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Senior Designer

Location: Dundee, United Kingdom

Department: Design

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Founded in 2010 and based in Dundee, Scotland, Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in the UK.

To date, the studio’s games have received over 60 million downloads, have been featured multiple times as Apple’s Editors’ Choice and received a BAFTA nomination. Most recently the studio won the 2016 TIGA Outstanding Growth Award.

With a passionate focus on making the best games, our team of 200 talented and dynamic Outplayers have so far developed several critically acclaimed original games which include, Castle Creeps, Alien Creeps TD, Mystery Match, Crafty Candy and Bubble Genius as well as Angry Birds POP! in partnership with Rovio. With an exciting pipeline of future games and continued growth on existing games Outplay can offer fantastic opportunities in a great working environment to continue your career development.

We are currently hiring an experienced Senior/Lead, seasoned game designer who has a deep knowledge of the app stores, target market and a vision for where it may lead in the future.  

Working with key stakeholders you will be expected to drive our casual game through successful launch and to find the “special sauce” that will makes the game stand out and rise above the rest, this will include exploring opportunities in different genres and prototyping unique mechanics whilst also having a good eye for the quality and polish that will ensure the game is world class!

Key qualities and experience we are looking for:

  • Driven to establish and champion a stand out creative vision for our games in collaboration with managers and team.
  • Experienced in mobile and free-to-play game design with a passion for evolving and innovating the user experience to entertain, retain, and engage players.
  • Understands importance of player data analysis and able to propose and implement feature and content changes to improve a game’s key performance indicators.
  • Takes pride in the craft of making exceptional games and embraces the responsibility for pushing the quality and success of each game and motivates the team accordingly.
  • Appreciates that the team’s and company’s success is determined by the timely delivery of exceptional, optimised games and game updates and is committed to achieving each product goal accordingly.
  • Actively researches and keeps up to date with new games, industry and market trends, platform and OS changes, and best practices with a view to improve existing games and help innovate with future games.
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