Senior Combat Designer

Posted: 24 days
Design
Full-Time
Senior
$143,700—$215,500 USD
US
Insomniac games is looking for its next Senior Combat Designer.  In this role you'll be responsible for helping produce high-quality experiences within our games. You should have at least 8+ years of design experience, largely focused on combat design. The Senior Combat Designer will act as a key coordinator and collaborator, working with design, engineering, art, and animation teams to create compelling player experiences that are expressed though the hero, the enemies they face, and the overall systems that govern combat. You will be responsible for developing designs for said combat and systems for an assigned project and implementing these designs in game. This includes taking designs through pitch, concept, implementation, bug fixing, balance, and polish phases.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develops core game action systems such as player actions, hero powers, enemy factions and archetypes, and/or bot AI.
  • Creates clear and concise, visually oriented design materials that explain mechanics, systems, and features.  
  • Pitches and presents designs to the team and department heads. 
  • Explores multiple potential solutions to a problem by creating rapid prototypes, evaluating from a player perspective, and iterating as needed.
  • Develops and communicates combat and system designs through written documentation, visual design materials, and verbal presentations.
  • Implements gameplay and game structure; works with Gameplay Programming team to deliver content that meet each disciplines goals and deadlines.
  • Follows up with multiple departments on combat features and updates team as needed through various mediums.  
  • Addresses bugs and gameplay issues to assure a stable and polished product. 
  • Helps assess progress, quality, and user friendliness of project via methods such as usability testing, focus tests and in-house play tests.
  • Provides constructive feedback on all aspects of product; finds opportunities to increase quality of product and advises on how information may be implemented or held for future products.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Supervisory Duties
The Senior Combat Designer role has no supervisory duties.
 
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The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$143,700—$215,500 USD

About Insomniac Games

What does it take to be an Insomniac? A true passion for game development, especially for the types of games we create. The ability to thrive in the rapid pace of an exciting studio. The imagination to deliver amazing player experiences. Sound like you? We can’t wait to hear from you!

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