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Rebellion

Game Designer

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Rebellion
🇬🇧 Oxford

Are you a Game Designer looking to make your mark on a brand new unannounced game?

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Designer and join our passionate and talented team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.

What you’ll be doing:

The Rebellion Design team designs, creates and maintains games from concept to release. They work closely with the other specialist teams to implement fun and immersive gameplay utilising the game mechanics.

As a Designer you will work on a brand-new project from pre-production to completion, you’ll create designs collaborate with other disciplines to create prototypes for gameplay features based on the creative vision of the project. You will contribute to the game’s vision by writing detailed specifications of gameplay features to be used throughout the production process and apply consistent gameplay languages across the game.

You will also get hands on with the game setup. This includes implementing and maintaining large data sets, as well as producing in game content using visual scripting.

In order to be successful, you will have an understanding of how to create game design documents and technical design briefs, knowledge of the video game development process & production pipelines and an ability to create solutions to problems that arise throughout. You will have worked on a game from start to finish and have understanding of each stage of the design process.

Responsibilities

  • Create detailed game design documents and prototype specifications which can be used throughout the production process
  • Develop and iterate the game design through close collaboration with Programmers, Artists, and other disciplines
  • Use in-house tools to implement features and gameplay
  • Collaborate with other developers to define and tweak game mechanics
  • Understand the iterating brief over the lifetime of the project, and apply style guides and consistent gameplay languages across the game
  • Conduct gameplay evaluations with the team providing feedback and suggestions to help fine tune and improve the game, whilst balancing various areas such as controls, combat, metagame etc.
  • Track and update the progress of day to day tasks using the designated tracking tools
  • Implement and incorporate feedback from Producer and Leads into work
  • Fix the issues raised by testers

Requirements

  • Knowledge of creating game design documents and prototype specifications
  • Experience as a Games Designer at a similar level
  • Knowledge of the video game development process, including working in a timely / time-bound manner, and prototyping/iterating appropriately within that restriction
  • Knowledge of production pipelines
  • Able to apply an awareness of the audience of the game
  • Able to develop resolutions to problems

Benefits

  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries

About Us:

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the recently released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

And those are just the projects you know about – there are loads more!

Diversity and Inclusion at Rebellion

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.