3C Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a 3C Engineer to join our Fable team on a permanent basis.  

About us: 

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.  

About the role: 

As a 3C Engineer, you will be working with the 3C team to deliver foundational Character, Camera, and Controls systems. You will work closely with Game Design and Animation to plan and deliver on new features. 

Our ideal candidate is an experienced engineer, skilled in C++ and mathematics and who is passionate about the game’s controllability and feeling.  

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required.   

What youll do: 

  • Build and polish our Character, Camera, and Control systems, alongside the rest of the 3C team. 
  • Build efficient and performant 3C systems, as well as the testing tools to avoid regressions. 
  • Work within a large multi-disciplined team, in collaboration with Animation Engineering, Gameplay Animation and Game Design, among other departments. 
  • Collaborate with production to ensure the delivery of our planned features in the specified times. 

What youll bring: 

  • 3 years of engineering experience, some professional 3Cs or Gameplay experience, with demonstrable work on at least one published title (ideally AAA). 
  • Understanding of some core 3C concepts such as animation networks, state machines, game design, camera behaviours, character movement systems or controls accessibility. 
  • Excellent knowledge of C++. 
  • Strong 3D math skills, with emphasis on linear algebra and vector math. 
  • Great task planning and delivery mindset. 
  • Team player with a genuine passion for video games and engineering. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make “world-class games” with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on [email protected]