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Systems Designer – Console and PC Games – Croatia – Permanent

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Lion Game Lion


OPM is delighted to be working with this independent games studio founded in May 2014 by industry veterans. They are building their team and are looking for an experienced Systems Designer to join them.

You will be assigned to design parts of the core mechanics of the game, tracking them through development to deliver the highest level of quality, while always keeping a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game and following the boundaries set by the lead designer and the producers.

You will create detailed feature designs and gameplay mechanics. Maintaining fun and balanced systems, giving direction as well as taking it from the leads and producers, diving into the tools to hand-craft a unique game experience, tweaking AI behaviour, setting up main character classes, skills, etc.


  • Work with the lead designer and producers to help deliver mechanics that follow the creative vision for the game
  • Understand market needs and ensure that design elements developed will contribute to create a high quality and highly satisfactory product for players
  • Be an expert on gaming trends and understand audience expectations
  • Design fun and immersive gameplay mechanics, features and systems
  • Write thorough and complete feature documentations
  • Communicate designs clearly to other team members
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Transition to a hands-on tweaking and tuning role late in the project to deliver the best possible game
  • Understand dependencies between own work and that of others across all areas/disciplines and adapt accordingly
  • Be the go-to implementer for the features assigned
  • Work closely with the product owner, analytics and balancing field
  • Support other game designers by sharing knowledge and best practices


  • Experience of game design rules (gameplay, learning curve, creating emotion, difficulty balancing, rhythm, reward)
  • Ability to organize, follow, control, schedule and structure your work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills at all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of documentation and balancing tools (Microsoft Office, SVN…)
  • Excellent knowledge of FPS in particular, current technology and tools, design concepts and game balancing
  • Ability to think logically with a strong level of attention to detail
  • Solution oriented, strong analytical skills
  • Creativity, critical and analytical sense, structure and rigor
  • Good knowledge of level design rules is a plus
  • Willingness to have an open mind, adapt to feedbacks and iterative processes
  • Working knowledge of 2D tools to create visuals support (Photoshop, Illustrator…)
  • 3D Level editor experience (Unreal, Source, Unity…)

They are looking for a team player, who is able to listen to feedback and integrate it into your work, who values the best ideas, no matter of where they come from, but understands the boundaries set by leads and production. They offer a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where they live and die by gameplay. They want you to grow with them and to evolve in your professional development and overall make great games.

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to

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Emma Myall | QA, Localisation, Community Management and Audio Design Consultant
OPM Response LTD

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