Senior Game Designer (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

  • Develop a second-to-none understanding of Albion’s gameplay systems and its audience
  • Work with the design team and game direction to decide the direction of Albion’s future development
  • Take charge of concepting new and exciting gameplay systems to maximize the long-term engagement of our players with the game and lead their development together with the production team
  • Facilitate communication between designers, artists and programmers to ensure that the quality and implementation match the intended direction / vision
  • Foster an inspiring, collaborative and productive environment for creative work
  • Analyze available data and player opinions, and make active use of them in your decision making. Build towards improving the available data and foster players relations
  • Build balancing models and use them to balance features, paying special attention to their overall impact on the game
Minimum Qualifications:
  • You MUST be very excited about the opportunity to work on Albion Online and have a keen interest in the game or similar games
  • 5+ years of industry experience in game development, at least 2 of which in a GaaS environment
  • Deep understanding of the MMORPG genre and business model
  • Understanding of psychological mechanisms that keep players engaged
  • A strong sense of what makes gameplay experience compelling and fun
  • Solid theoretical and practical Game Design knowledge
  • Tools of the trade: MS Excel, flowcharts, visual and level editing skills a plus
  • Intense creativity, a passion to innovate, and the drive to go beyond what is directly asked of you
  • Excellent communication skills in English and other languages are a bonus

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A degree in game design or software development or a related field

Please kindly include your Cover Letter when you submit your application!
  • BVG corporate ticket: 
    • Receive a free company ticket for Germany's public transportation system
  • Personal Development
    • Have a high degree of autonomy and ownership from the start
    • Develop your skills through company-sponsored training and language courses
    • Enjoy company-sponsored tickets for Devcom & Gamescom in Cologne
  • Hybrid Work model: 
    • Combine the best of both worlds, and enjoy the freedom to switch between working in the office and working remotely
  • Modern & Well-Equipped Office
    • Work in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, a central, vibrant neighborhood in Berlin with many dining and entertainment options
    • Enjoy height-adjustable tables, five ergonomic chair options, dimmable lighting, and acoustic panels
  • Start-up perks
    • Benefit from free drinks and food in the office
    • Participate in team events, breakfast weeks, summer and winter parties
  • Sustainable business
    • Join a thriving and profitable company on an upward trajectory
  • Gaming-driven culture
    • Join a supportive team of gaming experts with a strong passion for what they do
  • Global reach
    • Join a team of industry experts shaping a game enjoyed by hundreds of thousands worldwide
About us
 Do you love bringing people together to create something great? Gaming runs in your blood? Then we might be looking for you. We are Sandbox Interactive, an established game studio in the heart of Berlin. Since 2012, we have been developing the core online game Albion Online. The game is the first true cross-platform MMO, and is playable on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android with more than 350.000 daily players and over 2 million monthly visitors on our website.
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