Technical Game Design Internship

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Job Title – Technical Game Design Internship

Job Location – Dublin, Ireland

 Job Type – 4 to 12 month full-time internship

Job Salary – Expenses paid

Simteractive are looking for a technical game design intern to join their team and work on Eden Isle: Resort Paradise. We are looking for someone with an aptitude for spreadsheets, analytics, game balance and game scripting and a strong interest in developing skills in these areas. The successful candidate will work closely with the existing team and will receive hands on training. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring technical game designer or game analyst to get games industry experience, to advance their skills, to get a credit on a mobile game and to work alongside an experienced team.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out scripting and config file changes (e.g. change the prerequisites for when a goal triggers)
  • Keep a record of changes made in each update of the game (e.g. create a flowchart showing the latest level flow for each update so we can clearly see what happens in each level and when each goal triggers)
  • Prepare analytics reports in Excel (e.g. prepare a chart showing the percentage of players who drop off at each level of the game and how it compares to previous versions)
  • Analyse data to identify areas that can be improved (e.g. identify any drop-offs that are larger than expected and analyse the percentage of players who completed each goal in that level)
  • Propose improvements to the game based on patterns seen in the data (e.g. suggest changing the requirements for completing a goal)
  • Review and playtest the game
  • Help with other game development tasks that arise

Requirements:

  • Ideally suited to a graduate or student in game design or related area, such as data analysis, with excellent academic record
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, such as Excel
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and ability to deal with large amounts of numerical data
  • Solid understanding of mathematics, statistics and probability
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Smart, conscientious individual who is committed and motivated to achieve high standards
  • Eager to gain a wide variety of game development experience and open to feedback
  • Ability to understand game balance and game systems and the impact changing variables can have on the gameplay experience
  • Interest and experience in game development
  • Good knowledge of current mobile games market, free-to-play monetisation and social games
  • Experience with a range of software tools and ability to learn quickly e.g. Excel, OmniGraffle, Unity
  • Outstanding communication skills – written, listening and presentation
  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage personal workflow

To Apply:

Please email hello@simteractive.com with a cover letter, CV, details of previous game development experience, when you would be available to start, what your most-used Excel command is and how long you an internship you would be available for. For more information on the game, see www.EdenIsleGame.com.

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