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Senior Combat Designer | 100% Remote | Action RPG | $120,000-$150,000

Job description

The Company:

Our client is a cutting-edge, innovative entertainment enterprise, known for pushing the boundaries in the online gaming industry. With a dedicated team of visionaries, they've earned a reputation for delivering immersive experiences that captivate audiences worldwide. Nestled in the heart of the digital entertainment landscape, they continue to set new benchmarks in creativity and technology.

The Role:

The team is currently immersed in the creation of an exciting new Action-Role Playing Game (Consoles, PC) featuring an anime-inspired art style. The ideal candidate for this role will collaborate closely with the Lead Gameplay Designer and a team of Designers, Programmers, Animators, Sound Designers, and VFX Artists. Together, they will shape and execute the core combat design of the game.
The right candidate will possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to showcase innovative ideas. They should share a passion for redefining the visual and tactile experience of games and play a pivotal role in crafting the player's moment-to-moment gameplay journey.

  • Contribute to shaping the game's combat vision, emphasizing player movement, combat mechanics, controls, and camera dynamics.
  • Demonstrate exceptional proficiency in crafting engaging combat sequences through hands-on work in the Unreal engine.
  • Work closely with the team responsible for developing the game's enemy AI, ensuring seamless interaction between player abilities and AI behaviors.
  • Collaborate with senior designers, animators, programmers, sound designers, and VFX artists to create a robust and accessible combat system.
  • Familiarity with Unreal 5, Blueprint, and/or the Gameplay Ability System.
  • Knowledge of animation fundamentals and what constitutes compelling combat.
  • A genuine enthusiasm for combat references, spanning from films and anime to other games, and the ability to translate them into actionable gameplay direction.
  • Proficiency in collaborating with programming to develop top-tier combat and animation tools for the design team.
  • Professional experience as a Combat and/or Gameplay Designer, with at least one released title under your belt.
  • Proficient in implementing and fine-tuning animations, precise timing for attacks, blocks, hit reactions, and other intricate elements of combat.
  • A profound understanding of game development processes and methodologies.
  • Authorization to work in the US or Canada.
If you are passionate about creating groundbreaking gaming experiences and thrive in a collaborative, innovative environment, this role offers an unparalleled opportunity to leave your mark on the industry. Join our client's team, and be part of a journey that continues to shape the future of entertainment. Apply now!