Senior Game Designer (f2p mobile game) (m/f/d) - (Hybrid/Remote/Berlin)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About the company

Legendary Play, the creator of esports MOBA manager game RIVALS, is looking for you to join our team as we are creating a new mobile game for all esport fans, “Esports Heroes”. This is an opportunity to join a successfully funded game studio in Berlin’s famous and vibrant startup scene. Our vision is “Live your esports passion!” – for our players and ourselves. Our mission is to offer fun and authentic mobile games that will be enjoyed by millions of esports enthusiasts around the globe.

We are looking for an experienced Game Designer to take good care of our game systems and their balancing together with our core team based in Berlin. We accept remote only candidates but also support moving to Berlin. Ideally, you have a strong background in the mobile games industry and a passion for esports. Flexibility, a love for fast paced environments, and knowledge of lean principles are definite pluses.

Your responsibilities
  • Designing game systems and progression mechanics, aligning them with the product vision and the company mission.

  • Doing hands-on game design work: creating prototypes, working with UI and Art department to visualise ideas, bringing ideas to the state of elaborate documentation, running user tests, collecting feedback and improving on the design accordingly.

  • Designing game systems and working closely with other designers to make sure that the overall design is consistent. 

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Product and Community Management to develop and maintain understanding of the preferences and expectations of our target audience, while keeping a strong grip on the project’s core values.

  • Team Up with the LiveOps department to make the game world dynamic, fun and authentic for the players.

  • Mentoring other game designers, sharing your experience and knowledge and helping them grow

Your requirements
  • Experienced as a game designer in midcore free-to-play mobile games. Shipped at least 1 mobile free-to-play title in the game designer role and worked in all game development stages from an initial concept to live.

  • Good understanding of best practices of mobile midcore free-to-play core-loop building, progression systems and sessioning. You know how to hook, retain and engage your players

  • Strong knowledge of the mobile games industry, being up to date on genre dynamics and latest trends and successes

  • Data driven: knowing how to uncover problems by looking at KPIs, getting insights from the community and applying your design skills to solve these problems

  • Working with frameworks like MDA or PENS to develop an understanding of your players’ needs and expectations

  • Experience working with UI artists where you shape the UX of your features by creating wireframes 

  • You like sparring ideas with your peers, leaving egos at the door

  • Excellent verbal and written English

Bonus Points
  • Experience in designing and maintaining Web3 open game economies.

  • Numbers are your thing. You know your progression and cost curves, damage formulas and how to maintain these in spreadsheets and scripts.

  • You know what makes a game economy hum and how to control supply and foster demand in dynamic systems.

  • Experience mentoring or leading other game designers

  • Passion for esports. Passion makes up for a lot, so if you’re really into esports, write to us even if you do not fulfill all the requirements

  • Experience in management and the desire to organise working processes within your department and across multiple departments

What we offer
  • A competitive salary in an uprising game Start-up which you help to shape

  • Being part of an international, talented & motivated Team

  • Flat hierarchy in a friendly atmosphere

  • Remote work possible

  • Free coffee, drinks, and fruits onsite

  • Equity Compensation through an employee share pool

  • The opportunity to work in the most exciting industry in the world - esports

  • Get access to the best esports and investor network in Europe

  • The ability to own your work, but to collaborate with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team.

About us

Live your Esports passion!

Our vision includes our players and ourselves - Legendary Play's vision is to add a new facet to your passion for Esports. Putting you at the center of what we all love, we want our games to be an integral part of what it means to be an Esports fan, and working at Legendary Play a possibility to bring your love for Esports to work every day.

Offer fun and authentic mobile games for all Esports fans

Wherever you are in the world, whatever your age or gender, whatever you play, regardless of how many years... Legendary Play' mission is to offer a game for you, that satisfies your craving for Esports. As a self-publishing developer, we run our games ourselves, aiming to offer the most polished mobile experiences to complement your primary passions - Esports and playing games.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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