Lead Game Designer

Development & ITHybrid Remote, Barcelona, Spain


About FunPlus Barcelona

Are you looking to unleash your creativity? Are you passionate about building things from the ground up and want to make history in the gaming space? Are you looking for a new adventure?

If you say yes to the above then look no further than FunPlus´ new studio in Barcelona where the rockstar team is currently building the next generation of mobile casual games. FunPlus is looking for new members to join the core team who will play an integral role in defining the culture and foundation of a successful venture in Barcelona. The studio is searching for top talent who are looking for an entrepreneurial environment backed by one of the most successful mobile gaming companies in the world. This is an incredible opportunity to get in on the frontlines of building a new studio and new games!

Your Role

Reporting to the Head of Studio, the Lead Game Designer will own the design and oversee the development of new mobile casual puzzle games, from early prototypes to scalable products. This person will be the primary creative force behind the game, working closely with a multidisciplinary team of developers, artists, and other game designers to bring the game to life.

We are looking for an ambitious individual with an entrepreneurial mindset that understands casual mobile F2P players and wants to build highly successful games. The lead game designer will be responsible for coming up with new game concepts and innovative fresh mechanics, getting inspired by the latest trends in the market, and spearheading new ones. They will also be responsible for testing and balancing the game to ensure it is fun and enjoyable for players of all skill levels.

The lead game designer will also be responsible for holding the vision of the game and ensuring that all team members are working together effectively towards their common goal and vision of success. This person will be responsible for communicating with other departments within the company, such as marketing, UA and creative services to ensure that the game has marketing potential and can scale profitably.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a strong background in game design, including experience designing new mechanics and developing mobile games, specifically in the casual puzzle domain. You should also have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively to come up with unique and engaging game concepts. Additionally, you should have strong communication and leadership skills to effectively lead the game team and collaborate with other departments within the company.

Your Responsibilities

  • Design innovative casual puzzle core mechanics that can scale.
  • Create engaging levels and a progression that keeps players hooked.
  • Quickly iterate and verify design ideas, and lead a team of developers and artists to rapidly prototype the mechanics and test them.
  • Monitor the market to get inspiration and build upon the most prominent trends.
  • Deconstruct and analyze mobile games, mechanics and monetization strategies.
  • Work towards finding product-market fit for your new ideas. Work with the marketing team to find the best creatives to showcase the product idea and acquire users at scalable costs.
  • Set the game vision and quality level and ensure its implementation, with a focus on strong player engagement.
  • Be responsible for the overall results of the project.

Your Profile

  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games, especially mobile games.
  • An ambitious, nonconformist who wants to make history and deliver the best experiences to our players,whilst also being humble and able to work collaboratively to craft the best ideas as part of a team.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a game design role and 1 F2P mobile title shipped at a Senior or Lead level.
  • Experience working in mobile f2p in fast paced environments
  • An entrepreneurial and creative mindset eager to push the boundaries and validate innovative ideas quickly
  • A collaborative approach to game design to empower and inspire those around you, align a team behind a vision and coach the team to high performance
  • A hands-on leader, who wants to work side-by-side with their team and lead by example. At FunPlus, good ideas can come from anywhere, and we all work together to get the job done.
  • Experience working closely with BI tools to understand the data and create a plan to improve KPIs

Perks of your new adventure

  • Flexible working hours - We know you have other quests and fun activities in your life, as long as you get your job done, flex away.
  • Multicultural teams - With so many offices around the world, you will have opportunities to engage and learn from your global colleagues
  • Diverse team events - Barcelona has the reputation of fun, and this office is determined to keep up that reputation.
  • International and expert leadership - You can’t create legends without legendary leadership.
  • Creative environment - This is entertainment after all folks!
  • Excellent benefits - Restaurants vouchers, health insurance for you and your family, gym and exercise credits, and more....
  • And we are dog-friendly!

About FunPlus

FunPlus is a world-class, independent game developer and publisher with more than 2,000 team members worldwide. FunPlus is home to KingsGroup studio who develops hugely popular mobile strategy titles including State of Survival, King of Avalon and Guns of Glory.

FunPlus is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. We respect all individuals and seek their inclusion in the workplace.