Senior / Lead Designer - Manchester UK

Games Jobs - Game Design - Manchester

Job Title Senior / Lead Designer - Manchester UK
Job Category Games Designer,Lead Designer
Job Description About Us
Merge is a leading indie games publisher based in Knutsford, near Manchester. We publish console and PC games across digital platforms and also to retail outlets worldwide. Games we have published include ‘Dead Cells’, ‘Darkest Dungeon’ and ‘Moonlighter’ and games in production include ‘Sparklite’ and ‘Buildings Have Feelings Too’.

What we’re looking for: Senior Games Designer
We are seeking a talented game designer to take creative leadership on a brand new IP. The project is currently a highly promising concept in its early development and needs a strong creative presence to help nurture and lead its evolution.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Taking point on the design and creative direction of the product
  • Establishing a comprehensive GDD that will become the ‘go to’ document for the game
  • Working closely with all departments to ensure design is appropriately scheduled and executed

 Essential skills:
  • Minimum, one credited release in a design role – preferably lead or senior
  • Design experience on current generation platforms
  • Multiplayer design experience
  • Full game lifecycle experience
  • Exceptional documentation and communication skills
  • Experience of working with a de-centralized team

  • Strong understanding of Unreal development and blueprints
  • Dedicated UX and level design experience
  • Ability to design and balance high volumes of game meta
  • Narrative scripting / storyboarding experience
  • Broad understanding of video games marketing and building games that facilitate content creators

  • DOE
Salary DOE - Competitive
Location Manchester
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 28/06/2019
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