Senior Gameplay Designer - Contract

Design Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Senior Gameplay Designer to join our Fable team on a contract 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 Gameplay Designer, you will be working with the Gameplay team to deliver character-driven gameplay systems. You will take ownership of the design and implementation of features within combat, enemies, 3Cs and traversal, collaborating with other disciplines to ensure their delivery.

Our ideal candidate is an expert Senior Gameplay Designer who is passionate about their craft, skilled in character-driven gameplay and combat design, and has the track record to prove it.

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

What you’ll do:

  • Take ownership of features, creating and maintaining high-quality designs.
  • Use propriety tools to implement features to the highest standard.
  • Act as a champion of quality while developing highly satisfying, engaging action gameplay.
  • Mentor and support junior teammates, providing feedback on design work.

What you’ll bring:

  • 4+ years of Gameplay Design experience, ideally on at least 1 AAA game with character-driven combat.
  • A portfolio demonstrating high-quality Gameplay Design work. This portfolio can be submitted as a link to a portfolio website or added as an attachment along with your CV.
  • A flexible, highly motivated and friendly approach to your work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for video games.
  • Experience with text-based or visual scripting tools.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game 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.