(All Levels) System Designer (m/f/d)

  • Publiziert: 06.01.2023
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For more than 15 years at FISHLABS we have been creating award-winning, chart-topping games that have been brought to life on millions of screens. At our core, we are a Studio for gamers, by gamers, and a reference in developing premium games with deep and engaging experiences across platforms.
As part of PLAION and alongside our Deep Silver sister studios across the globe, we create stunning immersive experiences that inspire millions of players worldwide.
We are looking to continue building on our success with humble but talented and creative people who have a passion for making outstanding games and want to be at the forefront of gaming.
Are you ready for the challenge? Join us! This is going to be a thrilling ride.

Your Mission

  • As a System Designer, it is your job to conceive engaging gameplay systems that relate to character skills, items, rewards, power progression, or scoring and oversee the implementation from concept to implementation.
  • Work closely with the narrative, gameplay designer and engineers to translate the inspirational core of the game into gameplay systems to help shape an engaging player experience and improve the player fantasy 
  • Work with our UX/UI team to find elegant and smart ways to present players with potentially complex systems. 
  • Devise creative solutions to gameplay and balancing issues
  • Aggregate and evaluate user feedback and iterate issues proactively
  • Produce and take ownership of design specs, balance spreadsheets, and other game documentation
  • Champion and communicate your designs to the rest of the team.

Your Skillset

  • Clear, effective communication with a wide variety of designers, artists, and engineers 
  • Strong capacity for teamwork as well as a drive to achieve things on your own
  • Positive and diligent attitude and ability to give as well as receive feedback
  • Strong standard mathematic, logic and analytical skills
  • Technical understanding and knowledge of visual scripting languages, content authoring tools and game engines and preferably professional production experience in Unreal 4/5.
  • Professional work experience as a game Designer in the industry
  • Participation in all relevant phases and stages of the production of at least 2 finished and released video games.
  • Experience in designing and having ownership over progression systems and implementation such as e.g., itemization or skill trees 
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in game balancing
  • Be an avid gamer and have a vast and up-to-date knowledge of released games – to be able to draw references.

Mission Support

We are just as passionate about our games as we are about their creators (Could that be you?!). Your job comes with personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes. And most importantly - A motivated, international team full of fellow gamers.
The studio is located in a bright, modern office, right in the center of Hamburg. With a selection of benefits for all our staff: Including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and a variety of free drinks. A healthy work-life balance is important to you? For us too! That’s why we are also awarded as a family-friendly workplace. Coming from abroad? No problem! We also offer relocation packages.

Sounds good? Take a look here: www.dsfishlabs.com

Get In Touch!

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application. Simply click on the button below and apply by uploading your CV.
If you have any further documents which you think might be worth sharing to underline your background and talents, we are happy to receive them as well. If you have questions regarding the application just drop us an e-mail at jobs@dsfishlabs.com. An application via our online tool is preferred.
  • Martina Gutsche
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