Jobs & Internships

Thanks for your interest in working with us!

We are currently looking for a Freelance Game and UX Designer and a Programming Intern.


Freelance Game and UX Designer

For our new game production, Wispfire is looking for an experienced Game Designer with a strong focus on UX and game feel. This job offer is a fixed-fee assignment for a freelancer that is able to work at our office in Utrecht from time to time, so we’re looking for someone situated in the Benelux.

Wispfire’s new game is a queer and bloody semi-historical narrative drama with turn-based tactical elements. You will be working closely with our small team on the following things:

  • Playtest, iterate on and fine-tune the core game mechanics
  • Design and refine the user experience to match the story 
  • Plot out and balance the player progression in tandem with the narrative design

Requirements

  • Relevant game design experience (tactical RPG’s / narrative games)
  • Affinity for UX and game feel
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Willing to occasionally travel to Utrecht for face-to-face meetings

Plusses

  • Love narrative games
  • Experience with the Unity game engine
  • Affinity with dark and queer themes

Does this sound like you? Shoot an email to z667z667 with your portfolio and let’s have a chat!


Programming Internship

Wispfire is looking for a talented programming intern!

Continuing our work of creating high quality narrative experiences as a small independent studio, we’ve created a setup that uses consumer hardware (an iPhone) to do facial performance capture for 2D animation at low cost. We’re looking for an intern to bring our tooling to the next level.

Specifically you will be working with us and an award-winning audio studio to improve the entire pipeline from recording to editing performance capture and audio data, by facilitating communication between our capture tool and a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Per our planning your work will be production tested near the end of the internship as part of an yet unannounced Wispfire production.

The internship will take place from September 2024 until February 2025 on location at our office in Utrecht. It is intended for 3rd or 4th year students in a relevant field (Game Development or ICT).

Requirements

  • A good understanding of the Unity engine
  • Proficient in object-oriented programming in C#
  • Relevant experience with either the midi format and/or network communication
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a self-structured way

Plusses

  • Experience with audio recording and editing software (such as a DAW)
  • Experience writing Editor extensions for the Unity engine
  • Experience with UI Toolkit and/or CSS
  • Familiarity with V-Tubing, Live2D Cubism or other relevant software
  • Affinity for narrative game experiences

We offer

  • An internship in a small, tight-knit team with 10+ years of experience
  • Professional guidance to level up your C# & Unity skills
  • A moderate internship fee
  • Cuddles with our office dog

Does this sound like you? Shoot an email to z667z667 with your portfolio and let’s have a chat!

V.O.F. Wispfire
Hooghiemstraplein 144
3514 AZ Utrecht
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 57952388

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