Game Designer (Feature)

 

We’re looking for a multi-skilled Designer who wants to focus on specific features within games and experiences which are fitting to briefs. Focusing exclusively on the VR platforms, we are at the frontier of new hardware and innovative methods of implementation.

We are looking for someone that sees the potential in VR and to apply themselves to the studio’s goal of trail blazing fresh, creative and immersive uses of every discipline, to converge on truly innovative games and experiences.

As Designer, you’ll own and lead features with a multi-discipline team. You will be capable of effectively communicating the Game Director’s vision. Collaboratively working with the team with technical limitations. You’ll also be able to manage and implement cycles of testing, feedback investigation and balancing to guarantee the best possible user experience.

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Work with the Game Director to establish designs for core features of the project, then drive their development until the game is released.
  • Generate accurate asset requests and time estimates for your work.
  • Lead and work closely with Artists, Audio Engineers, Coders & Designers and anyone else who is involved in the implementation of your features.
  • Frequently liaise with the Game Director and the Art & Code department to make sure that features meet the creative and technical needs of the project.
  • Create briefs and comprehensive documents for your features, to be given to and presented to others on the team.
  • Data analysis, entry and balancing for your features, where required.
  • Researching and analysing similar features within existing titles.
  • Presenting work and ideas to leads, departments, development teams and external parties.

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of game design processes and best practices.
  • Creativity, critical and analytical sense, structure and rigor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, documentation skills and the ability to convey abstract concepts succinctly and effectively.
  • Strong performance and accountability being driven by results and achieving targets. Paying attention to detail and committed to producing work of the highest standard within budget.
  • Ability to plan organize and prioritize work. Identifying and managing risk of workload.
  • Aptitude to effectively critique their own and others work, respectfully.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as a part of a multidiscipline team and also on your own initiative.
  • Deal comfortably with people at all levels. Influencing others through reasoned argument that a recommended course of action is the most appropriate and is correspondingly open to influence by others.
  • Help convey and maintain a consistent and positive outlook on development status.
  • Consistently strive to maintain or exceed the highest quality standards of the Design Department.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Game Designer.
  • Good general knowledge of game development processes from concept to completion.
  • A passion for VR and games across multiple platforms.
  • Knowledge of competitive products and a variety of gameplay genres and platform.
  • A passion for VR and games across multiple platforms.

 

Desired experience

  • Be able to use prototyping software, such as unity to the highest level.
  • Agile/Scrum experience would be an advantage
  • Shipped a AAA title.

 

PACKAGE

  • £TBC per annum dependent on experience.
  • Full time and permanent.
  • Designated free parking.
  • Location - Farnborough, Hampshire, UK.

 

BENEFITS

  • Pension scheme.
  • Share Option scheme.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • 20 days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 25 days (+ bank holidays, 2 duvet days & your birthday).
  • Regular staff outings and social events.

 

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