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Lead Combat Designer – AAA Games – South East, UK – Permanent

Location: Guildford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

EA Criterion

OPM is excited to be working with this top AAA studio who have created award winning games that have entertained millions of players around the world. They are a growing team that are working on an unannounced new AAA project as well as some other hit titles in the industry. Their studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and new talent working together and are encouraged to experiment, innovate and explore with games.

The AAA studio is looking for a Lead Combat Designer to help them embark on their most ambitious project to-date.


You will work extremely closely with all disciplines to deliver against the vision for the game. Do this by leading and directing design meetings, conducting brainstorms, exploring play through prototype, implementing and balancing systems and focusing on delivering world class, player-first experiences.

More specifically, as the combat designer, you will be responsible for working with creative leadership and other discipline leads to plan, prototype and build combat systems.


  • Prior experience with designing animation based systems in a shipped game
  • A strong understanding of combat systems in games
  • The ability to thrive in cross discipline teams delivering world-class quality
  • Enthusiasm for working in our highly collaborative and friendly environment
  • Experience of leading the feature design process from prototype to final
  • Experience working on AAA console/PC titles

Beneficial requirements:

  • Experience designing combat systems
  • Craft experience in game development as an animator or engineer
  • Visual scripting experience
  • C# or JavaScript related scripting experience
  • Technical knowledge of physics or biomechanics

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

Tagged as: Gameplay Design

Tags: Gameplay Design Categories: Creative , Design


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