China, Shanghai

Game Designer, New Game

Supercell is looking for an experienced Game Designer to join a team that is working on an unannounced game on a brand new IP. As a Game Designer, you will design, tweak, and optimize the player experience. Your analytical skills, player insight, knowledge of how F2P games engage and monetize, and creativity aid in crafting in and out of game experiences that engage and surprise players.

This role will focus on meta, systems, and economy design. You will work closely with other designers, engineers, and artists to create and iterate on a variety of features ranging from player progression and live events. These features will contribute to an experience which is deep, compelling, and always feels rewarding. Our team is small, so even though the main focus of this role is on the meta and systems design, the ideal candidate can wear many hats and collaborate on other aspects of the game such as level design or character design. Flexibility and the ability to adapt will be crucial to your success.

We expect you to be self-motivated, goal-oriented and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality-focused products. We work as a small team in a dynamic and agile environment – this requires comfort operating in an ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team driven and where change, big and small, is a critical part of the development process.

At Supercell most of the design decisions are made as a group effort and everyone in the team is responsible for delivering the best possible experience. So whether you're an artist, programmer or community manager, you can contribute to the design. This makes it imperative that our game designers are strong team players and really thrive when working together with multiple disciplines and love to discuss ideas to get the best out of everybody’s contributions.


  • Create rewards systems and balance economies that enhance the overall player experience and give players satisfying long-term progression and goals
  • Create and provide multiple potential designs and solutions. Articulate trade-offs and risks between different options
  • Iterate and tune features so that they realize our design goals
  • Contributing to new design ideas and participating in feature development
  • Working closely with the rest of the team to ensure that content and feature development support each other
  • Shared responsibility for the game’s overall design vision and ensuring that the whole development team shares and agrees on the vision


  • Extensive understanding, skills, and experience with game design
  • Deep understanding of system design, game balancing, and game economies
  • A proven track record of designing meta, systems, and economies within the constraints of F2P game systems
  • Understanding other design areas outside of meta and systems design is a big plus
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Absolute passion for playing and making games
  • Able to work in a demanding team environment

About Supercell
We are a game company based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Since our launch in 2010, we've released five games globally – Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.
To make five games, we've killed dozens along the way. That's because we're obsessed with quality. Our goal is to make the best games – games that are played by millions, enjoyed for years and remembered forever. To achieve this goal, we create the best possible teams and give them the freedom and independence that are core to our success. Read More

About our Shanghai studio
As Supercell’s first ever international game development studio, the Shanghai studio is one of the most exciting things happening in Supercell and a unique opportunity to join at a relatively early stage to help shape our path. Our vision is to be a world-class international studio, making new global hit games; whilst leveraging the unique advantages of the game development scene in China and broader Asia. 

You might love it here...
If you love to think, talk, play and make games, Supercell is the place for you. We're made up of proactive, independent teams with the freedom to do what they think is best for their players, our games and the company at large. We know that it takes more than just independence to make great games, so we also take very good care of our people – providing them with the compensation, work environment and resources they need to succeed. Read More

This position is in Shanghai, but you're not?
Luckily, moving to Shanghai is easier than you might think. No matter where you would be moving from, our dedicated people will help you from beginning to end. We're here to make sure the process is as smooth as possible for you, your family and whoever and whatever you're bringing along. Read more

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