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Game Designer - AI, WWE 2K

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Agoura Hills, CA

 

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, Boise, Seoul and Parksville, Canada are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

What We Need:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating great gameplay and player experiences, loves creating AI behaviors for players to interpret and outsmart. Do you think about how AI characters react and adapt to their surroundings? Can you analyze AI tactics to discern their patterns and tendencies? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

Our WWE studio is seeking an AI Designer for the next iteration of the WWE 2K franchise. In this role, you’ll create AI logic which engages players at all skill levels. You’ll contribute in the architecture of combos and archetypes to accurately represent the unique moveset of the WWE Superstars in our game. You’ll help ensure the WWE Universe is depicted accurately when it comes to match types, movesets and signature flair of every character. You’ll work in a creative environment with a diverse team of designers, artists and engineers, touching everything from AI to combat to the emotion and spectacle of one of the greatest shows on Earth. This role reports into the Lead Producer and is fully remote.

What You Will Do:

  • Author AI behaviors to create exciting scenarios which reflect the personality of WWE Superstars
  • Design and balance core combat, and craft authentic move-sets for WWE Superstars
  • Create and tune systems which adapt core combat to a variety of match types and modes
  • Immerse yourself in the WWE Universe and develop an intuition for wrestling mechanics

Who Will Be A Good Fit:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in designing for a AAA game that has been released
  • Literacy and understanding of wrestling games, and their distinctions from traditional fighters/brawlers
  • Experience working across subject areas, including animation, art, VFX, audio and engineering
  • Love for video games (not just ours) and a passion for the WWE Universe
  • Experience conceiving and differentiating characters, developing signature moves, and balancing asymmetrical fighter types
  • Proficient in scripting combat and/or AI behaviors
  • Programming/technical experience

To learn more about Visual Concepts and our studio locations, check out our website at www.vcentertainment.com

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $76,503.50 and $102,030 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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