Combat Designer (UK Remote)

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Posted 19 October 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

TT Games are looking for a Combat Designer take on a key role on an exciting new LEGO game based on a major IP.

TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007 and went on to develop the hit LEGO games franchise. The company is proud to continue its mission to be the leading publisher of interactive entertainment for gamers.

Your responsibilities…

  • Under the direction of the Lead Designer, you will design high quality combat systems which support the vision and creative pillars of the game and IP
  • Work with gameplay coders, artists, and animators to create engaging and fun combat systems, features, mechanics, and encounters from concept to final
  • Ensure that the character combat design is distinctive, intuitive, and satisfying and combat strategies are clearly understood by the player
  • Research, analyse, and pitch combat designs and features and liaise with design and other disciplines to ensure they understood and supported in the game
  • Define and maintain design documentation, and ensure this is clearly communicated across the team
  • Through regular reviews you will iterate on feedback from designers to meet the agreed quality bar
  • Closely collaborate with other disciplines such as gameplay coders, artists, and animation understanding their role and building a positive relationship to ensure that they are involved in the design process
  • Follow design best practice, and ensure your work maintains stability and quality throughout development
  • Take part in design review and be willing to take feedback and produce solutions
  • Play the game regularly, providing feedback in a clear and constructive manner
  • Work with the production teams and Lead Designer to verify that your task estimations are reasonable, communicating on progress and delivering your work to deadlines at quality
  • Encourage a culture of professionalism, collaboration, and respect

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Proven games design experience in AAA titles, with a title shipped in a combat design position
  • Knowledge of game design with a good understanding of combat and encounter design, balancing, difficulty, progression, feel, and useability
  • Ability to describe the different approaches that create compelling and fun combat encounters in modern games
  • Passion for creating fun and accessible games for children and families
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience of scripting, ideally in Blueprint
  • Excellent rapid prototyping skills
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and self-critique
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Can understand and consider technical considerations related to design
  • Experience of UE4 and UE5 is a bonus 
Perks and benefits include…
  • Health package including dental insurance, eye tests, and wellness programmes
  • Gym membership
  • Life assurance and group income protection
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave

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