Dream Harvest, a Brighton (UK) based Indie Studio, is looking for a Lead Gameplay Programmer to join our small, but growing, close-knit team.
You’ll initially be working on several prototypes and a larger demo of our core combat gameplay in collaboration with our CTO, Creative Director, Technical Designer and Art Director.
You will be the first member of a growing gameplay programming team and will have a unique opportunity to have a hand in building the engineering team while also being very much hands-on with the coding rather than focusing on management.
At Dream Harvest, we're building thought-provoking narrative experiences wrapped in deep strategic gameplay. We aim to challenge genre norms by pushing mechanics in new directions and offering our players new experiences that get them thinking in new ways. We are a multiplatform studio developing premium games across PC, Consoles and Mobile.
Dream Harvest is made up of a highly experienced team, with members having worked for studios such as Creative Assembly senior alumni, having worked across the Total War Franchise, from early games all the way up to the latest Total War: Warhammer 3.
Other team members have worked on projects and games such as Riots' Arcane animation series, The Witcher 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Broken Sword 5, Fable 2 & 3, among many others and have worked at companies & studios like Ubisoft, Fortiche, Disney, SIDE and OMUK.
Our first title, NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy, tells the story of a city-management AI discovering its humanity in a world losing theirs to technology.Our next title, which is currently in pre-production, is a turn-based tactical RPG set within a grimdark Victorian London and combines elements of Xcom, Monster Hunter, Bloodborne and This War Of Mine.
Dream Harvest is built on the foundation of creative collaboration, where every team member’s voice can be heard in the pursuit of building amazing games.
We embody “Brighton values” - we’re liberal, accepting and strive towards diversity in all things that we do.
To nurture our talent we provide a friendly, low-stress environment, where everyone knows and respects each other’s worth and values. Most importantly, we make sure that everyone knows their own value, and responsibilities and is able to focus on building great experiences for our players.
Paramount to our values is a healthy work-life balance and family over work. As such we have a no-crunch policy.
We’re looking for talented, motivated, smart, highly communicative, diverse and just plain nice people to become part of our team, to collaborate, shape and build amazing experiences for our players.
1. Competitive salary (please apply with your salary expectation).
2. 30 days holiday + Christmas week shutdown (inclusive of bank holidays).
3. Flexible working hours + no crunch.
4. Hybrid working (spend time working from home as well as the office).
5. Being a start-up studio, you'll have a hand in shaping the company in a wide variety of ways.
6. Employee share Option Scheme (eligible after 1st year).
7. Visa sponsorship + relocation assistance.
Flexi-Time - Start between 09:00-11:30 and end between 17:00-19:30
No Overtime or Crunch - we’d rather push projects back than affect our team’s work/life balance.
25 days + 8 Bank Holidays + Christmas Week Shutdown.
3 days in the office, 2 days from home
Full Pay When Sick
2 Months Full Pay
6 Months Full Pay
Full Private Medical Insurance is provided by Vitality.
Full Dental, Optical and Hearing Insurance is provided by Vitality.
Consultations, consultants' fees, physiotherapy and diagnostic.
In-patient, day-patient and outpatient mental healthcare
full cover for chiropractic treatment, osteopathy, acupuncture, homoeopathy, podiatry/chiropody and up to two consultations with a dietician.
up to six face-to-face counselling sessions and unlimited access to a confidential telephone advice service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
for a range of regular healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and treatment, sight tests, glasses, contact lenses and health screens.
Matched Contribution up to 3%
Group Life Insurance
Group Critical Illness Cover
A Range of discounts and rewards to help you understand your health, get healthier, active, Eat well, Stop smoking as well as support your mindfulness, wellbeing and relaxation. Provided by the Vitality Programme.
Game Research Budget Provided when requested.
Discretionary budget towards learning and development.
Conference budget so you can attend and learn
Equipment bought and loaned as needed
Cycle & Tech Scheme
Order up to £1000 worth of cycles and tech and pay over 12 months via salary sacrifice.
Fully Stocked Beer Fridge, Monthly Industry Drinks, Monthly Team Lunch
Weekly team lunch on Wednesdays
We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together seeing what the wonderful city of Brighton & Hove has to offer.
On the last Friday of every month we host the Brighton Games Industry drinks and social at the Foundry. This is a great opportunity to meet other people working in the Brighton Games industry hub, share ideas and experiences and enjoy some awesome live music together.
Board gaming and D&D nights in the office, Borrow a board game or books from our extensive library.
Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas
Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands
Enjoy up to 44% off cinema tickets
Save up to 15% off at 80+ high street retailers
Earn “WOWPoints” as you shop, then spend them like cash
Share deals and discounts with up to 10 of your friends and family
Available after your first year with us.
For qualified employees, we will pay for the visa costs for you and your family. We will also provide you with a relocation allowance.