Senior game designer Interview Questions
57Senior Game Designer interview questions shared by candidates
Was asked to take a couple of hours and provide a concept that's a "twist on Clash of Clans". Was then asked to take another hour to refine the design.3 Answers
They were almost closing the studio when they got lucky and got a successful game. They made some money and now they just think they are great and have the best culture in the world. What they do now is make fast prototypes and launch it on the stores just to see if they stick, and if they do then they make a better version of them. I'm pretty sure that they will close the new studio in the near future if they don't change their mentality and put their feet on the ground. Less
Designed a concept where PvP would take place in person on a real map. Paraphrasing here, but was basically told "nobody would want to go outside to play PvP" (Pokemon Go and Ingress players are nobody apparently) and "I wouldn't play this instead of CoC" (I wouldn't play my 4 pages of sketches over CoC either to be fair) by way of critique. The new design was met with "this sounds promising, but not the easiest game to make". In addition to a production-ready market-beating guaranteed top grossing sensation, this needed to be the utmost breeze to develop, you see. Less
Absolutely hysterical... how are these guys still in business?
Describe an encounter using the Star Wars assets that features Darth Vader as the main enemy.1 Answers
The trick to this question is whether the applicant allows Darth Vader to be killed or not. Since he is a licensed character it should be assumed (to preserve canon) that he cannot be killed and therefore it is up to the designer to create an encounter that is satisfying without needing to allow Vader to be killed. Less