Game Design Director

Systems and Combat Design Focus - Well-Known IP - Multi Project Studio

Job Type
Salary on application
19 days ago

Do you have game design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Amsterdam? If so, we want to hear from you! Skillsearch is helping a well-known IP studio find a skilled Game Design Director, and the full-time role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a talented Game Design Director, you will direct the combat, robot and system design teams and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality. This is an exceptional opportunity to join the company, liaison with the Game Director, and oversee and direct all combat and system design aspects to make the highest quality player experience. 

In your first few weeks in this Game Design Director role, you can expect to: 

  • Be instrumental in setting the direction and quality bars for combat gameplay and core design features 
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality 
  • Work with teams of skilled designers through all phases of development, from concepting and prototyping to shipping, using professional collaboration and communication 
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase the quality 

To apply for this game design job, you will need at least ten years of experience in a senior design role, with at least five years of experience directing and mentoring a team. You will also require the following: 

  • Deep knowledge of combat, player progression, economy, game systems and interactive systems 
  • A passion for combat and game design in video games and games in general 
  • Background shipping multiple titles with critical acclaim 
  • An understanding of all phases of game development, from early concepts to post-launch support 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, our client will provide a favourable salary and the chance to join a passionate and welcoming team. 

Please reach out to Andy from the Skillsearch team today at to apply and register your interest in this full-time Game Design Director position in Amsterdam. We'd be thrilled to hear from you. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Andy Demetriou

Principal Game Design & Production Consultant

Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

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