Gameplay Programmer

Krillbite Studio
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August 3, 2022
Full Time
Oslo, NO

We’re looking for a Gameplay Programmer to join us on current and future projects.

At Krillbite Studio, our goal has always been to create bold, meaningful experiences that matter to us as individuals and push the boundaries of the medium.

As a Gameplay Programmer, you will will work closely with the game designers and game director. You will be responsible for realizing designs from concept to final feature. You have a good sense for game feel and can fully contribute to the entire development cycle; from fast iteration of prototypes, through to the final tweaking and feel of game features.

You are organized and have great communication skills, as well as a deep understanding and passion for video games and storytelling in general. You understand and accept the iterative nature of game development and are always seeking to make a better game. You are also a gameplay generalist, comfortable joining work on all aspects of gameplay.


What you will do

  • Work closely with the Game Director and Producer, to make sure we achieve our creative goals within the project scope.
  • Work with the design team to implement game features
  • Work closely with the Tech Lead to ensure that the systems are built inside the framework of the game and to the coding standards of the team
  • Work with the design team while having a holistic view of the whole game and how it shapes a whole; from gameplay to narrative, puzzles, level design, UI and more.
  • Ensuring gameplay and features fit well within the creative vision. Provide feedback on designs, content, features, and help drive efforts to improve the quality of the game.
  • You are comfortable working with both long-term project plans and concept development, as well as short-term rapid prototyping and production.
  • Document and communicate code systems to relevant members of the dev team


What you bring

  • 3+ years of experience working with game design in the game industry
  • Intimate knowledge of Unity and C#
  • Deep understanding and a passion for video games, and storytelling in general
  • Understanding of the iterative game development process, as well as experience implementing features and content
  • Shipped multiple games
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a team
  • Flexible, open to suggestions, and focused on solutions
  • Organized and self-sufficient/driven
  • Familiarity with Unity, scripting, and other technical skills relevant to game production
  • Fluency in English


Additionally, these skills are a plus:

  • An interest in games similar to our previous projects.
  • Fluency or working level ability in Norwegian.


Benefits at Krillbite Studio

  • “Compact workdays”, our 6-hour workday experiment.
  • Offices located at Grünerløkka, in the heart of Oslo.
  • Optional home office days.
  • Pension plan.
  • 6 weeks paid vacation.
  • Bring your dog to work 🐶
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Free access to a gym of your choice.
  • Personal competence development and conference budget.
  • Annual company retreat and regular social events.


How To Apply:

If this sounds like a good fit we'd love to hear from you!

Be sure to include:

  • A cover letter explaining why you want to join us. Make it personal, but please keep it to one page
  • Your professional CV, released games, and/or course descriptions
  • References to individuals you've worked closely with in the past
  • Any additional links that showcase relevant work

We look forward to hearing from you!

Krillbite Studio

We are an independent game developer with a focus on creating unique and innovative experiences. We are currently a team of ten, working on two projects. We don't do work for hire - all our projects come from the team internally.

The company was founded in 2011 to develop Among the Sleep, a horror game where you play as a 2-year old child, which was released in 2014. We then moved on to Mosaic, a story about urban isolation and our modern society, released in 2019.

We've also created smaller experimental titles, like The Plan, where you play as a fly, and our most recent release, Sunlight, a gentle, philosophical “audiobook” experience.

Our office is located centrally in Oslo, at Grünerløkka, shared with our friends Hyper Games and Megapop. Together we make up the game developer collective Oslo Game Hub.

Featured Game

Sunlight is a short, vibrant and thought captivating exploration game. Journey into the uncharted forest, guided by the harmonised whispers of the trees. Each tree with different voices, genders and dialects, speaking as one.

Taking artistic inspiration from expressionist painters like Monet and Munch and focusing on a powerful 3D audio experience with breath-taking choir work, Sunlight will leave you feeling entranced and in wonder in this artistic approach to telling you a story.

Mosaic is a mysterious narrative game, where you follow the repetitive and lonely life of an average commuter. Until one day, when strange things start happening.

The first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort.

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