Senior Game Designer

Sony Playstation
FIN-Helsinki-Kasarmikatu
23 days ago
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We are looking for a Senior Game Designer focusing on Enemy and Boss design for our next big game!

THE JOB

As the Senior Game Designer focussing on enemies design with the talented and passionate team behind RETURNAL you will work closely with a team of Artists, Programmers, Animators & Designers to help drive the next evolution of Housemarque games.

It will be your role to ensure the highest quality design and implementation of enemies of the game, and champion the design and creative vision of the project.

What will your day-to-day look like?

At Housemarque you will be responsible for designing, prototyping and implementing enemies for a AAA Action game from inception to the finished, fully-fledged opponents for the player to overcome. You will work directly with the Directors, Leads and fellow Designers and Programmers to ensure that the enemies content of the game is of highest possible quality. You will also work on creating and improving the pipelines and processes so the content creation is as fluid as possible.

You will collaborate with Programmers who will implement the behaviors you have designed, and Level Designers who create the environments for the enemies to ensure combat encounters are as exciting, innovative and creative as possible.

You will collaborate with external developers within the SIE framework, review their work, and give them feedback and guidance so that their work aligns with the vision of the game.

You will also work with Animators and VFX Artists so the signs and feedback as well as combat animations communicate the enemy behavior to the players as clearly as possible.

What will help you to be successful in this role?

Our Studio

At Housemarque, we believe " Game is King! " because gameplay always comes first.

With technical excellence and compelling narrative, spiced with our trademark neon flair and top-notch audiovisual feedback, we want our players to always feel actively engaged with the worlds we have created for them.

Our latest Award-Winning game Returnal , released on PS5 in 2021, embraces all these qualities. THIS is our DNA!

We value Nordic work-life balance by growing sustainably and ensuring our employees have the time and means to develop personally and professionally during work time.

We were established in 1995 with strong roots in the Finnish demoscene . In June 2021 we joined the PlayStation Studios , after years of partnership.

If you wish to join us for our next journey, apply today!

What we offer to you?

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Helsinki, Finland. Please note that due to our Summer Holiday Break in July, we will begin processing applications in August.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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