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Game Designer (Character Controls) – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Sumo Digital Ltd - Sheffield

My client, one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Game Designer to join their team. Having been developing games since the early 2000s they have assembled a talented team of over 230 staff and are looking to grow even more with opening another UK based studio. They have developed a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners with more recent titles being launched on the Xbox One and PS4. 2017 is guaranteed to be their most eventful year!

They are looking for an experienced Game Designer to design and hone the core character controls and key gameplay mechanics on a AAA 3rd person action adventure title.


  • Design and develop the player character move set to create a character which is a joy to play
  • Design and develop satisfying co-operative mechanics which are both physical and fun
  • Expand the character move set with innovative use of the platform feature set
  • Partner closely with the Lead Designer, Animation Team, and Project Leads to ensure Code, Art and Design collaborate to create the best possible player experience


  • Experience of designing character controls for at least one AAA third-person action title
  • Ability to design and tweak character control metrics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Openness to constructive criticism, good listening skills and willing to give feedback to others

Beneficial Requirements:

  • Experience with visual scripting (Unity, Unreal etc.)
  • Experience of designing gameplay mechanics for titles which use physics to drive the gameplay
  • Experience developing co-operative mechanics

What’s on offer?

  • Generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits
  • Days out, epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit
  • A relaxed and friendly environment, and an opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the creation of their games
  • Shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising
  • Great location in the UK

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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