Senior Game Designer

  • Full-time
  • Guildford - Design

Tonic Games Group brings together a family of world-class developers and publishers who believe that games are for everyone. More than 300 people strong; we bring together Mediatonic, Fortitude Games and The Irregular Corporation to create original IP and to invest in independent game developers globally.

We continue to build on our ambitions and projects, as such we are looking to hire a Senior Game Designer to join Fortitude.

Fortitude Games is building a studio based on characterful brands with a sense of humour. Its talented, tightly knit team is forging a bold new path towards original game worlds, crafting unique experiences with a darkly stylish twist.

As a group, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us and we invest in technology that will keep us at the forefront of the industry. We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

  • Responsibilities

    We are currently looking for a Senior Game Designer to join the studio and take on significant responsibilities on one of our mobile free-to-play titles in development, working directly under our Studio Lead Designer.

    • Vision - Help to craft and establish the vision of new games and features for the desired player experience
    • Design - Create and implement innovative game designs and review, tweak and balance gameplay to iterate on existing ones
    • Collaboration - Liaise across other disciplines and roles within the company to facilitate a holistic approach to development
    • Problem solving - Proactively mitigate risks and troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint
    • Team-player - Be an active contributing member of our studio design team and help us to increase the design quality of the studio
    • Communication - Maintain robust and frequent communications with the team, other designers, and studio leads
    • Champion - Evangelize to other members of the team and the rest of the studio, helping them to understand the vision and design of our games
    • Documentation - Create and maintain detailed design documentation, flows, charts and diagrams
    • Awareness - Maintain up to date industry and market awareness, ensuring the games remain competitive
  • Requirements

    We are seeking an experienced designer with a great knowledge of mobile free to play games. Ideally you should have:

    Core requirements:

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Awareness of past, current and future trends and opportunities
    • Game Design experience, having shipped more than one successful game
    • Great instinct and understanding of design mechanics, systems and direction
    • Experience with long term gameplay loops and meta-game systems
    • Fascination for finding new and better approaches to game design problems
    • Open and inclusive approach to design and a respect for those around you
    • Ability to know when to stick to the plan and when to adapt to the situation
    • A drive to learn, improve and share

    Desirable experience:

    • Strong track record on PC or Console titles
    • 5+ years' experience in game design positions
    • Strong prototyping, pitching and ideation skills
    • Experience of several full development cycle
    • Experience with different business models
    • Experience managing, and/or mentoring others
    • Experience working in Unity engine
    • A likable and approachable personality, with a desire to collaborate with and motivate those around you.
  • What we're looking for

    Want to Work for us?

    Are you interested in joining a business who strive to create moments that matter, for millions of players, in games that run for years? Does the idea of working together with a friendly team of Tonics towards the common goal appeal to you?

    As a creative business, we recognise that creativity is best inspired by different experiences and perspectives and we strive to create a culture of belonging, where all our colleagues feel welcome and diversity is celebrated. As we push towards ever more ambitious and high quality titles, we are looking for the finest talent in the industry to come and join us on our quest.

    We not only offer you the chance to work with fantastic teams, on awesome and inspiring projects, we also offer competitive salaries and private health care.

    How to apply & really impress us

    As a people first company, our biggest priority is to hire the right person. A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about really helps to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.

    Successful applications will usually have a phone chat before being invited to a full interview. If you are applying for a creative role, remember a portfolio is essential. For all applications we suggest you read the job description carefully and let us know why you believe you’re the right person to take on this job. We look forward to hearing from you.

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