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​Game designers are the centre of creativity at the heart of producing a new game

As a game designer, you'll bring ideas, build prototypes, create interactive narration and develop the game's mechanics. You'll design systems that are easily maintainable, expandable and comfortable to use, while injecting fun into the user experience.

Games are available across a variety of formats and platforms, including mobile, virtual and augmented reality, console and PC, and you'll need to use a range of technical and creative skills to imagine, test and develop your ideas.

Game designers work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes game developers, programmers, game artists, animators and quality assurance testers.

Although game designer is usually a clearly defined job role, in smaller companies you may get involved in some of the art or programming elements. Subfields within game design include level designer, content designer and interface designer.

Responsibilities

As a game designer, you may work on a design that you've conceived yourself or from a pre-approved idea, such as a game based upon a film. Whatever your role, you'll need to:

  • use your creativity to design games for a range of devices and platforms that engage and capture the imagination of the user

  • consider, plan and detail every element of a new game including the setting, rules, story flow, props, vehicles, character interface and modes of play

  • put together a concept document and use this to convince the development team that the game is worth proceeding with

  • conduct market research to understand what your target audience wants

  • transform a rough idea into a detailed concept and then implement it

  • write scripts and design storyboards

  • work collaboratively with others, including game developers, artists and programmers, to produce a prototype - a small-scale playable version of the game

  • make adjustments to the game design specifications to reflect developments as the project moves forward

  • train quality assurance (QA) testers to play the game so they can test it properly

  • lead on the user experience (UX) design of the game, ensuring players have the best experience

  • work alone or within a larger team overseen by a lead designer.

We work with partners in both traditional gaming studioes from indi to AAA rated, as well blockchain and crypto based games and now introducing NFT orientated games - Exciting times! ​

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West of England, with a population of 2.7 million according to the census of 2014. Known as of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK, its comprised of ten boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Manchester is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, with a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. Today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Regarded as the largest media and creative hubs outside of London, Manchester also hosts a large number of manufacturing, retail and e-commerce businesses.  Brands known around the world have offices in Manchester. 

Home to The Trafford Centre, the 3rd largest shopping centre in the UK with the largest foodcourt in Europe! 

Priority Recruitment is proud to have offices on Deansgate, Manchester - Just a short walk from the Arndale Centre.