Director of Game Design

Dream Sports

Dream Sports

Design
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Dream Game Studios is a game developer and publisher building console-quality realistic mobile games of international standards from India.
The company is a division of Dream Sports, which has been featured as a ‘Great Place to Work’ by the Great Place to Work Institute for four consecutive years, with brands such as Dream11, FanCode, DreamSetGo, and Dream Foundation in its portfolio.
Founded by India's gaming industry veterans credited with multiple international award-winning games, Dream Game Studios' mission is to reach the hearts of players through deeply engaging, visually stunning, and technically outstanding games.
For more information: https://www.dreamgamestudios.in/

Role

  • Provide strategic leadership and creative direction for the game design team, aligning their efforts with the company's vision and product roadmap
  • Oversee the entire game design process, from concept to completion, ensuring the delivery of high-quality and engaging free-to-play mobile games
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to conceptualize, prototype, and iterate on game designs that deliver outstanding player experiences
  • Effectively communicate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Establish and maintain best practices for game design processes, documentation, and knowledge-sharing across the organization
  • Conduct playtests, analyze player data, behavioral metrics, and feedback to identify areas for improvement and drive data-informed design decisions
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and gameplay innovations to ensure our products remain competitive and cutting-edge
  • Mentor and coach game designers, fostering their professional growth and nurturing a culture of creativity and experimentation
  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of top game design talent

Must Have

  • 10+ years of experience in game design, with 3+ years in a leadership role
  • Proven track record of delivering highly engaging free-to-play mobile game experiences
  • Excellent understanding of game design principles, mechanics, game economy, and systems, with a focus on free-to-play and live operations models
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and collaboration skills, with the ability to inspire and align cross-functional teams
  • Passion for gaming and a deep understanding of player motivations and engagement strategies

Good to Have

  • Experience with game development tools (such as Unity3D, Unreal Engine, etc.)
  • Passion for cricket and a deep understanding of the sport's cultural significance and fan base
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and scripting languages (e.g., Python, Lua)
  • Proficiency with data analytics tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Google Analytics)
  • A strong understanding of the mobile gaming industry in India
Dream Sports is India’s leading sports technology company with 220 million users, housing brands such as Dream11, the world’s largest fantasy sports platform, FanCode, India’s digital sports destination, and DreamSetGo, a sports experiences platform. Dream Sports is based in Mumbai and has a workforce of close to 1,000 ‘Sportans’. Founded in 2008 by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth, Dream Sports’ vision is to ‘Make Sports Better’ for fans through the confluence of sports and technology.
For more information: https://dreamsports.group/