Senior Gameplay Scripter
3 months ago
JOB TITLE: Senior Gameplay Scripter
LOCATION: Brno or Prague, Czech Republic, or Brighton, UK
FUNCTION: Game Design
REPORTS TO: Lead Gameplay Scripter
What We Need:
We are looking for a world class game scripter who combines a strong background in mechanics design with an incredible aptitude for scripting. A designer who has a passion for driving the creative design that brings unique and diverse player & enemy abilities to life. The ideal candidate also has the ability to script using LUA and visual script, ensuring abilities are brought to life in the way that designer envisions.
This role is a senior level design and/or technical design position focused primarily on delivering the vision and in-game script/assets for our newest title. You will work directly with the combat, player, and enemy design leads, as well as gameplay engineers to ensure the abilities you deliver match the ultimate vision for the game we’re developing together. The abilities you create will enable players to succeed in wondrous fashion, or enable the game’s enemies to defeat the players with ease.
What You Will Do:
- Creating the high level designs for player and enemy abilities
- Collaborate with the combat, player, and enemy design leads to create cohesive characters and enemies
- Communicate with gameplay engineers on the building of an underlying system for the rapid creation and iteration of player and enemy abilities
- Scripting, using both LUA and Visual Script (C++ could be substituted for LUA)
- Determine the best way to prototype, and plan the transition of script to code later in development
Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:
While mastery of craft, demonstrated experience, and a quintessential ability to communicate well are all essential aspects of the position, we value a number of other elements as well; creative, technical, and cultural:
- Scripting experience in previously shipped games using LUA + Visual Scripting.
- A keen sense for gameplay mechanics, particularly if you’ve shipped games with responsibility for their delivery
- A strong understanding of design tool frameworks, and how both script and visual script co-exist
- Ability to work independently in a team environment
- Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple locations effectively
- A true love of gaming. We find time at work and at home to engage in titles across the spectrum of gaming, from the newest AAA releases to the novelist of indie titles, and the most obscure mobile games
- A huge appetite for entertainment in general. Great stories, great interactions, great experiences, and great creativity can be observed in nearly every form of entertainment, whether that be a local play, the newest movie, a hit series on Netflix, or a book you simply can’t put down. We’re voracious consumers of entertainment, taking inspiration from anything and everything we can
- Positive by nature. While we’re quick to give feedback and hold each other accountable to an incredibly high bar for quality, we’re supportive of each other and the game we’re making
- Communicative knowledge of English
Nice To Have:
- Ideally you have shipped at least 2 AAA console games within a scripting or technical design role
Who We Are:
Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia franchise. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”
Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic).
We work collaboratively across our 4 locations to develop games as one global team. Each of our locations provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console in a diverse and inclusive environment!
Located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic, just a 2-hour drive from Prague, 3 hrs from Budapest and mere 90 minutes from Vienna, surrounded by vineyards from the south-east and highlands from the north-west, Brno is a comfortable place to live and work. This Czech Republic´s second largest city offers everything you need without the big city rush - modern architecture, perfect cuisine, award-winning bars, and diverse countryside.
Located in the heart of Europe, with its enchanting historical centre and magic energy, Prague is one of the world's most stunning cities. The Hangar 13 office is based in the city centre, just a few minutes from the Old Town and its famous astronomical clock. Cultural events, vibrant nightlife, sports and leisure time activities, beautiful nature – all just a few steps away.