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Lead F2P Game Designer

Vertigo Games

Vertigo Games

Design
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Your mission
We are Vertigo Games, developers and publishers of big hit VR titles like Arizona Sunshine, The 7th Guest & the highly anticipated Metro Awakening and we are now looking for an ambitious Lead F2P Game Designer to spearhead a project that sits at the intersection between VR, PC, and high-end mobile gaming.
Working closely with trusted platform owners, we aim to develop an innovative high quality multiplayer experience that is free to play. The ideal candidate has a solid track record of designing and delivering successful free to play action/adventure games, with experience of managing a talented and diverse team of designers.
Experience of developing for VR is not essential, as our experienced team will be able to rapidly orientate a mind hungry for new challenges.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Game Director in implementing the project vision in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with production, tech and art leads to build a project roadmap that wins the confidence of the team.
  • Manage the project’s team of designers.
  • Translate the roadmap into design goals and work plans that the design team can take ownership in line with their skill and experience.
  • Review software in development and provide actionable feedback that is appropriate to the team and stage of the development cycle.
  • Share insights to those doing hands-on work in the game engine that elevates their engagement with the project and competence as a developer.
  • Identify project risks and initiate effective actions ahead of time.
  • Be able to pick-up hands-on work to demonstrate best practice and set benchmark quality in implementing the design.
Your profile
  • Ten plus years of professional game development experience in a design role, and at least three in a leadership role.
  • At least one full development cycle on a free to play title, with a track record of delivering core loops that drive player engagement and retention.
  • Generalist design abilities, from mechanics to systems and content, and specialized in at least one area of design.
  • A strong drive to create innovative products that push the boundaries and the quality bar.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • Income tax reduction for eligible expats.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen.
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.

In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.