Games Acquisition Manager

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London (EC1V 3RS)

Competitive Salary, plus benefits

Curve Games is an award-winning independent label working with developers across the world to deliver the best in interactive entertainment. With a uniquely diverse games catalogue that includes classic indie gems For the King and Bomber Crew, critically acclaimed experiences such as The Ascent and Autonauts, and the multi-million selling smash hit Human Fall Flat, Curve Games has taken its place as one of the leading games publishers worldwide.

2021 was a stand-out year for Curve Games and our amazing titles, and we’ve got even bigger plans for 2022 and beyond, so we’re looking to grow our successful team!

As a Company we’ve adapted the way we work and implemented a series of wellbeing initiatives to help everyone in our team feel connected. Safe In Our World has helped us construct a mental health charter, and we’ve pledged our support for UKIE’s Raise the Game diversity initiative to ensure we’re striving towards an inclusive culture within the games industry.

So, if you’re looking for your next role within a company that cares for its people and want to join our friendly and hardworking team then read on.

We’re looking for a Games Acquisitions Manager to help drive Curve’s future portfolio. Along with the VP Partnerships, our new Games Acquisitions Manager will play a hugely important part in shaping Curve’s line-up over the coming years, ensuring we entertain our army of fans worldwide. Meeting developers at trade events, maintaining a Little Black Book of the hottest game dev talent or even trawling the hidden reaches of the Internet to discover the next Human: Fall Flat – being able to spot what will make a hit years-ahead of release.

Job Role:

Reporting to the VP of Partnerships, the Games Acquisitions Manager will be responsible for:

 

Evangelist of Curve Games, internally and externally

  • Heightening the profile of Curve Games to the indie community, establishing it as the destination that independent development teams and studios approach to partner with.
  • Promoting our projects internally with a view to maximise collaboration and value addition from other internal departments
  • Contributing to the creation of internal presentations to gain approvals and provide status updates.

 

Outreach

  • Owning the outreach for the indie scene for Curve Games.
  • The initial point of contact for our many inbound enquires.
  • Proactively contacting developers working on games that are of intertest to us.
  • Contributing to the successful running of the Content Planning process and all associated meetings.

 

  • Contributing to the evolution of the Curve Games’ content acquisition strategy and process.
  • Driving the initial due diligence process – studio background, key individuals, reputation, evaluation of builds etc.
  • Managing the events calendar, it’s bookings and attend industry events where appropriate.

Developer Relations and Contract Negotiations

  • Maintaining ongoing business relationships with development partners.
  • Contributing to the successful execution of publishing agreements with Curve Games’ partners.
  • Ensuring Curve Games’ agreements are kept up to date and communicate key terms to team members.

 

 

What we want from you:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within the video games industry (project management, business development, journalist, developer etc.)
  • Our ideal candidate loves games – with an encyclopedic knowledge of all types, platforms, and genres and ideally an established network within the industry.
  • An experienced communicator who can build consensus.
  • Excellent relationship building and account management skills.
  • An understanding and willingness to learn the video games development and publishing processes.
  • Understanding a publishing agreement would be beneficial – and a track record in acquisitions a real bonus.
  • Team focused, enthusiastic, organised, creative, committed, sense of humour and career minded.
  • Excellent presentation skills and able to adapt to different audiences, e.g., developers, executive management, publishing partners, press and consumers.
  • Flexible and able to react quickly, reschedule and priorities workload.

 

What you get from us:

Curve Games are always striving for excellence in what we do as a business, but also as an employer. We believe supporting our staff in a positive way, not only ensures productivity is high but encourages them to keep happy and healthy.

We achieve this through creating a friendly and inclusive work environment balanced between in-person attendance in our newly refurbished office and by working from home. We also provide plenty of opportunities for social events and offering a range of wellbeing initiatives including mental health charter, charity talks and a monthly wellness contribution.

This in turn allows our staff to feel comfortable and to be confident in supporting one another.

Other benefits we offer include:

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Medicash (Health Cash Plan), including EAP
  • Discretionary bonus scheme (role dependent)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Group Income Protection, Critical Illness and Life Assurance Cover
  • Ride2Work scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Monthly wellness allowance
  • Volunteering leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Long service leave

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