game design for curricular internship



ubbu
ubbu is all about making young minds ready for the future. Our platform teaches programming and computer science to children aged 6 to 12 with its games, videos, projects and many other tools. Our goal is simple: to make our platform number 1 in the world and integrate it into the education system so that within a few years all students will be able to use computational thinking in their lives.

Job brief
We are looking for an intern game designer for our team. In this role, you’ll be part of a development team focused on the creation of educational web mini-games for young children. These games range from simple point-and-click mechanics to challenging puzzles to be solved using code and even a sandbox environment for kids to program in! You’ll also be working closely with a pedagogical team pursuing better ways to teach kids how to think through games.

Responsibilities

– Design the vision and implementation of features and educational mini-games for children
– Collaborate with team members to deliver design specifications and UX/UI design wireframes
– Deliver UI designs for production
– Quickly prototype design ideas in-game and rapidly iterate
– Proactively think about ways to better teach programming concepts to young children through games
– Iterate and improve interaction with sandbox (block-programming environment)

Requirements

– Academic background and/or 0-2 years of working experience in game design, game development or related field
– Capacity to communicate and work with in-person and remote team
– Proficient with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
– Proficient with digital tools like Sketch, Figma and Affinity Designer
– Great at brainstorming, taking direction, collaborating and being part of a team
– Eligible for a curricular internship

Nice to have

– Passion for education and contemporary culture, including video games, tech, film and art
– Animation or motion graphic skills
– Experience in game design
– Programming knowledge
– Proficient with Spine

Empresa: ubbu
Local: Lisboa
Tipo: Estágio – Curricular;


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