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Located in the heart of Dublin, Little Moon is a CG animation studio. We are dedicated to creating compelling projects, full of character and imaginative story, brought to life through beautiful animation. Whether it’s through our original content or bringing our expertise to like-minded partners, we’re in the business of bringing stories artfully to life. The team at Little Moon have over 14 years experience working in children’s animation. We have a key talent pool of concept designers, CG artists and writers who are dedicated to creating bespoke children’s content through compelling visuals and story. We pride ourselves as a team on creating content that sits firmly at the intersection of education, research and entertainment in a way that considers the inclusive representation of all.


Role/Job Description:

Game Designer


Dublin, Ireland

Start Date:

Summer, 2021

Type of Position:

Fixed Term Contract, Full-Time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the game director to develop a shared vision that merges gameplay and story

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Understand the needs of our players and ensure the gameplay developed by the team contributes to an engaging and memorable player experience

  • Excellent communication skills and be willing to take notes and direction

  • Work closely with everyone to create clear creative strategies and solve creative problems

  • Able to meet production deadlines and ensure a high level of quality

Key Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience in game design, preferably with 2+ years as a Lead Designer or Design Director

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Mastery of database management and MS Excel

  • Exceptional creativity and design skills

  • Strong knowledge of player mentality and motivations

  • Strong technical ability to prototype game mechanics

  • Passionate about narrative adventure games and the desire to grow their gameplay

  • Knowledge of contemporary gameplay design

  • Strong understanding of current and past game trends


  • Some experience and interest in app development

  • Good knowledge of at least 1 industry-standard engine, ideally Unreal 4

  • Understanding the specific needs of narrative adventure games

  • Shipped at least 1 narrative adventure game

  • An excellent understanding of non-linear narrative systems and structures

  • Puzzle design experience, especially in the context of narrative adventures


Negotiable based on industry experience

Deadline to Apply:

August 31st, 2021


If this sounds like you, please send your latest animation reel along with a cover letter to


Little Moon Animation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We know storytelling is its most powerful when we include, celebrate and embrace difference. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us if you require any assistance.



Posted: 12/08/2021