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Character/Combat Designer - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Design
Ref: 368 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Mar 2021
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio Tag Games based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 14 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

This year Tag is embarking on its most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. We are looking for passionate new people to join their team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. If this feels like a studio where you can thrive and grow then we have a variety of roles available, both in their Dundee studio and remote. It would be great to have you join their team!  

The Role:

Tag Games Studios is building a brand new world-leading, cross platform IP played by millions of gamers and our new IP needs a Combat Designer to join the team.  You will be closely collaborating with other disciplines to craft combat features and combat scenarios to the highest standard. You will be flexible, highly motivated and approachable, and you will compose design documentation to a high standard. A core part of the design team and a huge part of this new product, you will have considerable responsibility and autonomy in the design and your tasks.   


Here's what you will be doing:

  • Work with Tags growing design team to build world leading character driven gameplay systems.
  • Work closely with the design and engineering team to implement and polish compelling combat experiences.
  • Help to establish creative guidelines on how to implement character behaviours that fit the game's vision.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to create game content that delivers a rewarding and exciting experience for the player.
  • Participate in required production related meetings and functions as needed. Attend and participate in combat-specific discussions concerning combat design and combat design issues.
  • Continually monitor and balance combat systems, character stats and abilities.

 To do this job, you will need:

  • Industry experience in a game design position.
  • Proven experience with character-driven gameplay systems in at least one project.
  • Knowledge of key combat design concepts.
  • The ability to create interesting, exciting and varied combat experiences.
  • A strong ability to identify and solve problems throughout all stages of development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for games.

While not required, below are nice to have:

  • Experience scripting in C# (Unity), or similar.

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