Do you think the game industry is missing some exciting games about history that let the user understand the past better? Do you have skills in turning game design into a game so we can take the market by storm, turning history into an immersive universe
To develop our game we are looking for someone with a programming background in game development who is eager to get their hands involved in the making of a new game.
GAMUCATEX is an early-stage startup that is developing a card-based autobattler video game in a historical mythological universe. Inspired by games such as Magic, Civilizations, the Age of Empires and Heroes, our aim is to create an immersive and historically accurate game that inspires people to immerse themselves in history experiencing stories of the Vikings. Although the game is in production, you can check it out at itch.io: https://gamucatex.itch.io/tectonicus
The player will be taking charge of a faction - either Viking, Frankish, or Anglo-Saxon - which they will follow through history; experiencing past events according to historical records. Battles on a turn-based board will take place online for multiplayer and can be offline in single-player scenarios. You will lead your forces to your enemy’s lines and holding your morale high, you will dominate the fight!
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a visionary and loving small family-like team of talents that value diversity and inclusivity. We believe that making games should be as fun as playing them.
The position can either be onsite, hybrid or remote, part-time, or full-time. As we are currently seeking funding, the position will be unpaid but can contribute to an internship or a virksomhedspraktik benifits through the Danish Jobcenter. Our offices are located in three locations: Copenhagen at Amager/Nørrebro and Frederiksberg.
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 gameplay forward.
Your main task is from a game design angle translate high-level ideas into world-class features, game mechanics, and experiences. You will be an architect of the overall game experience. You will be working closely with the Game Director and History Consultants to ensure that the overall vision and direction of the game are adhered to.
Under the coordination of the Producer and Director, working with artists and programmers to make sure that the creative vision is fulfilled
Designing fun and immersive gameplay mechanics and meta-game features drives them from concept and documentation through prototyping, polishing, and release
Creating and maintaining design documentation that keeps pace with the project's progress, and accurately conveys all necessary information to departments
Setting creative goals and deliverables for the Art and Dev departments
Creating fun and balanced missions. Balancing and tuning each mission or area to create combat experiences that are fun for diverse playstyles
Assisting in checking and ensuring the quality of the game version, and ensuring the features are implemented correctly
Proactively working to improve the product on a regular basis (e.g. propose improvements to levels, features, etc)
Gaining a deep understanding of our small but growing community
Design experience from work or your degree
knowledge of Game Design concepts (gameplay, learning curve, core game loop, balancing, reward system, player retention mechanics, etc)
Knowledge of card games and or or city-builder games
Good communication skills, written and verbal
Able to illustrate and/or prototype ideas visually
A portfolio or sample of your design
You can collaborate with various departments, such as programmers, artists and also consultants that just recently began their game development experience in the firm
Flexible with technology and open to changing your workflow to fit the team
You are open to receiving feedback from colleagues
Ability to work with deadlines
It would be nice if you have experience with:
Unity, any other game engine experience could also be relevant
Experience with working in a video games studio and knowledge of the industry
Inspiration from similar of different games
If you are interested in shaping the future of gaming, send us an application. We can have you start as soon as possible!
Online interviews are expected to take place in October. Starting date: as soon as possible.
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.
Please apply on this page on the Hub. The application deadline is 21/11. Kindly note that we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible. The position will be closed as soon as we have a right-fit candidate.
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.