Novos Talentos FNAC 2023

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Regressou a nova edição dos prémios “Novos Talentos FNAC” com a edição de 2023. Esta nova edição tem prémios para os videojogos e que são:
“a) Prémio Repsol: 10.000€
b) Prémio HP: Cadeira OMEN Citadel
c) Prémio Lisboa Games Week: Presença na Loading Zone”

o júri é composto por:
Ricardo Flores, (Diretor da Lockwood Publishing Lisboa).
André Santos, (Jornalista FutureBehind).
João Aires de Matos (Co-Fundador da Vinci)
Mafalda Duarte, (Diretora da Nerd Monkeys).

Até às 23h59 do dia 30 de abril de 2023 qualquer pessoa pode sumbeter o seu projeto desde que:
“(…)O jogo submetido não pode ter sido lançado em qualquer plataforma comercial e são aceites jogos dados como completos, em Beta ou Alpha desde que na experiência dejogo dada, seja possível de chegar a um fim, mesmo que parcial.
São aceites jogos desenvolvidos nos últimos 2 anos, podendo já ter sido submetidos ou mostrados noutros concursos ou eventos.(…)”

+infos(regulamento): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (remoto)

A empresa Fortis Games tem uma proposta para o lugar de “Senior QA Game Tester” em que:
“As Senior Quality Assurance Tester, you will be responsible for defining the test procedures of the team, creating the test strategy and pipeline, and creating and maintaining the project’s test cases. You must be well organized and have good experience in the QA area; as an experienced tester, you will inspire other team members. Assuming a leadership position, you will manage a team of QA testers and work closely with the leads across disciplines involved in the game development cycle.”
e tem como requisitos:
“Passion for Video Games
Excellent English skills (both spoken and written)
Excellent communication skills
Teamwork abilities
Great work ethic
4+ years of experience in game QA and at least two years of experience as QA Team Lead experience
Knowledge of different testing methodologies
Experience with team management
Initiative to give and receive constructive feedback
A sharp eye for details and the capacity to stay on course
Experience in mobile platforms (android and iOS)
Experience working with free-to-play games”

+infos(oficial): https://careers.fortisgames.com/

A empresa FABAMAQ procura um “Software Developer – Game Development” em que tem que:
“Degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience
Good knowledge of Software Architecture and Software Patterns.
Good Analytical, and problem solving skills.
Experience coding in C++.
Knowledge of Javascript fundamentals.
Full software life-cycle application development – designing, coding, debugging, testing and documenting applications.
Being a good team player, able to deal with different ways of working and thinking.
Proactive mindset to fix bugs.”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (em Gaia, ou remoto)

Na terceira semana de janeiro surgiu mais uma proposta de trabalho, por parte de empresa Saber, e da qual faz parte, a procura de um produtor, arte, áudio, animação, programação e QA:

+infos(oficial): https://saber.games/

e a Arkadium também procura um “Lead Game Designer“:
Responsibilities
Communicate, pitch and prototype fun core game mechanics that appeal to our target demographic of grown-up gamers (55+).
Articulate strong visions and guidelines for how to build great content and levels that hits our retention and revenue targets.
Work with our UX teams to design smooth user onboarding systems and FTUE funnels that retain the largest possible share of players.
Help our engineering and data teams understand the tools we need to create and operate our products faster and more efficiently.
Work in close collaboration with product management to manage game economies across all Arkadium products and create monetization loops that provide tremendous value to the player while reaching our revenue goals.
Constantly optimize games for short and long term retention – building features that appeal to our audience and improve KPIs

Requirements
5 year casual / free-to-play industry experience
Understanding of free-to-play game mechanics and current gaming trends
Exceptional communication, analysis, and creative thinking skills
Ability to own game design features from ideation through full production
Proficiency in game design documentation and ability to clearly articulate features
Strong project and time management skills to ensure on-time delivery
Comfortable mentoring other game designers and sharing insights with the team

Benefits
Competitive compensation with structured performance and career development check-ins
Meaningful supplemental health insurance (medical, dental & vision plans)
Meal allowance (Portugal office only)
Additional budget for conferences you are interested in
Personal development budget to fuel your passions and desire to learn (Arkadians are taking classes in not only Excel and leadership, but also interior design and even swimming!)
A unique culture of transparency, true teamwork and fun
Time off from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day so we can all enjoy the holidays
Summer Fridays: 4 Fridays off throughout the Summer to have more fun in the sun”

+infos(oficial): https://corporate.arkadium.com/careers/we-are-hiring/

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Oferta(s) de trabalho (remota e em Lisboa)

“We welcome all the skillsets: programming, design, art, animation, sound, writing or any others (psychology, business, marketing, economics). GameDev Técnico Recruitment form is open until 30th of January!!

+infos(oficial): https://gamedev.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/

e a Kwalee procura “Game Economy Designer – Casual Mobile Games“, com os seguintes requisitos:

What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Working closely with designers and the analytics team to develop the right inputs, and measurements for evaluating a games economic patterns.
Creating models for various interpretations of the game economy and forecasting player behaviours to find the right global maxima approach.
Collaborate with the Art Leads to find the right information hierarchy and UI conventions to get information across to the user in a tone and style appropriate to each game.
Working with the analytics department to understand the results of your work and the impact it has on player behaviour.
From paper to playable you will be able to visualise the desired UX, both in UX tools or in Unity.
Providing feedback based on your expertise on a wide range of games.

Your Hard Skills
A minimum of 3 years experience in an economy design or balancing role within gaming.
Can create models in industry standard tools to model player behaviours and the resultant economy impacts of those.
Can devise the parameters and measurements for effective AB testing of game economy variations.
Economics Degree or similar academic background
Coding / prototyping skills to be able to create a simulation of the game economy.
Experience of mobile game live ops, A/B testing and telemetry.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work creatively in a demanding team environment.
Absolute passion for playing and making video games, especially mobile games.
Strong creative ideas and imagination, able to entertain players with challenges, humour, surprises and fun.
Positive attitude, self driven and able to work alone or as part of a team.

Your Soft Skills
Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.

+infos(oficial): https://www.kwalee.com/current-openings/

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How has Vilnius Established Itself as Europe’s Newest Gaming Hub?

“Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is quickly establishing itself as the gaming industry’s newest hub, with acclaimed titles such as Human: Fall Flat and Cooking Fever under its belt. The sector generated €200 million in revenue in the past few years, largely due to the efforts of businesses such as Nordcurrent, Wargaming, Belka Games, Melsoft, and Unity, to name a few. The main drivers of this expansion include a supportive business climate, a thriving tech and IT industry, and a highly trained workforce, which even passes Poland and France in the number of women employees.

Video games are currently played by over 3 billion people worldwide, with the industry surrounding them evolving faster than it ever has before. Video games and mobile apps are increasingly permeating everyday life and reaching new cohorts, with the average age for a gamer now rising to 35. Against this backdrop, Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has emerged as a central hub for developers and publishers.

The GameDev industry in Vilnius presents opportunities for further growth — it generated over €200 million in revenue over the last few years, includes around 115 companies, and employs over 2,500 people, according to data from Invest Lithuania, a public sector agency that provides free support for international companies. As more gaming industry giants relocate here, new professional opportunities arise, and the entertainment business burgeons even further.

Around 90% of the companies in Lithuania’s gaming industry are located in Vilnius, including several business giants. Nordcurrent — an international publisher and developer of casual games such as Cooking Fever, Happy Clinic, and Pocket Styler — continues to grow despite an already successful history as Lithuania’s biggest game studio. Wargaming — a developer that partially relocated to Vilnius in 2020 — develops the wildly popular games World of Tanks and World of Tanks Blitz for smart devices, as well as servicing other Wargaming projects out of the office in Vilnius. The company also plans to increase the number of employees in their new facilities to several hundred. Furthermore, the game development ecosystem Unity — currently valued at €5.5 billion — chose Vilnius as the first city outside of Denmark to set up operations. Other notable companies include Belka Games — which attracts over 100 million players monthly — and No Brakes Games, which developed the hit game Human: Fall Flat. While these are but a few examples, they portray that each GameDev company in the country offers something unique.

“We founded our company in Vilnius back in 2002, when video games were a niche sector here. Interest in the gaming industry has since grown every year and especially recently. The main reason is the accessibility of games to much wider audiences than it was in the early 2000s before the pervasion of 4G, mobile app stores, and free-to-play models. Mobile games are quickly becoming a media channel outperforming television and cinema production,” said Victoria Trofimova, CEO at Nordcurrent.

Some of the main reasons for gaming companies relocating to Vilnius are its favorable business environment, leading tech and IT sector, as well as growing gaming scene. In addition, with GameDev courses offered in 3 institutions, a talent pool that has the highest ICT literacy in the EU, along with almost 100% English proficiency among young professionals, Vilnius’ workforce meets most of the criteria modern businesses look for.

With just 9% of employees engaged in administrative tasks and the other 91% of staff members actively participating in game production, Lithuanian gaming businesses are mostly concentrated on game creation. Local game studios are continuously seeking to employ budding talent, with specialists in technology, engineering, animation, and game and sound design in especially high demand.

A key driver for the expansion of Vilnius’ gaming industry is a large amount of collaboration that takes place through its ecosystem. Around 42% of businesses are members of the Lithuanian Game Developers Association, which aims to unite and represent the interests of Lithuanian game developers at a national level. It is especially welcoming of game developers who have moved from abroad, the number of which is currently around 800.

“The gaming community in Vilnius is friendly and cheerful. There are plenty of opportunities to meet each other at events and also discuss various issues on community channels. The Lithuanian Game Developers Association plays an important role in strengthening ties between developers, publishers, and creatives,” explained Trofimova. “They also organize events and social gatherings, like Gamedev BBQ, professional meetups, and partner with international events such as the DevGamm conference, which attracted over 900 industry professionals in its first year.”

Vilnius’ GameDev industry also enthusiastically welcomes women specialists — they make up around 27% of industry employees. This statistic is quite reassuring since it shows that Lithuania is surpassing economies like France (22%) or Poland (25%), which are regularly regarded as industry leaders. Another significant statistic is that 47% of game development companies have women in managerial positions inside their organizations.

With a highly literate workforce, advanced IT and tech sectors, and a tight-knit GameDev community, it is predicted that Lithuania will continue to expand as a regional gaming hub. To pursue this growth and further the exchange of knowledge, the city’s GameDev sector became part of the Vilnius TechFusion ecosystem, where they can more actively collaborate with other leading businesses.”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Humble Software Bundle (várias campanhas)

Neste final de ano estão a decorrer várias campanhas no site Humble relacionadas com o desenvolvimento de videojogos. Neste momento:
The no-code GameDev Bundle
Unreal Engine Ultimate Game Dev Assets
Unity Art Bundle Holiday Encore
Unity Tools Bundle Holiday Encore
Unreal Nature & Fantasy Assets

A primeira está relacionada com o uso da plataforma GDevelop “The no-code GameDev Bundle” e da qual consta:

“Want to develop games without having to learn a programming language? Tap into the power of GDevelop, the no-code, open-source, free, and easy game-making app! This bundle features everything you need to get creating fast, including 30 asset packs with over 5000 visual, music, sound, and UI elements, plus sample games to play and provide inspiration. You can also upgrade to get up to 6 months of GDevelop Gold Premium access, unlocking even more app features. Jump into no-code game dev today, and support NPower with your purchase!”
e a lista :
3-Month GDevelop Silver
6-Month GDevelop Gold
Advanced Platformer Template
Air Hockey Game Template
Ambiances
Basic RPG Kit – Tiny Battle Edition
Battles
Black Rose 2 EP
Black Rose EP
Boat Game Template
Character Base: Short ‘N’ Stubby
Character Base: Thicc ‘N’ Juicy
Chrome Dinosaur Game Template
Division EP
Foley & Footsteps
GUI Pack: Bars ‘N’ Boxes
GUI Pack: Finger Click ‘N’ Good
Hamlets
Hand-Drawn GUI Kit
Handheld Character Pack Top D
Handheld Town ‘N’ Around
I Know Now, That I will Never Be OK
In Transit
Knife Hit Game Template
Platformer Starter Pack
Red String EP
Rescore
Rescore II
Retro
Spells 2.0
User Interface
Visual Novel Char. Creator
Visual Novel Megabundle
Wasteland Love Notes

+infos(a campanha): LINK
+infos(): https://gdevelop.io/

A segunda tem como titulo “Unreal Engine Ultimate Game Dev Assets” e da qual consta:

“Build fantastic worlds in your games with this bundle from Sidearm Studios, curated for Unreal Engine developers! This collection features a wide range of art assets for a variety of genres, including medieval towns, Wild West cities, dark dungeons, and horrific space prisons. You’ll also get a library of visual effects for spells and explosions, along with icons for equipment and characters, to help bring your game to life.”
e a lista:
Ancient Ruins
Ancient Temple
Arabian Palace
Cathedral Of The Dead
Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Magic Forest
Fantasy Stylized Megapack/Open World
Hand Painted Armor & Equipment Icons
Hand Painted Character Avatar Icons – Fantasy
Hand Painted Weapon & Equipment Icons
Horror Cafe
Medieval Castle – Castle/Village Environment
Modular Dungeon – Depths Below
Modular Medieval Stylized Town
Modular Stylized Dungeon
Modular Stylized Medieval Castle
Modular Stylized Medieval Village
Modular Stylized Underwater World
Modular Town: Saint Michel
Niagara AOE Magic Abilities
Niagara Explosions
Niagara Magic Projectiles
Restaurant/Diner Environment
Stylized Forest Pack
Stylized Graveyard
Stylized Trees & Rocks
The Vault: Horror Space Prison
Wild West Sky City

+infos(a campanha): LINK

A segunda tem como titulo “Unity Art Bundle Holiday Encore” e da qual consta:

“Bring your game to life with this bundle of incredible art assets & artists’ tools—specifically curated for Unity creators! Featuring characters, environmental elements, SFX, music, animations, and prefabs, this library of thousands of assets and creative utilities will help you realize game worlds for a wide range of genres.
Build a low-poly 3D dungeon, or craft a lush natural world with an anime-inspired look. Discover loops and tracks to score your horror game, and add the sounds of battle to your fantasy epic. Get menageries of creatures, a fantasy realm’s worth of level-building blocks, and lots more, and help support Gameheads with your purchase!”
e a lista:
Basic Motions
BIRDS PACK
Boing Kit: Dynamic Bouncy Bones, Grass, and More
Brute Force – Snow & Ice Shader
Character Creator 2D
Eternal Temple
Footsteps Sound Pack
Forest animals
Little Dragons: Tiger
Magica Cloth
Map Graph
Meadow Environment – Dynamic Nature
Monster Sounds Pack
Monsters Ultimate Pack 02 Cute Series
Party Monster Rumble PBR
Pixelate
POLYGON Dungeons – Low Poly 3D Art by Synty
ProPixelizer
Quibli: Anime Shaders and Tools
Quirky Series – Animals Mega Pack Vol.1
Quirky Series – Animals Mega Pack Vol.2
RPG VFX Bundle
Seamless Texture Generator
Toon Fantasy Nature
Total Music Collection
Ultimate Sound FX Bundle

+infos(a campanha): LINK

A segunda tem como titulo “Unity Tools Bundle Holiday Encore” e da qual consta:

“Back for a Holiday Encore! Build the game you’re envisioning with this massive bundle of versatile tools for Unity, the world’s leading platform for real-time content creation! Featuring more than two dozen utilities, systems, and other assets built with game creators in mind, this bundle will help you:
Design levels faster and build 2D and 3D worlds more efficiently
Manage animation and motion more easily
Create effects ranging from lighting to weather-filled skies
Add systems for dialogue, destruction, and more And many more…
Whether you’re dreaming of building a role-playing game, top-down shooter, or sci-fi mech sim, this bundle will help you turn your vision into a reality”
e a lista:
Archimatix Pro
Better UI
Blocks Engine 2
Bones Stimulator
Broccoli Tree Creator
CCG Kit
DestroyIt – Destruction System
Dialogue System for Unity
EndlessBook
FluXY – 2.5D fluid simulator
Fullscreen Editor
Magic Light Probes
Mech Combat Kit
Performance Tools
Prefab World Builder
Procedural Circular Health Bar Pro
RPG Cameras & Controllers
Script Inspector 3
Smart Lighting 2D
Storyteller
TopDown Engine
Train Controller (Railroad System) ULTIMATE COLLECTION
True Shadow – UI Soft Shadow and Glow
UniStorm – Volumetric Clouds, Sky, Modular Weather, and Cloud Shadows
Very Animation

+infos(a campanha): LINK

A segunda tem como titulo “Unreal nature & Fantasy Assets” e da qual consta:

“Looking for a library of art assets to build your game world in Unreal Engine? Create mountains, meadows, and forests, and populate them with dragons, goblins, rock monsters, and more with this game creator’s bundle!
This collection features high-quality, realistic environment sets for a variety of outdoor locales, including meshes, blueprints, and materials from the artists and developers at Nature Manufacture. You’ll also get a variety of fully animated, high-fidelity, customizable fantasy creatures from Infinity PBR. Get the art you need to start building in Unreal today”
e a lista:
Bone Dragon
Environment Set
Fish Man
Forest – Environment Set
Giant Worm
Goblins
Graveyard and Nature Set
Ice World
Landscape Ground Pack
Meadow – Environment Set
Mountain – Environment Set
Mushroom Monster
Nature Set
Park Photo Scanned Assets
Plant Monster
Rock Monster
Scorpion
Spiders
Treant Monster Creature
Winter Ground Pack
Young Dragons

+infos(a campanha): LINK

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The Rules We Break : Play games. Solve problems. Design better.

Vai estar brevemente disponivel o livro The Rules We Break : Play games. Solve problems. Design better de Eric Zimmerman. De acordo com o autor o livro:
“Games and exercises to help designers understand how people think, how systems work, and how a design process can unfold.
Exercises in Play, Systems, and Design is a collection of hands-on, real-world exercises for designers of all kinds. Games and play can help designers understand how people think, how systems work, and how a design process can unfold. The exercises are sometimes played on a tabletop, and sometimes are physical and social games, but they are all thought-provoking and (of course!) very fun to play. The book is divided into three sections, games that can be played in 30 minutes, 2 hours, and a day or more. They are valuable for anyone who wants to know more about how people think, how systems work, how to create meaningful experiences, and how to redesign the world for the better.
Short, inspirational essays begin each section, where readers learn about productive collaboration, creative problem solving, how to communicate ideas, and analyzing how systems work.”

O livro tem um site do qual se podem retirar alguns documentos para serem impressos. Tratam-se dos extras/tabuleiros para serem jogados porque quem vai ler o livro :)

+infos(oficial): https://theruleswebreak.com/

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Oferta(s) de trabalho (remota, e local em Oeiras)

Principal Game Designer, pela Fortis Games (remoto):
“About the role (the mission, why this role exists, the thing you do over and over again)
Drive the product vision for a new game concept from ideation and prototyping through production and launch.
Help build, lead, and nurture the growth of a team of talented Product Managers and Game Designers.
Share learnings with the broader product team and contribute to the overall development of our product strategy and portfolio of games.

What you’ll achieve (outcomes vs what people will do)
You will identify an opportunity space and work with product leadership to build a game concept that clearly articulates how we can win in this space.
You will lead the prototyping efforts to prove out the concept and find its best expression by:
Carrying the product vision and defining the game design pillars that guide the team’s major decisions
Driving discussions and maintaining alignment on the team as you navigate through complex and ambiguous design spaces
Ultimately architecting a set of systems that meet your prototyping goals and give us strong conviction in the commercial viability of the game
You will have helped build and mentor a highly effective and engaged product team who push themselves and one another to their fullest potential.
You will become an expert in the opportunity spaces, genres, and game mechanics you explore during prototyping and share your learnings with the broader product team to advance our collective knowledge.
You will develop an independent design philosophy that upholds the key tenets of Fortis’ approach to products while adding your own unique approach to thinking about emerging patterns in service design.

What You’ll Need To Be Successful (competencies)
A holistic view of game systems and the downstream effects of all design decisions throughout both the product and player lifecycle.
A firm understanding of fundamental design principles, metagame systems, game economies, and player psychology that allows you to design from first principles.
Ability to communicate your creative vision in a way that inspires and motivates teams.
Ability to articulate the nuances of abstract concepts and how they apply to complex, interrelated systems.
Ability to synthesize feedback from team members, user playtests, and other validation efforts into product insights and rapidly iterate on designs.
A razor-sharp focus on what matters and the discipline to ruthlessly prioritize against it.
Extensive knowledge of games as a service and live operations – you know what good looks like and can build efficient design processes, workflows, and tooling to enable it.
Enthusiasm for directing, mentoring, and otherwise elevating the people around you to do their best work.
A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn – we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience.”

Senior Game Designer pela Fortis Games (remoto):
What you’ll achieve (outcomes vs what people will do)
You will design core systems in our new games that are critical to their success by:
Creating proposals that articulate how these features and systems uphold the game’s design pillars and drive the desired player behaviors
Delivering clear, concise, and thorough specifications to cross functional teams responsible for implementing these systems
Providing team members with direction on how content should be created, tuned, and live operated within these systems
You will become an expert in the opportunity spaces, genres, and game mechanics you explore during prototyping and share your learnings with the broader product team to advance our collective knowledge.
You will develop an independent design philosophy that upholds the key tenets of Fortis’ approach to products while adding your own unique approach to thinking about emerging patterns in service design.

What you’ll need to be successful
A holistic view of game systems and the downstream effects of all design decisions throughout both the product and player lifecycle.
A firm understanding of fundamental design principles, metagame systems, game economies, and player psychology that allows you to design from first principles.
Ability to articulate the nuances of abstract concepts and how they apply to complex, interrelated systems.
Ability to synthesize feedback from team members, user playtests, and other validation efforts into product insights and rapidly iterate on designs.
Extensive knowledge of games as a service and live operations – you know what good looks like and can build efficient design processes, workflows, and tooling to enable it.
Enthusiasm for directing, mentoring, and otherwise elevating the people around you to do their best work.
A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn – we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience.”

Principal Game Designer pela Fortis Games (remoto):
What you’ll achieve (outcomes vs what people will do)
You will identify an opportunity space and work with product leadership to build a game concept that clearly articulates how we can win in this space.
You will lead the prototyping efforts to prove out the concept and find its best expression by:
Carrying the product vision and defining the game design pillars that guide the team’s major decisions
Driving discussions and maintaining alignment on the team as you navigate through complex and ambiguous design spaces
Ultimately architecting a set of systems that meet your prototyping goals and give us strong conviction in the commercial viability of the game
You will have helped build and mentor a highly effective and engaged product team who push themselves and one another to their fullest potential.
You will become an expert in the opportunity spaces, genres, and game mechanics you explore during prototyping and share your learnings with the broader product team to advance our collective knowledge.
You will develop an independent design philosophy that upholds the key tenets of Fortis’ approach to products while adding your own unique approach to thinking about emerging patterns in service design.

What you’ll need to be successful (competencies)
A holistic view of game systems and the downstream effects of all design decisions throughout both the product and player lifecycle.
A firm understanding of fundamental design principles, metagame systems, game economies, and player psychology that allows you to design from first principles.
Ability to communicate your creative vision in a way that inspires and motivates teams.
Ability to articulate the nuances of abstract concepts and how they apply to complex, interrelated systems.
Ability to synthesize feedback from team members, user playtests, and other validation efforts into product insights and rapidly iterate on designs.
A razor-sharp focus on what matters and the discipline to ruthlessly prioritize against it.
Extensive knowledge of games as a service and live operations – you know what good looks like and can build efficient design processes, workflows, and tooling to enable it.
Enthusiasm for directing, mentoring, and otherwise elevating the people around you to do their best work.
A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn – we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience.”

+infos(oficial): LINK

Senior Game Designer pela Miniclip, e em Oeiras:
Your Primary Responsibilities Will Include:
Work with the team to design and craft gameplay experiences and game features that deliver strong player engagement, virality, retention, and monetisation.
Work with the team to create and craft game content to delight players, and devise & balance meta-game economies to maximise game performance.
Write, review and give feedback on game/feature design documents, builds, and game roadmap plans.
Participate as a key member of the product team across the product life-cycle, working on new titles, games in production, and live titles, proposing high-impact updates to our existing portfolio of games.
Help identify and deconstruct new markets and opportunities, expanding the portfolio of the company and staying in the cutting edge of the mobile gaming industry.
Collaborate with other designers to improve overall output, and support the team in growing & developing their design capabilities.
Assist with reviewing, scheduling & prioritising design team workload.

Skills & Experience
We are looking for a social, hard-working person who enjoys working in a team, and is passionate about games, and mobile free-to-play. The ideal candidate will be articulate, proactive & energetic, with the following attributes:
Significant experience designing successful free-to-play published titles, preferably on mobile.
Experience across the product life cycle, from prototyping, through production, to updating a live free-to-play game.
Strong knowledge of the mobile & social game space, with exceptional understanding of current design techniques to deliver excellent engagement, retention, and monetisation.
Highly numerate, with experience designing virtual currencies and managing in-game economies.
Experience with reviewing game analytics, designing AB tests, and producing insights based on data to make better informed design decisions.
Strong grasp of mobile user-experience design, and ability to consider & empathise with many different types of players.
Mature judgment, able to balance between innovation and setting reasonable goals.
Collaborative & effective communicator, with an ability to work with multinational teams, with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
A hard worker, with drive, initiative, and ability to self-manage effectively.
Highly organised, with a track-record of guiding & advising others (some management experience is ideal).
Ability to compromise and prioritise appropriately to deliver to tight deadlines.”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (remota e híbrida, em Lisboa)

O estúdio da The Gang Sweden de Lisboa tem em aberto uma proposta de trabalho para um “Mid-Level Game Designer e Senior Game Designer “. Da proposta consta:

Mid-Level Game Designer:
Starting date: Now, permanent contract after 6 months probationary period
Location: working 100% remote, company timezone CET. Slack and Discord are your best friends.
Work time: Full time

Company language: English
Life at The Gang – Fun, playful, fearless and always going forward!
We strive to deliver awesome digital experiences and have fun while doing it, always learning and moving forward. Working at The Gang you will have a lot of ownership over your tasks and be empowered to test your ideas and grow in a playful and supportive group.

Required Qualifications
3+ years of professional games industry experience
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Great knowledge of Agile workflows such as Scrum or Kanban
Exceptional communication skills

Desired Qualifications
Strong monetization knowledge from free to play
Strong UX design skills
Experience in making games for target audiences of 5-12 years
Programming skills (c-family, Lua, Javascript)

e Senior Game Designer:
“Starting date: Now, permanent contract after 6 months probationary period
Location: working 100% remote, company timezone CET. Must be based in Portugal or Sweden. Slack and Discord are your best friends.
Work time: Full time
Company language: English
Life at The Gang – Fun, playful, fearless and always going forward!
We strive to deliver awesome digital experiences and have fun while doing it, always learning and moving forward. Working at The Gang you will have a lot of ownership over your tasks and be empowered to test your ideas and grow in a playful and supportive group.

Required Qualifications
5+ years of games industry experience
2 shipped games or large updates
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Great knowledge of Agile workflows such as Scrum or Kanban
Exceptional communication skills

Desired Qualifications
Strong monetization knowledge from free to play
Strong UX design skills
Experience in making games for target audiences of 5-12 years
Programming skills (c-family, Lua, Javascript)”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Game Dev Camp 2022

Game Dev Camp 2022, com palestras de estúdios, criadores e outros especialistas da indústria Portuguesa :) a decorrer durante o Lisboa games week!

 

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Oferta de trabalho (remota, em Lisboa)

Proposta para Lead Game Designer:
Skills
Ability to create thrilling games that fit our client’s vision and provide solutions that match industry standards
Game theory and game mechanics design
Create detailed documentation of the Game’s Design both for Clients and for developers
Ability to formulate ideas that meet the stated requirements and present them to the team in an effective manner
Ability to translate analytical findings into actionable recommendations
Ability to give feedback in a constructive and effective manner
Design game mechanics, systems, game economy and everything that the game may need
Work within a multidisciplinary team towards shared goals
Estimate, prioritize and coordinate game design activities
Coach teammates in game design tasks
Communicate and cooperate with Customers and other Stakeholders
Participate in different Design Department activities to collaborate and coordinate with fellow game designers
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
Professional experience in game design: +5 years
Previous experience as Lead Designer of a team of more than 3 designers
Leading the development of at least one large game title from A-Z
Ability to create games of a wide variety of game genres and for a wide variety of audiences
Deep knowledge creating Game Design Documentation
Fluent English and excellent communication skills
Experienced working with Art and Programming departments
Experience creating and tuning FTUE and game tutorials
Experience in game economy, monetization and balancing
Experience working on games from pre-production to release and LiveOps
Shipped multiple game titles as Game Designer
Must be proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, capable of working autonomously and energetic
Desirable Pluses
Strong mathematical skills, with emphasis on Statistics and Probability
Experience developing pitches
Experience working with Unity and Unreal game engines
Basic scripting skills to adjust features created by developers
Experience developing for PC and console platforms
Knowledge of NFT Game Design
Experience in developing sandbox games
Experience in developing big open world games
Experience with mobile and WebGL games
Experience with play to earn concepts”

e Proposta para Senior Game Economy Designer:
Skills
Ability to create effective game economies that fit our client’s vision and provide solutions that match industry standards
Ability to create economic game systems for a wide variety of game genres and for a wide variety of audiences
Knowledge of Game Theory and Game Design
Create clean and structured sheets that make the necessary values easily available to developers and fellow designers
Design and balance game systems core to the game economy
Ability to create effective and well-documented sheets
Strong mathematical skills, with emphasis on Statistics and Probability; being able to formulate indexes to identify strengths and weaknesses of the economy design in the game
Perform in-engine balancing, tweaking and polishing tasks related to economy design
Work within a multidisciplinary team towards shared goals
Estimate, prioritize and coordinate economy design activities
Coach teammates in economy design tasks
Communicate and cooperate with Customers and other Stakeholders
Participate in different Design Department activities to collaborate and coordinate with fellow game designers
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
Professional experience in economy design: +5 years
Deep knowledge creating Game Design Documentation
Fluent English and excellent communication skills
Experience working with Art and Programming departments
Experience tuning game economies for FTUE and game tutorials
Ability to work methodically and using predictive and iterative models
Experience in F2P monetization and balancing
Deep up-to-date knowledge of the free-to-play market in mobile platforms
Experience working on games from pre-production to release and LiveOps
Shipped multiple game titles as Game Designer
Must be proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, capable of working autonomously and energetic
Desirable Pluses
Experience in other fields of game design, such as game mechanics, level design, game narrative
Experience working with Unity and Unreal game engines
Basic scripting skills to adjust features created by developers
Experience developing for PC and console platforms
Knowledge of NFT Game Design
Experience in developing sandbox games
Experience in developing big open world games
Experience with mobile and WebGL games
Experience with play to earn concepts”

+infos(oficial): https://magicmedia.studio/careers/

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Oferta de trabalho (hibrida, em Lisboa, e em Gaia)

O estúdio da The Gang Sweden de Lisboa tem em aberto uma proposta de trabalho para um “Level Designer“. Da proposta consta:
“As the Level Designer, you will play a key role in designing well-balanced levels that keep the player engaged throughout an experience. You will work closely with other designers, artists, and programmers to make sure that the project planning and documentation is up to date and through play tests and feedback iterate on the games. You will get the opportunity to work on our own established IPs as well as working with some of the biggest brand clients worldwide.

Location: working 100% remote from home, company time zone CET. with the option for hybrid/in-office work at our Lisbon office. Discord and Slack are your best friends.

Work time: Full time
Company language: English
Please submit all applications in English.

Required Qualifications
2+ years of games industry experience
Strong sense of Level Design, Scale, pacing and gameplay flows
At least 1 shipped game or large updates
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Great knowledge of Agile workflows such as Scrum or Kanban
Exceptional communication skills
Must be based in Portugal or Sweden

Desired Qualifications
Strong monetization knowledge from free to play
Experience in making games for target audiences of 5-12 years
Programming skills (c-family, Lua, Javascript)

+infos(oficial): LINK

E em Gaia a Saber Porto, procura uma série de programadores para diferentes áreas:

Programador de VFX, Programador de Render, Programador para Tool e para Physics.

+infos(oficial): https://saber.games/

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Apoio a Videojogos (narrativos) e Conteúdo Imersivo (interactivo)

Está a decorrer um concurso e até março de 2023 para apoio/financiamento de projetos na area de videojogos e conteudo imersivo. Da proposta consta:

“Objectivos da acção:
Aumentar a capacidade dos produtores europeus de videojogos (VG), estúdios de XR e produtoras audiovisuais para desenvolver Videojogos narrativos e experiências imersivas interativas com potencial para atingir audiências globais
Melhorar a competitividade da indústria europeia de VG e das empresas que produzem conteúdo interativo e imersivo nos mercados europeu e internacional, permitindo a retenção de propriedade intelectual

Duração da acção:
36 meses

Entidades elegíveis:
Candidatura Individual (uma única entidade)
Produtores de Videojogos; Estúdios de XR ; ou Produtores independentes de Audiovisual
Sediados nos países participantes no MEDIA (propriedade directa ou com participação maioritária de cidadãos nacionais de países MEDIA)
Entidades que possam demonstrar experiência recente na produção e distribuição comercial internacional de 1 obra que cumulativamente
Seja um videojogo narrativo ou 1 obra de experiência imersiva (interactiva ou não!)
Comercializada (i.e gerado receitas) entre 1 Janeiro de 2020 e o deadline da call
Não tenha sido produzida como obra de encomenda
Esteja finalizada (early acess não é elegível)”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Workshops: realidade aumentada e realidade virtual

Na ESTG – Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal, dois workshops durante o mês de novembro acerca de:
Introdução ao Unity e realidade aumentada, Novembro 23, 2022, 10-13h, 14-17h
Introdução ao Unreal e realidade virtual, Novembro 30, 2022, 10-13h, 14-17h


a inscrição é gratuita, e pode ser presencial ou online.

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (remota em Portugal)

Achei interessante esta proposta de trabalho relacionada com o desenvolvimento de videojogos. Com a procura de um profissional “Game Economy Designer – Casual Mobile Games” por parte da Kwalee em Lisboa, com o texto de:
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Working closely with designers and the analytics team to develop the right inputs, and measurements for evaluating a games economic patterns.
Creating models for various interpretations of the game economy and forecasting player behaviours to find the right global maxima approach.
Collaborate with the Art Leads to find the right information hierarchy and UI conventions to get information across to the user in a tone and style appropriate to each game.
Working with the analytics department to understand the results of your work and the impact it has on player behaviour.
From paper to playable you will be able to visualise the desired UX, both in UX tools or in Unity.
Providing feedback based on your expertise on a wide range of games.

Your Hard Skills
A minimum of 3 years experience in an economy design or balancing role within gaming.
Can create models in industry standard tools to model player behaviours and the resultant economy impacts of those.
Can devise the parameters and measurements for effective AB testing of game economy variations.
Economics Degree or similar academic background
Coding / prototyping skills to be able to create a simulation of the game economy.
Experience of mobile game live ops, A/B testing and telemetry.

Your Soft Skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work creatively in a demanding team environment.
Absolute passion for playing and making video games, especially mobile games.
Strong creative ideas and imagination, able to entertain players with challenges, humour, surprises and fun.
Positive attitude, self driven and able to work alone or as part of a team.”

+infos(oficial): https://www.kwalee.com/current-openings/

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Oferta de trabalho (remota em Portugal)

O estúdio The Gang Sweden está a instalar-se em Portuga e anda à procura de:
Senior Game Designer
3D Game Artist
Game Programmer
Senior Producer
Audio Designer

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Relatório: Annual Report of the German Games Industry 2022

Um documento a ler de nome “Annual Report of the German Games Industry 2022”

+infos(oficial) LINK

 

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Oferta de trabalho (remota)

Uma empresa de recrutamento procura em Portugal, alguém para trabalhar de forma remota com o perfil de “Senior Game Developer – Hyper-Casual / Unity“. Das competências surge:
Qualifications:
3 years of experience as a Hyper-Casual game designer (with a track record of games)
Solid knowledge about Game Design including game mechanics, level design and UI/UX
Experience with mock-ups and wireframe designs
Creative problem-solving skills to address a diversity of game design issues”
e ainda com as keywords de “Mobile Gaming / Unity / Level Design / User Interface Design / User Experience (UX) / Game Mechanics / Wireframing / Key Performance Indicators / Mobile Games”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (remota)

A empresa Arkadium pretende recrutar para Portugal (remoto e algumas vezes presencial) um Lead Game Designer. Desta proposta surge:
Responsibilities
Communicate, pitch and prototype fun core game mechanics that appeal to our target demographic of grown-up gamers (55+).
Articulate strong visions and guidelines for how to build great content and levels that hits our retention and revenue targets.
Work with our UX teams to design smooth user onboarding systems and FTUE funnels that retain the largest possible share of players.
Help our engineering and data teams understand the tools we need to create and operate our products faster and more efficiently.
Work in close collaboration with product management to manage game economies across all Arkadium products and create monetization loops that provide tremendous value to the player while reaching our revenue goals.
Constantly optimize games for short and long term retention – building features that appeal to our audience and improve KPIs

Requirements
5 year casual / free-to-play industry experience
Understanding of free-to-play game mechanics and current gaming trends
Exceptional communication, analysis, and creative thinking skills
Ability to own game design features from ideation through full production
Proficiency in game design documentation and ability to clearly articulate features
Strong project and time management skills to ensure on-time delivery
Comfortable mentoring other game designers and sharing insights with the team”

+infos(oficial): https://corporate.arkadium.com/careers/we-are-hiring/

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Oferta de trabalho (em Gaia)

Oferta de trabalho na Saber Porto, com o titulo de “C++ software engineer with UNREAL“. Da proposta consta:
“Responsibilities:
Participate to the project development on the engine, editor and tools programming side
Offer technical solutions, innovate and improve the quality of implementation, performance and usability of the editor, tools and tool chain as a whole
Communicate with the teams that use the technology in order to understand their requirements and to define the implementation and improvement needs
Keep the existing engine and tools up to date in accordance with the latest changes occurred in the development pipeline

Qualifications:
Good knowledge of C++ programming.
Identify development needs in our industry
Knowledge about the internal tools used in the video game production pipeline”

+infos(oficial): https://saber.games/

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Oferta de trabalho (em Lisboa)

A empresa MiniClip, escritório em Portugal procura um “Senior Game Designer“. Da proposta consta:
Your Primary Responsibilities Will Include
Work with the team to design and craft gameplay experiences and game features that deliver strong player engagement, virality, retention, and monetisation.
Work with the team to create and craft game content to delight players, and devise & balance meta-game economies to maximise game performance.
Write, review and give feedback on game/feature design documents, builds, and game roadmap plans.
Participate as a key member of the product team across the product life-cycle, working on new titles, games in production, and live titles, proposing high-impact updates to our existing portfolio of games.
Help identify and deconstruct new markets and opportunities, expanding the portfolio of the company and staying in the cutting edge of the mobile gaming industry.
Collaborate with other designers to improve overall output, and support the team in growing & developing their design capabilities.
Assist with reviewing, scheduling & prioritising design team workload.

Skills & Experience
We are looking for a social, hard-working person who enjoys working in a team, and is passionate about games, and mobile free-to-play. The ideal candidate will be articulate, proactive & energetic, with the following attributes
Significant experience designing successful free-to-play published titles, preferably on mobile.
Experience across the product life cycle, from prototyping, through production, to updating a live free-to-play game.
Strong knowledge of the mobile & social game space, with exceptional understanding of current design techniques to deliver excellent engagement, retention, and monetisation.
Highly numerate, with experience designing virtual currencies and managing in-game economies.
Experience with reviewing game analytics, designing AB tests, and producing insights based on data to make better informed design decisions.
Strong grasp of mobile user-experience design, and ability to consider & empathise with many different types of players.
Mature judgment, able to balance between innovation and setting reasonable goals.
Collaborative & effective communicator, with an ability to work with multinational teams, with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
A hard worker, with drive, initiative, and ability to self-manage effectively.
Highly organised, with a track-record of guiding & advising others (some management experience is ideal).
Ability to compromise and prioritise appropriately to deliver to tight deadlines.”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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GAME DEV CAMP 2022

O Game Dev Camp 2002 vai decorrer nos próximos dias 18 e 19 de novembro em parceria com a Lisboa Games Week. Vai ter uma série de painéis e palestras a decorrer no auditório da LGW.

Neste espaço vai também surgir o Spotlight Magazine e os Spotlight Awards.
A  Spotlight Magazine é um catálogo da indústria portuguesa, onde estas podem mostrar os seus trabalhos, quere sejam estúdios independentes ou empresas nacionais. As inscrições estão disponíveis até ao dia 23 de outubro. E os Spotlight Awards pretendem dar créditos a nossa industria.
Os Spotlight Awards têm as seguintes categorias:
Jogo do ano
Estúdio do ano
Desenvolvedor do ano
Revelação do ano
Impacto na comunidade
Melhor jogo de estudante

+infos(oficial): https://gamedevlisbon.com/

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Oferta de trabalho (na Madeira, remoto)

Econtrei esta proposta de trabalho:
“UNREAL DEVELOPER
Função: Developer Júnior
Local: Remoto / Ilha da Madeira
Descrição: Como Unreal Developer na Dimmersions, vais participar em vários projetos nos quais poderás explorar VR, AR, desenvolvimento de jogos ou desenvolvimento de apps, ao mesmo tempo em que precisas de ser extremamente criativo para encontrar novas maneiras de construir (ou otimizar) coisas que não foram feitas antes. Como trabalhamos com muito hardware e software beta (ou às vezes APIs alfa que mudam semanalmente), significa seres capaz de admitir que não sabemos nada e estar sempre aberto a aprender e explorar maneiras novas ou antigas de obter resultados. A gama dos nossos produtos atuais vai desde as tradicionais Indústrias B2B como Imobiliária, Saúde ou Cultura até ao nosso Projeto Metaverso B2C Madalia.World, o 1º Mundo Virtual a ser reconhecido por um Governo. Portanto, se a possibilidade de desenvolver uma ampla gama de soluções para pessoas e use cases muito diferentes te atrai e se desejas fazer parte de uma empresa que que muda o mundo, este pode ser exatamente o lugar para ti.
Requisitos: Experiência no desenvolvimento de projetos em Unreal Engine 4.27 ou 5 que incluam ambientes mistos de sistemas C++, scripts e Blueprints. Conhecimento de desenvolvimento de jogos, melhores práticas de VR e AR, Oculus SDK, Open World Optimization, Niagara, Lumen ou Nanite são muito apreciados. Ter experiência além do desenvolvimento (qualquer tipo de experiência na verdade) também é de grande importância para nós, pois todos nós da Dimmersions temos origens muito únicas e acreditamos que isso nos dá perspetivas únicas na construção do Futuro.
Para te candidatares, envia o teu currículo e uma carta de apresentação explicando por que és a pessoa certa para a posição, para o e-mail info@dimmersions.com. E terás sempre uma resposta.
Vê no link o trailer de Madalia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEk6fjYyc3I ”

+infos(oficial): https://www.dimmersions.com/

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