Social Game Designer

2300 Copenhagen, Denmark Full-time

Social Game Designer

One of Denmark's most succesful interactive entertainment companies is looking for the best Social Game Designer!

MovieStarPlanet is looking for an experienced and talented Social Game Designer to join our rapidly growing team. Your primary responsibility will be to develop new ideas and designs to be implemented in future releases of MovieStarPlanet, or one of our other projects, ensuring the continued success and growth of the social game.

About The Job
You are a highly creative and organized team-player that understands the core mechanics of social games and social networks. You are capable of developing strong designs from scratch and overseeing it all the way into production and release, ensuring the highest possible quality. You excel at creating original, inspiring designs that strike the perfect balance of value and effort.

You will be given a large amount of freedom and responsibility in your day-to-day work, which includes concept and design development, development coordination and quality assurance. You are motivated by the ongoing challenges of game development, are self-directed and pro-active in your work, and enjoy working in a complex environment amongst talented colleagues across several disciplines.

You will be joining an international team, working within an agile development context and collaborating tightly with all disciplines. You enjoy working in a vibrant and dynamic setting, where your day-to-day tasks will often vary, and you are able to maintain a high-level overview of the situation and undertake several responsibilities at a time.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and research new and innovative ideas and concepts.
  •  Develop visual, comprehensible and easy-to-read design documents.
  • Communicate your vision and design to your colleagues.
  • Oversee the implementation of your design and ensure the highest possible quality.
  • Monitor user behaviour and analyse game trends to build foresight.

About You
Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience working professionally as a game designer, preferably working with games in the online space.
  • A passion for games, especially social and casual games, and the game development process.
  • A strong understanding of core social game mechanics, and game design in general.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated by the goal to create the best new features.
  • Great communication skills – written and verbally – to communicate your vision and designs clearly.
  • A team-player that enjoys solving complex challenges with talented peers.
  • Ability to analyse designs from an entertainment, usability and economic perspective.
  • Experience with game or software productions, including the ability to maintain a project overview and continuously coordinate with your team.
  • Knowledge and experience with game design documentation, including visualisation tools such as Photoshop.
  • BA or higher degree in a relevant field of expertise is a plus.

About Us
MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet targeted for kids aged 8-13 years. In the virtual worlds, users design their own MovieStar, BlockStar or Boonie avatar, which is used to play the games and have fun with friends.

Some of the key features include dress-up, chat with friends, create looks, make movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, build worlds and prefabs and play mini-games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 120 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?
Touch the lives of millions of kids every day, and be part of a fast-growing company, producing one of the most popular games and social networks in the world for kids.

Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative, and friendly people. We are ambitious and strive to develop and support the world’s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity, and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects, so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

We have around 20 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience.

Our passion for people and the products make us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks daily. For our future foreign colleagues, it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So, if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How to Apply?
Please apply using the link below – your application must include the following:

  • A short description of your educational background and experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Description of actual projects/deliverables
  • Other material such as games developed, exam results or recommendations