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DPS Games

Lead Combat Designer

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DPS Games
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Guildford

Based in Guildford, DPS Games is looking for a Lead Combat Designer to assist in the creation of worlds in the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world. In this role, you will help to inspire and create gameplay for a new & exciting project aimed at a western audience.

As Lead Combat Designer, you will be responsible for the balance and experience of combat on the project. You will work with the Design Director, Lead Hero Designer and other stakeholders to make sure the combat delivers a fun and satisfying experience for the player. You will direct and review the designs of the core gameplay teams to ensure quality and alignment. You will help define and implement best practices. You will responsible for organizing, mentoring and developing the combat design team.

In this position you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who can integrate themselves seamlessly into our team & studio culture, has a strong set of design principles, and the ability to direct multiple areas of the game toward the same vision.

Reports To

You will report to the Design Director.

What will you do?

  • Lead the combat design of a free-to-play PC game built in UE4
  • Contribute to and implement the vision of the game
  • Mentor and lead the combat design team
  • Establish and maintain good working practices
  • Support recruitment where necessary
  • Document design decisions clearly and communicate to key stakeholders and external studios
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Design Director, and other Leads to contribute innovative ideas, hit deadlines and solve problems
  • Evaluate metrics, user testing, and other sources of feedback, to identify issues and create a plan to solve them

What are we looking for?

  • 6+ years experience across multiple products including 2+ years as a lead
  • 2+ years live game and/or free-to-play experience
  • An excellent understanding of multiplayer combat gameplay and live service game development
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • A broad understanding about what makes combat and systems fun
  • Excellent knowledge of game design and game development concepts
  • Ability to work within restrictions to solve problems as they occur
  • Actively contribute to growth of the studio. Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment
  • Willingness to take initiative and responsibility to increase the quality of the game and health of the team

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Experience working on PvP combat balance and design.
  • Experience working with vehicle-based combat.
  • Have experience working with multiple studios across different time zones.

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 5,500 employees and 18 offices spread worldwide. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include the free-to-play hits World of Tanks and World of Warships, as well as World of Tanks Blitz β€” the critically acclaimed mobile tank shooter with cross-platform support.

A career in our company is always an interesting challenge, as well as the experience that you gain working together with world-class experts.

Are you up to the challenge?!

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