Job Openings Game Designer

About the job Game Designer

A propeller rumbles in the distance. You turn your head and gaze towards the horizon as you find yourself standing on the ledge of a steep drop with nothing but skies beneath you. An approaching gust throws you off balance and you feel as if youre about to tip over and down into the abyss. As your body jolts into action, correcting your stance, you hear a friend behind you scream "watch out!". A flying craft, the Wasp, bursts through the clouds and heads straight towards you, chased by a menacing creature whose wingbeat echoes across the skies. This, you realize, is how your Atmosfar begins.

If your imagination is already churning, and you want to help us craft these kinds of experiences, come join us at Apog Labs! As our Game Designer, you'll help design and improve the absolute core experience of Atmosfar through crafting interesting gameplay mechanics,  balance gameplay features and help guide and align the bigger picture of how various gameplay systems intertwine. Learn more about Atmosfar here.

The position is offered as a one (1) year project employment, with possibility of extension, in a hybrid work location setting meaning that you'll need to spend at least half of the working week at our office in Malmö, Sweden.

About the position

What you will do

  • Design, establish and hone emergent gameplay systems, systems-driven game design and PvE gameplay mechanics inline with the game's overall vision and design pillars
  • Maintain and expand the underlying game design for established economy systems, crafting systems, technology trees and similar
  • Balance game design features and game design mechanics based on studio and player feedback
  • Playtest often to ensure that our design on paper translates properly into the game
  • Diligently document your work across our project management pipeline
  • Work in Unreal Engine

Who you are

  • Proven experience working as a game designer
  • Experience in creating strong game concepts, pitching your ideas and leading them through execution
  • Good understanding of highly balanced game systems and economies and a deep understanding of player motivations
  • Experience with collaborative game design
  • Strong interest and belief in a data-driven approach to support and validate your intuition
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

When you're a bonus

  • Interest in open world survival games
  • Experience working with Unreal Engines blueprints and data assets
  • An indie mentality of flexibility and proactive problem solving
  • An education within a relevant field

About Apog Labs

Who we are

Founded in 2017 and the developers of Atmosfar and Airport CEO, were a growing studio of eight developers with our roots stemming from indie game development and brand new offices in the heart of Malmö, Sweden. We strive towards an inclusive, collaborative, and relaxed work environment enabling us to empower our games with gameplay experiences leaving lasting memories. We enjoy making elegant design choices, effective iterations and prioritize development agility across our entire production pipeline. We develop systems-driven game experiences mixed with a significant portion of imagination and wonder, resulting in games that are equally as fun to develop as playing.

What we offer

  • 30 days of vacation
  • Occupational pension
  • Wellness allowance
  • A great team to befriend
  • A cozy office with great equipment
  • Access to the local Malmö game developer community
  • Opportunity to join an expanding indie studio with an exciting future

How to apply

Please apply with a resume, short cover letter and link to your online portfolio, all together demonstrating why we would be a great match for each other. If you're the right person for the job we want to hear from you and we encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

Applications will be reviewed continuously so apply today; starting date will be set to as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any relocation package, assist with immigration, or offer the job as a remote position.