Senior Game Designer

Who we are

NAPNOK GAMES is an award-winning studio on a continuing mission to reinvent social play. Currently, we’re 50+ diverse, multi-national, multi-talented, crazies. Right now we are finishing up Frantics, a deeply social and wacky party game spearheading Sony’s PlayLink initiative for PS4, and we have multiple exciting console projects in the pipeline that we are hiring against. We mix the best upcoming talent with leading industry veterans.

We are looking for a talented and seasoned Lead Gameplay Engineer, with a passion for quality, and an affinity for NAPNOK GAMES’ core DNA: unique local/ social multiplayer games driven by novel interfaces and new technology. We promise work on cutting edge tech, really hard problems to solve, and a fantastic team of brainiacs to learn from/ with.

We’re not quite Indie anymore. We’re not ‘AAA’ either. We’re Napnok.

Read more about us here

Job description

NAPNOK Designers are expected to have a passion for making and playing games, with a particular focus on the aspects of local/ social multiplayer gaming which is at the core of NAPNOK’s mission.

Since all NAPNOK GAMES projects are design driven, you will be one of the key drivers of the project interfacing with all other disciplines. Together with the Chief Creative Officer, Lead Designer and the Producer, Game Designers holds a crucial role of owning and delivering fantastic game experiences on time and within budget.

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for a hands on game design generalist that can own features and gameplay through the process of idea, documentation, iteration, tuning, test and QA. We expect you to split your time between writing and updating documentation and specification, being hands-on in the game editor and test and analyse gameplay. Our design keywords are local multiplayer and new interfaces but we are not bound to a genre so you can expect to get challenged in everything from, party games, platformers, action/ adventure, puzzle games or vehicle simulation.


Successful applicants have:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience, having shipped at least one console or Steam title on a multidisciplinary team, with multiple largely positive game reviews.
  • Experience with all aspects of game design, such as system design, narrative design, level design, user experience and interface design, game testing, analytics, and QA.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills and the ability to communicate designs and ideas effectively to teammates from all disciplines.
  • Broad interest in games and play culture, everything from esoteric board games to casual mobile games, from interactive fiction to electronic toys.
  • Experience with industry standard game editors such as Unity or Unreal Engine and ability to quickly learn and adapt to new tools. Basic understanding of programming as well as art pipelines.

Would be great if you also have:

  • Presentation & Leadership skills
  • Background in Arts or Engineering
  • Broad interests beyond gaming within pop culture & technology












NapNok Games ApS
Landgreven 3, 4th floor
1301 Copenhagen, Denmark
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