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Lead Game Designer – Console/PC Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #22963 Posted: 2 years ago

Lead Game Designer – Console/PC Games – North, UK – Permanent


Job Title – Lead Game Designer

Job Location – North, UK

Job Type – Permanent

Salary – Dependant on experience

Platforms – Console & PC


OPM’s client, one of the UK's most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Lead Game Designer to join their team. Having been developing games since the early 2000s they have assembled a talented team of over 300 staff and are looking to grow even more with opening another UK based studio. They have developed a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners with more recent titles being launched on the Xbox One and PS4.


As Lead Game Designer you are responsible for the output and development of the game design team. You will create, maintain and evangelise best practices from a game design perspective. In this role, you will be expected to champion quality across the project and collaborate with all teams in the delivery of an exciting, AAA franchise.




  • Oversee the creation and implementation of innovative game systems
  • Supervise the creation and maintenance of detailed game system documentation
  • Review, tweak and balance gameplay
  • Help define story and character related documents such as character bio, dialogue, location background and plot points etc.) as required
  • Able to accurately assess time required for assigned tasks for game designers
  • Troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint
  • Create new game pitches and present them as required




  • Extensive senior/lead game design experience with 2 or more shipped titles where you’ve been involved through the full development process
  • A proven ability to breakdown system design goals into individual components.
  • A proven ability to present ideas to wide variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical in a succinct manner
  • An excellent understanding of past and current game trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Inspirational leadership skills


The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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