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Lead Game Designer AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2494

As a Lead Game Designer, you will create, design, and deliver a unified game experience, while communicating the game vision throughout the studio, ensuring alignment across all disciplines.


  • Ensuring team members understand the vision and design and have the resources they require to perform their duties.
  • Keeping in close communication with the Creative Director, you will regularly and effectively communicate with any external partners or publishers.
  • You will explain your decision-making process and listen to other disciplines or Designers, iterating on their feedback.
  • Managing stakeholder and external relationships, by presenting the creative work done by the team, as well as negotiating changes and feature requests as required.
  • Managing and coaching Senior and Regular Game Designers.
  • Participating in peer-reviews will be a regular part of your job.
  • We will regularly communicate our progress in meeting quality, scope, and game vision objectives.
  • Your role is to define and execute feature optimizations and tuning plans,
  • Providing input to Production during development on project schedules to prioritize tasks for the developers responsible for feature sets, in alignment with the product vision.

 Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Embodied a Lead role in two AAA current-gen (PS4 / XBOX ONE) console or PC titles that have a multiplayer component, worked on from start to finish; preferably first-person or third-person shooters.
  • Experience in many areas of design, including feedback, controls, balance, narrative, game-feel, retention, usability, onboarding, social mechanics, and player motivation.
  • Playing and creating video games with a passion.
  • Solve problems independently and laterally without close supervision.
  • Prior experience authoring high-quality, extensive design documentation, such as wiki-based design documentation, flow charts, and spreadsheets.
  • In-depth understanding of industry trends related to genres, gameplay, development models, and financial models.
  • Experience with creating prototypes of gameplay mechanics in UE4, Unity, or similar tools.
  • A working knowledge of source-control applications (SVN, Perforce, AlienBrain, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, as well as other business software, such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Adobe Photoshop, or similar.


Benefits include a competitive salary, no crunch, great benefits (private medical and dental cover), generous bonus schemes, friendly and supportive work environment….


Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to quotingreference 2494.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate.We are GDPR compliant.

Lead Game Designer AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2494

London, UK
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 01/06/2023

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