Design Researcher

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Posted
December 27, 2020
Part Time
Copenhagen, DK
Remote

If you enjoy diving into specific design challenges and researching out how other games do things 🧪 - and you play and understand a lot of different types of games and genres.

Then come join the team behind WHAT THE GOLF? and play with us on our upcoming next big project. 🍌🐴


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WHAT YOU WILL DO: Researching how other games do things

As a Part-time design researcher, you will be part of the team behind our unannounced new game. You will be researching how other games solve various design challenges and help find and map out similar games. You will help us answer questions such as:

  • What are the core features of a "normal" golf game? And how can we make a parody of them?
  • What are good examples of virtual joysticks in mobile games?
  • What other games have a mechanic like this, and how do they do X?
  • How do other level editors do the publish level flow?

You will also:

  • Research similar games and find best practices
  • Research more traditional games and think about how to make parodies
  • Answer specific design questions by finding other examples, reading, or trying out things
  • Explore ideas and come up with new smart things we hadn’t yet thought of

WHAT YOU WILL ALSO DO: Help out and explore your own ideas

Everyone has a main responsibility (this), but we also make time to explore other things. Maybe you are interested in playing with that new physics feature or try making that wacky level idea you came up with. We encourage people to learn new things and just help each other out across projects and teams.

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • Organized note taking and knows how to make a GIF of a feature
  • Very broad game knowledge of different genres, niches, and both mobile, AAA, casual, and indie
  • Being OK with not actually designing games (but you are of course welcome to have ideas)
  • Understanding of game design, mechanics, and game development processes
  • Probably studying something games-related - or recently graduated - or looking for a part-time job for another reason

REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY JOB OPENING AT TRIBAND:

  • You thrive taking ownership of your own area. You can spot problems, ask for advice when in doubt, and implement your own solution
  • You actively support a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, inclusiveness, and creativity
  • A great working environment is important for you and you help out around you

PRACTICALITIES:

  • Part-time - we're pretty flexible on how much
  • No crunch: People over deadlines
  • Lunch included (also vegetarian/vegan options)
  • Competitive salary

And a few notes on how we work:

  • We experiment a lot and it doesn’t always work out, but we always learn something
  • Everyone at the studio is hands-on and part of making things
  • You are part of defining and prioritizing your own tasks
  • You get to be part of shaping new projects and the studio
  • We explore and try to push the boundaries of what comedy can do in games
  • Working in 14-day sprints in close-knit teams of ~6 people from different skill areas

DEADLINE AND START:

As soon as possible, but we will wait for the right candidate.

While we currently work remote and the job would start out fully remote, we will be returning to our office at some point, so you need to be in or up for coming to Copenhagen, Denmark. We can of course help with that.

WHAT THE TRIBAND?

We want to make people laugh! We do it by making comedy games, being original, and taking chances. We recently launched WHAT THE GOLF? - a golf game for people who hate golf?

All jobs involve experiments, bad jokes, stupid ideas, silly physics, and failed prototypes. We work in Unity and almost everyone works in-editor and very hands-on, also if you do design, audio, or animation.

We are currently ~20 people of 6 different nationalities and the language is English. We put the people first and strive to create a great working environment and are generally looking for people who are not like us and who will challenge us and our way of doing things!

We believe that teams make games, not individuals - and we believe diversity makes for better teams. That's why we look for people who make the team better, instead of just who’s got the most experience.

We are primarily looking for people with at least 2+ years of game dev experience but will be opening up more entry-level positions in the future.

For more info about Triband and our hiring process, check out: triband.net/hiring

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ABOUT WHAT THE GOLF?

A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF?

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