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October 7, 2021
We are Blankhans. We are a game studio boutique that is dedicated to lean and high-quality crafting of outstanding experiences. Our founding team consists of games, game technology, media and entrepreneurial leaders that are striving to build live services that last for decades. We value the craftsmanship of classic game making as well as the iterative world of live games. Our culture is “Fun”. We truly believe that only a team that enjoys what they are doing for a living, where the route is the goal, will achieve the impossible.
Our first live service is based on a well established fantasy IP and aims to connect camp-fire survival (co-op) with tactical dungeons (action) and an economy hub (trading).
Blankhans is a decentralized game studio born in a world where work has to fit into people’s life and not life into work. We aim for maximum transparency and trust to our teams and ask for nothing less than your professional dedication.
As an Unreal Gameplay Engineer, you will work on building the game features that are creating the fun playing the game. You will directly work with our producer and game designer, to create game features. Our game is a Social Survival Sandbox game. It’s using a lot of know game mechanics and combines them in a unique way to create long-lasting fun for players. You will help creating this game and fun.
Collaborate on the implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters’ behaviors, combat and power mechanics, user interface, etc.
Work closely with designers, artists, and producers to iterate on gameplay features and ensure a great player experience.
Develop and own the procedural world generation of our survival game
Create the foundation of the multiplayer backend (client/server architecture) with Unreal
Implement Epic Online Services
Collaborate with other members of the team to build sustainable and maintainable technologies and optimized code on all platforms.
Provides high-level estimation and task management for incoming project requirements
Inspires and motivates the team to generate new ideas and solutions that optimize our development workflow
Reviews and collaborates on technical design and code implementation
Provides knowledge sharing between other development teams and departments
2+ years of experience in games development with a significant impact on a shipped game
2+ years of experience as a Game Dev Engineer, UE4 Developer, or comparative role
Expert in UE4 with C++
Experience in UE4 with experience in Blueprints
Experience with Open World and/or Sandbox games
Experience with gameplay features like Inventory, Crafting, and Monster AI
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to collaborate and work well other disciplines
Comfortable wearing many hats and jumping into something new from time to time
Knowledgeable in refactoring and optimization when they are appropriate.