Senior Combat Designer (IS Remote)

Posted 25 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

We’re supporting Reykjavik based studio, Myrkur Games as they seek to add a Senior Combat Designer to their ranks who will make a significant impact on the brand new and exciting IP the studio is working on.

Myrkur Games have a passion for rich lore and storytelling in their action RPGs, as Senior Combat Designer you will add an additional layer to the project, developing, championing, and designing satisfying combat mechanics, game systems and player interactions, in line with the game vision and direction, that will keep the player base coming back for more time after time.

Your responsibilities…
  • Work with project leadership to design game systems and combat interactions that match the game’s vision and direction
  • Take ownership of the game’s designs and combat experience from inception to final implementation
  • Design enemies, combat encounters and progression systems that work in harmony and enhance the overall player experience
  • Prototype and balance gameplay features to create an optimal experience
  • Create and maintain highly detailed design documents that act as a blueprint for the game
  • Participate in and champion playtesting to gather, evaluate and implement feedback
  • Work with the other teams to create a cohesive experience
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 4 or more years' experience on a shipped AA-AAA action-adventure console title
  • Professional experience in a combat focused Game Design role
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of and passion for action-adventure games
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Driven mentality, able to work independently but also seeks feedback from others when required
Perks and benefits…
  • Relocation support for you and your family including help with your travel needs, permits, system ID, setting up your bank, housing, schools, or anything else you might need!
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 24 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Holiday and anniversary gifts
  • 30% Income tax reduction for eligible expats
  • Discounted home internet
  • Regular company social events and activities (every two weeks)
  • Discount at local bars and restaurants
Myrkur place as much emphasis on their studio environment and culture, as we do their games, striving to create a work environment that radiates inclusivity and open-mindedness. By making the workplace an inviting and fun place to be, their dev team are further empowered to explore, create, and develop innovative video games.

Myrkur ensure their team have a great work-life balance, they combine productivity with socialization and entertainment to allow the team to manage their time and tasks in a way that best suits their needs.