Design

Senior Designer

Guildford, England   |   Full Time

STUDIO PROFILE


Fortitude is a new studio based in Guildford, UK, dedicated to building innovative and creative games. By spring-boarding from parent company Mediatonic’s wealth of experience and connections, we’re growing quickly and pouring heart and soul into developing exciting titles that provide players with surprising, polished and high-quality experiences that are able to cut through a crowded marketplace.

We are looking to hire highly-motivated and talented individuals with the passion and skills to deliver premium-quality games from day one, while growing as part of a small team working with original properties and highly-acclaimed IPs to create a world-class games studio.


Description

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.


Details:

  • 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


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.


Application

In addition to a portfolio and CV, we would like to hear a little extra from you.

Please include with your application no more than one A4 page detailing:

  1. What attracted you to this role?
  2. What you believe you can offer that is unique to yourself?


About Fortitude

We are a small studio in the heart of Guildford working on flagship titles to put Fortitude on the map.

Our staff includes multi-BAFTA nominated talent and games expertise spanning more than 10 years. We have a close and highly-developed working relationship with parent company Mediatonic and their extensive network and support, meaning that we are taking on large-scale challenges and growing more rapidly than would otherwise be possible.


We look forward to your application!

 

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