Do you want to make a big difference at a small studio? Paradox is on an ambitious journey to explore and expand on Grand Strategy Games, a genre we invented and want to take to new heights. To do this, we are looking for a Game Designer in Malmö to help make sure our games live up to their vast potential.
As a Game Designer on our team, you will be focused on designing, scripting, researching and writing engaging game content and script based mechanics. Your work will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game.
It is important that you can work flexibly, as Designers work with almost every part of the Grand Strategy gameplay systems. You will take a primary responsibility for the narrative design of our games, but also work in collaboration with Game Design to design and implement features ranging anywhere from in-game units, buildings, skill and focus trees, map composition and much more.
We are looking for developers passionate about creating exciting experiences for our players. It’s important that you enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other and works together on the game, and also that you are motivated by having the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. You care about the end result and you’re motivated by giving our many passionate fans a great player experience.
Scripting game logic, game databases, and emergent narratives using our in-house scripting language and maintaining its script standards.
Collaborating with other Game Designers to implement designs in script for gameplay systems
Designing and technically implementing branching narrative chains
Writing dynamic text for in-game content in (American) English that thematically fits within the game
Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for crafting entertaining content that creates memorable gaming experiences
Taking independent ownership of game features and ensuring their technical functionality to ensure quality and timely delivery in coordination with the other Designers
Experience with or interest in code-based scripting
Fluent in English with an excellent command of written American English
Passion for strategy games and game development
Strong sense of independence and an ability to take long-term ownership of your features.
Bonus points for...
Professional experience in narrative design or game design
Familiarity with Paradox Grand Strategy games
An interest in history
Experience modding games, especially Paradox Grand Strategy Games
Some of our benefits include:
If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.
Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us
You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams
Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)
Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages
Yearly company parties
Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games
Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch
Leadership courses available for all employees
We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom
Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”
Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year
Participation in our company wide profit share program
5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year
For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)
In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
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