- How do I apply for a job at Black Forest Games?
Step 1. Check our current open positions. Step. 2. Find an opportunity that matches your skill set and what you are looking for Step 3. Prepare your CV and your portfolio. Step 4. Send us an e-mail & please add the job title to the subject line of your e-mail.
- What language should I use on my application?
As English is our official company language, all applications must be in English. Knowledge of German or French is a plus but not considered a must.
- I applied for a job at Black Forest Games. Which are the next steps?
First, your application will be evaluated by our HR team to see if your profile matches the position you have applied for. If you make it to the shortlist, we will contact you directly to begin the interview process. If you don’t hear from us within a month, your application was most likely unsuccessful. Due to the high volume of applications, we’re not always able to give detailed feedback.
- There is no open position for the job I am looking for. Can I send you my resume anyway?
At Black Forest Games we are always looking for talent, and we would love to hear from you. Just send us your CV and portfolio and explain what you are looking for.
- Can I reapply for the same or another position, even if I was rejected for that position previously?
Yes, feel free to reapply.
- Can I apply for more than one position simultaneously?
In case multiple positions spark your interest, feel free to apply. Just keep in mind that you must specify the titles of the position you are interested in. Send separate applications and add the title of the position you are interested in in the subject line of your e-mail. Please also explain why you could be a match for both positions.
- Can I work remotely for BFG?
All our listed positions are based on-site, in our studio in Offenburg.
- Will Black Forest Games help me relocate to Germany?
Black Forest Games collaborates with a relocation partner to offer you the smoothest possible arrival in Germany and to help you settle in. That includes a month of housing, help to look for permanent accommodation, support for residence and work permit application, etc.
- Does Black Forest Games offer internships?
We do offer internships in most of our departments at Black Forest Games for students who need to complete a mandatory internship. The usual length of the internship is one semester or six months.
- Why should I choose Black Forest Games for an internship?
At Black Forest Games you will have the opportunity to bring in your contribution by actively working on our current projects.
- Can I do my university thesis at Black Forrest Games?
We’re currently not offering such positions.
- What should an application look like?
Your application should have a CV & a portfolio highlighting your work. This should be sent by e-mail, an e-mail in which you can add a few lines explaining when you would be available to start working and what’s the best way to reach out to you.
- How can I best prepare for the interview?
Read over the job description and make sure you know what is expected of the role. You can familiarize yourself with our games (and yes, playing them really helps). Also, read through our website and get more information about our company history and especially get to know our company values.
Communication is key! We recommend being thorough but concise. We want to hear about the details of the challenges you’ve met and how exactly you solved them. Your personal contribution to your current or previous company, accompanied by concrete examples, is especially important to us.
- I have been invited to come to an interview, how should I dress?
As a good rule of thumb try to look presentable and at the same time be comfortable in the clothes you are wearing. Office casual is the way to play it safe, so don’t feel obligated to overdress just because this is an interview.
- How important is a portfolio to my candidacy process?
A portfolio is a perfect way to make your application stand out, allowing the hiring team to see your work and what you are capable of. It is indeed true that for some roles a portfolio is more relevant than for others, but most of our open positions do require the submission of your portfolio along with your resume.
- How long does the candidacy process take?
The length of the candidacy process varies depending on several factors. We usually try to arrange the first round of interviews within a month of the time you’ve applied for the job.
- Is there flexibility about the start date?
The start date is flexible as in some cases people need to prepare more paperwork, have longer notice periods and so on. Your starting date shall be decided together with the HR Department.
- How do I get into the games industry?
Pursuing a college degree in a relevant field like art or tech is the easiest way to get into the games industry. For instance, we offer internships in all our departments for students who are interested in learning more about the processes behind creating a game. You can also find plenty of tutorials and other types of learning material online, to improve your skill set.