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Lead Game Designer – AAA Games – London UK – Permanent

OPM’s client are famous for their outstanding, team-based multiplayer games that inspire friendship, competition and teamwork.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the complete game design of an entire product or, for bigger projects, a large area of that product, driving end to end implementation across the team.



· A passion for making and playing video games.

· An understanding of all aspects of design with mastery in many areas including: feedback, controls, balance, narrative, game-feel, retention, usability, on-boarding, social mechanics and player motivation

· Industry experience in a Lead position during the process for releasing a AAA title.

· The ability to work independently without close supervision and strong problem solving skills.

· Leadership experience, including the running of a multi-person design team; people-management, mentoring, line-management.

· Experience writing high quality and thorough design documentation.

· Knowledge of industry trends in regard to genres, gameplay, development models, and financial models.

· Experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics using UE4, Unity, or similar.

· Experience with 3DSMax, Maya, or other professional 3D modelling software.



· Establish and evangelise the game vision, defining quality targets and validating the quality targets of others.

· Create and realise a unified game experience.

· Create and maintain documentation including the GDD and wiki pages.

· Communicate outwards to press, communities and fans in various formats from live appearances to pre-recorded interviews to forum engagements.

· Manage, mentor & coach Senior & Regular Game Designers.

· Define and implement feature optimizations and tuning plans.



· Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family.

· Get mental health support from trained Mental Health First Aiders.

· 24/7 employee assistance helpline.

· 25 days of annual leave, plus 8 public holidays and annual closure between Christmas and New Year’s.

· Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave.

· Enhanced company pension contributions.


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 415!

Lead Game Designer – AAA Games – London UK – Permanent

London, UK
Full time

Published on 01/23/2023

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