communication tasks, especially funding applications

  • Have insight into the gaming world

  • Have an interest in entrepreneurship

About us:

Gamucatex is a startup indie game studio, which is in the process of developing its first title under the temporary name 'Project Tectonicus'. We are housed in two incubator office communities at KUA and CSE in Copenhagen Amager/Nørrebro and Frederiksberg. We have an international team of 20 people, many of whom are based abroad. We are therefore also open to remote or hybrid work but prefer that interns can show up in Copenhagen a few days a week depending on whether it is a full-time or part-time internship. The everyday language in the company is English.

An early version of the game can be found on itch.io: https://gamucatex.itch.io/tectonicus

Join us

If you are interested in shaping the future of gaming, send us an application. We can have you start as soon as possible!

Planned interview process

Online interviews are expected to take place from May. Starting date: as soon as possible or in the summer cohort/semester.

Please note we reply as fast as possible, but not always as fast as big corporations.

Be aware that we might end up in your email spam folder when we try to contact you, so keep a keen eye on that.

For more information or questions please contact us at job@gamucatex.com or phone number +45 25722969

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

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Working at

ABOUT GAMUCATEX We are an indie startup of 20+ people making meaningful games that can level up your understanding of the world. Our headquarters are in Copenhagen (Frederiksberg/Amager) but we are an international company with team members across the world. Our cooperative team takes good care of each other and is open, flexible and transparent; so do you want to join our family? We believe games should be both fun to play AND to make! ABOUT OUR CURRENT GAME We are developing a digital autobattler card based game in a historical and mythological universe. The aim is to make a historically accurate game that inspires people to immerse themselves into history. The upcoming game is in production. The player will be taking charge of a faction, either Viking, Frankian or English which they will follow through history. Letting you experience what happened in the past according to historical records. Battles take place online and in scenarios on a turn based board. You will lead your forces to your enemies lines and holding your moral high you will dominate the fighting! This innovative game puts historical characters in cards moving combat on a grid format. The inspiration comes from: Magic, Civilizations, Age of Empires and Heroes. We are a member of Human & Legal Innovation Hub at UCPH, at South Campus (KUA), Copenhagen Entrepreneur School (CSE) and Game Hub Denmark. They all aid us with consultants, an office space, workshops and much more. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS AND HOW? With games we can make a great impact in people's lives

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