Lead Game Designer

Opportunity to Join New Project - Hands on Role - Narrative Adventure Title for PC/Console

Job Type
Salary on application
11 days ago

Skillsearch is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Lead Game Designer to join our client's welcoming and vibrant team working on a AAA narrative adventure game. This full-time game design role is based in Westminster, Colorado and comes with a generous salary, many excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career at a thriving company. 

As a skilled Lead Game Designer, you will collaborate with the Game Director to develop a shared vision that merges gameplay and story. You will also mentor a team of gameplay and level designers to create innovative game experiences. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Game Designer role, you can expect to: 

  • Understand the needs of players and ensure the gameplay developed by the team contributes to an engaging and memorable player experience 
  • Work with the story team to break the story with an eye toward gameplay 
  • Get your hands dirty in the prototypes, game levels and game systems 
  • Collaborate with the art team to craft visually impressive visual experiences that further gameplay 

To apply for this game design job, you will need 7+ years of experience in game design, preferably with 3+ years as a Lead Designer or Design Director. You will also require the following: 

  • Significant involvement in two published games, with at least one project at the senior level 
  • Significant experience developing games for console or PC platforms 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Exceptional creativity and design skills 
  • Knowledge of contemporary gameplay and narrative design 

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive an excellent salary and benefits package, including generous vacation time and paid parental leave, health insurance for you and your family at a low cost to you, dental and vision insurance for you and your family at no cost to you, life and disability benefits at no cost to you, 401(k) plan with an employer match and more!  

To apply for this inclusive and collaborative full-time Lead Game Designer job in Westminster, please get in touch with Andy from Skillsearch at ad@skillsearch.com today. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional aspirations. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

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

North America: +1 (437) 887 2477


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