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World/Missions Game Designer – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Sumo Digital Ltd

 

My client one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers. 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!

Responsibilities:

My client is looking for a World/Missions Game Designer with to fulfil an important role on their world building team. Working with the Lead Designer, Level Design team, Core Gameplay Pillar Leads and Art Team you will be responsible for crafting the setting, environment, interactions and story-telling within the game world. They are looking for a candidate who knows how to take all of that information and shape it into coherent, nail-biting and fun objectives that players want to invest their time and energy into completing.

  • Construct Initial mission framework from the rough shape and placement of buildings and roads to any important natural landmarks and vegetation
  • Placing NPCs, Enemies, Interactive scenarios to provide engaging balanced gameplay following the rhythm of the level flow, delivering the key mission beats and creating a deep living breathing world experience
  • Using Unreal’s Blueprint system and custom tools you will implement the more structured elements of the various mission threads to generate the overall gameplay experience
  • Polish, tune, balance and debug until you have shippable content
  • Work closely with all elements of game production to ensure the complete experience is developed on time, including: SFX, VFX, Music, Animation, Narrative, UI, System Support

Requirements:

  • Experience in a Game Design position with world and mission design expertise
  • Significant first person shooter and UE4 experience
  • An appreciation of the many strands of dependencies, systems and motivations that need to be considered to make engaging activities, missions and tasks
  • A keen sense of moment-to-moment detail as well as an understanding of over-arching positioning, progression and narrative requirements

Benefits:

  • A competitive salary with generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits
  • An annual Day Out, epic Christmas parties and money on your birthday
  • On-site free gym and free fruit for everyone
  • Their new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight – staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by the studio
  • A relaxed and friendly environment built upon the basis of every team member has the opportunity to excel and have a realisable input into the games they create
  • Home to very nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising

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 officemanager@opmjobs.com

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