Month: July 2022

Oferta de trabalho (em Almada)

Uma empresa Britânica abriu escritórios em Portugal e o local físico escolhido foi Almada. Por este motivo aparecem várias propostas de trabalho para o desenvolvimento de videojogos nomeadamente (e que eu destaco):

Game Designer – Casual Games
What’s the job?
As a Game Designer for Casual Games you have experience conceptualising and designing engaging mechanics and metagame. You’ll work closely with every department to craft new games and improve existing titles.

Skills and requirements
A minimum of 3 years experience in a game design role.
Experience working with F2P mobile games.
Working knowledge of the Unity engine.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong knowledge of mobile free-to-play game monetisation.
Knowledge of mobile game market, trends, competition, platforms and app stores.
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.

Desirable
Creative writing skills.
Coding / prototyping skills.
Experience of mobile game live ops, A/B testing and telemetry.

We offer
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days – work hard, play hard!
Monthly employee awards

Level Designer (Casual Games)
Skills and Requirement
2 + years experience working as a level designer
Keen interest in Casual mobile games
Proficient in Unity
Experience with evaluating analytics data and/or user feedback and actioning improvements based on it

We offer
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days – work hard, play hard!
Monthly employee awards

Game Programmer – Gameplay
What’s the job?
As a Game Programmer (Gameplay) you’ll be focusing on prototyping and refining the feel of games to make a great player experience.

Skills and requirements
At least 3 years of experience in game development with C#.
Experience with Unity.
At least one of the following: console / Android / iOS / Amazon experience.
Excellent communication skills.
An avid interest in either console or mobile games, preferably both.
Ability to derive tasks from a design document.
Attention to detail.
Self motivated.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Experience with source control such as SVN, Git or Perforce
3D and 2D gameplay experience.
Understanding and appropriate use of design patterns.
Rapid prototyping experience would be a plus.
Graphics experience would be a plus.
Android build pipeline experience would be a plus.
Experience integrating 3rd party APIs would be a plus.
RESTful experience would be a plus.

We offer
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days – work hard, play hard!
Monthly employee awards

Game Tools Programmer
What’s the job?
As a Game Tools Programmer within the Tools and Tech Department, you will be writing Core code which is the foundation to all our games plus writing tools and software to optimise and automate our processes.

Skills and Requirements
At least 1 years of experience in development with C# or C++.
Experience with Unity.
Unity Editor Tools experience would be a plus.
Experience with scripting languages
Android / iOS experience would be a plus.
Excellent communication skills.
An avid interest in either console or mobile games, preferably both.

We offer
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days – work hard, play hard!
Monthly employee awards


+infos(oficial): https://www.kwalee.com/jobvite

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Oficina de jogos narrativos (em Marvila, Lisboa)

Encontrei este post numa rede social e acho o tema muito interessante:
“Oficina de jogos narrativos na Biblioteca Municipal de Marvila, dias 4, 5 e 11 de agosto!
A segunda na série de oficinas de jogos narrativos programadas pelo Atelier Publidrama com a Forja de Papel e as Bibliotecas de Lisboa vai iniciar-se na próxima semana e conta contigo, desta vez em Marvila.
Objetivos:
Familiarizar os participantes com os jogos narrativos (sessão 1).
Transmitir técnicas para encenar aventuras (sessão 2).
Partilhar os princípios a que obedece a conceção de cenários (sessão 3).
Datas: 4, 5 e 11 de agosto.
Horário: 20h00-21h00 (prolongável até às 22h00).
Lotação: até 10 participantes.
Acesso: livre, mediante inscrição prévia por email para a Biblioteca Municipal de Marvila, bib.marvila@cm-lisboa.pt. (A participação inclui toda a documentação de apoio à oficina, incluindo uma cópia de Ludodrama, O Sistema de Jogo Narrativo.)
Inscreve-te já!
Num jogo narrativo o encenador prepara um cenário com as grandes linhas do enredo em que se envolvem os protagonistas, as personagens jogadas pelos restantes jogadores. Ao longo do jogo o encenador modera a interação dos protagonistas com as personagens secundárias e os obstáculos que se interpõem no seu caminho. Vem explorar a encenação de um jogo narrativo.”

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Oferta de trabalho (remota, em Portugal)

Encontrei esta oferta que indica que é para Portugal mas não me parece que seja exclusivo.
“Position Summary: Narrative Designer
Full time, 100% remote
As a narrative designer, you will champion everything narrative design related and be a central resource for the team.
Join us in building the next generation of remote international game & publisher.
Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and stock options available for full-time employees.
Reports to: Lead Game Designer

Responsibilities:
Create emotionally engaging dialogues, story moments, characters and quests.
Create and maintain narrative design documentation to present and explain your intention to the team and act as a point of reference.
Working closely with design, art, audio and other departments: make sure every aspect of the game is enhanced by the narrative and vice versa.
Work in-engine when needed to integrate story elements and iterate on the narrative design.
Help with in-studio voice recording and mocap.

Required Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in a narrative designer position.
Experience with non-linear storytelling and branching dialog tools.
A capacity for autonomy and proactivity. If something is unclear, lacking or misunderstood, you should be able to quickly bring it up and move forward.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment.

Desired Qualifications
Experience shipping AAA titles a plus.
Experience with the Unreal Engine a plus.
Dedication, teamwork, and professionalism.
Knowledgeable of story-driven console games.”

+infos(oficial): https://tlmpartners.com/job-openings/

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Humble Software Bundle: RPG Game Dev RE-Bundle (uma campanha)

Está a decorrer uma nova campanha com assests e efeitos de sons para jogos de RPG. Do texto de apresentação surge “Making a role-playing game? Did you pick up our epic RPG Maker Resurgence bundle? This massive library will be the greatest asset in your game-dev journey! Get collections of art assets including 2D heroes and characters, tile sets, icons, and more—along with RPG-worthy music, sound effects, stingers, and other versatile audio building blocks.”. e a lista é constituída por:
“2D Game Art Bundle
2D Hand Painted – Dungeon Tileset
2D Hand Painted – Grassland Tileset
2D Hand Painted – Interior Tileset
2D Hand Painted – Town Tileset
2D Heroes Characters Bundle
2D Isometric Tile Pack
2D Top-Down Tile Set
7Soul’s RPG Graphics – Icon Pack
7Soul’s RPG Graphics – Sprites
7Soul’s RPG Graphics – UI Pack
Animals RPG Sprites
Battle RPG Music Pack
Cartoon RPG Characters 1
Fantasy RPG Tileset Pack
Game Music Stingers and UI SFX Pack Pack 2
GUI Icons
Inventory SFX Bundle
Magic Spells SFX Bundle
Medieval Fantasy SFX Pack
Monsters Time Fantasy RPG Sprite Pack
Orcs and Beast SFX Pack
Over 80 RPG Characters with Animations
Pixel Characters Collection Vol 1
Pixel Effects Collection Vol 1
Pixel Hero Base
Pro Sound Collection
RPG Dungeon Tileset Plus 2 Bonus Characters
RPG Inventory Icons Pack Vol 1
RPG Items – Retro Pack
RPG Overworld Tileset
Skill Icon Pack
Tiny, Tiny Heroes – Armies
Weapon and Armor Icon Pack”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (em Lisboa)

A empresa Funcom anda à procura de um “Senior Game Designer” para trabalhar em Lisboa. Da proposta surge:
“How you can have an impact in your position:
5+ years of experience as a game designer
Preferably, experience working in survival games
Extensive experience playing survival in multiple titles
At least 1 shipped AAA title as a designer
Strong sense of level design, scale, pacing, and gameplay flow
General understanding of game engines, technology and the game development process
Experience with Gameplay Scripting

We are looking for someone that has:
Bachelor’s degree
Experience working in survival games
Enjoys playing survival genre games
Familiarity with Dune and the Dune IP

In addition, the perfect candidate has:
Experience working in survival games
Enjoys playing survival genre games
Familiarity with Dune and the Dune IP”

+infos(Funcom): LINK

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Oferta de trabalho (em Portugal)

Encontrei mais uma proposta de trabalho para Portugal. Parece ser uma empresa de RH que está a fazer o trabalho de pesquisa, a saber:
“OPM’s client has a rich history in games with multiple studios across the globe.

The successful candidate will turn visions and ideas into playable events. You will collaborate with the Level/Game Designers and Environment Artist to build engaging play spaces and translate a feature design into a fleshed-out system design with clear iterations.

Requirements
Previous experience as a game designer.
Experience working in survival games.
Previously shipped a AAA title in a designer role.
Strong sense of Level Design, Scale, pacing and gameplay flows.
An understanding of game engines, technology, and the game development process.
Experience with Gameplay Scripting.
Responsiblities
Turning visions and ideas for the game into playable events
Collaborate with other Level/Game Designers and Environment Artists to create engaging play spaces.
Translating feature designs into a fleshed-out system design.
Assist with content creation for game development.
Assist with quality control of all products.
Benefits
Flexible working schedule.
Relocation assistance.
Healthcare package.
Free gym access.
Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!”

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50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon, um livro

Esta é uma campanha que estive de olho, não porque seja o meu género de videojogo mas porque conta um pedaço de histórica acerca daqueles tipos de videojogos que fazem uso da escrita para o desenrolar das narrativas! Do autor Aaron A. Reed surge mais um livro no mercado para mostrar um pouco de outra parte da história dos videojogos.

+infos(campanha): LINK
+infos(o autor): Palestra do autor

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Oferta de trabalho (remoto, em Portugal)

Uma empresa Sueca anda  à procura em Portugal de um Game Designer… da propostas surge:

“The Gang is now looking for Game Designers to work on creating art for our new projects and our existing games. As a Game Designer at The Gang your main role is to work closely with the other disciplines to drive and fulfill the vision of the game and to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of the players and the team.
You will be responsible for designing and balancing features, build levels, write story and quests, onboarding and more. Together with the team make sure that the project planning and documentation is up to date and through play tests and feedback iterate on the games. In case of work for hire productions you will be the creative point of contact, so a strong social competence is highly desired for this role.

Required Qualifications
4+ years of games industry experience
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

Desired Qualifications
Audio design and production skills
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)

What we offer
A role in a growing and highly collaborative group with room to both diversify your skills and focus on your specialization.
The opportunity to work on our own established IPs as well as working with some of the biggest brand clients worldwide.
The opportunity to work with a diverse, fun, and talented team.
A 100% remote work environment.
Yearly wellness allowance.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please click on the apply button above or send an email with your CV written in English to careers@thegang.io with subject line ‘Game Designer Portugal'”

+infos(oficial): LINK

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