• Experience with Unity, Unreal, or similar game engines.

  • Experience working on all stages of a project, from concept to launch.

  • Experience with modern console development.

LEAD 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 IT 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 understand our consumer needs and ensure the designs developed by the team will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment, managing the game mechanics, core loops and game systems that make our games more fun to play.

  • You will recruit and lead a small team of Game Designers, creating a positive environment which focuses on open feedback, mentoring and the career development  of your team.

  • You can prioritise the daily workflows to ensure a balanced approach to workload and production management on behalf of the game design team.

  • You will lead by example and use your knowledge to support the development and performance of the team. 

  • With high standards, you are responsible for high-quality documentation and the delivery of coherent and compelling visions of game features from you and your team.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
  • You will lead and motivate a team that designs game systems, content and level design to craft an engaging player experience.

  • 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.

  • Naturally inquisitive, you keep up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends and cascade according to support the development of your team.

  • You will be able to collaborate and communicate well with internal teams and customers to realise a shared vision.

  • You will be able to talk and write enthusiastically about game ideas, championing their potential.

  • You will be highly adaptable and a great problem solver.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • 2 + years of experience leading a small team of designers.

  • Strong, passionate communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven ability to deliver fun gameplay features that keep players wanting more.

  • 5+ years industry experience in game design positions.

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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