Production and Publishing Lead

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Posted
November 24, 2021
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production and Publishing Lead to join the Newfangled team. As our debut game Paper Trail progresses, we are looking for someone who can manage the day-to-day production, as well as fulfilling self-publishing requirements for the game. The objective will be two-fold:

Objective 1: Production

The candidate can take the production lead during the development of our game to help us hit the release date on time, budget and quality.

They can keep the team focused on the necessary elements to release the game. How this is achieved is up to the candidate, but we expect it would include:

  • Daily communication with the team: running stand ups, build and milestone reviews, sprint and milestone plannings, risk meetings...
  • Assisting the CEO in his communication with investors, keeping a bird's eye view on the project and providing visibility to its key stakeholders: the core game team, porting dev, producer, CEO, testers, and other external partners.
  • Championing the quality of our game, maintaining the project in Jira, triaging issues, setting up reports for the team during test phases, monitoring build quality, managing test plans...
  • ... all while communicating a (healthy) sense of urgency to the team.

Objective 2: Publishing

Publishing a game can be scary, but our team has worked with publishers extensively in the past, and will work alongside the candidate to develop their skills in this area if necessary.

  • They can take ownership of the complete end-to-end self publishing process. This includes managing QA, organising focus testing, working with localisation teams, doing age rating submissions, managing console certifications and submission process, securing dev kits from platforms, helping organise events and award submissions, working with PR and marketing agencies, talking to press and working closely with our community manager.
  • They will proactively scout and approach potential release partners to maximise revenue streams for the game. This includes negotiating deals with major platforms like PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox, potential physical releases with the likes of Limited Run and Super Rare, bundles like Humble Bundle, or more leftfield opportunities on emerging platforms.
  • They will formulate a pricing strategy across all platforms. This includes launch pricing and platform discounts, long-tail discounts, seasonal sales, one-off sales events and more.
  • They will engage with platform analytics and use a data-driven approach to optimise discoverability, sale conversions, wishlisting, mailing list sign ups, pre-orders etc.

Requirements

  • Released at least one title on console.
  • No experience working as a publishing lead is necessary, but experience working at a publisher, in roles like QA or production is preferred, so that the processes involved are understood.

Diversity

We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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About us

Newfangled Games is a premium PC, console and mobile game development studio based in Norwich, UK. Founded by a BAFTA-winning team, Newfangled develops original IP with a focus on artistic, mechanic-driven, emotionally engaging experiences.

About Paper Trail

Paper Trail is a top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home, set in a foldable, paper world. You play as Paige, a budding academic, leaving home for the first time to pursue her studies. On the journey, you learn to fold the world, merging two sides to solve puzzles, explore new areas and uncover long-lost secrets.

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