Lead Game Designer

AAA Studio – Winner of Multiple BAFTA Awards – Work with World Renowned IPs

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14 days ago

Lead Game Designer in Manchester 

Do you have a passion for creating amazing games and the experience behind you to back it up? If so and you like the sound of joining a thriving team at an award-winning AAA studio, this opportunity could be the one you’ve been waiting for! Read on to find out more and apply today... 

As a Lead Game Designer at this studio in Manchester you will be taking on a key role on some exciting world-famous IP, in this leadership position you will work closely with your design team to support and motivate them as well as iterate on their ideas, and overall ensure a high quality of gameplay is produced. 

This studio is part of a huge, iconic entertainment brand which works to bring people together through technology and storytelling. As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy exclusive events, paid time off to volunteer, access to well-being tools and resources and a whole lot more. 

Lead Game Designer responsibilities: 

  • Pull the game vision together and ensure it is communicated throughout the team 
  • Look after several aspects of the game and help to deliver those aspects on time 
  • Iterate on feedback from other disciplines 
  • Create documentation 
  • Ensure changes are communicated to all disciplines 
  • Oversee and mentor designers in your team 

Key requirements for this role in Manchester: 

  • Passionate about creating fun games 
  • Broad knowledge of game design 
  • Deep understanding of specialisation such as level design, combat, balancing, progression, usability, social mechanics, etc. 
  • Extensive experience in games development 
  • Have worked in a lead position on two or more action/adventure titles for current gen console or PC 
  • Leadership experience including mentoring, line management and multi-person design teams 
  • Experience writing high quality documents 
  • Knowledge of industry trends 

Does this sound like it could be the role you’ve been waiting for? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Contact Kai on ks@skillsearch.com or apply by submitting your CV in the form below now. 

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A little bit about the city: Manchester 

Labelled as a lively, up-and-coming city, Manchester was named as a ‘Top 10 Most Exciting City in the World’ in 2018. The city is one of the most linguistically diverse in western Europe and this is demonstrated in its varied and thriving music, art and fashion scenes. There are many cultural and historic areas of Manchester which are great to explore, from art galleries to old warehouses which have been transformed into coffee shops. 

Excellent transport links are available in Manchester, including trains to and from London leaving every 20 minutes. Additionally, Manchester is home to an extensive tram system which makes getting around the compact city a breeze. For those thinking of relocating with little ones, Manchester is a great option due to its abundance of grammar schools and an excellent choice of primary schools.

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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