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Elsewhere Entertainment is looking for a Principal Game Designer to join the development of a new IP.

Feed your creativity while driving building our game’s world and campaign experience. Collaborate with our highly-skilled team to build something innovative, exhilarating, and expansively entertaining.

As a member of the design department, you’ll create fun and memorable campaign experiences by designing and implementing the many types of campaign content that players can engage with in our game.

As a member of the project, you’ll help take the studio and our game from great to even better—with a focus on inclusivity, mutual respect (for ourselves and our players), thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration. If you’re a passionate game designer and a positive, respectful collaborator who enjoys cross-department communication and creative problem-solving as a part of your workflow, we’d love to talk to you.

You’ll help us by…

  • Being responsible for the development of our game’s campaign experience

  • Supporting and enlarging on a new intellectual property’s foundational lore

  • Collaborating with the narrative team and other design departments in crafting the game’s locations, characters, factions, content, and plots

  • Designing and implementing functional game content and becoming proficient in using our tools

  • Providing constructive feedback on others’ work and acting as a liaison to other departments, conveying the consistent design vision

  • Mentoring staff and associate game designers

You’re awesome because you have…

  • Proven experience (7+ years) as a professional Game Designer (or some combination of applicable training and experience) and have shipped 1 or more titles

  • Experience with technical game design (implementation in tools, game logic, visual scripting, etc)

  • Ability to collaborate and thrive as part of a creative team and comfortable with self-critique and accepting outside feedback

  • Eagerness to work independently; are dedicated in taking ownership of tasks in a highly confidential environment

  • Creativity in problem solving and a passionate about putting the team first

  • Experience pitching game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills

  • Organization methods and the capability to meet agreed timelines

  • Habit of regularly playing and understanding modern video games and a voracious appetite for consuming genre films, television, games, or books

Bonus points for…

  • Experience with AAA games

  • Major recognition in your field of work

  • Having made your own game as a side or indie project

  • Experience in adjacent fields such as narrative design, environment art, programming, etc

  • Experience playing and/or crafting pen and paper, board, or trading card games

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

At Activision, we strive to create the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment. We’re driven by our mission to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™, and Guitar Hero®. As a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products, our “press start” is simple: delight hundreds of millions of players around the world with innovative, fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences.

We’re not just looking back at our decades-long legacy; we’re forging ahead to keep advancing gameplay with some of the most popular titles and sophisticated technology in the world. We have bold ambitions to create the most inclusive company as we know our success comes from the passionate, creative, and diverse teams within our organization.

We’re in the business of delivering fun and unforgettable entertainment for our player community to enjoy. And our future opportunities have never been greater — this could be your opportunity to level up.

Ready to Activate Your Future?


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $134,000.00 - $247,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.