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Deck13 Interactive GmbH

Senior Combat Designer (M/F/D)

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Deck13 Interactive GmbH
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Frankfurt

You are:

  • Passionate about game design and game development
  • A mentor – you are a team player who thrives on sharing your expertise with others, acting as a reliable support to the team’s management
  • An experienced hands-on developer – you like to use editors and scripts, and are keen to demonstrate a high level of ownership and responsibility in your day to day work
  • Action and combat-driven – you are a subject-matter expert in the area of enemy design and combat feel, and excel in crafting combat experiences big and small, ranging from simple introductory enemies to major boss encounters
  • Analytical – you have a fine understanding of the ways that combat systems can succeed or fail. You can identify when a feature is fun or not, while also exploring the causes that led to the observed outcome
  • Intuitive – you know that fun, dynamic combat may start with creative analysis, but you won’t rest until it feels great when the controller is in your hands
  • Resourceful - you see constraints as a challenge and always find creative solutions to work around them
  • A born collaborator – you love working with others towards a common goal, whether with programmers, artists, producers, or fellow designers

You will:

  • Become a senior member of our gameplay and game design team
  • Drive and organize the design, implementation, tuning, and polish of combat encounters and features
  • Ensure the communication and proper documentation of combat features
  • Get your hands dirty – you will be responsible for a variety of combat-related tasks and express your creativity through mastery of our proprietary game development editor
  • Work closely with members of different departments (art, production, and engineering)

Your specs:

  • 1+ game shipped and 5+ years professional experience in the field of game design, with an emphasis on driving combat experiences from conception to final polish
  • Working knowledge of professional game development editors and visual scripting
  • Some experience with complex scripting is a plus
  • Some knowledge of game A.I. design is a plus
  • Some knowledge of user experience is a plus