• Content Developer

    Department
    RuneScape Content Development
    Contract
    Full-time
    Location
    UK-Cambridge
  • Overview

    Home to the iconic massive multiplayer online role-playing game RuneScape and its extended family of adventurous titles, we’re a leading games studio that places our players at the heart of everything we do.

    We’ve welcomed over 250 million players to RuneScape’s world of enthralling fantasy and, together with our team of passionate game creators, our community helps to shape how our games evolve.

    From casting votes on future game content, to interacting with the studio teams in live streams and in chat, we also join together in person at our celebrated fan convention, RuneFest.

    Together with our players, we’re united as one Jagex tribe. Together we’re building deep and engaging multiplayer gaming experiences for players everywhere.

     

    HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

     

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Content Developer to join Jagex’s growing team. RuneScape is an MMORPG with millions of players, and our flagship product. You will work with our world class team to design, write and code fantastic game content, to build the future of our virtual world.

     

    As part of your role, you will:

     

    Design new game content

     

    RuneScape has a huge variety of content. You will be designing quests, mini-games, skills or game-play improvements. You should be confident writing stories and narrative, designing interesting gameplay mechanics and be proficient with technical design.

     

    Produce high quality code

     

    We use an internally developed scripting language, RuneScript. Your script needs to be safe, efficient and maintainable.

     

    Drive a project forward

     

    You’re active in finding solutions and positive when facing challenges. You are able to work to deadline in an Agile software development methodology, and also be happy to lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed.


    WHAT WE NEED

    Good programming or game scripting skills

     

    You will have experience writing quality code in at least one programming or scripting language and be familiar with practices such as code reviews, maintenance and adhering to coding standards. Full training will be given in RuneScript and our in-house tools, but it is important that you can hit the ground running.

     

    Good creative writing skills and imaginative storyline ideas

     

    You should be able to create memorable characters, colourful dialogue and engaging scenarios that immerse the player as they explore.

     

    Clear understanding of games design

     

    You’ll need to be able to break games down into their basic mechanics and determine what makes them fun to play. Using this knowledge, you should be able to design new game content that’s both engaging to play and viable to produce.

     

    Very strong communication

     

    You’ll be working in a multi-skilled team alongside artists, QA and other professionals. You’ll need to be able to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of expertise and responsibilities.

     

    Proven task and time management ability

     

    You can work with tight deadlines in a project based environment, organising tasks and estimating time costs. Experience in Agile development and with project management solutions such as JIRA are beneficial.

     

    A passion for games and the gaming community

     

    You love to play, design and create great games, particularly MMORPGs. You are willing to take on board and act effectively on feedback from the community, giving our players the gameplay experience they love.

     

    WHAT WE OFFER

     

    If you join us you can expect a competitive salary and great benefits like fully paid for gym membership, bonus entitlement, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day. We also have GREAT coffee machines, an onsite canteen and pub and an in-studio cinema! Expect regular team events as well as EPIC company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.

     

    Does this sound like you? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch.

     

    Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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