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Black Forest Games

Gameplay Programmer (m/f/d)

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Black Forest Games
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Offenburg

Black Forest Games is part of the fastest growing publisher in Europe, Embracer Group, and the biggest studio of THQ Nordic Vienna. Our last release was the highly successful remake of β€˜Destroy All Humans!’.

Here in the south of Germany, directly at the French border, we combine the creative freedom and culture of an independent studio with the financial security of a big publisher.

We are an international team and we foster diversity. Sharing this mindset is a must for us. We are happy for every candidate who contributes to the diversity of our team.

Gameplay Programmer (f/m/d)

We are currently looking for passionate programmers with at least 4 years of professional experience to create with us our next outstanding game on Unreal Engine.


Game Code Programmers are responsible for the development of great gameplay. They work together with the designers, animators and artists to make character control fun, AI cool, combat skillful and rewarding.


  • Good knowledge of C++.
  • A good degree (not necessarily in computer science).
  • For game programmers, a good knowledge of recent AAA character-based games is required.
  • 3+ years’ experience at a game studio and completion of at least one game
  • Passion for video games
  • English language skills

What else do we offer?

  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days of holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Green office
  • Stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio

and the chance to work with a great team in an open culture where your opinion and input is welcome and considered, beyond your dedicated task.

Why join Black Forest Games?

We are a team with a long history of looking for long-term companions – we are hiring for the studio, not for the project. This is an important part of our company philosophy. Talent is always welcome no matter where you are from. We offer a family-friendly work-life balance and a lot of flexibility.

Here you can work on IPs known worldwide and have a hand in shaping them.

As a bonus, Black Forest Games is located in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest areas in the South of Germany, located closely to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe and Basel. Getting here is easy, because of excellent traffic conditions – 3 airports about 30 minutes away, the Autobahn and the ICE station right around the corner. All of this in a region where kids still play in the nature and drive to school by bike.

You love everything about us, but you don’t want to live in Germany? No problem, lots of our developers are living cross the border in Strasbourg, France and get here easily by train or car. Strasbourg is one of the biggest cities in France with 500.000 citizens.