Senior Game Designer


United Kingdom









Full Time


May 28, 2024

Do you believe that adventure brings people together? Then you have come to the right place. Join a talented team of developers building a startup that designs games that are social experiences from the ground up. Entering such a company in its initial stages will give you plenty of opportunities to influence and shape its culture and the games it will create.

Responsibilities and Requirements 

The team is looking for a passionate and tenacious senior free-to-play designer to join them in creating innovative games designed to be experienced with friends from the get-go. 

This wide-ranging role allows you to take ownership in many areas, including the following: 

  •  Producing innovative game concepts with a passionate team to create the best games to play with friends 
  •  Designing, overseeing, and assessing new features and content to boost engagement and monetisation 
  •  Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data to identify areas of improvement 
  •  Designing and running live-op events to keep games alive and exciting for long-term players 

Your core responsibilities will include: 

  •  Effectively pitch, document (inc. UX wireframes), and lead the implementation of new features to improve our core KPIs 
  •  Oversee the high-level ideation and detailed balancing of enemy and player units to create exciting gameplay
  •  Create engaging content to engross our players in our worlds for thousands of hours 
  •  Balance complex game economy using data modelling tools, and illustrate economy systems to the wider team 
  •  Lead new features from concept to rollout including brainstorming, documentation, reviewing, and post-launch analysis 
  •  Perform in-depth analysis of live game data to inform design and balance changes 
  •  Oversee effective live-op services including research, design, planning and analysis of live events 

About You 

  •  Be able to present and sell ideas to the team clearly and passionately to both management and development teams 
  •  Have held a designer role on at least one live free-to-play game (preferably mid-core), including live-op support 
  •  Have the ability to produce concise design documentation that provides comprehensive guidance to the development team 
  •  Take ownership of features and collaborate closely with the team to ensure successful implementation 
  •  Have experience working in-engine to white-box level, including the placement assets, setting up enemy spawners and implementing quest logic 
  •  Have experience creating & balancing content with the use of data analysis to inform changes 
  •  Have a strong understanding of monetisation and game economy principles  Have a strong passion for games and a broad knowledge of mobile titles 

One or some of the following perks would also be a great bonus: 

  •  Experience with Unity 
  •  Keen awareness of current pop culture 

Benefits and Perks 

  •  Work remotely or in the studio’s London office 
  •  Monthly meet-ups for brainstorming and culture-building 
  •  EMI share pool to enjoy our success together 
  •  Become a valued member of a small and exceptionally experienced team, where you have the opportunity to shape our culture and vision 

About Us 

At haptic™, we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the most promising teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are committed to assembling the most talented, diverse game makers. 

As part of this pledge, whenever you apply for a job with us, one of our specialist recruiters will support you through each stage. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation, we’re always here to help.

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