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In this role, the Mid Designer must bring the game together holistically to ensure it
meets the needs of the studio and consumers. The designer must strive to ensure the
gameplay design of every product is true to vision and that the game adheres to
PlaySide's and external parties' design philosophies. This may include but not be limited
to user engagement factors: competency/challenge curves, strategy, input mechanics,
and more; as well as user retention and monetisation factors: analytics, business
monetisation / funneling of a user for conversion, etc. Working alongside external
parties is a vital part of this role, showing effective communication on a professional

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide exceptional design on your projects to create a fun and engaging experience

  • Identification and documentation of design (GDD etc) in projects you are tasked to

  • Ability to work on a technical level with all members of staff in all areas of expertise and drive the implementation of design ideas

  • Working alongside the other design team members in a professional manner and providing thoughts on improvements to all projects studio wide

  • Constant research & interpretation of latest trends in game design

  • Liaise with producers within the scheduling phase of projects to ensure design implantation is within time/budget

  • Providing light mentorship of junior members of the team

  • Seek actionable feedback from peers and leads / Initiate playtests

  • Ensure game design adheres to the target audience set in the design brief by lead

  • Confidently present game ideas/documents to the team

  • Engage with clients via email/call to receive feedback and discuss ideas

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture.

What You Bring To The Role

  •  Game Development Experience

  • Proven track record of shipped titles both internal and external

  • Excellent verbal/written communication with both internal and external parties

  • Mastery of Free to Play Design principles & proven success in shipped titles

  • Understanding of analytic driven design and post launch improvements.

Bonus Points!

  • Experience working within Unity3D.

  • Experience working on a range of platforms such as VR, PC and fp2 mobile.

  • Sound knowledge in analytics and 

  • product management.

  • Scripting experience.

What we offer here at PlaySide:

  • Playdays - an additional 5 paid days off per year to do something you love.

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options.

  • Industry leading Parental Leave benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program to support mental wellbeing

  • Mentoring. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role.

  • Half price state of the art Gym access! (right next door) - you can wear your free PlaySide Swag!

  • Social events! Including Games night, karaoke nights, Movie Nights (We hire out the cinema!), group activities  and food trucks! Just as some examples!

  • Relocation allowance, if you move to one of our head offices

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website

How to Apply

Email your application to

Your application should include your CV and any relevant portfolio links.

Only candidates successful will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

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