Junior Gameplay Programmer

Snowcastle Games
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March 21, 2023
Full Time
CET +/- 2h

Looking for a new adventure? Come join Snowcastle Games! We're a studio that's passionate about crafting unforgettable gaming experiences and cultivating an amazing work environment. We're proud to develop games for our very own Earthlock IP, and we believe that building an exceptional team is key to making unforgettable games.

That's why we're looking for a versatile Junior Gameplay Programmer to join our development team - either at the studio (Oslo, Norway) or working remotely. You'll work on Earthlock 2, a 3D survival RPG set in the Earthlock universe. The game is a single and multiplayer co-op experience, and we're developing it for PC and next-generation consoles. 


About the job:

  • 100% position (37,5h/week)
  • Oslo, Norway or remote timezone max +/- 2h CET



  • General programming skills with a willingness to contribute in many areas
  • Comfortable working within an established code base and conforming to existing code standards and best practices
  • Experience with UE4 / C++
  • Can communicate well in English (B2 or higher)



  • BS – MS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Unreal’s Gameplay Ability System
  • Experience with Unreal’s behaviour trees
  • Experience with character locomotion through Unreal’s animation blueprints
Snowcastle Games

Founded in 2011, Snowcastle Games launched Earthlock in Q1 2018 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is now also available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Our second title - Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure - was released in August 2022 and is currently on Steam Early Access.

Earthlock 2, the second game in the Earthlock universe, is in development.


Working at Snowcastle

Our team currently counts 30 people who work closely together on games we are passionate about. We are a mix of seasoned industry veterans and talented juniors. Most of us work from our Oslo office, while some work remotely from Sweden, England, Scotland, Germany, Slovenia, and the Philippines. 

Our flexible work hours combined with generous Norwegian social benefits offer a healthy and family friendly work-life balance. Snowcastle had a well developed system in place for integrating remote workers long before Covid-19, and the transition to work from home for all employees proved the value of this. Every circumstance is different and Snowcastle will work with each candidate to find what works best for both parties.


Snowcastle offers a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Flexible job hours, and work from home options.
  • 37.5 hour work week and 5 week paid yearly vacation.
  • Pension Plan.
  • Stock Option Program for full time employees.
  • Central office location, 10 minutes walk from Oslo Central Station with a cafe/bar on the ground floor.
  • Social events such as “Game of the Month Club”, Quizzes, and Online Hangouts.
  • We take your professional development seriously and want to see you grow in both experience and responsibility.


Who are we looking for?

  • You are a passionate team player who wants to grow and make an impact on our games.
  • We are serious about building a diverse team. All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, or age. 
  • You have a positive “can do” attitude. Problems are there to be solved, the smarter and more innovative, the better. 
  • Snowcastle is a dynamic company in a fast changing industry. Your job will change and evolve. You are a fast learner, willing to develop and adapt.
  • You are self motivated and good at getting things done.
  • We believe that making games is a team sport. Every member of Snowcastle treats each other with kindness and respect regardless of position. 
Featured Game

Explore. Gather resources. Craft tools and gear, build your base, and farm the land. Thwart pirates, fight monsters, and befriend magical creatures. Embark on this wholesome adventure: Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure is yours to discover!

Earthlock 2 will be an open-world action RPG with complex interlocking systems that work together to offer players extensive freedom to customise their own experience.

Earthlock is an adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression. Enter a beautiful world haunted by its fateful past and join a party of unlikely heroes on their journey to rescue Amon's uncle from an ancient cult and uncover the secret of Earthlock.

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