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Game Developer

Posted on: 3rd June 2020

Once upon a game...

They are on a mission to bring people together through shared play, making screen time social again.

They have created an immersive team challenge, which takes place in an interactive environment, where players work together to win.

The arena features a range of technologies including projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound to deliver a fun and immersive experience with no need for headsets.

They launched at the end of 2019 in London, and the results from our first base have been fantastic. People of all ages have come from in and around London, and have loved the experience

The role you play...

The Game Developer will be responsible for developing new games and updating existing ones. As part of our game development team, you will be responsible for ensuring the games are renowned as the most fun, immersive group experiences on the planet.

You will be building games for our unique immersive game environment, integrating motion tracking and touchscreen wall control systems. You will be immersed in the world of gaming and entertainment (and beyond) and bring passion and enthusiasm for games and group play. As we explore this new space, we prototype lots of ideas and test their potential in regular user-testing sessions. We use rapid iteration and data-driven feedback loops to discover the best ideas for our unique hardware.

What your week might look like...

  • Working with the Game Designer and Head of Content, to prototype new game concepts

  • Working with the Game Designer to refine gameplay based on user and team feedback

  • Methodical planning of your own work, with regular check-ins with your line manager to keep the team abreast of progress

  • Proactively manage game development day-to-day so you can swiftly identify and overcome roadblocks

What we are looking for...

  • Creative problem solver, but pragmatic. You understand that shipped can often be better than perfect, whilst holding yourself to high standards for customer experience and project management. We want to think differently and examine long-held truths, whilst balancing outcomes with business

  • Manage We measure your outcomes, not your inputs, so it’s on you to make sure you are looking after yourself and what’s important to you, whilst meeting the needs of the organization.

  • Have We are a company whose mission is all about play. We work hard, but it’s critical to enjoy the journey as it unfolds.

  • Bias to Shipped is better than perfect, perfect & shipped is better still. We value calculated risk-taking, and back you to make the difficult decisions.

  • At least 3 years’ professional development experience

  • 2+ years Unity development experience

  • Good working knowledge of C# and general .NET framework, specifically regarding multi-threaded / asynchronous procedures and network communication

  • Full software life-cycle application development – Designing, coding, debugging, testing and documenting applications

  • Managing code base for live products

  • Worked in fast-growth or early-stage businesses

  • Worked in multi-disciplinary teams and understand how to manage different ways of working

  • Degree in relevant Computer Science / Programming / Development discipline

  • Have worked on AR / VR or mixed-reality game

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Game Developer

Posted on: 25th September 2020

Once Upon A Game...

One of the leading Hyper Casual mobile games company in the UK, creating highly addictive and hugely successful games enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

Their games have had 31+ million downloads in just 3 years and games published by Voodoo, Lion Studios and Kwalee. 

With major success during this time they are now building out their engineering team to start the next stage of growth. 

The Role You Play...

Joining them as a Game Developer you will work closely with senior and lead developers to produce other hit games.

You will be involved in creating exciting, scalable mobile games, played by millions. It is highly important that you have a good understanding of the mobile games market and the everchanging trends within this field.

What your week might look like...

  • You will be a crucial member of a small, talented team who assists each other in developing their personal skills throughout the creation process.
  • Writing a strong code base that will be consistently successful.
  • Working with some of the best publishers in the world in the hyper-casual and casual market - Voodoo, Kwalee, Lion Studios etc.
  • Supporting your own ideas surrounding new game features.
  • Creating new and exciting hit games.

What we are looking for...

  • Experience in deconstructing, analysing and adapting mobile game mechanics.
  • 2+ Years of professional experience ina Unity project or impactful gaming project.
  • The ability to speak and write in English.
  • A creative/ hacker mindset
  • Experience in the sector of professional game development.
  • Familiarity with optimisation issues.
  • A track record of successful mobile game development.
  • A substantial amount of gameplay experience.

What you can look forward to...

  • The ability to work remotely if desired.
  • The studio is based in a sunny Kent seaside town with a state of the art office space (including a slide!!)
  • You will be given access to seminars and development conferences.
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonuses are given out (over the past 3 years theses have resulted in an extra 5k - 7k each year)
  • Regular Hackathons and Game Jams

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