Month: April 2024

Evento: Game Dev Sessions (em Óbidos)

Vai decorrer entre os dias 4 e 12 de maio o evento “Game Dev Sessions” na vila de Óbidos, mais especificamente no espaço do Parque Tecnológico de Óbidos. O cartaz já foi publicado com as sessões que vão decorrer mas ainda não existem grandes detalhes sobre outra informações mais específicas. Mas do cartaz já se podem contar com palestras, workshops e outras sessões com os seguintes oradores: António Durão, André Perdiz, Luís Monteiro, Dani Catalina, Josep Pedrós, Alexandre Apolinário, Gustavo Reis, Marco Bettencourt, David Mourato, entre outros..



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Do Fundão para o mundo..

A Camara Municipal do Fundão, faz parte de um consórcio para o estudo de clusters: “GAME-ER project aims to address this gap by studying and analysing six local and regional clusters, each characterised by varying levels of maturity, creativity and specificities. The objective is to understand the factors contributing to the creation, development and maintenance of new game clusters.” Também a empresa INOVA+ – INNOVATION SERVICES, SA faz parte deste consórcio, no seu portfólio já contam mais de 20 milhões de euros com estas parcerias :)

Ainda assim, o objetivo é chegar a fevereiro de 2027 onde vai ser apresentado um relatório sobre o “provável” cluster que existe em Portugal!! será? .. ” local and regional clusters also are key drivers of innovation, growth and cohesion and GAME-ER will fill the gap around the limited knowledge we have about them..”

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7ª Edição das Conversas Gráficas, ISEC

“O Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra irá realizar a 6ª Edição das Conversas Gráficas, no dia 17 de abril 2023, pelas 14:30, através de videoconferência, com Jorge Ribeiro, realizador e artista 3D.”

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Ofertas de trabalho (em abril)

Procura-se um Game Designer (Lisboa/Portugal) pela Overflow Labs, no modo remoto, em que:
“At Overflow Labs, we’re dedicated to crafting unforgettable multiplayer gaming experiences using Unreal Engine technology. As a small, passionate team, our size is our strength, fostering flexibility, creativity, and a close-knit culture where every voice matters. We are looking for a creative and technically skilled Game Designer who is passionate about building engaging gameplay and enhancing player experiences.

Role Overview
The Game Designer at Overflow Labs will be essential in crafting the gameplay elements and mechanics of our games. This role requires a blend of creativity, technical proficiency, and a deep understanding of player psychology to design fun and engaging game systems.

Key Responsibilities
Design and prototype new game mechanics and systems.
Collaborate with artists, programmers, and other team members to ensure the seamless integration of game design with aesthetics and functionality.
Conduct and analyze player tests to refine gameplay and balance game mechanics.
Document design processes and communicate concepts clearly to the rest of the team.

Ideal Candidate
3+ years of experience in game design, with a strong portfolio demonstrating a range of projects.
Proficient with game development tools, especially Unreal Engine.
Strong understanding of game mechanics and player engagement strategies.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt designs based on feedback.
Strong communication and teamwork skills, capable of working effectively in a remote setting.
Passionate about games and an avid gamer with insights into what makes games successful.”
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Procura-se um Senior Game Designer (Oeiras/Portugal) pela MiniClip, no modo híbrido, em que:
“As Game Designer you will be creating fun, exciting mobile game experiences with creative input from the initial pitch to the global launch. You will work closely with our design and mobile games teams . You will report to our Lead Game Designer.

What will you be doing at Miniclip?
Design and craft mission gameplay experiences and game features that deliver strong player engagement, retention, and monetization.
Take ownership of mission gameplay design and implementation, collaborating cross-discipline to create new and exciting scenarios and moment-to-moment gameplay.
Participate as a key member of the product team across the product life-cycle, working on games in production, and live titles, owning and creating high-impact gameplay content updates for our existing portfolio of games.
Plan and execute mission designs within Unity using our proprietary tools and editors, from inception to finished product.
Review and iterate gameplay designs and mission implementation both during production and post-release, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders and directing mission changes to balance game content based on analytics data.
Help identify and deconstruct new markets and opportunities, expanding the portfolio of the company and staying at the cutting edge of the mobile gaming industry.

What are we looking for?
4+ years’ experience of gameplay and systems design, monetisation and live ops on freemium mobile games. .
An excellent knowledge and understanding of gameplay design, complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, and progression systems.
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 an exceptional understanding of current design techniques to deliver excellent engagement, retention, and monetisation.
Understanding of and experience with reviewing game analytics, developing 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.
Creative problem solver, with proven ability to create compelling gameplay.
Relentlessly self-critical always sees the pros and cons of each approach, and works tirelessly to improve design solutions. Prolific with high-quality, well-thought-through proposals. ”
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Procura-se um Game Designer (Almada/Portugal) pela Kwalee, no modo híbrido, em que:
“As Game Designer you will be creating fun, exciting mobile game experiences with creative input from the initial pitch to the global launch. You will work closely with our design and mobile games teams . You will report to our Lead Game Designer.

Working as part of the design team, taking responsibility for multiple mobile game projects, from an initial pitch all the way to global launch.
Keeping track of market trends and coming up with game ideas that will be well received by the ever-changing hybrid casual gaming audience.
Designing compelling game mechanics using modern mobile design principles. Creating, balancing and tuning game mechanics, game difficulty and UI flow.
Creating levels and additional content using Unity, for new and existing games.
Evolving and adapting game designs based on play testing, feedback and live metrics.
Driving long term player engagement by understanding mobile players needs and motivations.

A minimum of 2 years experience in a game design role with at least one published relevant game.
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, able to work alone or as part of a team.
Knowledge of mobile free-to-play game monetisation and advertising techniques.
Based in one of our office hubs, following our hybrid model with 3 days per week on-site. ”
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