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TT Games

Lead Designer

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TT Games
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Knutsford

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The Job

TT Games are looking for a talented Lead Game Designer to take on a key role on an exciting new LEGO game based on a major IP. Reporting to the Design Director, you will be responsible for leadership and day to day management of a section of the design team and ensuring high quality delivery of gameplay features and content.

The Daily

  • Alongside the Head of Game & Design Director, you will help to evangelise the game vision, ensuring it is clearly communicated to your team and carried through into the game’s design and implementation.
  • You will be responsible for several aspects of the game and lead a team of designers to deliver those aspects to high quality, on time, and in line with the creative vision of the game.
  • You will discuss and clarify the rationale behind design decisions and listen, iterating on feedback from other disciplines, designers, management, external stakeholders, and user tests.
  • You will produce and maintain documentation including the GDD and wiki pages, though you will largely communicate verbally; devoting time with each team member, ensuring they understand the vision and design and have what they need to do their jobs.
  • You will ensure that design changes are clearly communicated to all disciplines in the team.
  • You will oversee, mentor & coach the designers who report to you, as well as working with Production and your direct reports to assign & schedule tasks.
  • You will verify task estimations provided by more junior staff and ensure reasonable timeframes are provided for planning purposes.
  • You will take an active role in project planning, attending planning and review meetings and ensuring your team are adequately prepared so that meetings can run efficiently.
  • You will hold regular 1-2-1 meetings with your direct reports, liaising with them on their career and professional development; as well as carrying out formal annual appraisals & goal setting.
  • You will encourage a culture of professionalism, collaboration, and respect.
  • You will ensure team members follow agreed development practices as well as ensuring that their own work is properly tested before it is committed to the project.

Requirements

  • A passion for creating fun and accessible games for children and families.
  • A broad knowledge of all aspects of game design with a deep understand of several areas of specialisation, such as game mechanics, level design, combat, balancing, progression, usability, social mechanics, games as a service, etc.
  • Extensive experience of games development, and as a Lead shipped at least two action or action/adventure current gen console or PC titles.
  • Leadership experience, including the running of a multi-person design team; people-management, mentoring, line-management.
  • Professional experience writing high quality design documentation
  • Good knowledge of industry trends as they relate to genres, gameplay, development models, and financial models.
  • Experience of UE4 an advantage

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