Full Time Job

Senior Combat Designer

WB Games

Carlsbad, CA 02-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Position
WB Games San Diego is looking for a Senior Combat Designer to design abilities and combat systems for a new cross-platform AAA game.

What part will you play?
• Work closely with the design team and creative leaders to create varied, unique, and balanced abilities and move sets across multiple characters
• Distill character designs into thematically appropriate abilities
• Find sweet spot between depth and approachability in combat mechanics
• Work closely with VFX artists and gameplay programmers to develop and deliver against the product vision
• Establish combat design pipeline & methodology as the first member of the combat design team
• Actively share knowledge within area of expertise and influence other related disciplines
• Be the voice for combat design in cross discipline conversations and planning
• Mentor and advise other designers in combat design process and best practices
• Assess new market trends, features, technologies and emerging techniques to stay competitive
• Work closely with production to manage development schedules, bug tracking, studio initiatives, and overall team health and morale

What do we require from you?
• Strong knowledge of combat design principles, theories, and contemporary game trends
• Examples of balanced combat systems that you have designed or helped guide
• Great writing, presenting, and team communication a must
• Well versed in all aspects of combat design including UX, balance, and implementation
• Bachelor's Degree in Game Design or equivalent practical experience
• 5+ years of experience
• Shipped at least 2 AAA products on console or PC
• Solid understanding of UE4 and Blueprint
• Effectively communicate combat design direction, requirements, and deliverables
• Art, programming, or audio skills a plus
• A deep love of video games