UE4 Gameplay Programmer

Midnight CircusApply for this Job
March 1, 2021
Full Time
38 000€ per year

**This position has been closed.**

We are Midnight Circus Games a new studio specialising in comedy games. We are looking for an Unreal Engine gameplay programmer with an interest in comedy and innovative gameplay, to help us create our first title. This is a mid-level position with a lot of opportunities to grow while being supported by a team of experienced developers. We are currently in pre-production for our first game which is a social satire blending narrative and life-simulation gameplay. You will be working in a small team environment that embraces cross-disciplinary collaboration.


  • 3+ years experience in the games industry
  • Good practical knowledge of Unreal Engine
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Experience with 3D games
  • Good English communication, as our team is international
  • Based in France

Important Information

  • When to start: We are looking for someone available from the beginning of April.
  • Location: This is a remote position, with the option to come to work from our office in Lyon post-Covid.
  • Work schedules: We do not crunch.
  • Salary range: 38 000€ (gross) per year - negotiable based on experience.
  • Contract type: Permanent contract.

The team

We are three international game developers behind Midnight Circus Games: Jennifer Schneidereit (Tengami, Astrologaster), Katharine Neil (Astrologaster, Over The Alps) and Simon Bachelier (Another Lost Phone, Alt-Frequencies). From AAA games to independent titles, we draw on our experiences to produce a new generation of comedy games. We aspire to build a flexible and inclusive workspace.

How to apply

Send a CV and portfolio (if any) to simon[at]midnightcircus.games, in addition to a cover letter directly in the e-mail.

A few games that we've worked on

Astrologaster (Nyamyam) is a comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Play as 'Doctor' Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology. A story-driven adventure based on a truly ridiculous story.

Over The Alps (Stave Studios) is a choices-matter narrative adventure game told through interactive postcards, sent from a secret agent to their handler, in 1930s Switzerland.

Alt-Frequencies (Accidental Queens, ARTE France) is an audio mystery game where you use the airwaves to open the world’s eyes to the truth. Record, rewind time and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog.

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