Job position

AI Game Designer

Avatar Project, Game Design, Malmö

Job Description

We're embarking on an amazing journey, together with Lightstorm Entertainment and FoxNext Games, to the world of Pandora, developing a new cutting-edge game set on the beautiful and dangerous moon from the prominent Avatar film franchise. 

As an AI Game Designer at Massive, you'll work embedded in an interdisciplinary team of specialists to create characters that will immerse our players with the ultimate, interactive Pandora experience. These NPCs will interact with the player, world, and the game systems to create systemic, emergent experiences.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö, Sweden, and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager / cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing NPCs with a focus on reactive, systemic, and emergent behaviors.
  • Collaborating with AI programmers, character artists, and animators to realize detailed NPCs who appear to have a life of their own.
  • Working directly in our Snowdrop game-engine, tweaking and iterating on your NPCs, and will help in defining what tools you need to work effectively and efficiently. 
  • Maintaining and evolving the overall gameplay vision together with the Game Director, Lead Game Designer and the rest of the Design team.

Qualifications

You’re an experienced, innovative, and creative designer with a passion for making games. Perhaps you’ve worked on high-profile indie games or you’ve helped ship AAA titles.

You’ve a proven background in one or more technically focused specialties: systems design, combat, AI, mission scripting, or level scripting, and you’re an enthusiastic communicator, easily receiving and offering feedback with your colleagues, Lead and directors, all in fluent English.

  • A minimum of 4 years’ proven experience in a game design role.
  • At least one shipped title, preferably AAA.
  • Experience working with AI/NPCs.
  • Comfortable implementing gameplay logic using node-based tools and/or programming / scripting.
  • Professional experience with systems-driven games.
  • Knowledge of iterative development and rapid prototyping.
  • You have an understanding of all phases of game development, from early concepts to post-launch support.

Good to know

As we aim to build a team who continuously push the boundaries of what’s possible within game development and because we love to learn and grow from the people around us, we might ask you to complete a practical test as a part of the recruitment process.

We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you. Meanwhile, please check-out at the videos posted below.

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