About Forbidden Studios

Forbidden Studios was founded in 2019 by game industry veterans. The company headquarters are located in Turku, Finland, but we largely work remotely, except when working at the office has a clear benefit for working efficiency.

We are an experienced and ambitious group of creatives and tech people crafting wholehearted experiences for PC and consoles in a cozy but sharply functional environment. We may be young as a studio, but our team is comprised of industry veterans and we have a legacy that reaches back beyond the date we were established. We continue building on this legacy without diluting the importance and power of our origins. Our goal is to create meaningful worlds where people want to stay forever.

We are currently developing Among the Trolls, a first-person survival action-adventure game that draws inspiration from Finnish folklore. Among the Trolls will be published by 505 Games, more information at: https://505games.com/games/among-the-trolls/

Feel free to send an open application or apply to one of our open positions below. You can reach us at hello@forbidden.dev.

Our Values

In our dealings with players, partners, and each other, we value sincerity – that is to say, honesty and genuineness that comes from the heart – above all else.

Our commitment to professionalism and excellence, both in how we conduct ourselves and in the quality of our work, sets us apart as developers.

Our appreciation for community and our deep consideration of the magic they are capable of brings us together – both in our studio and with our players.

We Offer

• Highly flexible working hours

• Great work-life balance

• An international team of friendly co-workers

• A fridge full of drinks and an unlimited supply of coffee at the Turku headquarters

Employment type: Permanent
Location: Remote or Turku office
Apply by: Sunday, 28th August, 2022

The Role

Game Designer for Among the Trolls, first-person survival action-adventure game that draws inspiration from Finnish folklore. You will work together mainly with, but not limited to the Creative Director and the Narrative Designer/Writer.

Your Responsibilities
  • Work on all aspects of the game, from game flow and core mechanics to UX and balancing
  • Work with the Creative Director and other experienced, contributing team members to define/refine and drive the mechanics, story, missions and other player experience relevant aspects of the game
  • Modify existing and create new design based on playtest data and design reviews
  • Level design to further support the narrative, the player path and exploration
  • Develop and maintain design documentation of gameplay mechanics, guidelines and UI flows

Qualifications
  • Passion for games, and clear, analytical and articulate way to articulate that passion
  • Ability to operate in a game environment focusing on narrative and exploration
  • Player experience mindset
  • Proficient with Unity
  • At least 1 shipped game title with Unity
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written
  • An excellent team player with a demonstrated ability to work well in an agile, iterative manner with the rest of the team in a remote environment

Employment type: Permanent
Location: Turku office
Apply by: Sunday, 28th August, 2022

The Role

QA Tester for Among the Trolls, first-person survival action-adventure game that draws inspiration from Finnish folklore. You will work together mainly with, but not limited to the Producer, Lead Programmer and artists.

Your Responsibilities
  • Functional and exploratory game testing
  • Bug reporting, triage, tracking and verification

Qualifications
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous testing experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written
  • An excellent team player with a demonstrated ability to work well in an agile, iterative manner with the rest of the team in a remote environment

Employment type: Permanent
Location: Remote or Turku office
Apply by: Sunday, 28th August, 2022

The Role

UX Designer for Among the Trolls, first-person survival action-adventure game that draws inspiration from Finnish folklore. You will work together mainly with, but not limited to the Creative Director, Game Designer, 2D Artist and Lead Programmer.

Your Responsibilities
  • Design, prototype and implement core gameplay UI, HUD and game menus under the direction of the Game Designer and Creative Director
  • Create different kind of design documents to illustrate and communicate your ideas to the other team members
  • Plan your work to ensure the features are visually compelling, within general UX guidelines and delivered on time

Qualifications
  • Holistic player experience mindset
  • Comprehensive understanding of UI design and information architecture
  • Demonstrated skills with UX design frameworks
  • Proficient with Unity
  • At least 1 shipped game title with Unity
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written
  • An excellent team player with a demonstrated ability to work well in an agile, iterative manner with the rest of the team in a remote environment