Senior Gameplay Programmer

Snowcastle Games
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May 15, 2024
Full Time
Oslo or CET ± 2 hours

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

Snowcastle Games is made up of a diverse group of people, with a wide range of backgrounds and talents. Together, we are proud to develop games for our very own Earthlock IP, and we believe that building an exceptional team is key to making extraordinary games. That is why we put great care into fostering a flexible and sustainable work environment. At Snowcastle, you will be given responsibility and ownership in order to make a profound impact on our games. If this sounds intriguing to you, please apply!

We're looking for a versatile Senior Gameplay Programmer to join our development team - either at the studio (Oslo, Norway) or working remotely. You'll be working on an unannounced title, a 3D survival game set in the Earthlock universe. The game is a single-player experience, and we're developing it for PC and next-generation consoles.



  • At least 2 years of experience working with Unreal Engine.
  • Exceptional proficiency in the C++ programming language.
  • Self-motivated and proactive attitude with a strong desire to learn, grow, and continuously improve.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).



  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and implement new game systems and features. 
  • Take ownership of existing game systems and features to ensure their continued improvement.
  • Debug and troubleshoot complex code issues to ensure a high-quality game experience.
  • Ensure that code documentation is up-to-date and accurate to facilitate knowledge transfer and collaboration with other team members.
  • Maintain build scripts and automation tools to streamline the build process.
  • Assist junior programmers with technical issues, problem-solving, and code reviews to ensure adherence to best practices and code quality standards.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and potential impact of new technologies and make recommendations for their adoption or rejection.



  • Has previously ported games to consoles.
  • Experience with the UE gameplay ability system.
Snowcastle Games

Snowcastle Games is an independent game developer founded in 2009 and based in Oslo, Norway. We launched our first feature title Hogworld© in 2011, which made the Apple App Store Best of 2011 List. After five years in development, including a successful Kickstarter campaign, our highly anticipated RPG; Earthlock©, the first in the Earthlock Trilogy is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. Earthlock has sold more than 2.5 million copies.

Snowcastle is currently working on Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure© and Earthlock 2.


Working at Snowcastle

Our team currently counts 40 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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