What We Need:

 
We need a Combat/3C (Character, Controls, Camera) Designer to help us create a top notch moment-to-moment experience that feels great to play. We are looking for someone with experience designing movement, cameras, and combat systems in 3rd person games.

What You Will Do: 

  • Create and iterate on designs for the relationship between player inputs and the reactions of an on-screen character, and their representation in the game’s camera.
    • Details including character control, ability use, camera manipulation, button mapping, and more.
  • Work closely with artists and engineers to deliver visuals that support the design.
  • Collaborate with other designers and leadership to build complimentary systems, features, and content.
  • Utilize objective data and feedback to improve own designs and offer input and feedback/solutions to help improve others’ designs.
  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns to their manager.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

Requirements:

  • Shipped a 3rd person game as a Combat or 3C designer role, or other comparable experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and passionate about making games.
  • Ability to adapt to and learn different toolsets.

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Unreal Engine experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with C/C++ or a scripting language.
  • Experience building prototypes to prove out and showcase design ideas.

Who We Are:

MAKE LIFE EPIC

Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of groundbreaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.

 

CORE VALUES

GAMEPLAY FIRST

Let gameplay drive decision making

BE ACCOUNTABLE

Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself

PEOPLE FOCUSED

Maintain an environment where people are happy

EMBRACE ENTHUSIASM

Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate

WORK SMART

Put effort where it pays off the most

 

STUDIO LEGACY:

Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can flourish. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.

 

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