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Combat Game Designer

Combat Game Designer

We are Fatshark

We are an independent Swedish game development studio located in Södermalm, Stockholm. With about 90 experienced and skilled employees we have worked as contractors for a number of AAA projects, as well as developed titles with publishers and independently for both consoles and PC. Our most recent game is the critically acclaimed title Warhammer: Vermintide 2. We tackle every project, genre and setting with enthusiasm, professionalism and a cup of coffee.

The role

We are looking for a Combat Game Designer to strengthen our design team for Vermintide 2 and future projects. We are looking for a senior game designer who has worked extensively with core systems related to player mechanics and combat - such as movement, weapons and enemies. You have worked on contemporary action games or first person shooters before, and would like to sit down and help us design, script and evolve similar systems here at Fatshark - for current and future projects!

As part of the Design Team, Game Designers are responsible for deciding what a game consists of and how it plays, in cooperation with the Game Director. As a team, you will plan and define all the elements and components of a game, including its setting, structure, rules, story flow, characters, objects, and devices available to the players.

At Fatshark, we strive to involve all members of the team in decision process in order to realize great ideas together. In this highly creative environment collaboration is key. Working in a field where art, design, gameplay and sound comes together, feedback and teamwork skills are crucial in your daily work.

What we offer

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love most: design high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being indie. We offer you:

  • A fun, friendly and inclusive work place
  • Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative/multiplayer games
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks
  • Regulated flex time and paid overtime
  • Development in Autodesk Stingray and LUA
  • Office located in central Stockholm


  • Design and develop core mechanics, such as weapons, movement and enemy behaviour.
  • Iterate and tweak gameplay and adapt design from feedback
  • Be the driving force within a team to push quality and elegant design, while keeping the team motivated.
  • Help maintain the backlog, break down design into production items and support task definition and estimation.
  • Own and champion specific core mechanics efficiently, organized and self-motivated
  • Mentor junior team members and interns


  • 3+ years of experience as a professional game designer
  • Must be able to show strong skills with core mechanics design, in particular second-to-second combat/action
  • Contributed extensively to the development of one or more shipped games for consoles and/or PC
  • Good scripting knowledge
  • Must work well in a team environment:
    • Strong communication skills
    • Takes and understands direction well
    • Meets deadlines and handles multiple tasks
    • Ability to collaborate with other team members

Bonus qualifications

  • Shipped at least 1 AAA or equivalent game
  • Strong knowledge of multiplayer and/or cooperative games
  • Background or education in game design theory/ludology
  • Programming and/or visual scripting experience
  • LUA knowledge
  • Experience working with character state machines and behavior
  • MOD experience
  • Knowledge of Vermintide 1&2 and it's core mechanics
  • Strong Warhammer interest

Application details

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates continuously throughout the application period. We will start to review application from the 9th of January.

Apply NOW!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Rosenlundsgatan 29C
118 63 Stockholm Directions contact@fatshark.se

Why Fatshark?

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love the most: design, develop and publish high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being independent. We offer you:

  • Building worlds

    Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative and multiplayer games

  • Great atmosphere

    A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Keep on growing

    Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks

  • Work-life balance

    Regulated flex time, paid overtime and minimum crunch policy

Who are we?

When we put Fatshark to sea in 2007, we wanted to create a place where talented people would come together and create awesome games. We did, and Fatshark is today a studio and publisher where great ideas spawn and reach the hands of countless players.

Equally important to us, we’ve never lost the joy that goes into creating great games. Over the years, we have created a habitat in which all kinds of fatsharks can thrive.


Cooperation is key

At Fatshark, we develop and publish cooperative games, where people come together to have fun and solve problems together. In a Fatshark game, you are given the freedom to succeed or fail trying as a group. And that's exactly the way we like it. Through teamwork in our games and in our studio, 1+1=3.

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