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Bringing life back to Lee

When Lee lost the ability to use his games controller because of spinal muscular atrophy, he lost a major part of his life. But here he is rocking GTA V. Special Effect worked with him (after he found out about them via their Vice President Miles Jacobsen and a charity advertising board in Football Manager 2013) to find a customised equipment setup that works for his own individual abilities, and now he’s back in the game.

Backend Web Developer to work at ***EUROPE’S LEADING VIDEOGAME STUDIO***

Our client is one of the most established and leading game development studios in Europe, who are constantly working on a variety of exciting high-profile projects across all platforms.

They are currently looking for a Back-End Web Developer to maintain the websites and their infrastructures for the entire company.

You will be working on the delivery of back end development components for all the company’s websites and web applications, whilst ensuring everything is robust & scalable.

Required skills & experience:

• You should have a strong experience of building websites. In a commercial environment. • Exceptional knowledge of Java with experience of developing scalable and robust J2EE applications • Experience with X/HTML, CSS & JavaScript/AJAX • Strong understanding of web standards, accessibility and usability. • Able to work with a variety of web APIs (particularly RESTful, JSON, XML-RPC). • 3+ years experience preferred

What you’ll get:

• A competitive salary plus many benefits. • In-house training delivered by some of the most talented game creators in the industry. • Access to industry leading tools & technology. • A professional & friendly place to work with a positive studio ethos

Our client:

This prolific studio is one of Europe’s leading independent video games developers. The studio constantly strives to release critically and commercially successful games.

Over the years, this studio has built a great reputation for delivering games of the highest quality.

The whole studio comprises of six unique divisions, as this company has come a long way from its roots as a well known developer of family games.

Today, the different divisions are working on mature titles, serious games, downloadable and short-session games and their own middleware and game engine.

**A full and detailed job description is available upon request**

For more details or to apply, email george@mpg-universal.com

**Please note, all communications are in the strictest of confidence and your details will never be shared with a 3rd party without your prior consent**

Senior Graphics Programmer at UK AAA studio working on original IP – Reference ID: MPG420653

Our client is a ground-breaking AAA game development studio based in the midlands.

The company specialises in original intellectual property, focused on mass-market music-rhythm based gaming.

They have a unique and relaxed culture within their studios that encourages employees to enjoy their career.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within a similar role, a team player and show high levels of enthusiasm and talent for creating leading-edge rendering technology for games. As a Senior Graphics Programmer you will be autonomous, and able to work with minimal supervision. You will be able to break down a task or goal into well-defined sub-tasks with well-estimated times, to form the basis of a schedule. The candidate must be familiar with multiple development platforms, and be able to design well-architected, efficient systems.


• Commercial videogame titles to your name. • Several  years of C++ programming experience in the games industry. • PS3, Xbox360, Wii or PC development experience. • Extensive knowledge of Shader programming. • Working knowledge of contemporary graphical programming techniques.

**A full and detailed job description is available upon request**

For more details or to apply, email george@mpg-universal.com

**Please note, all communications are in the strictest of confidence and your details will never be shared with a 3rd party without your prior consent**

Regretfully at this time we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the EU already secured.

Senior Animator – Facial Expertise **INTERVIEWING NOW! Visa assistance available**

We are currently assisting a studio at the forefront of development in terms of graphics and technology in their search for a skilled Senior Animator – with expertise in facial animation specifically.

Working on a genuinely high profile AAA title – this is a genuinely rare opportunity to join an award winning team on a permanent basis. Contact me today if you have:

• At least two AAA current gen title to your credit (ideally seen through from concept to completion) in the capacity of Senior Animator. • Expert knowledge of MAYA & MOTIONBUILDER • Familiar with Facial Mocap Technology • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) • A desire to work on the best games out there!

A competitive salary + generous benefits package is on offer to the successful applicant. Visa assistance is available if needed. Emma@mpg-universal.com


2x Level Designers Wanted *Studio with access to one of the most lusted after IP collections of all time*

We are currently looking for TWO talented level designers. This is your opportunity to join forces with an incredibly dynamic team bought together with the sole aim to develop the best damn AAA mobile titles possible whilst crucially, having fun in the process. Within this role your main focus will be on level design – however the small team size will enable you to get involved with and ultimately make a real difference wherever your passion and skill set lies. With access to one of the biggest and most lusted after IP collections of all time – if you have the passion and desire to be part of something truly amazing – and to create the best possible games then contact me today – opportunities such as this don’t come around every day!

Contact me today if you have:
• At least one published title to your credit obtained in a similar capacity
• Familiar with writing scripts and white boxing
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Unity Experience
• Familiarity with level editors and scripting languages.
• Sound understanding the trends/innovations within mobile gaming.
• Passion for video games


Contact me today for more information


**Vice President of a Globally Recognised and Multi-Award Winning Online Project**

An astounding opportunity has arisen for an extraordinary, high calibre Development Executive to join a leading UK online entertainment powerhouse as the VP of their multi-award winning and globally recognised product.

This is a unique position, seeing the chosen candidate managing a highly experienced team of developers and working with a strong management team on a mission to break world records and drive the project in to the next generation of online gaming. With overall responsibility for the execution of the projects development and creative strategies, you will ensure budgets, milestones and development strategies are set and delivered to time and to the highest quality. Working with the executive board to ensure the project has continued commercial success whilst retaining current and attracting new consumers.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience within a senior position (VP, Director, Head of Studio or alike) with an exemplary understanding of the gaming world. You will be a natural leader and be willing and able to lead by example, have an eye for identifying trends within the market and have a thorough understanding of game analytics.

To discuss this position in detail (in the upmost confidence) please contact Katrina on 01473 833 444. Alternatively email Katrina@mpg-universal.com