Hello! We’re Maschinen-Mensch, an independent game studio founded in 2014 in Berlin, Germany. We made Curious Expedition 1 & 2 and Codecks.io.
We are working on a new game IP set in imaginative caves of an alien world, filled with peculiar creatures & vegetation. Our studio's expertise is procedural generation, tightly woven into gameplay, and with this new title we will expand on our previous experience and deliver one of the most sophisticated procedural worlds ever seen in a game.
You will be part of a small, agile team in a creative environment. Together with the Game Director and the Game Design Department, you will be hands-on and design, prototype and implement the gameplay systems of this imaginative multiplayer project. Required is that you have previous experience working as a Game Designer, and that you enjoy problem-solving, working in a team, to create new worlds, and like to work self-sufficiently.
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Working remotely is possible from anywhere within Germany. If you’re based in Berlin (or willing to relocate) that’s definitely a plus, so that we can work together in person. Our studio is located at Saftladen, an indie game collective and co-working space for game developers that we co-founded in 2015.
We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, people of colour, and other groups that are underrepresented throughout the game industry.
Earliest start date: June 2023
If you are interested in working with us, send us an email with your CV and links to examples of your work.
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Maschinen-Mensch is an independent game studio from Berlin founded in 2014 by Johannes Kristmann and Riad Djemili. We love creating games using a mix of carefully hand-crafted elements and procedural gameplay to create unique experiences for players. Our first game Curious Expedition sold more than 250.000 copies across all platforms.
As a studio we aim to offer opportunities to local artists and creators and strive to be a part of the vivid, wonderful Berlin indie scene through collaborations, events and our shared office space and collective, Saftladen.
Curious Expedition 2 is a narrative roguelike adventure set in a reimagined version of the late 19th Century. Players take on the role of an intrepid explorer on a quest to discover the secrets of mysterious islands appearing out of nowhere. Using a combination of hand-crafted and procedural gameplay and story elements, the game creates completely unique and epic adventures every time you play.
One of our goals for the sequel was to make it more approachable than the first title, without reducing the complexity and depth. We also wanted to explore a different artstyle, inspired by classic Franco-Belgian comics of the 20th century: we think Curious Expedition 2 looks like no other game on the market and we’re really proud about that!
Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Together with famous historical personalities, players will venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures. They will put on their pith helmets and khakis and make their way through a lush, procedurally generated world full of wonder and mystery.