Senior Game Designer – Sunderland, UK

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Senior Game Designer

Coatsink – Sunderland, UK

Innovatative and up-and-coming indie studio Coatsink are in search of a Senior Game Designer to join their incredibly talented team! Over the years, Coatsink has grown into a diverse and versatile development studio, as well as an indie publisher, becoming part of the Thunderful Group back in 2020.

As a Senior Game Designer, you'll be responsible for crafting and maintaining the design of a game, ensuring that the game’s content is built in-line with the design vision, whilst also maintaining its high standards. The Senior Game Designer will communicate primarily with the design team and with seniors from other disciplines, to ensure the whole team understands the project’s design needs.

Your day-to-day will include and involve the following:

  • Designing content for the game according to the project’s design
  • Building game content in Unity
  • Maintaining content integrity across the life of the project
  • Communicating with Programmers and Artists to ensure all aspects of the game content meet the project’s design to a high standard

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed:

  • 2+ years experience working in a game design role
  • 1+ shipped title whilst working in a game design role
  • Excellent Unity experience
  • Basic programming/scripting knowledge
  • Competent writing ability
  • Basic art skills
  • Strong understanding of level design, UX design, and game design fundamentals
  • Ability to work in both small and large teams
  • Strong passion for playing video games across a wide variety of genres, and analysing what makes them good/bad
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the games market and target audience
  • Confident IT skills
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities
  • Can adapt quickly to changes and new problems
  • Able to turn constructive criticism into positive or improved results
  • Experience leading a team on a released title
  • Experience working within project management methodology such as SCRUM 

The following will earn you BONUS POINTS:

  • Designer role on a released unity-based game
  • Experience developing for VR
  • Excellent programming/scripting knowledge
  • Confident writing skills and a passion for storytelling
  • Competent art abilities
  • Relevant university degree
  • Experience using Atlassian software (Jira, Confluence etc)

Want to learn more about this exciting position or the studio in question?

Get in touch with me for a confidential chat!

Email or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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