Summer Creative Internships 2023

King

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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Summer Creative Internships 2023

Your role within our Kingdom

We are looking for extraordinarily skilled Interns from a variety of backgrounds and interests to join our Kingdom!

As a Creative Intern at King, you can either get involved with our Level Design teams building games and inventing new ways to delight our massive audience of players, work with our UI Artists to create fun and beautiful experiences for millions of players to enjoy, or join our Game Design working creating amazing user experiences and entertainment.

Level Design Intern (Opportunities in Barcelona, Berlin & London)

Our Level Designers create amazing user experience and entertainment for millions of players to enjoy on the go. They create interesting challenges for our huge player base and refine them thanks to peer reviews and data analyses. We are looking for creative and well organised talents, with an open mind to feedback and an appetite for iterations. Having an interest in working with data is a bonus. You will see your work go from concept to a live game!

Game Design (Opportunities in Barcelona)

Our game designers take on a creative journey to evolve our franchises and get ahead of the game. They strive to challenge conventions and explore uncharted territories with the help of their peers and our teams. We are looking for autonomous talents with a mind open to feedback and an appetite for learning. Ideally, you will have created features on games (for personal or University projects) and are capable of conveying a design to a range of different audiences.

Tech Art (Opportunities in London)

This position is also open in Barcelona. Our Tech Artists participate in building and evolving King’s internal game development framework and production pipeline, used to create games like Candy Crush Saga and King’s other list-topping games. You will work with developers and game artists on improving the game engine and editor features and concepts/mock-ups. You will also own production of smaller tools, Maya scripts and similar as well as investigate, use, validate and stress test our game production toolset from the art and tech art end-user perspective. We are looking for talents with script writing skills in Maya & Photoshop with knowledge of Python or Javascript. We will also value knowledge/experience with 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal or similar and other languages such as C++ or Rust.

UI Art Intern (Opportunities in London)

Our UI Artists create fun, engaging and beautiful experiences for millions of players to enjoy. They bring their UX flows to life with visually appealing aesthetics (think beautiful colours and shapes) and collaborate with other teams to make our games a success. We are looking for creative talents with skills in User Interface Design for mobile games and the ability to create visually appealing art assets (e.g. menus, buttons, icons, animation, illustration). Knowledge of Adobe CS and Photoshop is a must, and successful candidates will show potential with a strong portfolio; a successful portfolio will demonstrate good icons, colour, shape, language and graphic design. Your work will be seen by millions around the world! This role is great for someone who is creative with a passion for games.

UX Researcher (Opportunities in London)

Our UX Researchers help game teams create a world-class experience by providing learnings about players - their behaviours, thoughts, interests, needs, pain points, frustrations and anything insightful of them as a gamer. As a member of the team, you will be part of the design, execution and analysis in both qualitative and quantitative research. Knowing our players is a great source to inform and identify opportunities for innovation, usability, accessibility and visual improvements to create great-looking games and products that people love to use.

Skills to create thrills

You should have a passion for games and the ability to work in a flexible and fluid environment, where the job will evolve over time.

Tasty Bonus Skills:

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate closely with game designers, developers, technical artists, and UX designers
  • The ability to work well, both autonomously, and as part of a larger team
  • You should be pursuing, or have recently completed, an undergraduate or master’s degree in a relevant subject

Want to join our Kingdom?

Apply now! Applications need to be in English. Our internships will last for 2-3 months, beginning in May/June 2023.

Please note: our application deadline is January 15, however we recruit on an ongoing basis, so early application is advised to avoid disappointment.

The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest

About King
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.

We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the company.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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