Senior Combat / Enemy Encounter Designer - Twisted Pixel Games

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Senior Combat / Enemy Encounter Designer - Twisted Pixel Games
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Oculus Game Studios is seeking a highly skilled Combat Designer who will work with the development team to create a deep combat experience. The ideal candidate will be responsible for balancing, bug fixing, and making improvements to all facets of combat in the game.
Senior Combat / Enemy Encounter Designer - Twisted Pixel Games Responsibilities
  • Design, develop and maintain combat systems
  • Creating strong design proposals and combat system specifications
  • Well-versed in the areas of control mechanics, enemy design, AI behaviors, combat/weapons, skills/progression, story, and boss encounters
  • Balance combat difficulty progression across the length of the game
  • Strong working imagination able to invent compelling enemies and envision dramatic encounters which harmonize with the narrative themes of the game
  • Work to create an engaging combat experience in service of the project's vision and goals
  • Collaborate with and take direction from the Game Director to take enemy designs and combat systems from concept to completion
  • Collaborate with art, code, audio, animation, visual effects to deliver enemies and combat systems that epitomize the creative vision of the game
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between relevant departments to ensure overall creative vision
  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks
  • Participate in collaborative design sessions to develop and refine ideas for the game
  • Complete tasks in a timely fashion as well as making sure they are robust, expandable, and fun
  • Ability to self-critique and accept outside critique
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of games industry experience
  • Scripting or programming experience (Blueprint, Lua, C++/C#, etc.)
  • Must have some familiarity with workflow and best practices for modern engines (CryEngine, Unreal Engine 4, Unity, Etc.)
  • Experience thinking logically, with a focus on attention to detail
  • Proven team player with the experience collaborating across disciplines
  • Expert game design sensibilities, including a superb grasp of timing and instincts of what feels right
  • Understanding of the game-play systems and mechanics, pro/con design decisions and the ramifications they will have on the overall experience
  • Experience maintaining clear and concise documentation for all systems
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge of content development tools and various engines such as Unreal and Unity
  • Experience developing AAA console and/or VR products
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $132,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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