Game Tools Programmer








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Want to be onboard a rocketship and help build a new and groundbreaking MMORPG called Ember Sword?

We are developing Ember Sword, a groundbreaking social sandbox MMORPG game set in a community-driven PvP and PvE fantasy universe.

As a Game Tools Engineer you are responsible for pro-actively proposing, designing, and building efficient tooling for engineers, gameplay programmers, designers, and Artists. Your focus will be to improve the overall development cycle and iteration speed of Ember Sword.

Your success will be measured by stable and efficient tools that are used in day-to-day production by engineers, gameplay programmers, designers, and/or Artists.


  • You have 3+ years of experience in developing tools for gaming engines (e.g., either in Unreal or a custom game engine)
  • Excellent C++ skills (e.g., a strong grasp of Standard Template Library (STL) under underlying data types, understanding of data-driven and/or ECS design principles, data locality, efficiency/performance, and how to design systems with these principles in mind)
  • You are a creative coder with a strong feel for gameplay and design
  • You have experience with vector math
  • Ability to either work onsite (Copenhagen), or remotely within the CET timezone +2/-2 hours


  • Genuine love for MMOs and/or RPGs
  • Experience in shipping a game on PC/Browser
  • Experience with custom game engines
  • Experience with designing (basic) UI/UX
  • You have experience with rendering API (OpenGL/WebGL, WebGPU, Direct3D, and others) and pipelines


  • This is not your average gaming company. We are a culture that encourages challenging the status quo. Therefore, we are keen to work with people who value integrity, accountability, curiosity, inclusion, passion, and innovation.
  • We are seeking an individual who wants to push boundaries creatively and use a future-facing approach to producing assets for all platforms.
  • We operate in an industry that is evolving on a daily basis, and therefore, we are looking for talented individuals who are comfortable adapting to a fast-paced and often changing environment.


  • On location: Bright Star Studios has offices in the Netherlands (Breda), Denmark (Arhus, Copenhagen), and Serbia (Novi Sad) where you could work from.
  • Full remote: In case you’re not located in the Netherlands, Denmark, or Serbia, this will be a UK/EU contractor-based role with occasional travel to the HQ (Copenhagen) to see your amazing colleagues face to face.

The TEAM at Bright Star

In just two short years, Bright Star Studios has become one of the most watched developing gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team, and though we are spread across continents, we are united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience for our community. The BSS culture is driven by a group of passionate, determined, and talented individuals, hailing from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations.

We are an equal-opportunity employer that hires people who are genuinely passionate about changing the games industry for the better. Always on the lookout for exceptional talent and potential, we care about good team effort, open and friendly communication, and speaking up without reserves.

So… if you are ready to rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

About Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios is a global independent games development studio crafting next-generation original MMO game franchise experiences.

Led by a diverse team of award-winning venture founders, former world champion pro-players, and entertainment professionals who come with decades of game industry experience, these innovators are carving a new path forward for MMORPGs across PC, Browser, and Mobile. The studio’s mission is to rewrite the games industry with a business model that favors the community through exciting competitive gameplay, instant playability, and a leading platform that supports the player economy.

The studio is working on its flagship title, Ember Sword, a modern rewrite of the games industry business model which brings a player-owned economy and the community together in a unique and engaging cooperative role-playing story-universe.

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