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Senior Combat Designer

Remote | Austin, Texas
Permanent | Job ID #70708 | $110,000 - $155,000 yearly | Posted 4 weeks ago

Onward Play is looking for a Senior Combat Designer to help drive the vision and implementation of the combat experience in our client’s action game. Everything from placing I-Frames and damage volumes, tweaking damage-scales, etc. You will work across disciplines, from art and animation to engineering and production, to make our game’s combat fun, satisfying and scalable from the early to late game. The ideal candidate will have experience with 3rd person fantasy/sci-fi melee and magic combat.


  • Design and implement combat mechanics that are engaging and immersive for players.
  • Pitch, prototype, implement, balance and ship a wide variety of enemy types, including core enemies and bosses.
  • Tune the combat experience at the micro level: animation lengths, i-frames, damage volumes, etc.
  • Implement each character type’s combat behavior using techniques such as behavior trees, animation graphs and blueprint.
  • Work with character art, animation, VFX and audio to ship characters with state-of-the-art levels of polish.
  • Help balance combat-related systems such as player leveling and experience, weapons, and damage.
  • Produce documentation to communicate your proposals and designs, and work with production to ensure they can be implemented with the time and resources available.
  • Prior experience on a shipping game.
  • 3rd person fantasy/sci-fi melee and magic combat exp needed
  • Strong understanding of game mechanics and systems design.
  • Experience working with Unreal 4/5.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as C# or Lua.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for video games and a desire to create engaging player experiences.
Additional Information
  • 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision plans available - for employees and dependents.
  • 401K with matching
  • Company paid long & short-term disability plans, and life insurance.
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Unlimited PTO and flexible schedule

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $110,000 - $155,000 yearly


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