RocketWerkz Studios Ltd - Game Designer (Unreal Engine)
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Game Designer (Unreal Engine)

  • Auckland, New Zealand
NZ$70,000 - NZ$130,000 per yearGame Design

Job description

RocketWerkz is an ambitious video games studio based on Auckland’s waterfront in New Zealand. Founded by Dean Hall, creator of hit survival game DayZ, we are independently-run but have the backing of one of the world's largest games companies. Our two major games currently out on Steam are Icarus and Stationeers, with several other projects in development.

We are looking an experienced Game Designer to design and add new missions, items, creatures and content to Icarus, a complex systems-driven sandbox open-world PC survival game. You'll have to understand game balance, quest logic and lore while creating an enjoyable player experience. You'll be hands-on in Unreal Engine 4.27 and active in the player community.

What you'll do:

  • Design and document items, creature, talents and missions

  • Script missions using Unreal Engine Blueprints

  • Implement and test these features in Unreal Engine 4.27

  • Balance the game economy and difficulty curve based on playtesting experience

  • Ensure player progress is rewarding, exciting, fair and satisfying

  • Constantly seek player feedback and interpret it wisely with action-oriented recommendations

  • Communicate how game features and constraints create particular player experiences

Job requirements

What we look for in our ideal candidate:

  • 3+ years game design or relevant game development experience

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4, including Blueprint scripting

  • Experience with Jira and Confluence (or similar project management tools)

  • A fantastic portfolio of games you've contributed to

  • Understanding of open world/survival games

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The position is full-time, permanent, and based in Auckland with flexible working conditions. Assistance is provided for relocation & support for obtaining a visa.

We value diverse teams. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspect of your culture or identity, you have an important role to play in our team.

  • Auckland, New Zealand
NZ$70,000 - NZ$130,000 per year
Game Design