Senior Game Designer

Design Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our Fable team on a permanent basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

As a Senior Game Designer, you will own and drive key areas of design, contribute to the development of processes and pipelines and be a reliable, autonomous member of the team. You will act as a champion of quality across the game. You must be flexible, highly motivated, and approachable.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced designer who is passionate about their craft, skilled in all aspects of game design, demonstrates a willingness to be hands on, and has the track record to prove it.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa.

What you’ll do:

  • Create, own, and maintain high-quality feature and system designs.
  • Work with a highly motivated, talented cross-discipline team.
  • Use our custom, propriety engine and tools to implement systems and features to the highest standard that deliver on the vision of the project.
  • Mentor and support junior teammates, providing feedback on design work.

What you’ll bring:

  • Industry experience in senior game design positions, ideally on at least 1 AAA title.
  • Experience with text-based or visual-scripting tools.
  • An effective capability to be a highly reliable, autonomous member of the team.
  • A strong ability to identify and solve problems throughout all stages of development.
  • A track record of quality in your previous work, demonstrable through portfolio or industry work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for games.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make world-class games with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.