Datascope Games News Letter September 2017

Welcome back from summer holidays!  It’s turned cold so it’s time to fire up the Aga, garage the sports car, and forget about water sports.  And then cheer yourself up by spending money you haven’t got.  Send the children back to school with fruit cake and also book the family skiing holiday. Lay down some claret and let your dreams carry you away down the river.  Or read about games news in the newspapers if you’d prefer.  Read our games news letter September. Or visit games jobs.

But better, much better, is to 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

SUI Artist – Stockholm (Sweden) – €40-45k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for a UI Artist who will work closely with the design and art teams and therefore help build intuitive user interfaces. Also you will share your knowledge with other team members to therefore translate game-play systems into meaningful visual feedback. Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

3D Character Artist – Nottingham (UK) – £32-38k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for a character artist who will be designing and producing all manner of characters for mobile games, maybe in a casual, cartoon style. You will also help define the games visual style and great polished game-play assets. Maya, ZBrush, Adobe CD, high and low poly character creation ability.

Environment Artist – Leeds (UK) – £28-36k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for a talented artist who first of all work on a number of different projects as an environment artist. You will also be responsible for the creation of high poly assets for use in normal/AO baking and creating/exporting low poly assets for use in-engine. 3DS Max/Maya, Photoshop and Unity.


Senior Animator – London – £50-60k
This AAA studio are looking for a Senior Animator due to a vacancy in their London team. Most noteworthy you will be working to ensure high standards of quality. You will have 3-5 years as an animator with experience in a senior or lead role.

Character Artist – Krakow – £30-40k
One of Europe’s most recognised AAA studios need a Character Artist to join and work in their Krakow team. You will be creating high-quality humanoid characters and item assets. Finally, we are looking for 4 years of experience.


 Game, Level & Audio Design

Senior Game Designer – Denmark – £45-60 

This mobile studio in Denmark is looking for a Senior Game Designer. You will ensure high standards across the team and work with a renowned IP.  Also you will have at least 5 years of experience as a Game Designer.

Senior Game Designer – Manchester – £45-60k
An international studio is growing and seeks a Senior Game Designer. This person will create compelling game-play and, also, missions. Hence you will ensure your own work meets specifications and provide feedback to other designers. My client is looking for 3-5 years of experience.


Production & Management

Development Director – Mobile – Germany – €120K + benefits
Leading award winning global developer seeks highly experienced Development Director with strong mobile track record.

Senior External Producer – Mobile – London – £60-75K + benefits
Global publisher seeking external producer with extensive experience working with external mobile teams.

Senior Producer – AAA – London – to £70K + benefits
Highly regarding AAA console/PC developer. Must have full life-cycle AAA high meta-critic console title under belt as senior producer.


Sales, PR & Marketing

Brand Manager – London, £50K+
Be the brand evangelist for new title for a new series of games also based in the shooting genre. This will have major potential to develop and grow.

Brand Manager – Karlshure, circa €50K
Top 20 mobile studio looking to grow is home to major mobile brands. Furthermore, they are growing internationally and are home to major iconic mobile titles.


User Acquisition Manager Mobile games – London – £60k
Probably the UK’s top mobile games company, they are therefore seeking a very technical User Acquisition Manager. If you are very capable with Facebook and other channels then please apply.


Mobile User Acquisition Specialist – Barcelona, Spain – up to €40k + Benefits
Leading mobile studio looking for Mobile User Acquisition Specialist responsible for managing partner negotiations. You therefore need to be problem solver with analytical approach and strong Excel. If you have strong experience with iOS and Android marketplaces and attribution platforms, then get in touch!

Product Manager – Oxford, UK – £40-60k + Benefits
Sports games developer looking for Product Manager responsible for in-depth analysis and player feedback. You will therefore set clear targets to achieve business strategic objectives. If you have experience shipping free to play games and project management skills, then get in touch. Genuine interest in sports.


Data Engineering and Science

Data Engineer – Berlin, Up to €60k
Top mobile gaming studio in Berlin who are home to major international franchises.  Now creating a new mobile games. Consequently you could be at the forefront of creating a new series of mobile games.


Senior Data Analyst – Berlin, Germany – Salary competitive
A new studio with a major developer is opening in Berlin to work on mobile titles. As a result they need someone to carry out analysis of app data to drive user acquisition. Therefore boost retention as well as support monetisation efforts.


Data Scientist – Oxford, UK – £35-50k + Benefits
This is a Sports games developer looking for Data Scientist.  You will therefore work alongside the team to improve decision making and product performance. If you have Data Analytics and Visualisation experience then give me a call.



Unreal Engine 4 Developer – London, UK – £40-50k + Benefits
Small, growing studio based in London is looking for a UE4 developer to join the team. You’ll be working on a new IP and responsible for all aspects of programming. This also includes game-play, graphics, AI and UI. You will use C++ and Visual Scripting.

Unity Developer – Leamington Spa, UK – £40-50k + Benefits
Popular mobile games studio is looking for an experienced Unity Developer. You’ll also be responsible for designing code architecture and therefore assisting the team through all stages of the game life-cycle. Unity and C# also required.

Technical Director, Mobile – London, UK – £90k + Benefits
Leading London games studio is looking for a Technical Director to lead the development team and oversee all aspects of the programming department. So we are looking for someone who has experience in mobile games and has released at least 3 titles, multiplayer, AWS and Unity.

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Contract Programming

Contract VR Games Programmer – South, £350 per day
Our client has a major project in mid development and is looking for a games programmer with diverse skills. Also this should include some VR experience.

Contract iOS Programmer – South, £50k – 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.

Pipeline Engineer – Midlands, £400 per day – contract.
Action adventure game and the team enables new features to be implemented fast. Also C++, C#, Unreal 4 and Perforce.

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Resourcer – Programming Sector
High basic plus commission and bonus

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us to work with some of our high profile games clients. If you can show evidence of achievement, then we would like to hear from you. Your initial role will be to search our database and social media sites for candidates for a variety of art and animation roles. The potential for earnings is therefore very high as are the prospects for career development. Training in Boolean algebra and other data mining techniques will also be provided.

— Malsara Thorne, Co-director

Games News – Game of the Month

Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 is an upcoming motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios.  It is published and distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game has received some really solid reviews and is therefore being touted as the ‘racing fans’ from the different racing games to be released this year. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 22nd 2017. It will be for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and also Xbox One.

The game will compose of 182 cars from 38 manufacturers and a variety of car and race car classes.  Also the largest track roster on console (as of 2017) with 46 tracks containing 121 layouts, the majority being laser scanned circuits. Most noteworthy, a new time and weather system have been included in-game. And this can allow multiple different changing weather conditions and changes within a given season (winter, spring, summer, autumn). Also online mode has been developed with a focus on e-sports.  As a result this brings an online ranking system, online championships and better functionality in matchmaking. In addition, Project Cars 2 also supports virtual reality (VR), up to 12K resolution and triple screen support.

You can find out some more information on the game and order at and you can also watch a developer interview with Stephen Vilojen (Game Director) at Enjoy it!

— Michael Barrett, Art & Animation Recruitment Consultant

Our Training Manager writes with games news….

Gamescom 2017

For us European Gamers, one of the most noteworthy events of the year has to be Gamescom. Therefore Mahyar and I were in attendance for 3 days this year and were blessed with amazing weather and lots of meetings with new potential clients. And when the doors finally opened for the public there were record numbers of people all queuing up to try their hands on some of the latest games being released this year.

Cologne is a friendly and welcoming city and they played host to the biggest Gamescom thus far. It was set over almost 200,000 meters squared, 919 exhibitors, and therefore attracted 30,700 trade visitors and 350,000 visitors.

Although there wasn’t much breaking games news in terms of new games unveiled, we did get to see a couple get engaged on the Bandai Namco stage. There was an unbelievable amount of cos-players with some stunning costumes. And also some hands-on time with some new VR titles coming out in 2018.

Such a great event. Next up; games news from the Tokyo Game Show 😉

By Stefan


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