Job Details


May 19, 2023



Closing Date

Jun 16, 2023

Epoch Games

Unreal Engine C++ Programmer

Job Description

In this volunteer position you will be working closely with other members of the Coding department to develop C++ code for the Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (LoA:SO). We are using Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) to develop the game, and knowledge of how C++ code interacts with UE4 is required. Knowledge of Blueprint scripting in UE4 is recommended, but not required.

Communication is key to a smooth and efficient pipeline, you must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with other team-members and not be afraid to ask should any problems arise. We are an English-speaking team, so English fluency is a must.

If you are comfortable with teaching, you may be called upon to aid the more junior members of the team in any relevant area.

Other duties include: attending Slack meetings (Slack is an instant messaging we communicate with), reporting the progress of the Programming team on a weekly basis and following team policies.

NOTE: This is not an Internship. We are not looking for short-term Interns. We are looking for long-term Volunteer Programmers who have previous experience developing in Unreal Engine with C++ experience.


Minimum Requirements:

  • C++ programming experience
  • Unreal Engine 4 experience, and how C++ code interacts with it
  • Having created and completed at least 1 Unreal Engine project/game (using C++)
  • Providing clear and legible code
  • Knowledge or experience working with Ascent Combat Framework (ACF) or Gameplay Ability System (GAS)
  • Online communication, team-collaboration skills, and English fluency
  • A passion for coding and a dedication to creating AAA quality games

Preferred Requirements:

  • Blueprint scripting experience
  • Git Experience
  • At least 1 Unreal Engine project (using C++) prepared to show prior to the interview. If you do not have one, we can give you an assignment to complete (we will give you 2 weeks to complete it) to test your abilities.

Additional Information

Required Software:

  • Unreal Engine 4 ( )
  • Visual Studio Community Edition ( ) with Unreal Engine packages
  • Git SCM ( ) and GIT LFS ( )

Company Description

Epoch Games is a volunteer-based, all-online, global game development team. We have no centrally-located headquarters and are unincorporated at this time. The founding members were originally modders developing the total conversion Middle Earth Roleplaying Project (MERP) mod for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:

Currently Epoch Games is developing The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (LoA:SO). LoA:SO is an in-development indie open-world RPG set in an original fantasy world. The game is being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 (UE4):

For more information about the game, please check out our IndieDb page:

NOTE: Although Epoch Games does have a formal office at the listed address, we are a fully-online team at this time. Communication is mostly done via Slack (an instant messaging application) and Trello (an online project collaboration tool).