Lead Game Designer

Lead Game Designer

Onsite – Truro, Cornwall

Job Description:

Are you a Game Design professional comfortable working cross-discipline and leading others in design? Do you enjoy transforming high level vision into design? Are you a strong coach, an organised person with a great skill level in Game Design and Unreal Engine? All sound like you? Read on! Here at Antimatter Games we are looking for a Lead Game Designer to join our growing team, working on IGI Origins. This is a permanent role based onsite in our Cornwall Studio (working 2 days a week from home optionally). We offer stability and excellent long-term prospects working in a beautiful part of the UK.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be the point person, key advocate and voice for Game Design in the studio.
  • You will collaborate cross-discipline to uphold and execute the Vision of the game.
  • You’ll communicate the game’s design to multi-discipline teams across the studio.
  • Provide support and mentor your team members
  • Act as the key driver and agent of change to improve processes, prototype new tools, example levels and workflows for the Game Design department
  • Identify and manage risks within the schedule with Production.
  • Gather, process and appropriately implement feedback from internal and external playtesting
  • Write documentation related to the designs, for support and training.

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • You’ll have a minimum of four years’ experience in PC/Console design roles, with appropriate credits on PC or Console titles. Ideally in FPS or action/adventure/stealth game(s)
  • Minimum 1 shipped title.
  • Experience leading and supporting other Game Designers in a Senior or Lead role
  • Outstanding passion for games and an interest in creating intriguing gameplay.
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational abilities
  • Possess a calm, methodical and logical approach to challenges and ambiguity.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing learning and self-development.
  • 3+ year experience using Unreal Engine 4 or equivalent engines.
  • An advanced understand of developer tools & software.
  • You will have solid knowledge of game design principles.
  • Superb communication skills

Beneficial Skills:

  • Passion for either Adventure/Stealth and or Shooter genres.
  • Experience with JIRA/Agile process.

Why AntiMatter?

AntiMatter Games is Cornwall’s largest game development studio. We developed Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, and the critically acclaimed sequel Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.

Working for Antimatter means working on exciting and innovative video games every day!  We have a strong company culture, where our employees are encouraged to have an excellent work-life balance. We want to support our team to become the best developers they can be, whatever their department.

UK Employees will receive Private Health Insurance, a BUPA Cash Plan and subscription to PerkBox, which includes hundreds of perks, freebies and discounts on its platform.

Based in waterside offices in Truro, the UK’s most Southerly city, AntiMatter Games’ offices are within a few minutes walk of Cornwall’s shopping, culture and eating hub. Accessible by bus or train, and with private car parking, or for the more adventurous, you could kayak to work! Perfectly positioned to explore the tranquil South Coast or the crashing Atlantic North Coast, we offer an unrivalled life/work experience for those making games in the UK.

On weekends and evenings, our team can be found cycling, surfing, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, walking, enjoying live music or capturing beautiful sights by camera. On rainy days you might find a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons or a book to read by the fireplace. Sometimes we also play video games!

Other Information

This is an onsite role with two work from home days each week optionally.

We accept non UK applicants and there are sponsorship options available for this role

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