Datascope Games News Letter October 2017

We welcome Autumn.  The European world cup qualifiers have finished.  The political party conferences have failed to entertain us.  So Boris has bought itching powder for the sequel.  The media plans to derail the president have got underway.  They chose Harvey for the dress rehearsal.  But Donald will star in the real thing.  “But this is not Games News”, I hear you say.  You are right.  As I said, “it is Autumn” and when the leaves fall I like to ramble.  So what to do now?  You can read about games news in the newspapers if you’d prefer?  Or visit games jobs.  But we recommend you to read our games news letter October.

So scroll down and look at our games news and jobs…


  1. Jobs in Games – Latest
  2. Work for Us
  3. Games News – Game of the Month
  4. Stefan’s Blog Post – Games News


Art & Animation

Mid/Senior Animator – South – £38-46k + Benefits/Relocation
We seek awesome animator who sees himself as a visual storyteller crafting unique characters and stories through their animations. They will be working with some powerful animation technology.  So the successful candidate will bring their animations alive.  Hence you need Showreel demonstrating ability to animate in a variety of different styles and two shipped games.

Environment/Prop Artist – Berlin – €42-48k + Benefits/Relocation
Client seeks talented environment artist to join their new studio as a founding employee. You will also be responsible for assisting in developing the main title. Furthermore you will build DLC levels for post-launch in accordance with the overall game vision. So please demonstrate game-engine experience and working knowledge of shaders.

Art Director – Canada – $120-140k + Benefits/Relocation
This client is searching for an experienced art lead to join their team and be responsible for leading a group of top artists on a new project. Ideally you will be experienced in a number of different areas in 2D and 3D and you will lead the team by example. We need three years’ lead experience in games and a well-rounded skillset in 3D packages and techniques.


Cinematic Artist – Guildford – £25k+
This studio are a well-established cross platform developer in the UK, searching for a Cinematic Artist to create cutscenes and promotional trailers for an upcoming sci-fi release.

Lead Artist – Barcelona – £55-65k
This mobile studio are looking for a Lead Artist to join them in Barcelona. You will be working to ensure high standards of artwork quality, with at least 8 years of industry experience.

Character Artist – Amsterdam – £30-40k
One of Europe’s most recognized AAA studios need a Character Artist. You will be creating high-quality humanoid characters and item assets for a globally recognised IP.


Game, Level & Audio Design

Lead Game Designer – €50k – €60k – Spain – F2P

A great studio making mobile, social games is expanding their studio and looking for a highly experienced Lead Game Developer for a new team. F2P experience essential.

Senior Level Designer – Midlands – £35k – Exclusive
AAA titles and at least 3 years in the industry required. This is a very exciting position with a PC and console studio. Strong mission design is a plus!


Production & Management

EXCLUSIVE 1: Game/Creative Director – AAA UK – £90-110K + benefits
My client has exclusively asked me to seek a Game and Creative Director to work on unannounced AAA games in 2018. Please contact me for a confidential discussion about these opportunities if you have AAA titles under your belt in a similar role and are looking for your next challenge.

EXCLUSIVE 2: Executive Producer – South, UK – c£100K + bonus and benefits
Another exclusive client seeks an Executive to work on flagship project. Please give me a call or an email. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Senior External Producer – Germany – Mobile – €55-70K
Mobile games publisher in Germany is expanding and need a producer with at least 4 years’ mobile production experience, with experience of games as a service and excellent English language skills.


Sales, PR & Marketing

Content Marketing Editor + €40K + Frankfurt
One of the most famous gaming companies in the world is looking for a content editor.  This is to produce exciting innovative content on their social platforms.

Brand Manager + London + £50K area
Be the brand evangelist for new title for a new series of games.  They are based in the shooting genre so this will have major potential to develop and grow.

Marketing Manager – Content + Berlin + €50K
A highly innovative and creative marketing advertising agency focused within the gaming sector is looking for a marketing manager. Furthermore he / she needs a focus to create innovative social and content for them.


Customer Service Manager – £30k to £35k, Nottingham
Our client is looking for an experienced Customer Service professional from the games industry. This is to define and manage the customer support process for their players. If this is of interest then please apply.

Compliance Manager – QA, £30k – £50k equivalent, Stockholm, Sweden
Our client is a highly successful AAA console studio, seeking a Compliance QA Manager. He /she will therefore manage the platform compliance processes for major console platforms. You would therefore liaise with internal and external teams to manage compliance on boarding.


Marketing Manager – Stockholm, Sweden – €35-50k + benefits
An exciting AAA studio is looking for a passionate marketing manager to work on their self-published and future titles. If you have a strong digital marketing experience within the games industry then get in touch!

User Acquisition Specialist – Barcelona, Spain – €30-40k + benefits
A great mobile company is looking for a User Acquisition Specialist. Analytical approach and strong Excel skills needed! If you have experience with iOS/ Android marketplaces and attribution platforms, then give us a call.

Brand Manager – Wroclaw, Poland – €30-50k + benefits
A Polish video game developer is looking for a Brand Manager. You therefore need to have experience in creating and controlling campaign budgets. You will also be in charge of marketing associates and you will help to build marketing solutions. So contact me!


Data Engineering and Science

Data Engineer + Berlin + Up to €60K
Top mobile gaming studio in Berlin who are home to major international franchises is now creating a new mobile game. Hence you could be at the forefront of creating a new series of mobile games.


Calling all Game Analysts and Data Scientists! Salaries up to £60k, UK
I have a large number of data analytics roles in the games industry, from London to Dundee and many places in between.  Hence the demand for people with good statistical skills, SQL and R/Python/Java or similar is growing. So if you are in this field and thinking about a new role please apply.



Technical Director, Mobile Games Studio, London. £90,000 + bonus + benefits
Amazing opportunity for an experienced Technical Director to join an international gaming company with head office based in London.  Hence you will find a State of the Art studio with VR room, break out areas, fully stocked beer fridge!

Unreal Engine 4 Developer, London, £50,000 + share options and semi-remote
Based in London 1-day per week, working for an Indie Studio, we therefore need a generalist UE4/C++/Blueprints programmer for Gameplay, UI, AI and some animations on new IP.

Build Engineer, Nottingham, to £50,000 depending on experience
Well known studio is looking to grow their Engineering team. So we are looking for a build engineer to support build pipeline on new AAA title. Juniors and seniors welcome!

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Contract Programming

Contract iOS Programmer – South, £50-60k – 6 months
This is short term project and would suit someone with good console (XBox) experience. He should also knows his way around mobile development and iOS.

Release Engineer – Midlands, £450 per day – contract.
This is an open world game. So the team must enable new features to be implemented fast. We seek C++, C#, Unreal 4 and Perforce.

Contact :

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Games Resourcer – West End of London
£20-22,000 + bonus and commission OTE £30,000 first year

Based in Soho, Piccadilly Circus, London, we are an award winning recruitment agency. And we specialise in the computer games and also digital entertainment industry.

Hence your initial role will be to search our database and social media sites for candidates for a variety of roles. Training in Boolean algebra and other techniques will therefore be provided.  As a result we are looking for highly motivated individuals to join us to work with some of our high profile games clients. We therefore encourage graduates with good commercial awareness to apply as the  potential for earnings is very high as are the prospects for career development.

— Malsara Thorne, Co-director

Games News – Game of the Month

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein 2 is an upcoming action adventure FPS video game developed by Machinegames and Bethesda Softworks. So the game is among the most anticipated games on the market and at IGN’s Best of E3 2017 awards, the game was awarded Best Shooter. The game is the eighth main entry in the Wolfenstein series and is therefore scheduled to be released worldwide on October 27th, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one, with a Nintendo Switch release scheduled for 2018.

Set in alternate history 1961 America following the Nazi victory of the second world war, the story follows war veteran William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his efforts to fight against the Nazi regime in the United States. The game is also played from a first-person perspective and most of its levels are navigated on foot. The story is arranged in chapters, which players complete in order to progress. This will undoubtedly be a world-class shooter with gripping gameplay; compelling characters and a captivating story. Whether you like to sneak around, run-and-gun or take a tactical approach, your goal remains the same: Rally the resistance and end the Nazi’s tyrannical reign in America!

You can find out some more information on the game and order at and you can also watch a gameplay/developer interview video at Enjoy it!

— Michael Barrett, Art & Animation Recruitment Consultant

Our Training Manager writes with games news….

“VR is DEAD!”

What?! I am hearing this more and more in the office, in the industry and online, and my response will always be the same – try it first but make sure you’re getting your hands on good content.

The main issue is that we simply don’t have enough VR titles coming out to make any comparisons… VR is expensive, power hungry and the headsets are a little bulky; we are at least a few more years away from it becoming mainstream – sure there are good driving sims and a few short FPS games, but then and one can’t yet commit more than an hour to immersive play before your eyes take strain… I’ve tried!

Either way; if you need more convincing that VR is still on the up you’ve only got to wait until next month. On the 9th of November for VR: Develop is set to kick off in London at the Olympia Conference Centre! Personally, with a deflated E3, Gamescom and TGS, I am hoping this little something will lift my spirits (besides the pub) before Christmas 😉

By Stefan

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