MMORPG Alert? Dark Pictures Dev Supermassive Games Is Hiring A Multiplayer Game Designer

Position calls for knowledge of online economies, guilds, and matchmaking.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor December 17, 2021
Share:

Supermassive Dark Pictures

It's a little bit of a paradox that a company called Supermassive Games doesn't have a massively multiplayer online game in its portfolio -- but that might be changing soon, if a job posting on the Dark Pictures Anthologies developer's website is what it appears to be.

First spotted by GameRant, Supermassive is looking for a Multiplayer Game Designer based out of its Guildford, UK office. The position is considered permanent and would require experience developing multiplayer titles in the past, including "Multiplayer rules, combat systems, progression, and tutorials system."

While previous Dark Pictures games, like Little Hope and House of Ashes, have had multiplayer functionality, that's been limited to two-player co-op (or not, depending on how you act...). The requirement for "combat systems" and "progression" would seem to indicate something more, as do several other required skills, such as:

  • Knowledge in designing and writing scripts to handle multiplayer gameplay systems
  • MP Systems, Balancing, lag compensation, online economies, instancing
  • Social features like Guilds, Events, ELO/Glicko/Trueskill etc., matchmaking

Other open positions, such as Network Gameplay Programmer and Senior Game Programmer, requires "Understanding of network coding for multiplayer games"; the Senior Game Programmer also needs to have "Experience with Virtual or Augmented Reality." All together, it adds up to something sounding more like an MMORPG or competitive PvP game than anything the developer is currently known for.

All that adds up to ... well, something worth speculating about, at least. Personally, I like the look and feel of the Dark Pictures Anthology, and the notion that we could get a multiplayer game with a similar ambience is enough to pique my interest. It might be the closest thing we've had to a "spooky" MMORPG since The Secret World, which was well-designed but came out in a time when people were still chasing the high of playing in a huge, all-encompassing World of Warcraft-style MMO. Ten years later, the gaming industry, and gamers, have changed to the point where an atmospheric MMO could have a solid chance of success.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Microsoft Claims It Offered Sony A 10-Year Contract For Call of Duty On PlayStation, No Comment From Sony

Microsoft Claims It Offered Sony A 10-Year Contract For Call of Duty On PlayStation, No Comment From Sony

Seems to be the fight that just won't end...

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
EverQuest’s Night Of Shadows Expansion Is Almost Upon Us

EverQuest’s Night Of Shadows Expansion Is Almost Upon Us

Things are getting crazy.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Spongebob, "Time Attack Show", And A Kraken: Fall Guys Reveals Underwater Season 3

Spongebob, "Time Attack Show", And A Kraken: Fall Guys Reveals Underwater Season 3

Explore the secrets of an ancient city beneath the waves.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Marvel Snap's Next Season, "The Power Cosmic," Adds Rare Series 4 And 5 Cards And Token Shop In December

Marvel Snap's Next Season, "The Power Cosmic," Adds Rare Series 4 And 5 Cards And Token Shop In December

Some incoming big players in the Marvel universe will likely change up the meta.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
New World Devs Try Out A Different Kind Of Dev Stream Examining Play Styles

New World Devs Try Out A Different Kind Of Dev Stream Examining Play Styles

The short-form series starts with a look at play styles.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Metin2 Launches Temporary Winter Servers With New Events And Battle Pass Giving Unique Rewards

Metin2 Launches Temporary Winter Servers With New Events And Battle Pass Giving Unique Rewards

Create a character in one of these new servers for a lot of rewards and events.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago