Lead Game Designer

CM Games
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Posted
August 22, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

CM Games is an independent game developer of mobile and virtual reality titles, founded in Estonia in 2010.

Back in the day, we created a new genre of mobile games, diversified our portfolio by making premium live games for virtual reality with a focus on gameplay and atmosphere, and delved into the action, racing, and puzzle genres.

Our goal is to build a platform for talented people who love games and create exciting yet accessible games designed for a midcore and hardcore audience.

Our first VR success

Into The Radius is a single-player survival shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. It got into the Steam Platinum VR Category in 2021 with 91% very positive reviews and hit the first page of top-grossing projects on Steam. Into the Radius will be available on Meta Quest 2 in September 2022!

One of our next VR products

We offer to work on Nitro Nation VR, a premium multiplayer race for virtual reality that is currently under active preparation for release in Early Access.

You will have the following tasks:

  • working on gameplay: searching for design solutions, describing tasks, playtesting and processing playtest results;
  • writing extensive and well-structured documentation for the game project;
  • participating in product development and project management;
  • prototyping together with programmers;
  • operational and strategic management of the game design team;
  • offering design visions and plans for the quarter, six months, and year;
  • ensuring the implementation of design solutions and supporting the team in the process;
  • generating conclusions from the results.

What we expect from you:

  • 3+ years of experience as a game designer;
  • experience of managing a small team or mentoring junior colleagues;
  • 2 or more released projects in different genres;
  • experience of working closely on core gameplay;
  • participation in projects at different stages of their life cycle;
  • product and business mindset;
  • familiarity with VR games, major platforms, projects, and storers.

A big plus will be:

  • system thinking;
  • completed side-projects, participation in hackathons, game jams, interest in game prototyping;
  • experience in VR project development, ideally midcore;
  • interest in cars and racing;
  • experience with midcore or hardcore projects with active basic gameplay;
  • proficiency in Jira and Confluence;
  • ability to work in the CEST time zone.

We’re looking forward to your response!

About 
CM Games

From day one, we have been united by a common dream — to make games that bring people joy, wherever they might be. Our products have touched several hundred million players, adding brilliant colors and a dash of magic to their lives. We give the gift of emotions — delight, inspiration, curiosity, and many more.

Staying true to this dream, we are always looking for ways to surpass our players’ expectations. The player is at the center of all that we do.

 

Our benefits:

  • opportunity to develop a virtual reality product;
  • ambitious product development tasks;
  • opportunity to upgrade skills through a personal development plan and knowledge sharing;
  • culture of openness, transparency and common sense;
  • bright and memorable events and valuable benefits (like VHI, consultations with a psychologist and birthday gifts).

 

Some interesting facts about us:

  • we were born on Friday the 13th;
  • we are the largest game developer in Estonia and the organizer of the best professional conference in the Baltic States — GameDev Days;
  • our team includes more than 150 like-minded people from more than 10 countries;
  • more than 400 million players around the world have played games published by CM Games;
  • every day more than 300,000 people enjoy our products;
  • we've been ranked in the PocketGamer TOP50 three times;
  • in 2019, we made the list of the top 30 employers in Estonia;
  • in 2021, we were ranked as one of the leading IT companies in Estonia.

 

Our values:

  • Ownership – we take full responsibility for the team's results and do not try to dilute it or look for excuses;
  • Honesty – we communicate openly and honestly and are ready to express our opinion and listen to the ideas of others;
  • Respect – we respect each other and value employees' individual and overall contributions to the company;
  • Trust – all our team's work processes are built on trust and support;
  • Transparency – we encourage transparency in our work environment, solving problems more effectively, and learning from each other.
Featured Game
s

Into the Radius is a single-player survival shooter in VR. Explore the Pechorsk zone filled with surreal landscapes and dangerous anomalies. Defend yourself with realistic firearms, recover strange artifacts, scavenge for loot, and uncover the mysteries of this unforgiving dystopian environment.

Nitro Nation VR is an immersive virtual reality drag racing live game experience for car enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Compete, feel the torque, interact with cars in a new way, customize your garage, vehicles, and celebrate car culture!

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