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Lead Game Designer


Job Type

Full time


Hothead Games is proud to announce new partnership opportunities resulting in an expansion of our workforce. This is a multi-disciplinary project attracting new talent and skillset to our workforce, including a Lead Designer! Come join us today! 

Why should you apply?

We are collaborating with big-name industry partners and we are working closely with world-class game developers! These exciting projects also open the door for further expansion and endless opportunities. Come join us for an adventure!

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As a Lead Game Designer , you will play a crucial role in our Work for Hire initiative at Hothead Games. You will be responsible for developing game concepts and pitching them to potential clients, working closely with the Executive & Sr Producer, Creative Director, and other members of the team. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the development of RFPs and pitch materials

  • Creating compelling game concepts for pitches that align with client requirements

  • Meeting with clients to discuss project ideas and pitch concepts

  • Leading game design development from start to finish once a project has been secured

  • Managing a team of 1-3 designers to ensure timely and successful completion of the project

  • Assisting with other pitches and RFPs as needed on an ongoing basis

As the Lead Game Designer, you will be a key player in our creative team, helping to bring innovative game ideas to life and driving the success of our projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in game design and pitching, excellent leadership skills, and a passion for delivering high-quality, engaging games.

Who You Are and What You Bring:

  • Submit your resume referring examples of previous work.

  • 9+ years of game design experience and 3-5+ years of mobile or social game design experience. Experience in mobile a must. Console/PC experience nice to have

  • Experience interacting with clients, pitching, presenting and creating game concepts

  • Understand the impact of social features such player guilds and chat systems.

  • Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Technical understanding of the game development process.

  • Committed to making the world's best mobile games!

  • Creatively objective in understanding market needs for products.

What We Offer You

At Hothead Games, we strive to maintain a healthy workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic - and beyond. The successful candidate must be comfortable working at home, and have functional and private space available for work hours. Compensation includes competitive salary, vacation, RRSP matching, company stock options and extended health coverage.

Why being inclusive is important to us?

At Hothead Games, we are an Equal Opportunity employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters variety in backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace, so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games. If you are seeking an awesome new challenge with a fun and engaging team, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.

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