Planning, creating and implementing game design activities for Skyhook Games. The Game Designer will be expected to take ownership of sections of the project under guidance from the Lead Designer and work collaboratively with all disciplines within the studio. You will also be required to take features and sections of the project from pre-production, through development to release standard quality.

about skyhook games studio

Skyhook Games is experiencing a high level of growth making this a great time to join the team. We are based in the trendy “Baltic Triangle” area of Liverpool City Centre and offer flexible working schedules, as well as a collaborative, supportive culture.

Aside from our exciting growth plans, the best thing about Skyhook Games is the people. We offer a fun, creative and inclusive place to work and are passionate about flexibility and providing a work/life balance for all our team. We offer an improved benefits package including extra holidays, an additional buy and sell holiday scheme, contributory pension, regular social events, flexible working hours, free parking, remote working options and ongoing training.

key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Designing and balancing gameplay features and mechanics from initial documentation to final implementation in engine.
  • Driving gameplay and content design through all development phases from concept to launch, and beyond
  • Overseeing and providing critical feedback on the design of game features, level design, gameplay etc.
  • Identifying areas of improvement and solutions to enhance functionality and aesthetics
  • Working with internal departments to maintain game’s progress and evolution
  • Playing a key role in reviewing the gameplay to ensure player experience is maximised
  • Planning and overseeing projects from start to finish
  • Applying artistic and programmatic perspective to work
  • Playtest and balance gameplay mechanics

Any additional duties/ expectations as an employee of the company above and beyond specific job role

Essential:

  • Team player – Can work across all functions and experience of gaining buy-in and developing strong relationships
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of game design from concept to launch
  • A passion for all forms of games and industry experience within a games development studio
  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine and/or Unity

Desirable

  • 3D modelling package experience (Blender, Max or Maya) to a whitebox/blockout skill level
  • Experience in Jira and Confluence 
  • Experience with Blueprints in UE 
  • Experience with or playing Simulation games 

Skyhook Games are an equal opportunities employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce and inclusive environment. Reasonable adjustments will be made for candidates with a disability.

application:

If you feel you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and cover letter to:  [email protected]