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Senior Game Designer - Award winning Games Posted Jan 09
Interactive Selection , United Kingdom (Midlands)
 
Our Client is an award winning games developer and publisher with a 25-year heritage. They are now seeking a Senior Games Designer to be responsible for elements of design and to monitor those elements throughout development.  This will include ensuring that they are integral to the games vision plus that they meet the highest standard whilst staying within required timescales and budgets.

Role Responsibilities:

Conceptualisation:
Arrange and facilitate appropriate design meetings and contribute considered comments and thoughts to the concepts being discussed
Ensure that thorough notes are taken and the concepts being discussed are fully understood
Submit games concepts for consideration of the Chief Games Designer
Make valuable contributions to both the concept and vision of the project

Research:
Use all sources available to research the allocated area(s) of design
Play and review objectively competing products
Keep up to date with latest associative gaming trends, design methodologies and production techniques

Documentation:
Assist the Chief Games Designer in setting the design documentation standards
Ensure that all allocated design work is documented in accordance with the standards outlined and set by the Chief Games Designer
Produce the required documentation in the timeframe stated by Line Manager
Ensure all relevant design documentation is up to date

Communication and Implementation:
Ensure decisions allocated at design meeting are fully carried out and that the vision is carried through
Communicate clearly with the design and development teams, ensuring documentation is fully understood and implemented correctly

Game Balancing and Play Testing:
Oversee the play testing and balancing of all areas of the game, ensuring they are in line with the vision and direction as set by the Design Team
To play and suggest appropriate changes to games currently in development and prototyping

Requirements:
A minimum of 4 years proven games design experience
At least one completed title
Experience of playing both PC, mobile, mmo, browser and console games
Research experience
Report writing
Detailed understanding of development processes

Skills/Knowledge:
MS Office and PC systems
Detailed knowledge and enthusiasm about how games work and are played
Detailed understanding of relevant genre
Able to demonstrate a wide knowledge of relevant games both current and old
In-depth knowledge of the games industry

Ref: 2394We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency that values diversity and does not discriminate.  We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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