Jobs

Who we are

Spooky Doorway is a multi-award-winning narrative-focused studio from Ireland. Our fully-remote team is best known for The Darkside Detective series of games. As a studio, we aim for transparency, honesty, and integrity. We try to keep the workplace fun, kind, and low-stress. We’re inclusive, anti-bigotry and pro-diversity.

The studio works a 40-hour week but we offer flexitime outside of a few core midday hours, Irish time. You can be anywhere in the world, as long as you can work the core hours. This gives us the flexibility to work however best suits our lifestyles and creative processes.

Open Positions

GAME DESIGNER

Role overview

We’re hiring a full-time, fully remote game designer to help us with our upcoming projects! Your job would be to develop interesting mechanics, integrate gameplay with narrative, and help build prototypes.

As we’re a small studio, you will be working hands-on with all departments to bring the designs from conception to realisation in the game. You’ll also work with QA to refine the experience both internally and with external playtesters.

Note: Our upcoming games are not point-and-click adventures, so they have different design requirements to the Darkside Detective games.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the project lead to define the user experience and champion it across the team
  • Design engaging puzzles and systems and work along side development team to bring them to life
  • Work in engine to implement level design and game logic
  • Iterate on and refine to improve moment-to-moment gameplay
  • Work with narrative team to integrate story with mechanics
  • Communicate with QA team to test and refine the above

Requirements

  • Must have shipped one or more games as a designer
  • Experience with 3D game development, core systems design, and level design; preferably with Unity
  • Experience with game design documentation and communication
  • Excellent communication skills in general
  • Must have computer capable of running a modern 3D development environment

Nice to have

  • Interest in investigative/detective games & stories
  • Remote work experience

How to apply

If interested, please send us a message at jobs {at} spookydoorway {dot} {com} with GAME DESIGN APPLICATION as the subject line. Please include a CV, links to released titles you worked on as a designer, and a short summary of who you are and why you’re applying.

Spooky Doorway is an equal opportunity employer and we highly encourage members of marginalised and underrepresented groups to apply for this role. You’re welcome here.

If you don’t fit every single requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway!