Playground Games is looking for Associate Technical Designers to join our Fable team on a contract basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

As an Associate Technical Designer, you will be working with technical and design disciplines. You will use scripting and proprietary tools to implement quests, scripted events, and encounters. 

Our ideal candidate is a promising scripter who is passionate about their craft, building content, delivering great player experiences, and is skilled in problem identification and solving.

This is a contract role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required.   

What you’ll do:

  • Work with a highly motivated, talented, cross-discipline team.
  • Use tools and scripting within our custom, proprietary engine to implement quests, scripted events, and encounters to the highest standard.
  • Collaborate with creative and technical disciplines to deliver content to expectations.

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrable experience using visual scripting tools.
  • Interest in collaborating with a team of diverse perspectives to derive great solutions.
  • Passion for problem identification and solving.
  • A flexible, highly motivated and friendly approach to your work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for video games.
  • Text-based scripting experience in C++, C# or similar is desired but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

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