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

  • Experience with modern console development

SENIOR 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
  • With high standards, you will write high-quality documentation to deliver coherent and compelling visions of game features.

  • 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.

  • You will design game mechanics, core loops and game systems that are fun to play.

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

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

  • Naturally inquisitive, you keep up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends and developments.

  • You will be able to collaborate and communicate well with team members 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
  • 5+ years industry experience in game design positions.

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

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

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

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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