• Gameplay Scripter

    Department
    RuneScape
    Contract
    Full-time
    Location
    UK-Cambridge
    Salary
    Competitive
  • 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 Game Content Developer / Scripter 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

    • Experience writing quality code in at least one programming or scripting language
    • Familiar with practices such as code reviews, maintenance and adhering to coding standards
    • Experience designing, building, and populating game worlds with memorable gameplay, characters, colourful dialogue and engaging scenarios
    • Excellent communication and game design/documentation skills, breaking games down into their basic mechanics and determine what makes them fun to play.
    • Ability to conceptualize and communicate an engaging gameplay experience within a interdiciplinary team and the technical ability to carry out your vision
    • Able to work with tight deadlines in a project based environment, organising tasks and estimating time costs.
    • 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.

    EVEN BETTER IF

    • You have experience in Agile development and with project management solutions such as JIRA are beneficial.
    • You have game scripting experience (Lua, Python, etc.)
    • You are experienced with Games as a Service / MMO development
    • You have experience over at least one full, cradle-to-grave product cycle

    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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