Senior Combat Designer – AAA Games – UK – Permanent

Location: Knutsford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25466 Posted: 3 weeks ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games

OPM’s client is currently seeking an experienced and talented Senior Combat Designer to join their passionate team for development their upcoming title based on a world-famous IP.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a high quality, exciting, and accessible combat system that will provide players with countless hours of enjoyment.


  • Design & implement the game’s melee + ranged combat system, in collaboration with your Lead Designer, Head of Game and other disciplines such as code, art, animation, sound and visual effects
  • Create an exciting and tactically interesting range of combat abilities for the game’s roster of characters
  • Design interesting and fun to fight against enemy types and enemy behaviours
  • Design enemy AI group behaviours to deliver exciting but manageable encounters
  • Make sure the combat design delivers on the vision of the game and is accessible to the target audiences
  • Continuously iterate on the combat design, balancing and implementation, taking on board feedback from other designers, other disciplines, management, external stakeholders, and user testing; ensuring the combat reaches the highest levels of quality and fun


  • Proven background in developing real-time melee & ranged combat systems for shipped console or PC titles
  • Experience designing & producing high quality, accessible combat systems, with a focus on melee combat
  • Excellent understanding of what makes melee and ranged combat feel really satisfying and an ability to create compelling systems that exploit this knowledge
  • Outstanding rapid prototyping skills
  • Cooperative approach with great communication skills, able to clearly communicate the rationale behind design decisions
  • Background in online combat design & understanding of networked considerations within combat systems an advantage
  • Unreal Engine 4 experience an advantage


  • Paid time off to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools and resources
  • In-house learning and development resources

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 415!

Tagged as: AAA, English, Game Design, Gameplay Design

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Tags: AAA , English , Game Design , Gameplay Design Categories: Creative , Design


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