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Unreal Engine 4 Combat Designer

Freelance at Kingdom Games in Austin, Texas

Combat Designer
Kingdom Media, LLC is looking for a Combat Designer for our unannounced High Fantasy Role Playing Game. Our ideal candidate is an experienced video game combat designer with a strong and demonstrable passion for current generation Western RPG video games. Please send your resume and cover letter along with any links to your portfolio or previous work to jobs@kingdomgames.com for consideration.
Job Requirements

  • Shipped AAA titles as a Combat Designer
  • Deep understanding of the Unreal Editor 4 toolset, Blueprints, etc.
  • Develop and assist the implementation of the combat system, player abilities, enemy abilities, and environmental effects that affect combat overall
  • Assist in tuning and balancing of all aspects of the combat system, abilities, and environmental effects
  • Able to work within a process and incorporate peer and player feedback

Responsibilities
  • Brainstorming, documenting, and implementation of enemy and boss behavior trees, enemy abilities, encounters, player character abilities, and related combat systems.
  • Create interesting and varied combat experiences throughout the game as pertains to an RPG audience
  • Scripting unique combat scenarios to be placed within the game
  • Integral part in creating and tuning systems associated with combat
  • Proactive approach to communicating progress and resolution of issues and tasks to your lead or project manager

Further Qualifications
  • Experience with both single and multiplayer games (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Experience designing and developing in Virtual Reality environments
  • Fluent in visual-scripting languages (Unreal Blueprints or similar)
  • Demonstrable portfolio of your previous work (preferably within Unreal 4)
  • Knowledgeable programming or text-based scripting language skills
  • Work in an organized fashion, documenting your work from planning through development phases
  • Able to anticipate, prioritize, and organize your work to meet objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Familiar with and able to work within a SCRUM development process
  • Strong sense of attention to detail
  • Analytical problem solver



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