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Lead Game Designer (Driving) - SUMO NOTTINGHAM New

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

Nottingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design

ASAP

30/07/2019

26/07/2020

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No



Sumo Nottingham develops characterful, accessible and innovative action/adventure and racing games for console and PC. We are part of Sumo Digital Ltd., an independent UK developer working with some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony and Sega.

The role @ Sumo

We are looking for a lead game designer to join the Sumo Nottingham team!


Within this role you will:


  • Oversee the creation and implementation of innovative game systems
  • Supervise the creation and maintenance of detailed design documentation
  • Review and feed back on game design and implementation with the team
  • Define and allocate tasks to the design team, including accurately assessing the time required to complete each task
  • Troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint
  • Define game vision and high level experience, in collaboration with the design director
  • Report to the design director



  • We need you to have:


  • More than five years of experience and/or two or more shipped titles in a design role
  • A passion for racing games of all types
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A grasp of current game trends


  • Where you'll be working

    Our studio is in Nottingham's Castle Marina, near Nottingham's picturesque canal route and just fifteen minutes' walk from the City Centre. The studio is served by excellent bus, tram and cycle links and the railway station is a ten-minute walk away.

    Nottingham has lots to see and do, including a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and numerous cultural events. There are several large parks in and around the city (including Wollaton Park, containing Batman's house!), and it sits on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District area. It has excellent road and rail links to the North and South of the country, with London less than two hours away by train.

    What we'll do for you

    We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. We support your personal development through access to training resources and time to work on them. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

    We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, with emphasis on well being and work/life balance.

    Want to know more about Sumo?

    Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and 2019 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio, continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.



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