GAME DESIGNER

Third Kind Games, is a growing, independent game developer based in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the heart of the UK games industry.


Third Kind was founded in 2016, by a group of industry veterans from many high profile companies such
as Activision, Codemasters, Sony, Crytek and more.


Third Kind focuses on emerging technologies and greenfield projects, supported by a dynamic and
creative team who are able to explore new ground in this ever changing landscape.


Our latest title in development is Blankos Block Party, a collectables game using blockchain technology, where the player can build their own worlds, create their own MMO gameplay, and blend their Blankos to create totally unique new characters.


We are always expanding and we are looking for others to join us as Third Kinders.

WHAT IS LIKE TO BE A THIRD KINDER?

Our team is a diverse group of people. They are collaborative, high performers who embrace ideas and knowledge from everyone in the Third Kind family, with the aim of developing and inspiring ourselves and
our games.


Work life balance and flexibility are very important to us and our team.

 

We also actively encourage our teams to explore their creativity outside of work on their own projects.

ROLE OVERVIEW
  • You will design, setup and balance game content and systems to give players the best possible experience.

  • A team player, you will work closely with our established business on feature implementation, whilst upholding the design vision.

  • With an ability to see the detail, you will produce high-quality documentation to deliver coherent and compelling visions of game features.

  • Your passion for gaming will allow you to carry out comparative analysis of other relevant games, determining what makes them great and what can be learned from them. 

  • You will make useful contributions to our creative planning sessions, scrums, and retrospectives and help us drive the development of our projects and the team.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE
  • You have an understanding of the design principles behind games, with an interest in many different areas of game design.

  • You will strive to create fun gameplay, championing the player experience.

  • You will be motivated by creative freedom, ground-breaking challenges, and unknown territory.

  • You will be able to collaborate and communicate well with team members to realise a shared vision.

  • You will prefer a creative, open-thinking environment and have a passion for working on a wide variety of tasks.

  • You will be able to work alone and also as part of a team, whilst knowing when to ask for advice from your colleagues.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • 2+ years industry experience in game design positions.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven ability to design fun gameplay features that keeps players wanting more.

  • Proven ability to write concise, well-written and compelling design documentation.

DESIRED
  • Experience in Unity or Unreal.

LOCATION

Royal Leamington Spa is a well known hub for game development in the UK. It has become known as Silicon Spa for its booming population of game developers and businesses, and it has a rich history in game development dating back over 30 years. It is a beautiful spa town with great shopping, dining, and recreational spaces, situated close to Warwick, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Cotswolds.

 

The company has recently moved to a charming new office located directly in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa, just a 1 minute walk from the shops and cafes.

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