Senior Combat Designer (Barcelona, Istanbul, Brighton, Malmö or Copenhagen)

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Posted 25 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

AAA studio, IO Interactive, are working with us to find a Senior Combat Designer to work on an exciting fantasy project that IO believe will revolutionise the multiplayer space.

As a Senior Combat Designer, you will design the movements, camera, abilities, and rhythm of combat that play a big part in the experience and sit at the heart of the project, in short as the studio lays the foundations of the title you will play a key role.

This role is onsite, and you have the choice to be based in any one of IO’s studios: Barcelona, Istanbul, Brighton, Malmö or Copenhagen.

Your responsibilities…
  • Develop and oversee the player's combat mechanics, weapons and abilities
  • Drive core combat systems such as camera and enemies
  • Work closely with Animators, Gameplay Programmers, and other teams to prototype and implement combat features
  • Take designs through a full development cycle from concept to release
  • Use metrics, player feedback, and a multitude of diverse analytics to improve and refine the design
The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • 5 or more years’ experience as a Combat Designer, ideally on 2 or more titles
  • Shipped one or more AAA games where you were involved in player combat mechanics and abilities
  • Experienced with visual scripting languages (Blueprint, Node Graphs, etc)
  • Deep understanding of third-person combat mechanics, in part gained thoroughly playing a wide variety of different titles
  • Enjoy working with hands-on prototypes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
IO Interactive is an independent videogame development and publishing company with studios in Copenhagen, Malmö, Barcelona, Brighton and Istanbul. As the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform video games in the last decade, they are committed to creating unforgettable characters and experiences – all powered by their award-winning, proprietary Glacier technology.

With more than 40 nationalities forming their development team, IO know that everyone is different and are proud to have a reputation for being a friendly workplace with highly talented people.