Datascope’s Newsletter – July 2017

The summer is hot! And so are the jobs we’re working on – see below for a few snippets.

Or, if you would prefer, skip the jobs and read about other fun stuff – game of the month, Stefan’s blog…

Either way – read on!


  1. Jobs
  2. Work for us
  3. Game of the Month
  4. Stefan’s Blog Post


Art & Animation

Senior Character Artist – North – £38-46k + Benefits/Relocation
This client is developing immersive gameplay experiences driven by photo-realistic characters.  3+ years experience including Photoshop, ZBrush and either Maya or 3DS Max.

Vehicle Artist – France – €45-60k + Benefits/Relocation
To create fully functional vehicles from concepts and work on both the exteriors and interiors whilst applying detailed textures. Experience should include hard surface modelling experience using 3DS Max and Photoshop, a keen eye for industrial design and vehicles. Games experience and French – welcome.

Senior Mobile Artist – London – £34-40k + Benefits/Relocation
To work with the Creative Director you will lead and direct the visual style of the game and ensure all deliverables are on time and of a high standard. You should have strong UI, animation skills and, ideally, a published game. They work in small creative teams so you will have a big impact on the projects.


Game, Level & Audio Design

Lead Designer – €60k+ – Europe – AAA 

AAA console studio in great European city requires a Lead designer to be in charge of an experienced team of Core Designers and responsible for designing the features and systems needed for this open world title.

Lead Level Designer – Remote Role – £55k
We are looking for a AAA level designer with console experience, to work remotely on an exciting new console title. Ideally we would like someone who has been in a prominent Level design role, having shipped a number of successful first-person shooter, action/adventure, or RPG titles.

Senior Level Designer – Asia – £50k (equiv.)
A publisher of AAA shooter console games is looking for a new Level Designer to join their Design Team. You will be working closely with the rest of the studio, being hands-on and have good knowledge of diverse game genres. It’s essential that you have experience with AAA console games and interest with FPS titles.


Production & Management

Senior Sound Designer – Midlands – to £40K
AAA action developer seeks experienced Senior Sound Designer to join talented audio department working on well established, as yet unannounced, action/shooter franchise

Contract VR Producer – London – £200-350pd
AAA and VR independent developer seeks Producer for 6m contract, VR movie tie-in title. Will handle mo-cap, VO and QA production.

Lead Game Designer, VR – North European Capital – to €62K
Established AR/VR developer seeks experienced Lead to work on VR titles and mentor design team.


Sales, PR & Marketing

Marketing Manager – €60K – Stockholm
My client are a major gaming studio in the console & PC market who have developed many great franchises are looking for a well- renowned marketer.

F2P Brand Manager – €55K – Karlsruhe, Germany
One of biggest mobile gaming companies in the world looking, have over 50 million downloads and now a major publisher

Performance Marketing Manager – €45K – Paris
A top gaming studio based in Paris whose game has over 20 million downloads are growing hugely and now looking to acquire new talent to further growth.


Senior Digital Marketing Manager – Mobile Games, London, £60k
Join an exciting new mobile project, taking responsibility for SEO, SEM and landing page optimisation and leading the growth team. This role requires European language skills, preferably Russian or German.

Finance Controller – Part-time, London, Negotiable
Our client is a fun and fast growing children’s digital learning company. Due to ongoing growth they need to bring in a part-time, 2-3 days a week, finance controller to deal with questions surrounding financial issues that require specific expertise.


Product Manager – Board games, Manchester – £40k
This exciting new board games company is making fantastic games and building a strong reputation. They are looking to bring in an experienced marketing manager to take new titles to market.



Lead AI Programmer, AAA Console Studio, £70,000+ VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
Internationally popular AAA Console studio looking for an outstanding Lead AI Programmer to on a new undisclosed IP. Negotiable salaries around £70,000 + relocation package and other excellent benefits!

Senior Unity Programmer, £60,000 + benefits, London – VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
Senior Unity programmer/developer required for an internationally recognised studio to work on new upcoming mobile games. Salary on offer: £60,000 based in London. Sponsorship available.

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Contract Programming

Contract VR Games Programmer, South, £55-65k
Our client has a major project in mid development and is looking for a games programmer with diverse skills, preferably including some VR experience.

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

Unreal Engine Programmer, £400 per day, London – 5 Month Contract.
Senior programmer required for an internationally recognised studio to work on soon to be released AAA title. Console experience required.

Contact :

Want to join our team?

You are in the right place! Have a browse of our current vacancy or send your CV to today!

Resourcer – Art Sector
High basic plus commission and bonus

Based in Soho, Piccadilly Circus, London, we are an award winning recruitment agency specialising in the computer games and 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 very high as are the prospects for career development. Training in Boolean algebra and other techniques will be provided.

— Malsara Thorne, Co-director

Game of the Month

Shadow Tactics: Blades of The Shogun

Shadow Tactics: BOTS is an upcoming stealth-oriented real-time tactics video game, with gameplay similar to that of the Commandos and Desperados series. The game has been previously released on Steam and has received generally favourable reviews with a Metacritic score of 85/100. The game is now scheduled to be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles on July 28th.

The game’s setting is based on Japan’s Edo period. A new shogun has unified Japan after years of war, but now a mysterious new warlord named Kage-sama has emerged, jeopardising the country’s stability. The player commands a squad of up to five characters and must infiltrate heavily guarded enemy compounds. Each enemy guard has a cone of vision which the player characters must evade. The environments in this game are more detailed and interactive than the environments of the Commandos games and they are also rendered in complete 3D, which means the camera can be rotated freely.

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

— Michael Barrett, Art & Animation Recruitment Consultant

Our Training Manager writes….

Develop 2017 – the conference

Since 2006 the Develop Conference in Brighton has been bringing together the Game Dev. Community in a 3-day event that included over 30 stands, more than 80 speakers and an outstanding awards ceremony with over 26 industry related awards.

We were lucky enough to spend 2 whole days meeting many of the industry’s leading studio heads, catching up with some of the leading companies on their recruitment needs and to attend the awards ceremony as a nominee for best recruiter.

Congratulations to all the winners on awards night and we are eagerly anticipating the announcement of some really exciting projects coming up that we are currently starting recruiting campaigns for. As with all things; mum’s the word for now, but we are very excited for the next 12 months.

By Stefan


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