Great teams make great games.

At Wish, we pride ourselves on working hard and smart, carefully planning our productions, and iterating quickly on ideas. We craft brilliant, beautiful games that burst with memorable features – games that are built to stand the test of time, bringing the player back for more. We couldn’t do this without our team of amazing people.

We believe that three main qualities form the basis of a winning team; Passion, Experience and Creativity.

Do you have what it takes?

We offer a rewarding work culture, built on creativity and quality. We work as a tight-knit team, bringing together thoughts, ideas, skills and disciplines to create meaningful work.

We deeply value your personal life and operate a regular working-hours policy. This is about trust – give us a fair day’s work and we’ll give you a fair day to work in. We also value having fun. Team drinks, social events, and of course, game playing (whether console, PC, card or board) are regular features of working life at Wish.

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Current vacancies

Lead Programmer

7 April 2017

We have a vacancy for an experienced Lead Programmer, to work at our central Brighton office.

We’re looking for someone like this:

  • You have spent years shipping great games on console or PC
  • You’ve previously led a team developing and releasing high quality games within set timescales
  • You have an excellent technical understanding of C++ and C#
  • You have experience using Unity, Perforce, Visual Studio and console SDKs
  • You understand the complexities of modern game technology and the programming nuances required to create fun gameplay
  • You have a degree in Computer Science or similar, or substantial professional programming experience
  • You’ve great English language communication skills and can convey complex technical information to various teams in ways that they can understand and work with
  • You can help others learn, and proactively develop and nurture your code team
  • You enjoy working hard to meet deadlines, whilst ensuring your team produce great quality, well structured, well documented and robust code
  • You’re happy, passionate, creative, professional, diplomatic and love working alongside other disciplines to make great games happen

Please drop an email with your CV and any other reference material to jobs@wishstudios.co.uk

Executive Producer

7 April 2017

With multiple projects in development and more to come in a busy, exciting 2017, Wish Studios is seeking a smart, approachable, experienced individual to join its management team as Executive Producer.

Wish is a team-centric, creative, friendly, hard-working studio. We want you to help us foster that shared creative drive to make great games, helping build, coach, motivate and counsel a world-class development team. You’ll oversee our current projects, working with our talented Producers and Leads to ensure the delivery of high-quality, entertaining, beautiful games. You’ll also be a key point of contact for our publishing partners, developing and maintaining close, cooperative, respectful working relationships.

You’re a person with: a passion for games; high-level, multi-project planning capabilities; a keen eye for detail; a wealth of experience in running high-quality productions; a drive for developing team culture, talent and practices; and a natural understanding of what makes a great game. You’ll be joining the management team of a company with nearly 30 in-house team members, and will need a sensitive, thoughtful approach as you segue into this role.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years working in game development at Senior Producer level or higher
  • Rich understanding of game development and pipelines including knowledge and experience of contemporary production methodologies
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining great working relationships with key staff at publishing partners
  • A drive to advance the processes and techniques we use to craft great games
  • Strong track record of delivering games at a high production quality
  • Experience in resource planning across multiple projects, including forecasting requirements
  • Great networking skills backed up with a fantastic contacts book to help with our outsource, freelance and full-time recruitment needs
  • Demonstrable ability to present information in both documented and spoken form – you’ll be a relaxed and confident communicator
  • Experience in negotiating with, setting up, and monitoring contracts with freelance and external resources on projects
  • Management experience of having other members of a production team report to you
  • Tracking budgets for both projects and departments
  • Able to deliver constructive feedback to team members, both on their work and the way they’re doing it
  • Well versed in all the usual/ contemporary software tools and services, from Office to JIRA, Asana to Adobe

We develop videogames of the very highest quality in our field, and we expect all our team members to strive for the very best in all that they do.

Salary for this role is, as is often the case, dependent on experience, but will be competitive. A performance related bonus will form part of the package, along with a pension contributions, and several other benefits.

Please send an email with your CV and any other reference material to jobs@wishstudios.co.uk

Lead Artist

7 April 2017

Wish is looking for a Lead Artist to join the team at our central Brighton office. The successful applicant will play a lead a team of artists in the conception, creation and delivery of beautiful, high-quality, memorable art at the studio.

The role involves:

  • Managing a small team of in-house and external freelance artists
  • Working in close collaboration with the Studio Art Director to ensure quality and consistency of art across the project
  • Hands-on work crafting game-ready assets, across a range of media
  • Working with artists on the team to help them hit the very highest quality standards
  • Communicating openly with other disciplines to help maintain an effective and efficient workflow
  • Taking an active role in the development of new ideas, concepts and techniques to achieve the most fun, creative outcome for the game

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in managing an art team
  • Excellent communication skills and a self-motivated positive attitude towards work
  • Skills in Photoshop and 3ds Max
  • Experience in Substance Painter and Designer, or a firm understanding of PBR pipelines and techniques
  • Experience with Unity3D as a development platform
  • An open, creative attitude towards making games
  • Strong commitment to whatever project they are engaged in making
  • Have a great eye for detail and authenticity
  • Concept art and storyboarding skills

We develop videogames of the highest quality in our field, and we expect our team members to strive for the very best in all that they do. Wish is a team-focused, creative studio, where we encourage open discussion and cross-discipline collaboration.

Salary for this role is, as is often the case, dependent on experience, but will be competitive. A performance related bonus will form part of the package, along with a pension contributions, and several other benefits.

Please send an email with your CV, examples of your work, and any other reference material to jobs@wishstudios.co.uk

Designer

7 April 2017

Wish is looking for a Designer who has oodles of creativity and technical skill all mushed up together into a tidy package. Experience spanning a variety of platforms, from console to mobile, would be a big advantage. A good working knowledge of designing with Unity would also be a major benefit.

The ideal person is expected to have proven experience within a similar role, be especially creative at problem solving, great at expressing their ideas (in both documents and verbally), a positive team member and one who always shows high levels of enthusiasm and passion for making games.

Role Responsibilities

  • Idea generation & brainstorming
  • Rapid prototyping in Unity (knowledge of Playmaker & NGUI a plus)
  • Taking responsibility for a section of a game and driving it to success
  • Create and maintain high quality wireframes, flows and other schematics
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to express ideas

We develop videogames of the highest quality in our field, and we expect our team members to strive for the very best in all that they do. Wish is a team-focused, creative studio, where we encourage open discussion and cross-discipline collaboration.

Salary for this role is, as is often the case, dependent on experience, but will be competitive. A performance related bonus will form part of the package, along with a pension contributions, and several other benefits.

Please send an email with your CV, examples of your work, and any other reference material to jobs@wishstudios.co.uk