Game Designer

Whatboy Games
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January 13, 2023
Full Time
United Kingdom

Whatboy Games is a remote-first indie developer based in the UK, but comprised of developers from across the globe.

Our debut title, Trials of Fire launched in 2021 and we are now in pre-production on our 2nd game.

We are a small team at the moment with ambitious plans for growth but more importantly we pride ourselves on focusing on quality in everything that we do while also respecting the reality that developers have their own personal lives and private ambitions. As such we do not crunch and we do everything we can to support everyone on the team to pursue a genuinely healthy work/life balance.

We are looking for a talented Game Designer who is passionate about strategy games to join our small, core team and help take our games to the next level. This role would involve working with the whole team to implement scripted missions and to push the design of our games in all areas. We are a very small team at the moment, with ambitions to expand, so this role is ideal for anyone looking for additional responsibilities in the future.

This role is remote within the UK.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a linear story campaign for our upcoming turn-based strategy game.
  • Work with all team members to ensure to implement various gameplay features in game.
  • Work with the game director to design and balance gameplay features for both single player and competitive multi player modes.


Technical Requirements

  • Proven experience in game design and scripting.
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.
  • Unreal Engine 4/5 experience in level design and blueprint.


Skill Requirements

  • A passion for playing and developing world class strategy games.
  • Be a positive, active, and contributing team member.
  • Must be a team player and know the importance of listening to others.
  • Able to work independently, prioritize and handle pressure.
  • Must have excellent time management skills to work independently and remotely.
  • Good verbal and written interpersonal and communications skills.



  • Pension
  • Vitality health insurance (opt in/out)
  • Royalty share scheme
Whatboy Games

Whatboy is a small team with big ambitions. We are a group of indie developers and artists who deeply care about making great quality strategy games.

The studio is currently comprised of people with loads of dev experience, but for us a burning passion to make great games is the most important thing.

If you are INTO strategy games and want to work with us, then let's get to know each other.

Featured Game

Trials of Fire is a Tactical, Deck-Building Roguelite. Choose 3 Heroes and adventure into a post-Cataclysmic wasteland. Engage enemies in a unique meld of card-play and tactical, positional combat. Level up and scavenge what you can to customise your decks and build a party to take on any challenge!

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