New Game, New Opportunity
Unfortunately for myself, opportunities like this never happen from where I’m from. Although if you happen to be from California, you are in luck. Combine that geographical requirement with experience of game development and you should apply, regardless of what the rest of this article says. How does working with Sony on a new title sound?
When flicking through the job vacancies online, I highly doubt you came across a job vacancy regarding Sony Santa Monica, who are looking for a ‘Senior Combat Designer’ on a game that is specified as ‘unannounced’.
Is there any suggestion as to what it may be? Well you could look here for yourself, but there’s not too much to get yourself excited about just yet. Under the heading ‘Responsibilities’ is more detail that includes; character and boss designs, magic distribution, special effect and sound effects.
Boss designs always get me excited before I tear them apart, but alas I am gutted I do not reside in California or even the US. The biggest hint for this well kept secret (makes a change?) is that you are required to have ‘Experience working with, developing or designing for a 1st and/or 3rd person shooter genre.” Pretty generic, but the job also requires you to have “Experience working with, developing or designing vehicle combat in a game.” The vehicle addition cuts it down slightly and it sounds huge and interesting, so apply if you are lucky enough to have acquired all the relevant skills.
Unfortunately for me, I am a mere gaming peasant, a buyer of the product not a producer. Although, at least i meet the criteria where I would need to have ”a personal understanding of video game fun.” Score.