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Senior Game Designer (Battle Studio)

  • Espoo

We are looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our Battle Studio in Espoo, Finland.

Are you excited about Synchronous PvP? Are you thrilled by competitive games? Our Battle Studio in Espoo, Finland are creating cutting-edge mid-core games and establishing new IPs. Excitement is brewing as the team prepares to tackle ambitious goals. Feel inspired by the opportunity and freedom of getting involved at the game’s genesis.

Design and implement rules, gameplay, content and structure for games in all phases from concept and presentation to implementation, release and Liveops. Participate in all elements of game design as part of a small, talented and autonomous team. Take full responsibility for creative decisions to make a game fun for our players. Provide game design feedback on other team’s projects within the Studio. Mentor Designer Trainees, Junior Designers and Game Designers.

Join us as we create world class player vs PvP experiences for mobile devices.

Work with great people

Victor Lemeshev
Senior Backend Developer
"What I personally like most about my job is that I can always expand in new directions, when there is a need for that."
Sophie Vo
Executive Producer
"Ownership and growth are important in my work and I feel Rovio has been a great environment for that."
Marc Olivier
Senior Game Designer
"At Rovio, I found that teams have the freedom of an indie and the kind of support only a major developer can offer."
Jan Lidtke
Art Director
"Making games is awesome, but the good vibes in the office and beautiful Finnish scenery are the icing on the cake."

Skills & Requirements

What you’ll take under your wings:

  • Design best-in-class mobile Battle experiences

  • Work on all aspects of the game including combat systems, metagame balance, social and PvP systems, reward structures, and monetization

  • Write documentation, create UI mockups, and balance economy models

  • Communicate your design clearly and collaborate with artists, programmers and fellow game designers

  • Create and lead the execution of game concepts that meet or exceed the technical, creative and commercial aims of the project

  • Continuously play, analyze and discuss competitor games to remain an expert in the target genre

We’d love if you have these feathers in your cap:

  • 5+ years experience working as a game designer

  • Commercial experience working on F2P mobile games, preferably mid-core

  • Experience in creating and leading game concepts and features

  • Experience working with social or multiplayer systems that affect the entire player-base

  • Experience creating and balancing competitive play

  • A genuine passion for F2P and mobile games

  • Equal parts ambitious and Team orientated

  • Open to feedback and eager to learn and apply new skills

  • Strong interest and belief in data-driven approach to support & validate intuition

We want the best team, not necessarily the best individuals, so we’re looking for team members who want to work on problems worth solving. If you’re wondering if you should apply or not, we hope you do.

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, that has been downloaded 4B times since 2009, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Rovio’s operations are divided into two business units, Games and Brand Licensing.


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