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RocketWerkz

About

RocketWerkz is an ambitious video games studio based on Auckland’s waterfront.

Our sci-fi survival game Icarus debuted at #1 when it launched in December 2021, and we have a suite of games in development. We are locally run but have the backing of one of the world's largest games companies, Tencent.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2015
Employees
51-100
Industry
Gaming
Funding stage
Series B

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Matchstiq's take on RocketWerkz

RocketWerkz's mission is to create a smart, world-class games studio in beautiful New Zealand.

The market opportunity ahead for RocketWerkz

The digitally-downloadable PC games industry was worth NZD$58 billion in 2020 and there are over 1.75 billion PC gamers worldwide. It's highly competitive, but RocketWerkz has established a global reputation.

Why RocketWerkz is a great place to work

We run a high-trust environment, combining frequent team communication with independence to get on with your work. We have generous leave, flexible working and diversity programmes and play video games and board games whenever we get the chance.

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Opportunities

 
 

Producer

Job requirements

We are looking for a Producer with experience working in a gaming studio, either in production or other game development roles such as QA, design, coding or art.

 

  • Experience working in a gaming studio, ideally through release of at least one title

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent industry experience

  • Experience with Jira and Confluence (or similar project management tools)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Pluses:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4

  • A published game on record

  • Knowledge of Jira, confluence and shotgun

  • A love of spreadsheets, wikis and structuring information and processes effectively

At RocketWerkz, a Producer with 3-5 years of experience typically has a salary of $60-$90,000 (based on experience) plus Kiwisaver and other benefits. We will also consider senior candidates.

We highly value diversity. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspects of your culture or identity you have an important role to play in our team.

To learn more about us and what we offer check out our website.

 

 

Game Designer

Job description

Icarus was the #1 Worldwide Top Selling PC game on Steam when it launched in December 2021, so we are growing our team to keep expanding Icarus’ world.

We are looking for Game Designers keen to work on a live game, adding new content and missions to a complex systems-driven sandbox game.

RocketWerkz is an ambitious studio based on Auckland’s waterfront (but with flexible working) founded by Dean Hall, creator of hit survival game DayZ. We are independently-run but have the backing of one of the world's largest games companies.

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Design items, talents, missions

  • Balance all aspects of the game economy and difficulty curve

  • Ensure player progress is rewarding, exciting, fair and satisfying

  • Constantly seek player feedback and interpret it wisely with action-oriented recommendations

  • Communicate how game features and constraints create particular player experiences

  • Help manage and respond to playtesting sessions

Job requirements

About you:

  • 3+ years game design or relevent game development experience

  • A fantastic portfolio of games you've contributed to

  • Understanding of open world/survival games.

  • Experience with Jira and Confluence (or similar project management tools)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Pluses

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4

  • A love of spreadsheets and wikis and delighting players

  • Experience with game analytics and a track record of iterating on live games

  • New Zealand visa or right-to-work

The position is full time and permanent. We offer both flexible and remote working opportunities, but have a strong preference for people who can be regular visitors to our Auckland office as teamwork and creative brainstorming are important for this role.

At RocketWerkz, an Intermediate Game Designer with 3-5 years experience typically has a salary of $70-$90,000 plus Kiwisaver and other benefits. Applications from more experienced game designers are also welcome.

To learn more about us and what we offer check out our website.

We encourage diverse teams. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspects of your culture or identity you have an important role to play in our team.

Want to create experiences that people won’t forget? Then come join the RocketWerkz family as a Game Designer!

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