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PlayCanvas Game Developer / Lead Developer (Contract)

Engineering · Contract · London, United Kingdom

Full stack game developer, confident in developing at every stage of the project and able to get stuck-in and hands-on.

PRELOADED is seeking a highly creative and experienced PlayCanvas Game Developer for a 3 month contract with potential to extend. We are looking for someone with a great track record for creating compelling games and playful experiences in PlayCanvas for a wide range of audiences. You will have a full range of front end game development skills for both mobile and desktop browsers, including everything from core gameplay logic and UI integration, to assisting artists with art integration.

This role is a rare opportunity to be at the heart of the business, leading the development of groundbreaking projects with cutting edge technologies.


Perform the Lead Game Development role on PlayCanvas projects leading the development and assisting in the technical and art pipeline for the team and key project stakeholders. Assuring quality and performance of the game applications across popular mobile and desktop browsers. (iPhone 5S, Samsung S5 as min spec) Work directly with React.js frontend and backend developers supporting the projects Be responsible for providing clear project documents to ensure that development objectives and intentions are understood.


5+ years of game development experience and at least 3+ years of PlayCanvas experience with a proven track record of developing games for both mobile and desktop environments Full stack game developer, confident in developing at every stage of the project and able to get stuck-in and hands-on. A deep understanding of interactive systems, game mechanics, UI and audio integration. Methodical and have a systematic approach to problem-solving. Excellent communication and presentation skills with a strong ability to express ideas and reasoning to key stakeholders and the team. Able to execute the development that meets the clients, audiences and projects needs. Have the ability to communicate and support other disciplines in the team. Experience in prototyping and validating ideas through user testing. Well versed in version control and experience in working in teams Self-organized, self-motivated and hands-on.


You have worked on free-to-play games and understand live game development. You have experience in React.js You have experience with integrating with backend environments and services. You have experience with Unity 3D


PRELOADED is a BAFTA-winning games studio using emerging technologies to create playful, purposeful experiences for global partners.