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Game Designer

Coatsink is looking for a highly motivated and talented Game Designer to join the team in Sunderland, UK. You will work closely with our Game Design team.

As a Game Designer at Coatsink, you are responsible for crafting and maintaining the design of a game, ensuring that the game’s content is built closely to that design and at a high standard. You will communicate primarily with the design team and with seniors from other disciplines, to ensure the whole team understands the project’s design.

Sound fun? If you’re up to the challenge, we want to hear from you!

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Game Designer

Responsibilities

  • Designing content for the game according to the project’s design
  • Building game content in Unity
  • Maintaining content integrity across the life of the project
  • Communicating with Programmers and Artists to ensure all aspects of the game content meet the project’s design to a high standard

Required

  • Two or more years’ experience working in a game design role
  • At least one title shipped while working in a game design role
  • Excellent Unity experience
  • Basic programming/scripting knowledge
  • Competent writing ability
  • Basic art skills
  • Strong understanding of level design, UX design, and game design fundamentals
  • Ability to work in both small and large teams
  • Strong passion for playing video games across a wide variety of genres, and analyzing what makes them good/bad
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong understanding of games market and target audience
  • Confident IT skills
  • Innovative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes and new problems
  • Ability to turn constructive criticism into positive or improved results
  • Experience leading a team on a released title
  • Experience working within project management methodology such as SCRUM 

Preferred

  • Designer role on a released unity-based game
  • Experience developing for VR
  • Competent/Excellent Programming/scripting knowledge
  • Excellent writing skills and a passion for storytelling
  • Competent/Excellent Art skills
  • Relevant university degree
  • Experience using Atlassian software (Jira, Confluence etc)

What we can provide

  • A relaxed working environment with a casual dress code
  • Experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation support
  • Travel pass scheme

Submission Instructions

  • A CV is required
  • A cover letter is required
  • A link to your design portfolio and/or project(s) demonstrating relevant skills is required
  • You must be willing to complete a design test if requested to do so

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We do not pay fees to any third party agency or recruiter without a mutually agreed-upon contract and we are not responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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