Harmonix Music Systems | Cambridge MA 02139 USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/16/2012
Harmonix seeks a Combat Designer to create real-time, single-player combat experiences for a brand new IP on next-generation hardware. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute creatively to the studio and work on a project that is unlike anything Harmonix has ever done before.
-Work with developers across disciplines to develop the core loop of our single-player combat gameplay.
-Set a high quality bar for combat components: including physics, AI, camera, interface, and audio-visual effects.
-Design and tune combat skills and abilities; overseeing creation of robust combat AI systems for minor and major combat encounters.
-Implement key combat abilities, mechanics, AI and encounters at the script level, from development prototypes through to shipping content.
-Maintain vision for combat at both micro level (single encounter) and macro level (skill and enemy progression, evolving variety and depth, rewards for mastery).
-Work with lead designer, project lead and production team to set combat team priorities, manage product backlog, and ensure that feature ships complete and within scope.
-Advocate for a fun, deep and accessible combat experience, working closely with the user experience team.
-Assist with systems design and scripting tasks as needed.
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
-Minimum of 1 shipped title. Please submit a list of titles worked on.
-Must have intimate knowledge of design theory and execution.
-Ability to implement and iterate on prototypes via script.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Proven track record in a deeply collaborative design environment.
-Ability to manage own deadlines and deliver polished content on time.
-Ability to think analytically and creatively.
-Strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative.
|Location||Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States|
|Categories||Game / Level Designer / Creative Director|
|Pref Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|