Combat Designer

Zapper Games
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July 27, 2022
Full Time
Raleigh, NC

Zapper Games is looking for a passionate Combat Designer to join our team to work on a new IP in Unreal Engine 5. Like the sound of that? Please read on...

In this role you will own the overall quality of the player combat experience in a 3rd person, open-world action/adventure game.


  • Collaborate with Directors, leads and other disciplines to execute the overall vision for the game.
  • Contribute to the overall game design through creating, iterating, balancing and polishing gameplay.
  • Regularly prove out ideas through prototyping.
  • Establish and document processes, design metrics and systems.
  • Always keep the player in mind by designing around the players' experience.


  • An in-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • Understanding and familiarity designing AI behaviors.
  • Experience with game scripting (blueprints).
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and design goals to others.
  • Possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Knowledge of modern combat design.
  • Being comfortable with iterative designing.
  • 2+ years of experience working on gameplay or combat.
  • Shipped at least 1 title in Unreal Engine.
  • A deep passion for video games.

Nice to Haves:

  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine's Gameplay Ability System.
  • Experience working in Confluence and Jira.
  • Some knowledge of and experience with working in Unreal 5.

Why Zapper Games?

We want you to enjoy crafting amazing player experiences and have fun creating games you can be proud of. We also know that making games is hard work and that’s why we offer a generous benefits package to make sure our team members are properly taken care of. Here’s what you can expect from us.

  • Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance (No Premiums!)
  • Four weeks paid vacation.
  • Paid time off the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (the office is closed for this period).
  • Paid federal holidays
  • 10 sick days
  • 401k

*This role is temporarily remote.

Zapper Games

Zapper Games is a newly formed studio in NC. Our ambition is to give people the opportunity to do their best work by cultivating a place of positivity, fun, and ownership.

Our Core Values

Build Together. We know making video games takes a diverse team of people from different disciplines. We also know it genuinely takes more than that. Collaboration, respect, ownership of work and honest discussions within the team help bring games to the next level.

Be Daring. Don't be afraid to take chances in everything you do. Speak up if you have something important to say. Push your work to the next level and don't settle for mediocrity.

Nurture Curiosity. Seek out knowledge, try things you feel would push the game to another level, brainstorm your ideas often with others and most importantly, create with passion.

Have Fun. While this may sound like an obvious thing to say, truly having fun making the games you also like to play within a positive work environment is important to us. Great games experiences come from teams of people who enjoy working on them together.

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