Character & Camera Programmer

Posted: 2 months
$85,000 - $115,000

Work with Half Mermaid on Project D████

We are seeking a Character & Camera Programmer to join our studio and spearhead the engineering of character and camera code for an upcoming project in development.

We are developing a third person horror game with experimental narrative, a return to the genre that Sam previously explored with Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Candidates with experience of shipping a third person Unreal title on console are preferred. We’re combining AAA experience with indie agility to deliver a big, ambitious game and are assembling a small team to make it happen as we move from pre-production into full development.

  • Design and engineer 3rd person camera and character systems alongside game design team
  • Experienced with
    • Third-person character gameplay and animation systems
    • Traversal and combat gameplay
    • Motion capture pipelines
  • Shipped a third person character game on console
  • Experienced with Unreal Engine 5
  • Comfort working with a hybrid in-person and remote team
  • An appreciation for narrative and psychological horror
  • Alignment with our studio’s stated mission and values
This is a full-time position scheduled to begin in Summer 2024. We are open to discussing remote or hybrid working formats with the right candidate. The salary listed reflects the estimated base range for the role. Your offer will be based on multiple factors, such as experience and work location.

Applicants from traditionally marginalized identities within the game industry are highly encouraged to apply. Half Mermaid Productions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

To apply, please use our Job Application form. Do not email your application, it will not be reviewed if it is not submitted using the Job Application form.

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About Half Mermaid Productions

Half Mermaid Productions is an independent video game studio founded by Sam Barlow. Our mission is to create authored, player-centric stories across the spectrum of narrative genres. Our game IMMORTALITY was the first ever indie game to get a perfect 10/10 in Edge Magazine and won BAFTA, GDC, and IGF awards, holding its own against AAA titans.

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