JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)

Based in West Yorkshire countryside, Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd. is a collective of veteran game developers specialising in download-only game and application projects, since 2006. With over 100 years’ collective game development experience spread among the core team, JAW’s key personnel have worked on over 40 game titles in the past 20 years.

One of the teams within JAW has just completed work on Gravity Crash for PlayStation®3, with the PlayStation® Portable. This was the company’s 2nd in-house developed title, but the 5th title it has worked on. Since 2010 JAW’s main focus has been on working with the Oddworld Inhabitants brand and IP. Working closely with the creators of Oddworld, Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna, on updating the older titles, as well as working on new original titles within the Oddworld universe.

Stewart Gilray heads the company, having worked in the business since the 1980s. Stewart’s drive for creating JAW was and still is to facilitate building the games he and his team want to play.

JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
04 May, 2018
Job Information:    Just Add Water (Development) are looking for Junior or Graduate programmers to join our team to help develop a wealth of titles covering various genres. As part of our programming team you will help to create our games upon various hardware systems, such as PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PlayStationVR, Oculus Rift, VIVE etc. Required : An understanding of the Unity API, and haveave previous experience in building games using Unity3d. Knowledgenowledge of C# or C++ programming language. Strong maths and problem solving skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Initiative, enthusiasm & good time management skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. A strong passion for computer programming. Ideally you should have a record of personal software projects outside of University. Excellent programming and computer science skills. A desire to learn. Desirable : Have worked on a game to completion previously. Knowledge of version control systems. VR development experience. Ability to work to tight deadlines.     Apply Now
JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
04 May, 2018
Job Information:    Just Add Water (Development) is seeking talented, creative, enthusiastic Junior Artists to join our team to help develop a wealth of titles covering various genres. As an art team member you will visualise and create levels, environments and assets for our games. A successful applicant must demonstrate a flair for environment art and should be experienced and knowledgeable at using a combination of standard industry tools, including, but not limited to: Maya/Max ZBrush Substance Painter Photoshop Your main roles will include: Supporting artists and designers Laying out scenes and asset placement Building collision Texturing and material creation in Photoshop and/or Substance Reference gathering and asset library maintenance Unity Engine experience essential Unreal Engine knowledge a bonus, but not essential   Additional tasks: Creating  high poly assets for use in normal/AO baking Creating and exporting low poly assets for use in-engine You must demonstrate the ability to closely match existing concept artwork and style guides. Graduates preferred. However, we will consider any applicant if their portfolio is strong enough.   Salary is negotiable, based on skills and experience. Apply Now
JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
04 May, 2018
Brief Description:    We are looking for a Junior Designer to assist with Level Design to join us on an exciting new project. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your skillset and work within an established Brand. Job Information:    Responsibilities : Work with all members of the team to create fun and memorable levels. Push your vision for the levels through all aspects of development. Plan, design, and refine your levels from concept to completion. Use feedback and design direction to tweak and perfect the gameplay experience. Required Skills: Excellent communication skills. Completed one project as a level designer. Good understanding of game logic and implementation. You will have experience in scripting with Unity3d. An understanding of players learning curves and pacing. Creative solutions to complex level design issues. Knowledge of current games and gameplay styles. A drive and passion video game creation. Preferred Skills: 3D Modelling experience (Maya or 3DS Max). Experience in designing levels for 3D platforming titles. Apply Now
JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
30 Apr, 2018
Job Information:    Responsibilities : Write and maintain detailed design documentation. Feedback to team members on mechanic implementation. Work with all members of the team to create fun and memorable levels. Push your vision for design through all aspects of development. Plan, design, and refine levels from concept to completion. Use feedback and design direction to tweak and perfect the gameplay experience. Required Skills: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Completed one project as a junior designer. Good understanding of game logic and implementation. Experience with the Unity engine. An understanding of players learning curves and pacing. Creative solutions to complex level design issues. Knowledge of current games and gameplay styles. A drive and passion video game creation. Preferred Skills: 3D Modelling experience (Probuilder, Maya or 3DS Max). Photoshop or similar. Experience in designing levels for First person games. Apply Now
JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
30 Apr, 2018
Skills Required:    C#/C/C++, Gameplay Programmer, PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo experience. Job Information:    We have an exciting Lead Programmer position available, working within Unity3d on an unannounced 3D Platformer movie license. Requirements: You will be proficient in C#/C/C++, with a minimum of 4 years experience. You will have worked within the games industry for a minimum of 3 years. You will have worked on console titles for a minimum of 2 years. You will have worked on at least one large game project. You will have worked with Unity3d in a professional capacity. You will have worked on a 3d Platformer title previously. You will be self-motivated. You will have good communication skills. Excellent problem solving abilities. Apply Now
JUST ADD WATER (DEVELOPMENT), LTD (JAW Ltd)
30 Apr, 2018
Skills Required:    Unity3D, C#, C++ Job Information:    We are looking for talented programmers to join our internal team. Required Skills and Experience Full understanding of the Unity API. Strong knowledge of C#/C++ programming language. Have previous experience in building Unity games, minimum of 2 year experience. A good understanding of Unity development environment. Experience of Visual Studio and Mono. Good understanding of game programming. Good knowledge of version control systems. PS4/Xbox One/Switch experienced desired. Assembly Language knowledge a bonus, but not essential. A desire to learn Good verbal and written communication skills Excellent problem solving skills. Self-motivated, and able to self-manage and priorities own workload At least one shipped title Can work alongside designers, artists, producers, programmers and others within our team The ability to write and optimize solid, robust and maintainable game code to strict guidelines Ability to work to tight deadlines Apply Now