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 Superstar in our game. You’ll help ensure the WWE Universe is depicted properly when it comes to match types, moveset and signature flair of every WWE Superstar. 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 challenging 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 disciplines, including animation, art, VFX, audio and engineering
  • Love for video games (not just ours) and a passion for the WWE Universe

Might Be Nice:

  • 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

Tagged as: Design, Innovation, Literacy, Mechanics, Released, Scripting

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