senior Game Designer

Location

UK, Leeds

Position type

Full-time

Fat Kraken Studios is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our small team. We’re ramping up for an exciting phase of the project Oddworld: Soulstorm. Fat Kraken Studios is a growing independent studio located in the center of Leeds with experienced and passionate members dedicated to building a strong and caring team to create great games within a relaxed and friendly work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Create fun and compelling game levels that explore the games core mechanics in interesting ways.

  • Concepting gameplay mechanics, rulesets and integration and documenting concisely.

  • Writing easy to follow, hard to misinterpret design specs

  • Work closely with other disciplines such as art and engineering to create a solid experience.

  • Testing and debugging levels to ensure concepts are viable.

  • Utilising gameplay to support and enhance narrative storytelling experience.

  • Reviewing, feedback and balancing skills to ensure the levels fits with the overall direction of the game.

  • Communication with the rest of the team to keep transparency of goals, deadlines and expectations.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of the Unity engine with a firm grasp of tools and workflow.

  • Great understanding of game design, mechanics, flow, balance, pacing, etc.

  • Visual skills, as a level designer you will be laying out the gameplay areas and space to help communicate narrative and intentions of the level.

  • Problem solving skills to resolve issues using the mechanics and tools provided.

  • Some technical knowledge regarding game engines and limitations.

  • Minimum of three years experience working as a Level Designer.

Pluses

  • Coordination, Timekeeping and organisational skills

What We Offer

  • 20 days paid annual leave plus all UK bank holidays (28 days total)

  • Flexible hours

  • Central Location: Close to Leeds city center, 15 minute walk from Leeds train station, 6 minute walk from Leeds bus station. Plenty of nearby choices for food, gyms, bars and other amenities.

  • Relaxed work environment with space for social events such as game jams, movie and game nights.

  • Occasional team activities such as cinema, lunch out, industry events and more. 

Please include a CV/ Resume in your email.