Lead/Senior Game Designer

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Your mission

Labster is looking for an experienced Lead Game Designer to support our Content branch. By taking this role, you will collaborate closely with different teams including our science experts, developers, SQA, and artists, who together create immersive and interactive 3D learning experiences. This critical role will lead initiatives to accelerate our use of game design principles in design, creativity and production, and work to imbed this even stronger within our growing number of development teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring the best possible experience is delivered to our students through intelligent design
  • Inspiring, Training and mentoring our junior game designers
  • Spreading game design principles, methods and best practices throughout the department by organizing events, game jams, etc. 
  • Working with our learning experts to ensure game mechanics apply latest insights from learning sciences research so we optimize for both student engagement as well as learning outcomes
  • Some hands-on participation in simulation development will be expected (joining and sometimes driving design-related development layers) 
  • Maintaining knowledge about established and state-of-the-art design patterns and game mechanics in competitive or related products in order to ensure our products keep up with innovation and are on par with current trends and expectations
  • Advising on general or specific UX-related questions from across the department
  • Supporting us in maintaining and expanding our documentation on game design and UX guidelines in coordination with other relevant roles
  • Embody the company values; be bold, learn continuously, focus on impact and have fun


The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Substantial experience (5+ years) with application of game design, preferably some within serious/educational games
  • Experience with leading team(s) of game designers
  • Exceptional communication (both verbal and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Excellent skills in facilitation and coaching. You’ll have a natural talent for working with others and acting as a mentor
  • Experience navigating within a remote working setup is a big plus

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be delivery focussed and hands-on in their approach
  • Be a leader of people and able to resolve conflicts as they arise
  • Be self-driven and solution-oriented
  • Have a positive and "can-do" attitude
  • Be a high-energy person

What do we offer?

  • An opportunity rich environment where you can really shape your own role
  • To be part of a company that is growing very rapidly 
  • To work with a team that is dedicated to growing and helping others learn
  • Unlimited holidays….just get the job done

About Labster

At Labster we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. Our mission is to develop fully interactive software that makes learning both fun, engaging and effective, and to make it accessible to as many science students as possible (see short trailer here). Since 2012, our simulations were played over 4,000,000 times and each semester more than 4,000 universities, high schools and other institutions around the globe are using them to enhance their teaching programs.

We govern ourselves by using a flat-hierarchy system called Holacracy that is focused on roles, collaboration and distributed leadership. We believe in flexible work hours and a good work-life balance, and while we love to achieve great things via concentrated work, it’s incredibly important for us to have happy and engaged team members.

Why You Should Join our Team: 

If you are wondering if Labster is a good fit for you, watch this short video from one of our founders. 


For more information on our company vision to empower the next generation of scientists to change the world, please see the links below: 

BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/te...

Techcrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2020/08...

TED Talk: see our founder's TED talk here

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


Labster, Copenhagen

Højbro Pl. 10
1200 København Directions View page

Workplace & Culture

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment. We value and protect engagement and empowerment as we believe that the best results are created by engaged and inspired team members. 

Labster is a Holacracy company where authority and decision-making are distributed throughout self-organizing teams. Don't misunderstand though - Labster offers great and healthy leadership; just with far less top-down management.

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