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Lead Game Designer

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary/rate: up to £55,000 DOE
  • Date posted: 14/02/19
  • Job reference: 7041
  • Permanent

Are you a Lead Game Designer with at least one successfully shipped AAA game?

Amiqus have partnered exclusively with award winning, industry veterans to find a key hire, a Lead Designer for their studio in Portsmouth.

Working on a variety of console titles, your responsibilities will include;

  • Brainstorming and developing ideas, documenting game designs.
  • Taking ownership of the design vision of the game.
  • Lead the design team.
  • Delivering the best gameplay experience possible.
  • Working directly with the team’s other discipline leads (art, code, audio) on a day to day basis
  • Working with production and team leads to help create task estimates and schedules for the team
  • Assisting the Design Director with hiring potential future candidates within the design team


  • Experience working as a Game Designer on at least three published games in a multidisciplinary team and as a Lead Designer on at least one successfully shipped AAA game.
  • A proven track record of leading a design team in making top tier mainstream AAA character action console games.
  • Be willing to take ownership and drive forward the design of a game.
  • Be a creative thinker able to provide new and fresh ideas for both high and low-level gameplay.
  • Demonstrate an excellent knowledge of gameplay philosophy and reasoning.
  • Unreal 4 experience is a must.
  • Have a solid understanding of all disciplines.
  • You will have plenty of experience of dealing with clients and publishers.
  • Demonstrable communication and presentation skills that sells the vision to fellow team members, product management and external clients.
  • Strong written skills with the ability to create winning pitch documents.
  • Must have an absolute passion for games.


  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pension
  • Fresh fruit and snacks daily
  • A friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment
  • Ongoing training and development, with career progression opportunities
  • Discount card for all the shopping centre stores
  • Great seafront location, a short walk from the rail station, bars, restaurants, coffee

This is an amazing opportunity not to be missed, with a generous salary on offer.

Please click apply or contact Kim Hunt on 01925 839730 or to find out more. 


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