User Interface Designer

Wish is looking for a User Interface (UI) Designer who combines fine layout skills with the ability to craft a smooth, intuitive interface system. Working in-house at our central Brighton office, the successful applicant will play a key role in the conception and delivery of a superb user experience (UX) for our next game. As such, we expect only individuals with strong prior experience in a similar position within a creative industry to apply.

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.

The role involves:

  • Designing UI and menus for games, across multiple platforms
  • Taking responsibility for the interface functionality and design of our products
  • Crafting a compelling user experience for the game’s UI, focusing on simplicity of use and ease of comprehension
  • Working in close collaboration with the Design and Art teams on the UI design, UX and overall flow
  • Testing, fixing and improving the UI on a regular basis

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience working in UI design for games or apps
  • Strong UI and user experience design skills
  • Solid ability in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/ or any other relevant layout applications
  • Experience with Unity as a development platform
  • Outstanding creativity and a strong commitment to whatever project they are engaged in making
  • Excellent communication skills

This role is offered as a one-year fixed-term contract, with a range of related benefits. We are also happy to consider those who prefer to work on a freelance basis.

Please send an email with your CV, examples of your work, and any other reference material to jobs[at]wishstudios[dot]co[dot]uk

Summer Party Incoming

11741031_895444657216725_6879211539653408146_oIt’s that time of year again… Already!

For the third year running, Wish will be co-hosting the GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party that takes place alongside the Develop Conference here in Brighton. The GI.biz Party is a chance to get together with industry friends and colleagues and discuss key developments in the game industry, and/ or get so drunk the wheels fall off.

The Wish posse will be at the Party in full-effect, firing on all cylinders, maxin’ and relaxin’, making gravy, rubbing along, and generally having a good time. If you’re game for the business of the games business, then hopefully we’ll see you there.

Wishmas Party 2015

We celebrated Christmas in fine style this year, with a party at the Caribou Rooms in Hove. And, er, some bright spark had the dubiously brilliant idea of renting a photo booth and putting it near to the free bar. Marvellous things naturally ensued. Here are a few highlights we’d like to share with you: enjoy!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there – have a great holiday and a fantastic new year. All the best for life, work and love in 2016.

Brainstorming New Ideas at Wish

Teamwork, across disciplines, is a foundation stone of the way we work at Wish. And so when it’s time to come up with new ideas, we’re huge believers in bringing the team together to have fun, noodle some ideas, eat too much sugar, and get ourselves in a lovely open state in order to Invent New Fun.

We recently had a great afternoon of brainstorming as a team, and we thought it’d be cool to share a couple of images of the process in action. But we’re not going to show you the (fabulous) results, ‘cos they’re, you know, secret and stuff.

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Slightly Wonky at the GI.biz Party

As predicted, the drinks, conversation, fun and terrible dancing were free-flowing at the GamesIndustry.biz party that Wish co-sponsored this month. Here are a few of the official snaps that were taken; we’ll save you from the blurry horror of some of the unofficial ones…

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Wish Studios Co-Hosts the GI.biz Summer Party

GI-Summer-Party-2015It’s high summer here in Brighton and therefore high time for a party. Mind you, this is Brighton, we don’t need much excuse…

Anyway, with the 2015 Develop Conference just around the corner, we thought it’d be a LOT of FUN to co-host the GamesIndustry.biz summer party again this year.

Taking place at the recently relaunched Patterns bar (formerly Audio) on Kemp Town seafront,  the GI.biz party is a great chance to get together with our friends in the industry, and talk business get seriously wonky. We’ll be heading down to drink drunkly, hang hangingly, and dance, uh, terribly with a sizable chunk of the Wish Massive – maybe we’ll see you there?

If you are interested in attending, tickets for the party are available here.

 

Christmas in Our New Home

The Wish team enjoyed some Christmas cheer at its new office last week, starting off with some relatively gentle Perudo-playing in our new home before proceeding to some much less gentle cocktail consumption at Brighton’s Koba. Now, we have a well-earned break coming up – all the best for the New Year from everyone here at Wish!

Wish Summer Outing 2014

Group-photo-Summer-2014The Wish team headed to sunny Firle, about 20 minutes from Brighton, for a team outing yesterday. An afternoon of clay pigeon shooting, board game playing, drinking, eating and being silly in front of the camera thus ensued.

Dave, Dan and Tom put in sterling – and terrifyingly accurate – performances with the shotguns. Cards Against Humanity, Perudo and Banagrams drew out everyone’s competitive edge. And black Sambuca meant that we nearly didn’t make it as far as dinner. Fun!

SingOn for PlayStation3 out today!

The ‘third generation karaoke experience’ that Wish has built for Finland-based SingOn is out today on the PlayStation®Store. Check out the Tweet below from the official PlayStation Europe Blog for a link to download it from the Store.

One of the first reviews of SingOn for PS3 scores it as an eight-out-of-ten, saying that it is ‘a lot of fun’. Naturally we agree!

Wish-Developed SingOn Announced for PlayStation3

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Wish Studios is incredibly pleased to announce its role in helping build SingOn for PlayStation3. SingOn is a brand-new karaoke experience, with hundreds of songs to enjoy, sparkling visuals, and a really friendly business model. The team at SingOn approached Wish in summer 2013 with a visual concept for a new way to play karaoke at home. We’ve been hard at work since then, bringing that dream to life. You can read and see more about the game here.