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Mid/Senior Gameplay Designer – Console/PC Games – 18 Month FTC – North West, UK

Location: Knutsford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23165 Posted: 12 months ago

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

OPM’s client, the developer of a popular AAA gaming franchise, is currently seeking a Senior/Lead Gameplay Designer on an 18-month fixed term contract based in Cheshire, with a view to becoming a permanent position.

Working with the Creative Director, your role will be to take overall ownership of the core moment to moment gameplay systems in an exciting new action combat game. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Lead Designer to join a project early to set the direction of the experience, or for a Senior Gameplay Designer looking for the next step in his or her career.

Requirements:

· Shipped two or more titles in a Lead or Senior role, with at least one of them in the Shooter or Action Adventure genre.

· Experience of creating combat and shooting mechanics from the ground up, ideally in Unreal 4

· Track record of designing, implementing and balancing so the following systems:

o Character movement and traversal

o Weapons and equipment systems

o Melee combat

o Health model

o Loot systems

o Player camera

o In game HUD and player information systems

o Multiplayer game modes

· Self-starting, able to take ownership of key game systems from initial concept through to completion.

· Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.

· Ability to produce game systems that take advantage of a project’s unique features and game pillars.

· Used to working with the production team to break design specifications into actionable tasks.

· Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.

· Comfortable reviewing and giving feedback on gameplay systems.

· Details-orientated, quality-focused and player-centric.

· Experience of Agile development.

· Enjoys managing and mentoring junior staff members.

Tagged as: Gameplay Design

Tags: Gameplay Design Categories: Creative , Design

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