Sharkmob is growing and has opened a new studio in central London called Sharkmob London Ltd. As part of a journey that started in Sweden in 2017, Sharkmob London will take AAA, hardcore multiplayer games to places nobody has gone before.

The UK studio is led by a core team of local industry veterans operating as a fully integrated part of Sharkmob, with backing from Tencent Games. Sharkmob is currently working on three different projects, one of which is a proprietary IP that will be developed in London. 

The studio is currently in its founding stages, so this is a highly unique opportunity to be a part of a great adventure! 

As part of our new team, we are looking for a Lead Combat Designer to join us and spearhead the design and delivery of industry leading combat experiences. We want you to take the lead on the 3C’s; Character, Controls and Camera. You will have full ownership over heroes, enemies, bosses, weapons and skills. Our ideal candidate has a serious passion for combat in its many forms.

What are we looking for?

  • At least one shipped title as a Senior or Lead Combat Designer
  • Passionate gamer, with an ability to analyse game features and content and understand what makes them work
  • Prior experience with designing animation-based systems
  • Strong understanding of combat systems in games across our industry
  • A wealth of experience delivering features that rely on timing and ‘feel’
  • Excellent rapid prototyping skills
  • Experience leading a team of designers through the feature design process from concept to complete
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Bonus Skills

  • Experience delivering combat features and content for an online title
  • Familiar with feature optimisation in live titles
  • Serious passion for combat-focused games and RPG combat mechanics

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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