Junior Game Designer

ustwo Games
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Posted
January 19, 2022
Intern
London, UK
Remote
£11.05

ustwo is a London-based software development studio focused on digital design, such as clean and elegant user interfaces. Founded in 2004, the company had initially served clients in supporting their mobile apps, and developed mobile games, but gained significant attention upon release of Monument Valley in 2014, which won numerous awards and had over two million units sold. Alongside their Ustwo Games division, the company continues to produce other software for a range of computing devices through Ustwo Studios, as well as investing in new firms through Ustwo Adventure, and helping to mentor young talent within Ustwo Foundation.

You will learn how to design levels and content on paper and in-engine (using the Unity game engine) under supervision from the senior game design team. They will also learn how to recognise where effort needs to be put to improve a game by observing user test sessions. You will provide creative, imaginative and original solutions to design questions and internalise and represent the design philosophy of the game to other team members. You will also learn how the various disciplines that work together to create a modern computer game interact with each other, as well as the various processes and stages of development and how a game processes through  each of them until a product is released.

Qualifications

  • This role requires someone who has strong communication and design analysis skills. 
  • Experience working in a game engine (Game Maker, Unity, Unreal or other) is required for the candidate.
  • There are no specific educational requirements, but the ideal candidate will have played tactics games before and will be able to work according to the UK time zone.

Location

We operate a hybrid working week, where you will be spending most of their time working independently at home, with occasional in-studio days focused more on collaborative tasks and decision making meetings. You will also be invited to attend weekly discipline specific meetings where all designers from across the whole company gather together to discuss a range of related subject matter.

How to apply

Kickstart is a Government scheme aimed to help support young people back into work after the economic effects of the pandemic. The Job Placements are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24 and out of education who are referred to employers by their respective Work Coaches.

In order to apply you should:

  1. Complete this form
  2. Get in touch with your work coach (reference postal code SW9 0FJ to receive a referral

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About us

We’re a mobile games studio that loves to make interactive entertainment which challenges the medium, with a strong focus on user experience and elegance in presentation. From our BAFTA award-winning hit Monument Valley, to innovative virtual reality experience Land’s End, we hope our dedication to craft and platform specific design shows in every product we create.

We are a people centric organisation aiming to make a positive impact in the world. And we believe that the best way to do it is by fostering true diversity of thought and a commitment to creating a workplace where people of every race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or attribute and religious belief feels included, is appreciated for who they are and can have the space to thrive and grow.

Work at ustwo games

We’re still a relatively small team, but our aspirations are pretty huge. We’re always looking to challenge ourselves in the types of games we make, and in the audiences we try to reach, and in order to succeed in meeting those challenges, we want the best possible team mates to join us!

Our team already contains a diverse mixture of individuals from across the games industry, and other creative fields such as animation, illustration and digital product design. It’s this diverse mix of voices and experiences that encourages us to think about games in non-traditional ways, and also makes sure our social calendar is pretty eclectic!

We welcome applications from both within and outside the games industry, and offer a range of employee benefits.

About Our Games

Monument Valley I & II: The Monument Valley series has changed the gaming landscape on mobile and has helped encourage creators to make something that is short, poetic and beautiful. A new generation of gamers are influenced by this success, and are experiencing these new, exciting and perfectly formed stories and experiences for the first time.

Assemble with Care: When Maria, a globe-trotting antique restorer, arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be. She wants nothing more than to help the town’s inhabitants save their most beloved possessions, but when it’s their personal lives that are starting to fracture, she’ll need to find a way to hold them together, one spare screw at a time.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure: Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realises she needs to do something about it!

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